zerocrossing wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:11 am
simon.a.billington wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:47 am
I got to say I'm really digging Unfiltered Audio's new Silo in this regard
I tried it and I wasn’t that impressed. I think if they included scale quantization abilities, I would have purchased it, but without that, I found it not that interesting. I’ll probably grab it when it’s super cheep.
I guess it comes down to how we use it. I don't often tune effects myself as they are always receiving something that is "tuned". I could always put the mix up to 100% if I wanted just the effect portion.
I'm not too much of a fan of generative approach to music as I feel it very important to be able to reproduce it.
For example, what if the film director gets back to you and says "overall I like the effect you're going for here, but I need it to be more melancholy", effectively insinuating that you should consider using a minor key instead of a major one in this example. The trouble is, what you did was generative, it was a small audio sample taken from a huge "improv session" you have almost no way or reproducing it, or at least out would take quite some time.
This won't always be the case, but being mindful and deliberate of the notes you use from start to finish can help prevent you from falling into holes that may be hard to dig yourself out of. So, as result, every note I feed an effect is also an intentional choice. Those who have the luxury of doing whatever they want because they answer to no-one won't probably come across this issue
Which is why anything I punch into Silo would also be a deliberate choice. Hence no need for scale quantisations. Which could also prove problematic to me sometimes as I don't always stick exclusively to one scale. I'll often alter scales too, adding an extra note in or two.
In saying all that I do understand how it could be useful to others, I'm just really qualifying why Ive never found it an issue.