Detuned Sleepy Trance Saw is Song #6!

in dsound •  11 months ago

Will we listen to my sixth song for @dsound because this is my favorite so far? The name is Detuned Sleepy Trance Saw because these are the names of the presets I used in the Serum, Morphine, and Sytrus synthesizers to make the track in Ableton Live 9!
What might be more amazing is to watch me compose the song in real time in the matching video on YouTube!

Watch Me Make It Live!

Notice how the notes I hit exactly match the sounds in the song with the exception of the drum loops which I added afterwards! For fellow musicians (which still sounds weird identifying with after having no music talent or interest prior to 2017), here is how I composed this track!

Creative Process!

  1. Total start to finish time for picking the synthesizers, playing the music, editing, adding drum loops, rendering the WAV/MP4 files, and uploading to @dsound, YouTube, and Facebook was less than 2 hours.
  2. I composed everything in the Ableton 9 Live Suite arrangement view using Serum, Sytrus, and Morphine synthesizers with my M-Audio Code 61 Black | 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with X/Y Touch Pad (16 Drum Pads / 9 Faders / 8 Encoders), M-Audio Oxygen 25 MK IV USB Pad/Keyboard MIDI Controller, and the Ableton Push 2.
  3. With Serum I used Synthhacker's pluck 22 preset out of the trance and progressive house folder on the M-Audio Code 61 combined with an F Major MIDI effect in Ableton to ensure every stroke is in key.
  4. In Sytrus, I used the Detuned Saw preset on the Ableton Push 2 and selected F Major as the key on the Push to ensure only the F Major keys would light up.
  5. Using the Morphine additive synthesizer, I picked the PAD sleepy preset played in with the M-Audio Oxygen 25 using MIDI effects for F Major and an Arpeggiator set to 1/6 style random.
  6. For recording, I played everything in with one take in real time into the arrangement view and then rendered the audio out in a WAV file. At the same time I recorded the video with Wirecast 8 on my Mac Pro to mix with the finished audio for the first time in this new music production process. On my way to my AA meeting, I listened to this initial recording with no drum loops and loved it unlike the last song I made.
  7. Switching sets to my Ableton Live forever music setup which has 400+ drum loops, I added the new audio file and randomly played in about 9 minutes worth of alternating drum loops and silence finishing with rendering that to another WAV file.
  8. In Camtasia 2 on my Mac Pro, I combined the full audio file in with the original recording to upload to YouTube and Facebook.
  9. On @dsound I uploaded the audio file and wrote this description while the video processed on YouTube. The purpose of explaining

Let Me Explain?

Why explain the creative process in detail?

  1. Taking the extra 30 minutes to write this out helps other listeners and musicians find Steem, @dsound, and my music on YouTube and Facebook because this longer detailed description gives google more data to ensure this is relevant compared to the majority of other music online. For example, putting this in on YouTube helps musicians making similar music or fans listening to something similar by another artist find my music.
  2. When musicians search for help with the exact tools I use, my post on Steem and @dsound is likely to come up.
  3. As listeners share with friends, having the entire creative process in helps my music to be more relevant.
  4. Two years ago I believed I had no musical talent or hope of making music. I hope showing how I do it helps to demystify the process and inspire more of us to make electronic music with no lyrics, words, or vocals because this is the music that helps me remember my divinity in a world full of noise!
  5. Reviewing how I made the song helps me to learn what I did and to do it again faster as well as improve. The improvements I have made over the last year making music have absolutely blown me away.
  6. Showing what I am doing helps inspire me to make more and helps me be open to any feedback whether it is "Wow that song is amazing" to "OMG EARS BLEEDING WTF" which is the most common response on YouTube.

We Do Nothing Alone!

Thank you to @tomasgeorge with for showing me how to do everything I did today in his Ableton 9 course and answering my questions each week about producing music!

