I damaged the tendons in my knee
so I sat on the couch reading Peter Garrett's biography with a bag of frozen peas on my knee
and I found that listening to SBS Chill radio station didn't distract me from reading
Around the same time, I'd picked up Prodigy's "Fat of the Land" and it reminded me of the big beat sound I used to like.
So, I thought I'd try and make a chill tune with a bigger sound - so a compromise. I'm not getting paid or commissioned -so why not?!
Making the tune
I put the drum beats through LMMS sequencer and worked on a piano roll pattern that I thought fitted in with the beat. I did each of these notes one by one (with a bit of cut and paste) - so I'm making this picture larger because I put a lot of work into it! It is in A minor 7 ....I think.....
Once I got beat and the pattern going I left it for a day or two.
When I came back I tried different chords on my midi controller keyboard until I found a pattern I liked.
I started to build the background of the song up using drum loops and synth sounds on LMMS
I saved everything as WAV files and transferred to another computer I use into SONAR LE a Digital Audio Workstation and worked on refining it for a whole day
Eventually I double tracked the lead guitar and refined and added an effect or two along the way to bring out the different bits.