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Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

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aciddose
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8993 posts since 7 Dec, 2004, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby aciddose; Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:04 pm Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

What ever you do, do not listen to this.

If you are curious it is a series of bloops. Just leave it at that and walk away while you still can.

What has been heard can not be unheard :cry:

https://soundcloud.com/aciddose/horriab ... ar-powered
liquidbrad
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38 posts since 12 Feb, 2006

Postby liquidbrad; Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:41 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

This is good unpredictability!
Sounds like NI Molekular Effect.
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aciddose
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8993 posts since 7 Dec, 2004, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby aciddose; Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:06 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

Not sure what that is, but you've made me realize I probably could have added a little description.

It is a single software synthesizer, monophonic. It includes some effects.

"Melody" is generated so I don't need to go through the horrible effort of actually attempting to compose something when completely random notes tend to sound better anyway.

Then I'm just tweaking the controls a little bit at a time.

The main thing going on is that there is a delay effect and a limiter over top of the whole thing. I adjust the gain post-delay and pre-limiter up, that compresses all the dynamics so the quiet little echos turn into full blown notes. Blips turn into sustained tones. I adjust the gain down and the dynamics are increased again.

The self-oscillating filter in combination with saturation and distortion and the delay and some EQ and all the minor tweaks allow some reasonably interesting dynamic to happen in an emergent way.

A few places I thought sounded interesting, although for the most part it's a major bore :)
liquidbrad
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Postby liquidbrad; Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

It makes my cup of tea. I don't really care for melodic progressions all that much. Basslines are good for a harmonic content. Really don't mean to tread though.

LB
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aciddose
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8993 posts since 7 Dec, 2004, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby aciddose; Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:53 am Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

I was thinking to release an effect plugin to generate these sequences at some point in the future, my implementation just isn't all that great yet.

I wrote it just to quickly generate some notes and rhythm when testing plugins as having a keyboard there and trying to play "random" sequences I get tired hands and tend to play a lot of the same thing over and over potentially missing pitch and rhythm combinations that could trigger a bug.

There are other plugins that work in similar ways and I suspect they can do much better, although I'll probably still add a few more features and get it to produce slightly more regular patterns and just release it as part of Xhip Effects. I've also been working on a RPN/NRPN and a pitch to midi plugin so the melody generator will probably get thrown in just to round off the midi effects at some point.
camsr
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4529 posts since 16 Feb, 2005

Postby camsr; Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:17 am Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

Sounds good.
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xoxos
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Postby xoxos; Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:54 am Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

aciddose wrote:What ever you do, do not listen to this.

:x you almost made me not listen to this! :x
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JoeCat
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777 posts since 19 May, 2011, from North Carolina

Postby JoeCat; Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

20 years ago if you did that with a modular system the room would be full of synthgasm flotsam.

No less impressive in the box. Much fun! :clap:
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aciddose
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8993 posts since 7 Dec, 2004, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby aciddose; Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:37 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

xoxos wrote:
aciddose wrote:What ever you do, do not listen to this.

:x you almost made me not listen to this! :x


:hihi:

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Genetic_Junk
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2486 posts since 21 Dec, 2004

Postby Genetic_Junk; Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:54 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

My brother is a nuclear engineer so I'm sure my qualifications and authority to properly critique this for authenticity exceed anyone else currently browsing this thread. Even so I'm not gonna tell you how your bleeping composition fairs against a nuclear reactor used to power a sub except that it needs more distorted noise.
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seismic1
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6598 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK

Postby seismic1; Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:42 am Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

I found it to be very listenable. I really liked the vocal formant effect early on, but all of the variations were cool. More acid than Wubwubwub, I should think.

Good work :)
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aciddose
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8993 posts since 7 Dec, 2004, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby aciddose; Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:11 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

It's the original wubwubwub, far better than those sounds they have resembling an unfortunate fellow suffering an epileptic seizure in a rusty creaky wheelchair.
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The_Hidden_Goose
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747 posts since 8 Dec, 2003, from Birmingham-ish, UK (Tamworth, but shhh!)

Postby The_Hidden_Goose; Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:31 pm Re: Nuclear powered atomic submarine synthesizer

Cool track! Despite the randomness of the melody, it does seem to have a natural progression of sorts going on there through the changing effects.

Gets pretty visceral towards the end there!

Reminds me at times of some of Keith Fullerton Whitman's modular Generator bits.
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