beat of the week no.025. Crystal Healer
The name of this one is because it sounds a little cheese to me, but not in a bad or ironic way. I think it is mainly the delayed 808. It just sounds like a dude who is into crystals trying to be relevant. In particular, I remember hearing at one point that on one of Yes’ latter tours Jon Anderson reserved a special tent that was full of crystals and he could absorb their energy.
The guitar part came from another one that had the same chords but a different feel. That one sounded more like a Dave Matthews Band song (Satellite). The one present here is more of a bad Allan Holdsworth impression. The lead part I am actually pretty proud of, it was a different line, that I cute up into little bits, and triggered the parts individually (kind of in an MPC style). The sound I got is from taking a reverb turning up the decay/time of the reverb and then placing it in front of the amp and a distortion pedal (in this case it was Guitar Rig’s facsimile of a ProCo Rat).
This beat was made with Ableton Live and Native Instruments Guitar Rig.