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Under the redwoods

from FAWM 2020 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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I started writing this song trying out a new workflow to program drums in Ardour (a free and open-source DAW). I have a MIDI buss with a multi-sampler, each sample going to its own audio track. This way I can have multiple MIDI tracks sending notes (eg, one for each drum instrument) to a single same plugin, while being able to process each instrument independently in its own track.

As for the instruments, in this song I play a Fender Precision Bass through an Elektron Analog Drive, and a Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar through Guitarix (guitarix.org). The piano is a free soundfont that I play through my MIDI controller, an Arturia Keylab 61.

The drum samples are low quality (since it started as a test), and I could spend more time improving the mix, but I'm happy with this one.


from FAWM 2020, track released February 17, 2020
Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash




The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The Fishermen & the Priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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