I haven’t touched RED CAT for a while. I used some Trip Hop loops and I’ve had a heck of a time trying to get them sound the way I want. The problem was that there wasn’t a lot I could do with mixed and EQed rhythm track files. I was pretty much at the mercy of whoever created the loops and their perceptions of production and musical style. I tried a bunch different techniques and I’ve found that after a while the life starts to drain out of the original idea and energy.
Anyway … I’ve watered down these Trip Hop loops (at least in the EQ department) to get them inline with the spirit of the rest of the song components. They’re a little “in-yer-face” still (I know – that’s the style) but they make a great backdrop for the absurdity of the rest of the parts in the tune; including the cat meow cascading echo sound!
Inspired by a dream I had about petting a red cat lying on a mantelpiece, I have no idea how it came into existence. It just sort of poured out of me one day. I can’t wait to mix it and release it along with the other stuff I’m working on. I would like to make a video for this tune but I don’t think I will ever have the time or resources to do it justice.
So the moral of this story is after a trying a bunch of effect plugins on these loops, I ended up just rolling off some of the low-mids and shaving off some of the sub-lows. Also I’ve added a sub-bass foundation part with a Zebralette plugin to the already existing bass synth part to bring it into the same sonic universe as the rhythm loops I’m using. It sounds pretty good now. Musically speaking it’s done.
All that it needs to be done with it is for me to put on my cosmic Mixer Hat and go to town with this and the rest of the tunes on this album (My Hat is a Synthesizer) when they get done before the end of 2013.