Salmon Crostinis (new track with DIY percs)

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Smeefer
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http://soundcloud.com/cam-version/smeefer-salmon-crostinis

All the percs (except for the kicks) were sampled from an audio/video recording of a cooking session. After EQing the samples, I loaded them into Hydrogen, made beats, used Zynaddsubfx for all the synths, mastered the final track with JAMin, and everything was recorded and mixed down in Ardour2.

Using self-recorded sounds for percs is so fun. It always takes a lot more time, but I'm always more happy with the result.

Enjoy the track...it's a free download. If anyone wants to use the Hydrogen drumkit, I will send it through email. Feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

Smeefer, smeefer (at) gmail com.

LeatusPenguin
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Great song. I didn't know what to expect but it sounds great. Love the synths. Did you use anything other than Ardour, Hydrogen and JAMin? Any sequencers? Or did you use Hydrogen for sequencing the synths too?

Smeefer
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Thanks for listening!

In Hydrogen, I only sequenced the percussions. For the synth sounds, I used ZynAddSubFX (http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/) - It's a great softsynth (my favorite). I played the melodies on my MIDI keyboard and recorded them directly into Ardour (then used effects, filters, etc).

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Nice! I have often thought about doing this. You have inspired me to actually do it.

Smeefer
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Oh wow! That makes me feel really good. You sampled a cooking session? It's really fun...cooking can yield so many different interesting perc samples. I can't wait to hear what you're doing.

I used my track posted above as background music in a cooking show: http://vimeo.com/38707747

The video was edited and produced using Kdenlive and GIMP.