Local Technique - Soothing Music for Stressed Machines (I'm not dead!)

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sprnva
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:48 am

I've been a bit quiet lately and haven't been making any music for the last few months. With jamuary going on I figured it was time to fire up the gear and have a bit of a sesh. This is the end result.

https://soundcloud.com/localtechnique/s ... d-machines
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vurt
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:57 am

yay! glad youre not dead :)

will listen another time, not near monitors.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm

Interesting piece. For my preference, I'd have the piano louder. But I get that it's not the main focus, here :tu:

Enjoyed it!

sprnva
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:21 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Interesting piece. For my preference, I'd have the piano louder. But I get that it's not the main focus, here :tu:

Enjoyed it!
Thanks for checking it out! You're probably right about the piano. The preceding jam had louder piano and I thought at the time it was a bit too loud. Listening back to both of them now it was probably about right. I also find it kinda hard to get velocity right with the reface keyboard. Playing it single-handed while tweaking other knobs doesn't make it any easier :)

As a bonus, here's a clip from that other jam:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 161847.mp3
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vurt
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Post Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:05 pm

nice!
i like the first mix, although not heard the second yet, i think the piano sits just right, hiding the familiar in the noise 8)
sounds like you had fun too, getting back to it :)

sprnva
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:01 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:05 pm
nice!
i like the first mix, although not heard the second yet, i think the piano sits just right, hiding the familiar in the noise 8)
sounds like you had fun too, getting back to it :)
Thanks vurt! Yeah it was nice to poke around with the gear again. I haven't been back to it since but I will soon.
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vurt
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 am

i will check the other mix too.
just didnt want to do them back to back.
give time for the first to digest :hihi:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 am

sprnva wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:21 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Interesting piece. For my preference, I'd have the piano louder. But I get that it's not the main focus, here :tu:

Enjoyed it!
Thanks for checking it out! You're probably right about the piano. The preceding jam had louder piano and I thought at the time it was a bit too loud. Listening back to both of them now it was probably about right. I also find it kinda hard to get velocity right with the reface keyboard. Playing it single-handed while tweaking other knobs doesn't make it any easier :)

As a bonus, here's a clip from that other jam:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 161847.mp3
See, that's much better for my tastes. For me, noise is a great side-dish, whereas Vurt prefers it as the main event (That sometimes works, also).

I actually think this was better balanced. My preference would be to notch some of the brightest/hardest frequencies in post, or even slightly cut the edgiest velocities, to compensate for not having been played in with the most expressive of keyboards.

Either way. Great job! :tu:

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vurt
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 am

you have also inspired me to try something similar with the guitar.
id always wanted to do modular and guitar stuff, but the idea was for the modular to be more sequenced with rhythm.
or a drone on the modular accompanied by long ebow notes.
had not comsidered a drone with a more melpdic thing going on too.
will obviously be less live tweaking as guitar requires both hands :hihi:

but, thank you for the inspiration 8)

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vurt
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 am
sprnva wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:21 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Interesting piece. For my preference, I'd have the piano louder. But I get that it's not the main focus, here :tu:

Enjoyed it!
Thanks for checking it out! You're probably right about the piano. The preceding jam had louder piano and I thought at the time it was a bit too loud. Listening back to both of them now it was probably about right. I also find it kinda hard to get velocity right with the reface keyboard. Playing it single-handed while tweaking other knobs doesn't make it any easier :)

As a bonus, here's a clip from that other jam:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 161847.mp3
See, that's much better for my tastes. For me, noise is a great side-dish, whereas Vurt prefers it as the main event (That sometimes works, also).

I actually think this was better balanced. My preference would be to notch some of the brightest/hardest frequencies in post, or even slightly cut the edgiest velocities, to compensate for not having been played in with the most expressive of keyboards.

Either way. Great job! :tu:
not sure i prefer it yet.
was just saying for me, the original post worked. there where many things id have probably done different had it been me, but as a piece i enjoyed it as was.

that said, reading ypur suggestion as i was listening i can totally see what you mean.
i could actually see the two odeas together as a performance.
start with the piano even more hidden, then a slight raising. then lower the noise to almost minimal and bring the piano up.
a 3 part piece.
although, doing it live, alone, could be tricky :hihi:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 am
sprnva wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:21 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Interesting piece. For my preference, I'd have the piano louder. But I get that it's not the main focus, here :tu:

Enjoyed it!
Thanks for checking it out! You're probably right about the piano. The preceding jam had louder piano and I thought at the time it was a bit too loud. Listening back to both of them now it was probably about right. I also find it kinda hard to get velocity right with the reface keyboard. Playing it single-handed while tweaking other knobs doesn't make it any easier :)

As a bonus, here's a clip from that other jam:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 161847.mp3
See, that's much better for my tastes. For me, noise is a great side-dish, whereas Vurt prefers it as the main event (That sometimes works, also).

I actually think this was better balanced. My preference would be to notch some of the brightest/hardest frequencies in post, or even slightly cut the edgiest velocities, to compensate for not having been played in with the most expressive of keyboards.

Either way. Great job! :tu:
not sure i prefer it yet.
was just saying for me, the original post worked. there where many things id have probably done different had it been me, but as a piece i enjoyed it as was.

that said, reading ypur suggestion as i was listening i can totally see what you mean.
i could actually see the two odeas together as a performance.
start with the piano even more hidden, then a slight raising. then lower the noise to almost minimal and bring the piano up.
a 3 part piece.
although, doing it live, alone, could be tricky :hihi:
Indeed!

That's assuming it's destined for live performance. I'm sure there are workarounds, if that's the case :tu:

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vurt
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 am

no i mean he recorded it live, hence one handed piano, one on the modular.
add a mixer and errr... :hihi:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 am

Oh :oops:

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vurt
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:44 am

as you say though, not impossible, just may take some practice to keep the pisno going while the other hand is switching instruments.

or you could add two volume pedals (assuming the modular is one output)

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:44 am
as you say though, not impossible, just may take some practice to keep the pisno going while the other hand is switching instruments.

or you could add two volume pedals (assuming the modular is one output)
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