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The Limping Colossus

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Aug 26, 2013 | 6:12 PM EDT
File Info
5.2 MB
3 min 47 sec
3.07 / 5.00

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Rated 3.07 / 5 stars
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This piece was recorded in Tracktion 2.0 with two guitar tracks, a bass track, and a simple drum track, with the aid of a fuzz-box. There's an additional guitar track with a couple of extra parts on it, but it only shows up for a few seconds. I actually made the drum samples myself from scratch, using Wolfram Mathematica's "Play" function, which takes a waveform as input and plays it back--I'm working on a piece constructed entirely from samples like this, so the results may be more obvious later. I also added Tracktion's reverb filter, however.
I'm not exactly a master of the guitar, and the quiet interplay in the middle was a bear to record. It's still not as tight as I'd like it to be.
It's called "The Limping Colossus" because it reminds me of a gigantic six-legged creature with a limp. This actually has a more precise justification: the basic rhythm of the piece is 5/4, but there are 6 notes in each bar of the rhythm guitar track, with the last 3 squeezed into two beats--which made me think of a big creature with 3 legs on one side falling faster than on the other side.
Constructive criticism (or praise, or questions, or interesting newspaper articles, whatever) would be appreciated.

EDIT: I touched this one up a bit, adjusting the mix, changing some of the guitar parts to be a bit more interesting, and rerecording the quiet section to be more precise.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

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