ZPC #6: Broken Instrument, or My Bloody Zebra

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xh3rv
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1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:56 pm

* This is all subject to change for a few days depending on review and discussion *

The challenge is to create patches that sound like some virtualized component or instrument is broken. While the sounds should be characteristically broken, they should also convey something about what the unbroken sound is like. In other words, there should somehow be a reference to something unbroken.

Also, since the idea is a broken instrument, the end result should be something musical. Relevant YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NMp-6LHTbg - the second part is definitely in the ballpark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVYjRbZMe0 - awesome, but this might be a bit too much

* This is a description of an end-point, so no limits on synth / fx grid modules. Of course, it's not about the number of modules, it's how they're set up and connected :)
* Any source of modulating values can (and some certainly should) dynamically influence the 'broken' character of the sound except -
* One X-Y only may relate to the broken quality of the sound (so, two 'knobs' total). Assume other XYs can be set but not tweaked in real-time. There's absolutely no obligation to use any XYs or make the first one tweak-able in real-time.

* One or two patches may be submitted per entrant.
* December 13th will be the submission deadline, the 20th will be the voting deadline.

Winner's prize: TBA

I'm looking forward to some tasty sonic degradation!
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xh3rv
KVRAF
1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:59 pm

(From the #5 thread):

MCnoone wrote:Maybe you could make the voting both anonymous and type entered.
This would increase the amount of votes.
This would give others a chance to vote that might not otherwise.

The anonymous voting would just count as 1 point and added to the type entered voting for a total.

Just an idea, as I don't think enouph people are voting.


This could be done as a forum poll, too. Definitely worth review. The one concern I have is if this is done and not a whole lot more voting is done, it ends up being like half the patches with one vote :S

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autodafe
KVRian
1341 posts since 17 Jul, 2001 from Milan, Italy

Post Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:17 pm

nice theme
should the "normal" (unbroken) sound try to look similar to a real instrument or what?

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xh3rv
KVRAF
1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:24 pm

autodafe wrote:nice theme
should the "normal" (unbroken) sound try to look similar to a real instrument or what?


Generally yes, although it might get a bit recursive if 'instrument' includes synths, which I think should be valid.

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Urs
u-he
22404 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:05 am

Very nice idea!

I also love that the contest continues, and I think I'll include it in my next newsletter. This should bring quite soem attention to it 8)

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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4266 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:10 am

The Hypnotoad sound isn't broken - that'd make a mighty fine Reese bass. All glory to the Hypnotoad....

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Urs
u-he
22404 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:31 am

Oh, I throw in another u-he-product-of-choice as the first prize!

elxsound
KVRAF
4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:33 am

Urs wrote:Oh, I throw in another u-he-product-of-choice as the first prize!


So, TBA is not a new creation of your's? (terribly bad joke :help: )

This definitely is a great idea for a theme. This one was my favorite from before, so glad to see it this round! :D

Mighty Pea
KVRian
932 posts since 21 Mar, 2006

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:31 pm

Alright! Looking forward to this one.
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lazerkind
KVRist
293 posts since 15 Apr, 2004

Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:32 pm

Should we use 2.3 or 2.5 for this one?
//L

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xh3rv
KVRAF
1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:08 am

lazerkind wrote:Should we use 2.3 or 2.5 for this one?
//L


I believe people who were in the contest threads and were cautious with the 2.5 beta have upgraded. Please post if anyone isn't comfortable with 2.5 beta, but I'm assuming 2.5 is fine.

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Urs
u-he
22404 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:21 am

As 2.5 will be out by the time the contest entry phase ends, I'd strongly suggest using 2.5 8)

elxsound
KVRAF
4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:20 am

Urs wrote:As 2.5 will be out by the time the contest entry phase ends, I'd strongly suggest using 2.5 8)


Is it wrong that I'm so happy to be seeing this? :D :D :D
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29645 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:31 am

I just did a bunch of broken instrument sounds for ACE (e.g. drunk guitarist, broken guitar, several others)

elxsound
KVRAF
4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:36 am

Well, I've got two that I think are just about finished.

I't's been fun working on this so far. I've created instruments I like, and then find ways to break them! Very nice!

I assume the overall turnout will have something to do with the future of this idea, but I'm really hoping that if this round is successful, we can see a round 2 at some point.

:)

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