I am very grateful for the upvotes on Steem from @dsound which is a project lead by @prc because this gives my rational mind a clear reason to follow what my heart wants to do which is make music! @prc is a witness for Steem and I am voting for him along with 29 other witnesses. Will you add @prc to your witness votes to support @dsound and/or set me as a proxy at because witness votes are the most important we make on Steem?

I appreciate you taking the time to read some/all of this! When you listen to the song, I hope you understand how honored I am to share the musicial experience with you! I LOVE this song I made today and I hope you feel the same way I do listening to it!

Jerry Banfield

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Jerry, I ain't trying to spam your comments but we've discussed Ableton on YouTube and I thought you may want to hear my new demo!


Sorry, i am spaming but i'm desperate!
I'm a female alien artist from the cosmos who has just joined steemit. I create digital work using 3d software and other programmes, i just wrote an intro, appreciate support and welcome from the community.
check the intro here
I also created the electronic music and the visuals for this video
I need work, if anyone wants to commission me to do, videos, music, graphics, logo….anything please get in touch!!!!!

·!/@networker5/20180307t144412370z-artist-track-01-01 e mirado tus cosas y me pregunto si te interesaria hacer algo con mi musica, un video musical o algo asi con tu arte, llevo mucho tiempo pensando en que tipo de imagenes o videos serian adecuados para esta pista de musica que cree ya hace algun tiempo pero nunca termino de imaginar que tipo de imagenes videos ponerle para que quede bien, que opinas?, si tienes tiempo me gustaria que escucharas ese tema y me dijeras que sientes al escucharlo que imagenes te llegan a ti a la cabeza para hacer un video musical, llevo años pensando en algo pero nunca doy con ello!, a mi me vienen imagenes del universo de ciudades futuristas utopicas o tambien cosas alegres pero aun no me decido es un tema demasiado utopico y es dificil decidir algo, mi imaginacion ahora esta estancada jajaja.

Nice one


Awesome. I didn't know you make music too. Not at all sleepy but very "trancey." I loved it. Especially thanks for showing us the steps of the process. I have uploaded some recordings on DSound and considering uploading one today.

This has been a lot of fun to listen and inspiring for me to make my own recording.

Thank you @jerrybanfield

I added my own DSound recording to my SWC contest post.
SWC post

The over all track was well composed, with time both the sounds as well as the attitude got rhythm. Within a year that much progress seems extraordinary.
Almost all the notes were hit properly. A man with no musical background can't hit as precisely as you did.
Not offending to your passion, You posts on technology are more precisely made and easy to understand than this musical track.
Hope will see your next number with your vocal nodes too.

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I had to shut off the video after 2 seconds.. but I really appreciate how you wrote out everything in detail. Explaining why detailed posts work well, and how to make yourself more discoverable. I get it. Thanks!

OMG jerry you are a best person who earn daily huge income and also a good person for sharing beautiful articles and videos. love u @jerrybanfield

Thanks for the post sir

you are doing amazing on steemit but this song is abysmal but still gonna wait for your next post....

Awesome song. I really like to listen it and I love your video LOL

Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable post....
Carry on next
Best of luck..
I will still wait for your next post....

Woow good amazing misster, thanks for sharing very good

I like to see your music post & thanks a lot to share this content with us.

Great post good work I like the progression 🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎹🎚️⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

@jerrybanfield woowww that super great i really like this sound RESTEEM

Thank you.....

Such a steemit talent @jerrybanfield =)

Amazing song @jerrybanfield ..Just love your collection :)

Hey @jerrybanfield , this time, great music :)

amazing post.... sir and wonderful music👍
never give up
thanks for sharing☺
@upvote and @resteem done

Music insurtments

i like music
i really appriciate it
keep it on

sir @jerrybanfield let me resteem your post yes.


Jerry u killing it on steem, but don't like your music! haha prefer some hiphop over this. But great going u got my support and vote for wittness!


lol I am grateful today that I am okay with you not liking my music and thankful for your support on Steem!

Excellent song, you have a lot of talent! success

@jerrybanfield are always funny ... I am surprised, how he gets too many fans ..Best of luck

Very good! I like it :P

i watch ur youtube here i am ,started following u as a new steemit user ..glad i could upvote this post..cheers!!

great man

great post dear....
upvoted & steem....

