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This track is a single take performance direct to GarageBand using the stuff pictured above. What my band mate Chris calls "Bud's Instrument". What you are hearing is a live mix of various manipulated loops along with layers of live analog synthesizer. Everything runs through the small Mackie 4 channel mixer on the left and the synth is routed through the guitar effects on the floor. There are three different looping pedals available and this track made heavy use of the iPad app Samplr that lets me effect and mix up to six samples at a time.
Many of the samples are taken from my own music or made to order as it were, and I also scour the web for material like the Tibetan prayers that can be heard in this piece.
This "instrument" is the result of losing the ability to play guitar after shoulder surgery - an ongoing condition as my body is rejecting the hardware used in the repair. The real challenge has been getting proficient enough with this rig to perform live with others - in which case I do not pile on the tracks like I did here.
Hope you enjoy this little excursion - and thanks for stopping by.
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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2014 - 12:29:43 PM
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SmokeyVW said 1152 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
you've got quite a groove going here! lots of nice layers working together well

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bud said 1151 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Thanks Bill
A lot of what your hearing is not what it seems. Melodic samples became rhythm tracks and drums became bass tones. Having fun with the alchemy.
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michaeljayklein said 1151 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Musical peril!
This gave me quite an exciting and expectant feel Bud--I could see this used in an adventure movie very easily. There was some instrument in there I really loved, but I wouldn't know what the hell to call it--you know me, I know so little about the inner workings of this style of music, but I enjoyed it lots. Thanks! (PS: Look at all that equipment! Let me guess--people outside can tell you're at work in your studio because all the house lights are flickering off and on!)
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bud said 1151 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Not sure what instrument you might be referring to
could be a synth line or any other number of things. Melody or rhythm? All the gear fits in a suitcase without having to break it down too much. Sorting out the plugs and cables is the challenge in a dark club. Time to wear a headlamp.

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FEEL said 1151 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
A real challenge
To actually use hardware to create music, much more challenging than using digital instruments. I'm really digging the results, The prayers add a nice touch. Cool Kevin.
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bud said 1151 days ago (September 27th, 2014)
Well John - truth told there's a bit of both
the synth is pure analog but I am triggering loops and samples that are digital - though they often get run through hardware on their way to the mixer and amp. It's really a hybrid - but there is no midi involved - so it gets weird when it comes to pitch and time.
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davisamerica said 1151 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
You could create magic with just yer toes I do believe. Just amazing. Downloaded indeed.
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bud said 1150 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
Thanks Jack
too kind
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Ed Hannifin said 1150 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
For something that's loopy/samply,
...and synthy...it really has it's own perky little groove, Kevin... I found my feet tapping to it, and didn't expect to...

It's got that quality that's very cool in instrumental music in that you can let it do a bit of "background magic" and let it find its way in through an ambient route, or you can listen directly and deeply and it just sounds interesting...

Quite the collection of sounds and textures...
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bud said 1150 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
Ed - it's nice you let this in
I realize that in the end it sounds much like your basic GarageBand loop mash-up with some synth noodling on top. The wild card is that there is no undo or edit opportunity as the elements are brought together. This piece is denser than what I intend to be doing with other collaborators in a live setting.
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Vic Holman said 1150 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
new rig....
you are really getting this rig down and creating trippy stuff.

looking at the photo i'm not sure if you have enough pedals yet :-)

sorry to read about your shoulder continuing to give you problems. i've been MIA from forums and facebook, visual problems.
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bud said 1150 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
I once worked with a grip on a film set
and when I asked for a tool that he didn't have he said "Tools are a sign of weakness". It's my goal to reduce the number of pedals as I get the most out of the synth. It's a learning curve.
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Outtaorbit said 1150 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Like..I don't get it dude.....
Never mind I do. great stuff here ....well done..
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bud said 1150 days ago (September 29th, 2014)
It's kind of like music
and kind of not.
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VicDiesel said 1149 days ago (September 30th, 2014)
Very trancy stuff. Add some mushrooms and your audience will have spiritual lift-off.
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bud said 1148 days ago (September 30th, 2014)
Why would I share my shrooms?
That's what the music's for.
Thanks Vic. I could hear some swirling recorder in a mix like this one day.
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Warren Smith said 1147 days ago (October 2nd, 2014)
Finding a way
Not good news on your shoulder recovery program .. which is disconcerting. The good news proclaimed in this positive vibe is that you are still finding a way to let the music pour out. New methods lead to new pathways .. ways that you may never have gone down except for the obstacles placed in your former path.

This piece has a nice mix of straightforward simplicity and interlaced complex threads and textures.

The right tool in the right place : )
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bud said 1145 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Thanks for dropping by Warren
The shoulder thing has turned into a bit of a game changer. Just as I thought I was gonna slide into 60 with grace and style. Oh well. New challenges and new roads as you say.
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PeterB7858 said 1145 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
New Rig Veda
Great to see that the music is still coming despite the injury setbacks. Atmospheric and laced with latent tension. Creative and insistent. Take care, Kevin. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 1144 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
Thanks Peter
Missing guitar quite a bit these days. I think it's the fall air wanting to have a new tune. Soon enough.
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