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Backing track inspired by Levi Niha's video. I played along using my smallpolyphonicsynth program https://gist.github.com/rbnpi/ebedd26d61180230db891ccbd9d74971 to produce the final audio https://soundcloud.com/user-195236670/sonic-pi-playalong
#backingtrack inspired by Levi Niha's video https://youtu.be/QGLPinGZhfg
#developed by Robin Newman, March 2018
use_bpm 72
#next section of code deals with stopping the track cleanly
#"at" command used for timing
#triggering the final drums and chord
no_cycles=3 #adjust for length required
set :kill,false
sleep 0.5
at no_cycles*16 do
play :b7,release: 0.1 #produces end warning cue 1
end
at 11.5+16*no_cycles do
play :b7,release: 0.1 #produces end warning cue 2
end
at 14.50+16*no_cycles do #triggers end stage and stops live loops
set :kill,true
cue :final
end
#following based on Levi's video
live_loop :dr1 do
stop if get(:kill)
sample :drum_heavy_kick
sleep 0.5
end
live_loop :dr2,delay: 0.5 do
stop if get(:kill)
sample :drum_snare_hard
sleep 1
end
live_loop :dr3,delay: 0.25 do
stop if get(:kill)
sample :drum_cymbal_closed
sleep 0.5
end
live_loop :dr4 do
stop if get(:kill)
sample :drum_cymbal_open,amp: 0.2
sleep 4
end
live_loop :dr5,delay: 3.9 do
stop if get(:kill)
sample :drum_snare_soft
sleep 4
end
with_fx :reverb do
live_loop :chrodprogression do
use_synth :saw
play chord :Db4, :minor
sleep 1.75
play chord :Db4, :minor
sleep 0.5
play chord :Db4, :minor
sleep 1.75
play chord :B3, :major
sleep 1.75
play chord :B3, :major
sleep 0.5
play chord :B3, :major
sleep 1.75
#added further chord progressions
play chord_invert chord(:e3,:minor),1
sleep 1.75
play chord_invert chord(:e3,:minor),1
sleep 0.5
play chord_invert chord(:e3,:minor),1
sleep 1.75
play chord_invert chord(:b2,:major),2
sleep 1.75
play chord_invert chord(:b2,:major),2
sleep 0.5
play chord_invert chord(:b2,:major),2
sleep 1.75
stop if get(:kill)
end
end
live_loop :bassline do
use_synth :fm
play :Db2
sleep 1.75
play :Db2
sleep 0.5
play :Db2
sleep 1.75
play :B1
sleep 1.75
play :B1
sleep 0.5
play :B1
sleep 1.25
play :b2,release: 0.4
sleep 0.25
play :b1,release: 0.4
sleep 0.25
#extended bassline
play :g2
sleep 1.75
play :g2
sleep 0.5
play :g2
sleep 1.75
play :gb2
sleep 1.75
play :gb2
sleep 0.5
play :gb2
sleep 1.2
stop if get(:kill) #so that this loop stops at correct place
puts "here"
sleep 0.05
play :gb3,release: 0.4
sleep 0.25
play :gb2,release: 0.4
sleep 0.25
end
with_fx :gverb do
with_fx :wobble do
live_loop :lead do
use_synth :chiplead
#extended lead pattern used
5.times do
play_pattern_timed chord(:Db5,:minor),0.25,amp: 0.2,release: 0.25
end
sleep 0.25
5.times do
play_pattern_timed chord(:b4,:major),0.25,amp: 0.2,release: 0.25
end
sleep 0.25
5.times do
play_pattern_timed chord_invert( chord(:e4,:minor),1),0.25,amp: 0.2,release: 0.25
end
sleep 0.25
5.times do
play_pattern_timed chord_invert( chord(:b3,:major),2),0.25,amp: 0.2,release: 0.25
stop if get(:kill)
end
sleep 0.25
end
end
end
with_fx :reverb,room: 0.8 do
live_loop :endit,sync: :final do #end sequence
4.times do
sample:bd_haus,amp: 2
sleep 0.125
end
sample :drum_heavy_kick
use_synth :chiplead
play chord(:b1,:major),sustain: 2,release: 2
use_synth :fm
play :b1,sustain: 2,release: 2
sleep 4
stop #loop stopped after first pass
end
end
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