Ben Kama - Essays on Beauty EP (preview)

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  1. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Just a little heads-up... These tunes will be part of an EP by me, forthcoming on a brand new Irish label Armageddon Beats.

    UPDATE:

    This whole thing is out now - http://www.junodownload.com/products/essays-on-beauty/1732757-02/

    Floating Funk
    - easy vibrations, soulsugar. Got a real summer feel to it.



    Backbone is something completely different from the other tracks on this release. Murky and shit. Bouncy, rolling. I still like to think it's 'beautiful' tho, just differently, like the kid that has to be told 'you are special and beautiful in your own way' :D



    Multiverse, refix of an older tune of mine - amenized jungle/deep sub vibe but with a modern liquid dancefloor interpretation.




    Memories Of You is a liquid number with dancefloor appeal and a melancholic feel. Piano touches, female vocals, smooth pads, deep subs, you name it.





    I will be updating this thread with the other tunes as well closer to the release and when I get them from mastering.
     
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  2. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Sounding solid and full but still quite airy and spacious. Really nice stuff.
     
  3. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    First track of mine that had stem mastering done. They did a really, really good job with it too.
     
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    Heard this several times man;) fucking awesome work:D
     
  5. BreakMonster

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    Sounds great, just wondering what kind of software you use? The kick drum is super beefy, damn son!
    Just started getting more into the liquid stuff, never really used to like it before. this is tight.
     
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    beautiful stuff like always!

    BIG
     
  7. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    It's not the software that makes the music good, it's the producer. Doesnt matter what DAW you use. Anyway, I'm sure once Kama tells you what DAW he uses you'll all be like "What? no way man! thats not possible, you cant get those sounds outtaa......"

    Anyway, great track again bud, I really like that you've got your own unique style, always very airy and uplifting. I like it!
     
  8. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    Think he was just asking a general question mate. Nothing wrong in that.
     
  9. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    Nicetune as well Ben. ;)
     
  10. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Thanks.

    I use FLStudio for creating the tune, then export the mixer tracks and get them to Reaper for the mixdown. Lots and lots of sample use, then Rob Papen Albino and Predator mostly for synth sounds. Basses are usually a combination of 2 synths (sub + higher one) or 1 synth and samples. On drum processing the PSP mixpack2 plugins, A free limiter called TLs2095-LA for drum busses sometimes. Then there's stuff like CamelPhat, Voxengo Boogex, FilterShaper, MS20, OhmBoyz delay, PSP Nitro etc. for sound mangling in general. I've recently started using impulse reverbs as well, SiR mostly.
     
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    very nice, really like the atmospheres and piano
     
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    Nice, just checked their website, have you tried the other stuff? Any good?
     
  13. Sweaty Teddy

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    Loving this, great vibes, beautiful track.
     
  14. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    I sometimes use the TLs-Saturated Driver. It's not a distortion unit, more aimed at slight saturation as the name suggests.
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    :bump:

    Updated first post with Multiverse.
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    ssssssSSCCCCHABUMP

    Updated first post with 'Backbone'
     
  18. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    really liking the first one, very rolling.

    liquid ones i am not so keen of, i think piano and atmosphere wise they are very good, chillout tracks they work well, but i feel the bass etc takes too much of a backseat in the mix, just my preference.
    the one with the amen, im not sure, but it doesnt sound as bright as id of liked to of heard it, maybe its the effect u were looking for though!

    all in all cant fault them tunes are always well made just not to my taste sometimes!
     
  19. TarekFM

    TarekFM Producer

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    nice and smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth.

    memories of you my fave....I enjoyed the drum and bass tone the most...liquid with some bite!!!:)
     
  20. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Thank you very much!