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Fall Tape Instant Jams

Noggin – Let’s Go Downstairs (demo)

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Title: Let’s Go Downstairs (demo)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

A taste of things to come…
Anyway, I can’t believe I did it…the Trackaday project is officially ‘over’, but its not like I’m going to quit making music (I should totally rep my host, Dreamhost, without whom none of this would have been possible…absolute best web service provider out there). I thought for a little while about killing Noggin, taking real gory pictures and coming up with some elaborate tale and maybe an arch-enemy to take him out, but I didn’t want to alarm anyone who actually knows me as Noggin in my day to day life. I’ll honestly probably keep posting as regularly as I can, but I’ll save the awkward ‘Holy crap can i use yer internet in the next 15 minutes!?!’ cause I was about to forget to post stuff for another time. Not to mention, I’ve still got a backlog that just didn’t see the light yet.
Suffice it to say, I’ve got a totally new set of samples working their way to the mpc (I get a lot of mileage out of an APS file), with the exception of yer standard 808s, 909s, all samples from coming from wax.
Whipped up on the mpc one night after installing the eb16fx card. For the record (very proud of this), my MPC cannot be expanded anymore. Yes, I could add the F-Rom, but that only fits if you don’t have the eb16 card, so my mpc is maxed out as it can get.
The majority entirety of this is using samples off old disco / r&b / jazz records (Ronnie Milsap could nail some drums with his style of dx7-country). The fx card really just makes an appearance for a touch of reverb and I think eq. Don’t sleep on that non-destuctive chop in the 2kxl via velocity->sample start and 16-levels.
Download: letsgodownstairs (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape

Noggin – Chillfest (rough draft)

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Title: Chillfest (rough draft)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Another one off the recently bounced Fall Tape. This path was formed by placing one stone at a time.
EPS sampling Logic sounds, sequenced via mpc, sequence recorded to logic, re-sequenced back to eps, tracked to logic in whole song and chunk sections (for looping), sent to cassette tape, bounced back to pc, cut up / mastered briefly mostly to raise cassette output, disseminated on the trackaday faces.
I love the interplay of different machines from different time periods because it brings up interesting techniques that might not have been explored otherwise. Ever notice a hardware samplist’s tendency to raise both notes of a interval equally? That’s the machine talking as much as the musician (this led to a lot of ‘jazzy’ hip hop and electro-lounge).
TX on the bass.
Download: 03 chillfest (rough draft) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Fall Tape

Trypset and Noggin – Lighter Fluid

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Title: Lighter Fluid
Artist: Trypset and Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Trypset and I put down the majority of this one the first time we tried. It’s now made the rounds through some Abletons, racks, daws, and tapes, and I want to be sure to put it out during the December trackaday blowout currently ongoing.
See yall at birds and the beats.
Download: trypNog01 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape remixes remixes and covers

Daft Punk – Da Funk (Noggin Music Box Prototype version)

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Title: Da Funk (Noggin Music Box Prototype version)
Artist: Daft Punk / Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

This is a test track that I made for a new music box adaptation I’m about to drop on Youtube (see my first one, Haddaway – What is Love (music box version)).
So let this serve as a preview / taste of what is to come.
Download: dafunk-musicbox (right click and choose ‘save as’)