Fun with filters.

Today’s loop started off as your typical 6/8 Afro Cuban groove. Well, not that typical. I took the traditional bembé clave which is normally played on a cowbell and moved it around the toms. If you want authentic latin beats, don’t turn to the kid who grew up in Iowa. I mean, I went to high school with these clowns.

6/8 Afro Cuban, from someone who has never been to Africa or Cuba:
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Anyway, to bastardize this loop to the fullest, I ran all of the drum tracks through Logic’s EVOC 20 Filterbank. I played with the stereo width, LFO rates and resonance levels until my vanilla, 4 bar beat turned into something that didn’t even resemble a drum set.

Geekfest '09
Geekfest '09

Loop #13

Björk just called. She wants her production style back. But I’ll post it anyway…

Preview Here:

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Download the Logic session here. (43MB)

Get the .wav file here. (filter)

Get the .wav file here. (no filter)

120 BPM