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DJ Khaled Remix

July 3rd, 2009

DJ Khaled – Brown Paper Bag (MW Remix) I created this acapella following this tutorial: http://www.halo3forum.com/music/164655-how-create-cpu-acapellas-full-tutorial.html I decided to follow the original song closely, because it is just easier that way.  I should probably make the kicks more prominent, and add some more interesting drum patterns with open hi-hat, but seeing as how it is already […]

11 Guitars

June 17th, 2009

11 Guitars I was having trouble thinking of something to do. My other music projects were coming along slowly. I felt like playing guitar, so I decided it would be a good challenge to make something using only guitar and effects. I use a bunch of different delays. The ocean sound is a grain delay […]

Closing Credits

May 6th, 2009

Closing Credits This is the theme from the closing credits of the nonexistent underground 80s horror film titled Fucking Danger. It would have been the story of how an innocent college freshman, Denise, finds out about her sexual addiction to adrenaline. Denise falls in with a group of motorcycle daredevils and gets caught in a […]

Da Mystery Of Cheeseboxin’

April 22nd, 2009

Da Mystery Of Cheeseboxin’ This is just a quick sketch that I did over a couple of days. I was experimenting with the slice to MIDI function of Ableton 8. It takes a selection of audio, cuts it up based on some parameters you select, and then puts those slices into a MIDI instrument of […]

ajourneythroughthecirculatorysystem For this song I busted out my old groove box, and after playing with it for a while I was able to get some really cool sounds out of it. The drums are the only digital instrument in the song, everything else is either the groove box or the micro korg + some effects. […]

From johntaylorgatto.com The Factory This is my first completed rap song. It’s about the negative feelings I have towards mandatory schooling. I’m pleased with how it turned out. The beat has a slightly different structure from Part 1. The rap vocals are three layers each panned differently and pitch-bent to make my voice sound cooler. […]

Minimix Volume 1

March 25th, 2009

Hella Gems Minimix Volume 1 Here is a minimix I put together over a couple of weeks. It’s a nice retrospective (retroauditive?) of our work. This is mostly a cut-and-paste job. I used very few effects. Track list: 1. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/12/we-can-make-it-together/ 2. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/13/happy-song/ 3. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/31/untitled-winter-song/ 4.https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/06/if-his-heart-stops-pumping-adrenalin-it-will-be-the-day-chev-chelios-dies/ 5. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/16/sugar-kite-one/ 6. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/09/post-apocalyptic-nightlife/ 7. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/26/jubilee-2/ 8. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/29/no-weird-remix/ 9. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/29/lonely-robotic/ 10. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/19/what-a-shot/ 11. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/06/subpoenas/ 12. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/08/bonus-but-super-late-lzq-2009-02-20/ 13. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/01/winter2/ 14. https://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/12/a-rap-song/

Dancey Track First Draft

March 20th, 2009

danceytrackfirstdraft This is a song that I haven’t finished yet. Right now it is a bit repetative to me, when I started this my goal was to make a song with several different unique and interesting parts. Right now it has a few different sections but it mainly repeats 1 theme. I’m not quite sure […]

This is my first attempt at making a dirty south style rap beat. So far, I’ve found that the keys to making a good pitched snare roll, are to pick the right drum sound, and to transpose the drums by the proper interval. I think a splashy, hissy, fairly broadband snare sound works well. Of […]

Chip Run

March 5th, 2009

chiprun I wanted to make the most 8bit sounding song I could and this is what I came up with. I used all the classic free VSTs that make creating video game music so easy: Toad, Peach, Syntendo.  The drums are a simple bass and snare sound, with high hats every so often. I didn’t use […]

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