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Dave,

You should ask your son to have a go as well - lots of sonic manglin' opportunities with the NI stuff !

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:02:03 AM »
Cheers fellers !

If anyone is interested, here's some notes on how the track was created:
I initially made a loop from Dave's recording and used that as the tempo in the DAW (FLStudio), I've not worked with a tempo of 110.2 before !. I used the vocoder FX section of Native Instruments 'Razor' synth (one of my faves), this created the vowel / formant sounds as well as the more traditional vocoded sounds. I also employed lots of spatial jiggery-pokery and time stretching as well.

I should perhaps say a few words about the Paul Stretch program. I think it's a brilliant program (I even paid the dev some money for it, years ago), but I find it's default setting is used in a lot of cases (hence the samey-ness of output). It's really quite deep and there's a lot of parameters to play with. It can sound pretty 'queasy' though, (in my view) and gives a particularly harsh sound with transients. I almost always use the 'stretch' as a starting point for further processing. By the way, any iOS users should check out 'Audiostretch' which is quite brill in a different way.

Anyway, cheers Dave !   

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:05:06 PM »
Here's my offering 'Chthonic Cycles'




All the sounds were made from Dave's original recording. Much use of vocoding, time stretching and the ubiquitous Paul stretch (amongst other sonic fripperies) were employed.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 21, 2015, 03:03:52 AM »
Both cool pieces, mine's on it's way - I'm adding some more 'ambient detergent' before it's spin cycle.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:37:52 AM »
As good as it is unpronouncable:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj_F15P3goo&list=PLDxTHoi_b9O2xq3D3JfH-3BD917DbytwL

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:22:37 AM »
Smashing, I shall have a go at this 're-mix competition' :)

I've pretty much just finished a mighty project, so I'II have the time to explore 'Live's superlative Sampler instrument with this drone.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 17, 2015, 02:21:13 AM »
You know what would be awesome? If some of the musicians on here took this, tweaked it a bit more, leading to the creation of some kind of bizarre Hypnos Forum track featuring Dave's dishwasher.

I think that's a great idea - Dave ?
Kitchen Motors :)

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:57:24 AM »
I felt the original recording had a much better vibe to it :) Seriously, it was more interesting (to me), you have to watch that paul stretch thing, it can turn everything to 'brown' - as with paint mixing.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:26:10 AM »
'Non stop Erotic Cabaret' by Soft Cell.
An excellently poignant album made more personal for me as I used to live in the 'Bedsit Land' that Marc Almond sings about (Leeds 6).

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:23:53 AM »
I don't know if this is the 'new reality' or not, but BC is unique (as far as I'm aware) in that it lets people stream releases in effect. I've heard that may change, even iTunes limits listening to a preview. Naturally this differs from a service like Spotify, but it seems to me to be the same thing in effect, it's just that listening is free on BC.

I understand the artist deciding to limit their tracks and I also understand that the listener wants to hear the full release (which is what I currently do with my material)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio Die on BC
« on: February 09, 2015, 12:20:04 PM »
It's because some artists don't like the idea of having the full album on BC to listen to as they believe that's what people will do - listen to it (without any limitations / streaming fees), not buy it.

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: PDFs of Wind and Wire, the magazine
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:15:18 AM »
Great read Bill,

Interesting to see those names who are still going now and how much has changed in the meantime as well. The interview with a 29 year old Jeff Pearce !

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Scott, Still enjoying this album.
I've listen a number of times now and it still sounds 'new' each time. Without giving the game away, could you let us know some idea of how it 'generates' ? I've been looking into 'Noatikl' as well and finding iOS to be very interesting regarding audio. As for iOS and ambient musicians, I don't know enough about the whole area yet (the learning curve is still pretty steep in parts), I think I'II ponder on things a bit more and write a blog post soonest. 

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Cheers for the tips fellers, was able to download it and run it fine. Very interesting, on first listen and I'm curious to hear how it 'generates' on further listens.

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Forrest, I'm a bit new to all this 'i-stuff'. I couldn't see it on the Appstore on the iPad, but I can on iTunes on my PC, will try it out.

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Fascinating idea Scott, would have loved to hear it, but it's not available for an iPad, it seems.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:01:34 AM »
Many thanks !
I really do appreciate hearing such comments.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: All the Best for 2015
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:33:36 PM »
Yes, here's to a new year, new opportunities and new things in general !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Christmas greetings!!!
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
Yuletide greetings to one and all !


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:09:28 AM »
John, that does look suspiciously like patting yourself on the back, which just jolly well isn't done over here :) (in the UK)

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