3am - birthday party (lots of odd sounds)

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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:49 pm

Today was my 29th birthday, so I took the day off to get stoned and play with synthesizers.
http://www.3amnoise.net/birthday_party.mp3
http://soundcloud.com/justin3am/birthday-party
:drunk:

KVRAF
6520 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:13 pm

8) ... I dig it!!!
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

KVRer
5 posts since 14 Feb, 2012

Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:21 pm

I can see a CRAZY dubstep remix to that stuff man. Pretty dope. Was that just samples you recorded?
Allow me to expand your capacity.
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KVRAF
3495 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:09 pm

Sounds like, Rod Serling falling down five flights of stairs!

Actually, its very cool!

KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:45 am

Sounds like a great plan...

:party: Happy Birthday!

Great fun as always Justin to hear your wonderful experimental soundscapes. Wide open!
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KVRAF
5554 posts since 13 Feb, 2006 from Wiesmoor, Germany

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:10 am

Happy birthday! :)

Awesome as usual! Really trippy!
There are almost too many uber-awesome sounds in there!

Cheers
Dennis
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KVRist
99 posts since 19 Nov, 2006

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:49 am

Sounds like Tron gone wrong, in a good way.

KVRAF
6587 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:01 am

happy birfday ...


:party:
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D.H. MOD
13941 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:13 am

From self-pleasuring robots to very angry insects, this one's got it all. Thanks, and happy birthday.

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:36 pm

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. :)
This one was another one take improvisation with my modular synth.

I set up a sequence that I could manipulate globally with joystick or via the controls for the individual steps. The sequencer controlled the pitch of the oscillator (Hertz Donut, lofi FM oscillator) and the attack and release of the envelope (which also controls the rate of the sequence. The sequencer I use (MakeNoise Pressure Points+Brains) has touch plates for each stage so I can also trigger a specific step just by touching it. So this was a lot of fun to play. I could control the rate of the sequence and the amount of pitch glide from the joystick and play the sequencer like it was some kind of weird keyboard.

From there, the output of the synth was processed with my Eventide Pitch Factor. I mapped the parameters of the Pitch Factor (using the Crystal algorithm) to the XY pads on my V-Synth and KP3 so I could tweak the delay and pitch for each channel independently. while the sequence was running. The reverb was my TC Fireworx and Valhalla Room.

I wish I had video of the performance, there was a lot going on. Did I mention it was fun?

KVRAF
6520 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:54 pm

Bronto Scorpio wrote:There are almost too many uber-awesome sounds in there!
Is THAT possible???

... NO! :D
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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KVRAF
6131 posts since 29 Mar, 2003 from Location: Location

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:23 pm

Damn...brought up the reply page while listening to the embedded player. I'll dload it this time...worth keeping!

Appy earthbay to you. :party:

Liked it all, but the best was the Subotnick like stuff later on. :hug:
Yeah, I wouldhave like to have seen all the twiddling over there.
You have any vids of you twiddling...sure like to see one.
....................Don`t blame me for 'The Roots', I just live here. :x
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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:06 pm

annode wrote:Damn...brought up the reply page while listening to the embedded player. I'll dload it this time...worth keeping!

Appy earthbay to you. :party:

Liked it all, but the best was the Subotnick like stuff later on. :hug:
Yeah, I wouldhave like to have seen all the twiddling over there.
You have any vids of you twiddling...sure like to see one.
Thanks for listening, dude.

Here are the two videos I've done focusing on controlling my synth with the KP3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfXEwHblRoQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG6arn3LHQw

I've been really inspired by the pioneers of early electronic music lately... this piece and some others on my soundcloud page (mostly the pseudo-serialism stuff) heavily influenced by the likes of Morton Subotnick as well as Bebe and Loise Barron, John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer etc.

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KVRAF
2441 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:40 pm

A fine way to spend one's birthday, I'd say- and happy b-day btw. :)

Love the sounds in here!
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KVRAF
6131 posts since 29 Mar, 2003 from Location: Location

Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:43 pm

Hey, thanks for the links Justin ! Your the best!
yeah, nothing wrong with the 'old timers'. I was a big fan of the Nonesuch artists when they were being released. I remember lots of computer music was either coming from Ircam,Paris or universities here in the states. Those were the only ways you could fund computer music research. Charles Dodge was one. (synthetic vocalization - "The Story of our Lives") I recommend " Earths Magnetic Field" if you can find it. :)

My fave Subotnick was "Touch". I only have the vinyl, and it's beat. I need to get the cd. Now i'm on a mission. :lol:

I just loved this Birthday Jam. It's old style with new fidelity, and new sounds to boot.
....................Don`t blame me for 'The Roots', I just live here. :x
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