For for today’s track, I remixed and remastered my band’s cover of I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), originally by The Four Tops. This was a school project where we had to compose and produce a cover of a Motown track, and this was our interpretation. The mixing process was rushed and I was never 100% happy, so I figured tonight I’d play around with it.
There’s also a free download on the Soundcloud page. Enjoy!
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A quick update on the project I started this week on New Years:
My original plan for this project was to do my best to create and release one 2 minute track per day. But, being a week in, I’m realizing that I don’t really want to rush these tracks and put out something that is incomplete. It’ll take away from the music and creative process.
So with that being said, I’m going to change this project into a weekly thing. Maybe sometimes I will post more than one, but with this extended project deadline I’m giving myself I feel I will put out better results. I decided to do this earlier in the week, but I at least wanted to start off strong and release a track a day for the first week.
So from now on, I’ll post one track every week.
Towndrow Audio’s “Track A Week Tuesdays”
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Thank you for your support so far! Happy New Year, everyone!
-Mike Towndrow, Towndrow Audio
Track A Day: 7/7
Today’s track is the most unique, as in how it was created. This one is titled "Prerogative", and it was created completely using Garageband on an iPad. I don’t really consider this as a part of my official library, just because it was mostly “smart instruments”, but I figured I’d post it because I’m amazed (and terrified) of how easy it is to make a track on an iPad. I was playing around and this took about an hour. And it sounds great for what little I did! The catch is that creating tracks with these “smart instruments” that play chords for you and whatnot don’t stand out. But, it was fun to make and see what I can do with an iPad. Hopefully, Propellorhead releases Reason for iPad so I can do some real work with it. (fingers crossed!!)
Track A Day: 6/7
Yesterday’s track a tiny bit delayed! As I posted last night, I had some family issues interfere with me finishing up this track yesterday, so I got to put the finishing touches up on it this afternoon.
This track is titled "I’m Ready For Dream Time, Mr. B", named after the video game franchise Bioshock. This was based off a guitar riff of a song I wrote a few years ago. I found the demo the other day and wanted to totally rework it. The result was a dark, trance type of song.
Sorry guys! Had to miss todays track due to some family issues. I’ll do my best to post 2 tomorrow!
Track A Day: 5/7
A little late today, but I still have a half hour left in the day! Today’s track is called "Undertow". It’s kind of a mix between Dub and Hip Hop. This started out as a quiet piano piece, but I kept hearing a driving kick in the background that just needed to be there you hit home right in the chest. So I messed the with piano sounds, found a killer ambient piano sample for the solo keys that I’ve buried under the main melodies, put in a deep 8th note synth bass, and other small synth textures that just makes your head bob.
Track A Day: 4/7
The first 3 tracks were more rock oriented, so I figured it was about time to post a more electronic track. Today’s track is called "Mystery Machine", and it’s a glitched the hell out weird computery kinda dancey track.
(good description, huh?)
This is actually based on the first track I ever created using Logic in my first MIDI class back in 2009 when I didn’t know anything about producing music. I kept the same basic structure, leads, melodies, and tempo, but changed the sounds up drastically. I wanted to make it sound like the inside of a computer hard at work, and I think the results were pretty sweet.