I have to thank Andrew for this – he gets a co-writing credit for coming up with the idea of a collaborative Garageband blog that would allow us to upload projects that others could then access and augment. Unfortunately, even slight variations is garageband versions and plug-ins is proving to create a huge compatibility problem. The way to do this would be to have all the software, as well as the gui, the file storage and everything online. Just log in from a current browser and get to work. As far as I know, this model has not yet been implemented, but I really haven’t checked thoroughly.
Before my bubble was burst, however, Andrew got me so excited with the idea that I quickly jotted down the first tow things that came into my head and smooshed them together. When is a grooving bass-drum-organ loop where I got to use the Axiom 25 keys to control whatever instrument samples I landed on first. They were ‘Prog Rock Bass’ (of course) and ‘Soul Organ’. I fluctuated back and forth between to similar drum loops to get a more human feel.
The other bit is missing bass in exchange for a very low ‘Laser Beam’ midi instrument played on the Axiom. It’ basically a lot of noise and cacophony leading up to a big classic rock rhythm. The first part then repeats and fades. My thought was that these two spur-of-the-moment ideas would get reviewed and dismantled by a dozen other curious musicians, or at least Andrew. The title is a combination of our initials, and this version (hopefully far from the last) is a bit more gussied-up with sound effects and automation. I don’t know what’s coming next.