I have been actually returning to the 'played live' way of building tracks. I don't mention this in the spirit of self-promotion, but because it's interesting how that kind of live jamming works in electronic dance music.
Once I'm comfortable with the 'moves' available to me in the arrangement - mutes, sequence changes, knob tweaks, live playing - the arrangement becomes free of the grid. You arrange by listening. You're hearing the track's arrangement live, and you can intuitively bring things in and out. Once you can do that, it's really tiresome to arrange Lego blocks in the DAW timeline. Fun to see the Drexciya track analyzed that way. When you listen, you're in effect "listening over Gerald & James' shoulders." bThey make the final musical artifact from what was probably hours of programming and tuning of sounds. After all that, there are good accidents, and a human lack of exact timing that opens up the sound. On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 3:24 PM Jason Brunton <irid...@gmail.com> wrote: > The writer really seems to know their stuff and for me what it really says > is “you probably couldn’t make a track like this because it was done so > organically and with an undefinable element”….but in a very nice way. > > Sent from my iPhone > > On 28 Apr 2021, at 20:59, Daniel Bean <danbean....@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I'm in favour. > > On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 6:57 PM Rob G via 313 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> I think the best way to learn how to write / produce is to start out >> copying the shit out of your heroes. >> >> Yes, that yields derivative results, but originality can come later. >> >> In the spirit of this... this is GREAT! <3 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 07:51:36 AM PDT, Alasdair Lyon < >> aly.l...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> >> >> >> I'm not too sure what to think about this. I guess this is a techno >> equivalent of publishing guitar tab in a magazine. >> Thankfully they haven't included an ableton template to go with it. >> >> >> https://www.attackmagazine.com/technique/deconstructed/drexciya-black-sea/ >> >> >> >>