This is creativity at its work. The song was not all thrilling but err'one has something to say if given the chance. It feels something when you hear jerrybanfield the artiste 😂😂 or what would you choose your stage name to be?
Nice post explaining how you made the music. Yiu giving alot to the conmunity man 👍👍

Great your post .
Nice (y)

How can you do it so much, you are a great man

very good job !
you are rock sir !!
following you & astonishing !!
wondering every time,how you manage all !!
we need to learn from you !!

I always visit also your post because here on steemit there so much learning and I will support you and vote for witness.As always @lorner

This is amazin post.i realy like and follow are amazin .If possible I would really become your student ......... What can I expect?

Welll.. u won me over with the fist pump. 👌🏻😌

I actually started steemit because of you thank you so much for letting me know about this amazing site , follow me guys

I'm hatin......

Hi @jerrybanfield
Error has occured in the transfer
Please upvote to 2sbd for posting this

@Jerrybanfield did you get my (SWC) ? I would use the bot to upvote it but im out of sbd for now

@jerrybanfield I wonder how you manage time for these thing, Mean you are everywhere...
In Youtube, In Dtube, In Hacking, In blogging, In Dsound, In Technology...

Man, you know what. Yo' ar' Awesome :) @jerrybanfield

I do not know how others, but I liked it :)

A thumb up for you! That so great .....more waves to come from you.

Sorry for being off topic, but where are the instructions on how to use your upvote bot? Is there a minimum? Everytime I have tried to use it my money was returned. Trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Hopefully you respond...


me uno a esa pregunta tambien me interesa

muy bueno la publicacion, y la cancion, yo tambien soy compositor y canto, bueno se intenta, te sigo desde hace unos dias, y me gusta como realizas los post, espero aprender mucho de ti compañero, no hace falta que te diga exitos, cuando ya se nota que los tienes, solo espero poder en algun momento ser al menos la mitad que tu en steemit. con eso ya seria feliz, un saludo amigo

good post and I have reestem

Haha, That is really cool man ! I love this beats. You are an amazing creative guy !

If possible I would really become your student ......... What can I expect?

Wonderfull music..I like it...may happy jerrybanfield and the best

Eres muy talentoso, gracias por compartir tan excelente trabajo...

Thanks for sharing this @jerrybanfield, great music! I'm terrible at music production, but have still tried it a few times. I may post some stuff here at some point!

By the way, the project I mentioned to you before is now live on my page, I would really appreciate your feedback on it.

Nice..and good luck...!

This is awesome! I need to start making videos and music like that!


Songs and music are unlimited inspirations, and @jerrybanfield is able to combine them

About a great software


@jerrybanfield you really successful i really like those posts you have made with sound and so great you made it so great with mixhouse deep spectacular i will try it now keep up

I absolutely love your steemit blog..

Vota vota vota follow

Nice updete

@Jerrybanfield Tomorrowland 2020!!! :)

good work friend

Best wishes....
I am here not commenting on your post ...
I am here sabagai beginner in steemit and some days I always follow your post ...
Sebernanya this is not feasible for me utarakan to you, but with shame in the heart I have to say
Actually I really hope your help in every post I because during the post that I share no progress and no one wants to help, I feel sad with all this ....
Once again @jerrybanfield lord I really hope your help ...
Hopefully what you hope in every post you always get the achievement as you have hoped and hopefully always be successful both in steemit and in other fields.
Best wishes for all of us ... !!

I'm not as good as you are, but I'd be happy if you would listen to me.
kind regards Max

excelent... i´m love it music... here link my musical job

Hey Jerry! Love the post and the full explanation! Being a newb here I'm trying to post content but getting flustered with adding markdown to posts. Thought I had it but doesn't seem to be working out as planned. Any tips for where to find good guide to adding markdown in Dsound?


Hi @jerrybanfield!good day I also love music sound great so nice the tune.