Our collaborative entry to the HOME OFFICE contest.

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[Production process]

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We first started this project with the idea of producing a song in the “Open A add4” tuning (DAEAC#E). My first exposure to this scintillating tuning came through math rock/midwest emo music, by artists such as ‘Sleepy Dog’ and ‘Midwest Pen Pals’. I discussed developing a song in this tuning with naut, a good friend and fellow producer who I've worked on projects with previously. He was open to the idea and so began the production of our entry!

-aeiter

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If not for Ethan suggesting we collab on this idea of his, I don’t think I would’ve taken part in the competition at all. The timing was not ideal for me but we managed to scrape something together in the end! This new tuning and play style was definitely a challenge for me, but I had fun and learned a lot from the experience. There are a good handful of things I would’ve loved to iron out with more time on my hands, but regardless I am glad we managed to deliver a submission at all!

-naut

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Details on production process that didn't fit in the description can be found in this Google Document.

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    sim

    2 weeks ago

    all of us need to work on something again, i'm so down for some alternate tuning jams

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      naut

      1 week ago

      we haven't started a new project yet, but I don't see why not! I can send you an invite when that time comes around.

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      iC3B0X (heisen gang)

      1 week ago

      you guys mind if i take part in this collab lmao, 3 of the greatest jammers on AT, I'd be honoured if I could do vocals with aeither hahahaah

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      aeiter

      2 weeks ago

      heck yeah!

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    naut

    1 week ago

    Republished

    some quick touch-ups before mastering. [note] remember infy, if you should want to export the individual stems for vocals, instruments and drums, that can easily be done in this project by soloing master mixer strips.

    -fixed jarring vocal crossfade

    -slight volume increase on intro part

    -volume automation on sudden chord in ambient outro

    -some chorus vocal mixing, normalizing de-essing

    -added sidechained compressor to instrument bus to make kick and snare stand out some more

    -small changes to outro arrangement

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    naut

    3 weeks ago

    shit, 04:19 actually has a missing volume automation. Just imagine it being soft and lush like 5:00 please

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    XculE (#Heis-Gang)

    1 week ago

    Damn! This is really nice! Love the flow x)

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    opaqity

    1 week ago

    nice tune, love the ethereal parts. vocals fit great too, like a gentler and not-british Sampha. they're a bit buried especially in the second section

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      opaqity

      1 week ago

      damn nice one haha

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      naut

      1 week ago

      Thanks @opaqity

      We ran out of time for the second section, aeiter came in clutch and recorded the last part 15 minutes before deadline haha

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    Tim Derry

    3 weeks ago

    Wow, only discovering this now. Magical. Such a lovely intro and outro. And aeiter, your voice is beautiful, it fits really well with the whole atmosphere of the track. Top 12 for sure <3

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    naut

    3 weeks ago

    Republished

    deadline

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    naut

    3 weeks ago

    Republished

    -some needed polish

    -more vocals by aeiter

    -added more elements to intro and better transitions

    -shortened chorus part, now longer outro

    -more mixing and EQ work

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    octane

    3 weeks ago

    impossibly pretty

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    YITO

    3 weeks ago

    so lovely

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    Roadborn

    3 weeks ago

    that guitar is just so perfectly post-rock, love this song, i think it is my new audiotool fav.

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    ‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌known

    3 weeks ago

    beautiful

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    nobodyathome

    3 weeks ago

    ... respect !

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    rai.

    3 weeks ago

    What a lovely guitar and voice!

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    naut

    3 weeks ago

    Republished

    -organized dashboard

    -named sound sources

    -created mixer subgroups

    -intro part (not yet finished)

    -some changes to aux ambiance fx

    -removed some redundant devices

    -general cleanup and mixing

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