Beat-driven

left residuals

March 16th, 2016  |  Published in Beat-driven

Info

  • Title: left residuals
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2015 Will Benton; all rights reserved

bare trees

March 16th, 2016  |  Published in Beat-driven, Electroacoustic

Info

  • Title: bare trees
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2013 Will Benton; all rights reserved

points against points

March 16th, 2016  |  Published in Ambient, Beat-driven

Info

  • Title: points against points
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2013 Will Benton; all rights reserved

madcap ontic: twilight

February 14th, 2008  |  Published in Beat-driven, FAWM, madcap ontic

Info

  • Title: twilight
  • Artist: madcap ontic
  • Time: 3:47
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2008 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic Studio
  • Zebra 2
  • Guru
  • Kontakt

Liner notes

For FAWM 2008. This is a demo of another dubstep-influenced passacaglia. (I will be refining the arrangement and mix in the future.) I like the overall structure and pacing of this one; I really like the way the South Asian flute samples fit in. I’m not as happy with the way the sub sits in the mix.

madcap ontic: grains of snow

February 6th, 2008  |  Published in Beat-driven, FAWM, madcap ontic

Info

  • Title: Grains of Snow
  • Artist: madcap ontic
  • Time: 2:27
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2008 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic Studio 8
  • Reaktor
  • AudioRealism Drum Machine

madcap ontic: sometimes you are not so fond of me

February 27th, 2007  |  Published in Beat-driven, FAWM

Info

  • Title: sometimes you are not so fond of me
  • Artist: madcap ontic
  • Time: 4:30
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2007 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live 6.
  • u-he Zebra 2 and MFM 2
  • iZotope Trash and Ozone
  • Sonic Charge Microtonic
  • various other samples and effects, some homegrown

Liner notes

For FAWM 2007. Mix is rough. Hope you like it.

William Afham: andouille (draft)

February 25th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Beat-driven, FAWM

Info

  • Title: andouille
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:07
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • AAS Lounge Lizard EP-3
  • Hamer Telecaster clone
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • u-he Filterscape Q6
  • WaveArts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

Looks like we managed to assemble an extremely sloppy guitarist and an extremely sloppy keyboardist for the same session. Sorry, but this track is a little rough around the edges. This one started out as a ludicrous breakbeat exercise but rapidly became a fairly accessible pop song. (I took out most of the slicing/dicing and clicks/cuts because they scared the dog.)

William Afham: captain tournevis (slight revision)

February 17th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Beat-driven, FAWM, William Afham

Info

  • Title: captain tournevis
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 6:22
  • Download: MP3 link (or original version)
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • GMedia ImpOSCar
  • iZotope Ozone
  • PSP MixPack
  • WaveArts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

“Captain Tournevis” is the sort of absurdist super-antihero I would have invented to keep myself amused while studying French as a teenager. This song has a sort of “tinkering” feel to it, as if the antihero is futzing around with the eponymous screwdriver.

madcap ontic: namespace pollution

April 21st, 2005  |  Published in Beat-driven, madcap ontic

Info

  • Title: namespace pollution
  • Artist: madcap ontic
  • Time: 2:55
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2005 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • u-he Filterscape bundle
  • DigitalFishPhones blockfish

Liner notes

A pretty simple song, made in April 2005 as a demo song for the Filterscape bundle. All instruments are FilterscapeVA (using wb-fsva presets); there’s some compression (courtesy of blockfish) on the master.