Disquiet Junto Project 0347: Remix Remodel


I’m an old MIDI hacker from the 80’s so I don’t have a lot of experience remixing audio tracks. But here goes…

I used the funky melody from @plusch’s Slapdash track from last week, transforming it several ways using EQ, vocoder, resonator, delay and pitch change effects in Ableton Live. Layered my own synth playback of the melody.

For percussion, I took the drum sounds from @sarmism’s Modular Ryddm track from two weeks ago and applied it to a beat adapted from one of Ableton’s add-on packs.

Source tracks:

plusch: https://soundcloud.com/plusch/slapdash-disquiet0346

sarmism: https://soundcloud.com/sarmism/disquiet0345-sample-time-modular-ryddm


For this week’s challenge, we had to take the beats from one other participant from two weeks ago, and the track from another from last week and remix that track using those beats. I almost managed to do that, and then I got a bit overly ambitious. I ended up using beats from @yasha, @sarmism, @morgulbee, @widdly and @triermusic to remix not one but two tracks - and quite drastically so - by @duckpow and @pil-belgium, the latter of whom I only just now found out is a compatriot of mine by copying his username. Those were some of the tracks that I liked most from the wealth of results of the last two weeks’ challenges, and I shopped around for bits and bobs that I liked and mixed and matched and made a monster of a track that starts like some dark ambient, then turns into a bit of almost nu metal before going to techno and then house territories. As I said, overly ambitious. The process wasn’t spectacularly interesting or innovative, but I do take pride in the fact that I used no other sounds than those I cut from the tracks mentioned above - not even a kick or a crash from anywhere else.


In time this time :slight_smile:
I took the chords from the lovely ambient Disquiet Junto submission 0346 by https://soundcloud.com/namesishard and made sort of a drum kit with Nate Trier’s great Tuba samples (https://soundcloud.com/triermusic). The drum patterns are all out of wack and then I scrambled them a little more and played the chord samples from my ER-301 over them, with a bandpass phasing in and out filtering the same sample playback. Some mixing and filtering, some extra reverb.


• Randomly chose track 16 https://soundcloud.com/forcedamage/0346-drum-machinations?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0346
• Randomly chose track 12 https://soundcloud.com/user-863178836-956583768/disquiet0345-sample-time?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0345


It seems like my track hasn’t been added to the list yet. Did I do something wrong with the tagging?


No, you did it right. The tracks get added manually usually once a day, in the morning, California time. I just added it. Thanks very much.


Well, I didn’t make the deadline, but I thought I’d finish what I started and put it here: https://soundcloud.com/plusch/the-way-the-cookie-crumbles-disquiet0347

Remixed track: Moduspony – Catsup-disquiet-0346

Kit used for beats: Zeromeaning2 – Anxiety-cage-disquiet0345


Thanks Vonna, great observation! :smiley: