Whistling in electronic music? (idea)

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4damind
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5669 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Mar 21, 2023 1:32 pm

Like many others, I like to whistle... but whether you can put that into a song? I just whistled into my iPhone and then tried to come up with an idea later. It's only very short... what do you think?
(still unmixed)
https://soundcloud.com/52degree/2311-in ... ae106ad092

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4damind
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5669 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:51 am

I have ordered a micro and will record it again in somewhat better quality. You always have to try something new, right? 8)
It's a Super-cardioid, without popkiller for now. Let's see how it works ;)

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4damind
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5669 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:13 am

So, the microphone is here. Let's see if the whistling gets any better :hihi:
https://youtu.be/7_YNhCnVK78

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Bombadil
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8747 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Not far from Mordor

Post Thu Mar 23, 2023 10:43 am

Sounded cool! Reminded me of the Ukelele Orchestra of GB doing the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
”Forward!” he cried, from the rear, and the front rank died...
The generals sat, and the lines on the map, moved from side to side...
-Pink Floyd.

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4damind
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5669 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:34 pm

Thanks ;)
Btw. I think this Ennio Morricone?

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991 posts since 1 Apr, 2002 from Spain

Post Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:27 pm

Sounds really good, a bit of an X-factor theme feel. Many years ago, I found out that the best way to get ideas down on your mobile via recording is to first indicate the speed of the song with a humming tone representing the fundamental tone (like dum, dum, dum, dum) and then also use that as an indication of where in the beat that the melody starts. If you hear something later, that you´ve recorded, it´s suddenly not anymore so obvious, if it starts on 1, 2, 3, 4 or anything inbetween. After that you hum the melody. I have also tried with whistling, but that´s often less clear, when you later listen to it.

I´ve often had to go to the nearest bathroom to make these recordings under not so noisy conditions... there must be at least one person who over the years was wondering what´s going on in the next booth :)
Best Regards

Roman Empire

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4damind
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5669 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:17 pm

Smartphones and their dictation apps are definitely interesting ways to find ideas :tu:

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