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"Bach Speed" - Little Preludes (rock version)

edited December 2014 in Creations

Here's a piece I made entirely on iPad using MultitrackStudio, Thumbjam, Bias, Tonestack, Altispace, soundfonts. I'm hoping to do all 6 of Bach's little preludes as we'll as some other favorites in this style. Please let me know your thoughts about the mix and anything else.

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  • I like the idea, but the choice of sounds here made it very 80's sounding "chip tune" which I am not a huge fan off. With more modern sounds, this could be great!

  • edited December 2014

    @PhilW said:

    I like the idea, but the choice of sounds here made it very 80's sounding "chip tune" which I am not a huge fan off. With more modern sounds, this could be great!

    Thank for the advice, Phil. I replaced a few of the more "80s" sounding synth patches with some other instruments. Give this above link another listen and see what you think.

  • Yes I like this version much better! Great fun - I will look forward to hearing more if you do them.

  • edited December 2014

    Here's #2 in C minor... Wait for it! :)

    Like the first one this was made entirely on iPad using MultitrackStudio, Thumbjam, Bias, Tonestack, Altispace, soundfonts. The ending delves a bit into my metal roots.

  • That was cool, i like the ending dum part. Somthing screams holidays about this instrumentation. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

  • Great change in the middle, I like it a lot!

  • Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm working on the third one right now.

  • edited December 2014

    Here's #3. Same circumstances as before. Orchestral and harpsichord soundfonts, Galileo organ on this one. I wanted to add some guitar but I think it ended up sounding better without.

  • edited December 2014

    Here's little prelude #4 in D major. This one presented new challenges for me. After #3, which was more orchestral and had no guitar, I wanted to feature guitars on this one. It was technically a lot more difficult, having to practice and execute some difficult fretboard gymnastics. It also required a lot more patience, trial, and error on the mixing side of things. As always, comments and feedback are welcomed.

  • Very different feel between these last two - but enjoyed both a lot! Turning into a great little series.

  • That is Bach and it rocks, It's a rock block of Bach!

  • edited December 2014

    Here's #5 in E Major and it's another hard rocker. This one really fills the dance floors.

  • Very cool. Fun listening!

  • edited January 2015

    Here is the last of Bach's 6 little preludes in that series. It's been a great learning experience for me. The main learning curve for me was getting a good guitar tone and dialing in eq settings that didn't muddy up the mix and gave the other instruments space. It took a lot of trial and error and I think I'm getting close to what I wanted. I went back and re-recorded some of the guitar parts on a few of the other preludes to incorporate what I learned, and reposted those. I'm going to keep working on a couple more of Bach's works just to fine tune my approach, and I'll post the results here when they're available. Thanks for listening and the feedback!

  • Wow. Great stuff. #5 in E major is my favorite; slick guitar work. Which app did you use for the drums?

  • Thanks @supanorton. The drums are from a homemade soundfont, and the drum loops came from the Groove Monkee Metal 1 & 2 midi packs. Actually all of the synths were done with homemade soundfonts, too.

    I should have mentioned previously that I did this as just a fun project to learn about mixing, EQing, and to try to get my old guitar chops back in preparation to work on my own music. I didn't want to start my own stuff while I was still totally green. The keyboard parts are unabashedly just midi files that I humanized, added pitch bends to as I felt appropriate, and are not meant to portray me as a keyboard virtuoso or anything.

  • Great feel on these latest two!

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