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Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« Last post by hdibrell on October 29, 2018, 05:14:11 PM »
Here in South Texas Autumn is especially appreciated as we finally get some relief from the blazing heat of summer which can be brutal. My favorite time of year.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by hdibrell on October 29, 2018, 05:11:30 PM »
 8)
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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by Seren on October 29, 2018, 11:22:48 AM »
I went back to visit the tree again today with a friend.

The church had some printed information on the tree:
  Not only is everything in the pictures above the same tree - but what I thought was another tree, about 15 foot away is also the same tree....ascertained through DNA testing.
  Both parts of the tree also have distinct male and female sections.
  There is a small area of yellow/gold leaves - that is described as 'the Golden Bough'.

I love this tree (though tree somehow does not do the living being justice) and if it was not in a church graveyard would be climbing it and having picnics under it....
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 28, 2018, 09:55:19 PM »
Beautiful Photography here...Jana that is a very good sequence of images.  Japanese in quality, simple, contrast, graphic.  Have a look at the photographer Robert Adams

Pete thats a wonderful trippy image....the saturated colours and what seems like motion in the leaves.

Not just gifted ambient music, hey!
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Fretless Bass (for ambient)
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 28, 2018, 09:23:11 PM »
It ain't ambient but OMG....Abe Laboriel, I remember his classic work with Steely Dan way back.  Never heard of the Luthier.

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I love random generative music and attempt to use it all the time in the way I program my synths. My Matrix 12 synth is really good for this.  With 5 lfo's set to random as modulation sources and then aspects of the lfo's being modulated on top of that and then opening up the second VCA which acts like a hold or latch as the sound just goes on without ending and one is able to play over it until all 12 voices are used and then the the evolving patch starts again at voice 1 and goes to 12 and cycles again.  As long as I keep playing the patch is continuously changing both in timbre and melody.  It can get percussive, sometimes glitchy and often with soft hypnotics.  And then..... ;) ;D  Hopefully you get the idea

As far as generative software and playlists not much has inspired me....Im still looking though.

Generative random music as a performance makes sense but as soon as it is recorded it ceases to be random and generative. Bit of a dilemma.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How the heck do you do it? Creating ambient music
« Last post by phobos on October 28, 2018, 01:22:40 PM »
Hit record, play, tweak adjust. You can't get more generative than that.
Hit stop, listen back, keep the best bits and start again.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How the heck do you do it? Creating ambient music
« Last post by stargazer on October 28, 2018, 11:52:16 AM »
I always found that the generative systems lack the human interaction. You can create an environment by generative art, but how do you manage feelings, sponteneous emotion, composition and more. Generative music also comes mostly from virtual machines. While Reaktor (NI) is a great instrument for sounds, I never have heard a generative song only made with Reaktor. I love the generative aspect that comes naturally from my reverb machine, or from the LFOs of my synths. But I interact and stimulate those generative aspects analog. I can adjust velocity, release, tones, timbre (for instance with the keys) and so can variagate the generative process in my synths and effect machines. You must be a technical genius to programm this in a generative system only. Every device has its own generative character. You have to love it and to learn from it. If you love what you hear, you will be able to make the music that you like to hear. It is a process, and I hope that the more technic experienced members will help you to accomplish. Good luck.

Edit: Of course I programm my synths and effect machines .... not easy but neccessary for the generative movements.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« Last post by stargazer on October 28, 2018, 11:21:24 AM »
Thanks for posting your autumnal photograph, Pete.

Autumn is wonderful, all blossoms up before the very end.

All comes to rest... The world is more contemplative in fall.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: HOW TO HEAR EVERYTHING DIFFERENTLY, INSTANTLY...
« Last post by Scott M2 on October 27, 2018, 07:48:11 PM »
Julio, I know what he/you mean. Playing your music for someone else can change your awareness of the piece without words being uttered. It's an interesting phenomenon.
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