3am - leftover table (self-defeating synth sequences w/video)

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KVRAF
11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:01 pm

I've been having a lot of fun with this patch. 2 modular synths and a Make Noise 0-Coast improvising with each other. I let this one run on it's own, it's pretty dynamic without any human interaction. Very few external effects, little editing. Mostly just EQ to make everything fit together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3KGiaxXsjw

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https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/leftover-table

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KVRAF
12837 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:25 am

justin3am wrote:I've been having a lot of fun with this patch. 2 modular synths and a Make Noise 0-Coast improvising with each other. I let this one run on it's own, it's pretty dynamic without any human interaction. Very few external effects, little editing. Mostly just EQ to make everything fit together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3KGiaxXsjw

Soundclound link
https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/leftover-table

Oh yeah!!! 10,000 posts!
I like it, nice west coast flavor. I used to do a lot of these kinds of self playing machines with the Nord Modular. These days my hardware modular isn't really complete enough to do a good job of it and my tastes have shifted more to sample mangling than anything else.

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KVRist
53 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:08 am

The machines are following their human order, but do the humans follow any order ;)

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1221 posts since 17 Aug, 2012 from Old Zealand

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:27 am

Impressive :clap:
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KVRAF
10993 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:45 am

Two more patches... Skynet!
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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:18 pm

Thanks for listening!
zerocrossing wrote:Two more patches... Skynet!
I had an earlier variation of this patch which wasn't synced to a master tempo, that sounded more like a living machine, than in this recording. I'm bummed I didn't get a recording at that point. :dog:
This recording sounds 'sequenced' where the earlier version sounded like entities that reacted to each other, crashed against one another, building themselves up and then falling in cascading failure... I think this came out pretty well though.

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

Post Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm

I liked this too. (about to listen again)
It reminded me of this free Native Instruments standalone thingy from yrs back which ran like this with a few controls. Based on Reaktor. I still have it. :)
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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:22 pm

Thanks!
Sounds like Metaphysical Function. I had a lot of fun with that while learning Reaktor. Things like that we w big inspiration. It's like sound design as composition. The whole song writing process is setting up this system to fire off different events in a way that seems random but is actually deterministic. It's been interesting to discover the different ways that I can play my synths but often it's fun to just let them play themselves. wink-wink nudge-nudge

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

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:21 pm

Yep, PC only. :(
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KVRAF
10197 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:24 am

I know nothing about this modular stuff, but the track was both interesting and unsettling. Watching the machines do their thing was quite eerie. I felt much more comfortable when I realised that one of the green lights actually "made sense" to me.

Good work :)

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:23 pm

Thanks for watching! I like that the LED activity could provide some insight into what's going on in the patch. The lights which show envelope activity are the most obvious (such as the green LEDs on the 0-Coast at the bottom-left). I often like to put a patch together in silence using the LEDs for feedback. Then I'll turn the sound on when I'm done, to see if I got close to how I imagined the sound would come out.

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KVRAF
7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:44 am

crazy sounds man. i especially enjoyed the low thumps. un-harmonically rich soundscape
with strange noise around every corner. great ambience!
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