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KVRAF
20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:41 pm

I didn't start this. My friend from eons ago and I had a long catch-up phone call after he'd quit FB and I reached out by email. So he wanted to do something live, but neither of us have the proper infrastructure to pull that off, which means having a 149 dollar box you buy at Amazon and an ethernet/not wifi connection to have low enough latency to do it.
So we're being 'compositional', or he gave me a two-file of an improvisation and I'm making massive overdubs.

It's pretty whacky. Dream logic if anything. But with his synth-pad kind of a basis it serves exactly the same purpose as me doing the usual Absynth schtick and building off that. So, this sounds like my usual. I gave him demos of the current sound world I'm working in and he seemed to craft it to. Composer Scott Brazieal (Cartoon, PFS) on a Yamaha keystation thingy recorded into ProTools.

Rough mix or somewhat.

pandiculous

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KVRian
1185 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:01 am

Welcome back, Jan, that's a nice return. :)

Best regards,

dp

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addled muppet weed
76699 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 am

wowsers :o
some lovely feedback type sounds here, almost loses control completely but just stays on the edge!!!

nice, bit short though :)

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KVRian
966 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:35 am

Always good to hear something a little different from all the bloody mediocre club dance tunes on KVR (and I use the word 'tunes' very reluctantly regarding the two I listened to earlier this week) :)

Agree with Vurt - lovely soaring control...never quite went over the edge, but the tension it creates as it pushes towards the boundary!!!

Yeah, it is short...maybe a suite of linked mini comps / improvs?
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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:18 pm

seems long to me.
3:04? proper pop 7" 45 isn't it
:D

thanks guys

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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:45 pm

I finally weakened and did the guitar synth thing on this one, easier for me than these piano excursions.
I'd suppose we'll do more but the poor guy has a job. When we started it was me having the job and tired all the time.


did this, apparently in December:
https://youtu.be/bx7X0UPid4g
Dave has heard it 8)

I'm struggling with the thing following that, all year. The computer revolts against the thing, I mean I sort out instability like this before too very long but there's no obvious culprit. Both the piano and the drums are quite massive library-wise but it isn't running out of RAM and it isn't any great tax on CPU. Stuff not playing nice together in the sandbox.

HOWL Absynth basis
done a long time ago now

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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 am

So, cleaned up some garbage. Some of the rhythm, what was I thinking.

this is so working sans net, no model for most of it.

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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:58 pm

learn the American English pronunciation
https://youtu.be/M5yHyAeu2-0

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KVRist
75 posts since 15 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:02 pm

jancivil wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:45 pm

https://youtu.be/bx7X0UPid4g

Took a trip through your youtube channel. What a goldmine of deep, haunting, beautiful alien prismatic absynth pads.
A genuinely humbling/inspiring experience. Oh and is "Dave" one of THEM?
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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:59 am

thank you

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KVRAF
10054 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:02 pm

The synths in "pandiculous" seemed to be a perfect fit for your M.O., so your statement "this sounds like my usual" is accurate. It's very listenable/enjoyable, too. ATJH?

Good work :)

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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:10 pm

Yeah, it's Amplitube Jimi Hendrix, a couple of instances, 1 feeding 2, and 3 fuzzboxes.

The sort of brown synth, mostly lows, is Brazieal, the cutting obnoxious whining synth is me with Absynth (a much less busy patch than typical).

Pandiculation is that stretching yawning thing when you wake up. I never heard the word before either.
thx

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KVRAF
3625 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:31 pm

Great stuff, some of the piano reminds me of the Dresden Dolls, whom I like a lot.

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KVRAF

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20876 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:02 pm

thank you

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KVRAF
10054 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:11 pm

I loved the explosive beginning of Fugue State, which made a great contrast to the slow fade.

The piano notes were giving me George Duke vibes from the mid '70s.

Good work :)

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