Strong coffee, good night's sleep, feeling refreshed and energised. Switch everything on in the studio. Grab the Sire Marcus Miller V3 instead of the Westone Super Headless (out of laziness - the Sire was closest to me).
All good. Set up the compressor I've been dialling in for a couple of days to get a fat slap tone.
Lay down some drums to jam along to.
I already have an idea in my head, so I improvise along with the drums for a few minutes while letting Reaper record whatever comes out of my fingers.
Hit play back - and I like what I'm hearing.
Fire up a synth plug-in to add some seasoning. I know the key centre is Dm, so start vamping a couple of chord progressions - and it sounds dreadful!
Turns out the Sire is tuned somewhere around a quarter tone sharp.
Which kills the vibe. And I absolutely will NOT use autotune!
I've lost interest in this one for the moment and not in the mood to re-tune and rerecord.
So here it is. If you fancy doing something with this, let me know and I can let you have a wav version to play with, but it's somewhere between D and Eb...
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