3am - phistin' honda (half-assed soundscape)

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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:25 am

:lol:

http://www.3amnoise.net/phistin_honda.mp3

Seeing as you guys like that last one so much, here is more in a similar vein. This is my first experiment using Numerology with a Novation Launch Pad, the whole thing was composed live in one go. :)

Have fun.

KVRAF
4075 posts since 28 Apr, 2004

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:07 am

erie and full of suspense, feels quite icy.

8)

steve

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:58 pm

Thanks dude!

KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:24 pm

Holy crap Justin! That's one of my faves by you evar... you like just killed cinematic ambient completely. Awesome stuff sir.

Can you geek out for a bit and give us some more details on the equipment/process?
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KVRAF
1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Very nice sounds, and it feels well-balanced compositionally and sonically. Also, SF2 reference makes me giggle :lol:

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:26 pm

Oh, come on now Matt! I'm blushing! :oops:

The Street Fighter 2 reference is actually not mine, the primary sound source is this...
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It's a wave table oscillator with 16 banks (hither) of 16 waves (yon). You have a bunch of options for interpolation between the waveforms and you can even use an external audio source to drive the wave tables which results in a really lofi waveshaping effect.

Basically, I'm using my Launch Pad with Numerology to create and manipulate midi sequences on the fly. The Launch pad allows me to navigate almost every aspect of Num2.3 without using a mouse or looking at my monitor. Those sequences control the pitch of the oscillator, the state of the wavetable, the filter cutoff, envelope depth and envelope shape.

I also recently purchased a TC Fireworx (for a rediculous price) which is doing all the effects duty here (just a dual filtered delay and a dense reverb here), I'm also controlling the delay parameters from Numerology via the Launch pad.

Fun on a bun. :)

KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:22 pm

:hihi: Yeah, I know how you hate gear talk. That PH sounds fantastic. Was gonna ask about the reverb as well... so what version of the fireworx is it, and are you impressed with the fx so far?
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Mr Entertainment
12209 posts since 30 Apr, 2002 from i might peeramid

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:24 pm

it took a while to play, i didn't think there was a train at this time..
you come and go, you come and go. amitabha neither a follower nor a leader be tagore "where roads are made i lose my way" where there is certainty, consideration is absent.

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KVRAF
2989 posts since 18 Sep, 2006 from Rosehill Cemetery

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:54 pm

As stated elsewhere, this is pretty cool. The depth and spacious quality are top notch, and there is real sense of horror film-like dread in the opening minute or so. 8)
"a confession without need of absolution, without need of redemption"

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KVRAF
4799 posts since 14 Jun, 2004 from Denver, CO

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:09 pm

tagged for later listening...

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KVRian
1055 posts since 28 May, 2003 from world

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:26 pm

cavern level music :) , I liked.

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KVRAF
3057 posts since 13 Jul, 2003 from outer rim

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:23 pm

thru the asteroid belt alright. This is really cool. I wonder if Live could do this kind of approach ?

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:28 pm

Thanks guys!

@Poly: I didn't know there was more than one version, I think it has the latest firmware if that's what you mean. It's like a poor man's Eventide. The effects are great but of course, it's a pain in the ass to program form the front panel. With midi control it's not so bad though.

KVRAF
7547 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:30 pm

Sounding good!

I'm really itching for the Piston Honda expansion board. :hyper:
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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KVRAF
4799 posts since 14 Jun, 2004 from Denver, CO

Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:03 pm

Lovely effects and a very peaceful atmosphere. Almost DVOA-ish in style. Sounds like a good box to have. Amazing sounds/sound design.

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