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Archive for November, 2013

pink pattern

dumpfm-Seacrestcheadle-pinksaxx

popular 60s cartoon icon as re-imagined by SeacrestCheadle.

- tom moody

November 30th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Posted in animation - others

"The Lost Gig (Acid House Version)"

"The Lost Gig (Acid House Version)" [mp3 removed -- tune is now on Bandcamp]

Continuing to experiment with Octatrack features and effects:

--Altering sample rates of drum samples (for example, the tom roll is a slowed-down clap)
--Using a "neighbor machine" for a primitive effect chain (as in two effects, but hey, I'm still learning, and had been wondering how to apply delay and reverb to the same track)
--Autopanning two tracks using inverted LFO waveforms so two loops crisscross throughout the song (the bubbly sounds are some "Fog Computing" riffs run through the Mutator filter and sampled).

The NI Massive tremelo-y patch I wrote and used in "The Lost Gig" makes another appearance halfway through. That's me playing the numerals 3-5-2-3 on my alphanumeric computer keyboard.

Update: Bumped the volume on the "bubbly" parts of this. Revised and reposted.

- tom moody

November 30th, 2013 at 8:22 am

Posted in music - tm

"Fog Computing (Drum Solo)"

"Fog Computing (Drum Solo)" [3 MB .mp3]

Applying some tutorial-acquired knowledge of slicing, retriggering, timestretching and sample-looping in the Octatrack. Working with some of the same riffs from previous tracks, and some added "gnarly" sounds from the Doepfer A-112 sampler.

- tom moody

November 29th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Posted in music - tm

sketch for photorealist painting

centered_crane

alternate title: "squatter family found living in crane cabin"

- tom moody

November 27th, 2013 at 11:02 am

Posted in photos - cell

pre-turkey minimal techno house linkjaying

Mark Broom New Arrival

MG Wo gehobelt wird ... pure genius

Agoria Phase

Swayzak Kensal Rising (not "Kensai")

all youtube sorry, have been trying to avoid since it became a spy outlet but we need this techno

- tom moody

November 27th, 2013 at 10:58 am

Posted in general

universe cube

universe_cube

hat tips sucrete, FAUXreal, OIE and GCSP

- tom moody

November 26th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

"Fog Computing Variation"

"Fog Computing Variation" [mp3 removed -- tune is now on Bandcamp]

Spent some time crafting a bleep in the modular. An LFO was triggering it about 127 bpm. I added pitches and made a tune, recorded it, and then played it twice, four steps apart, to create a delay.
Then parts from "Fog Computing" were added, and some beats. It needed more so I wrote some softsynth tunes as counterpoint and imported them into the Octatrack. The USB cable is moving a fair amount of audio back and forth between the Octatrack and PC these days, at least until something is finalized in one or the other location.
This is pretty spare, robotic, and demo-like, but that's intended.

- tom moody

November 26th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Posted in music - tm

double mountain line

dumpfm-FAUXreal-negative-of-mountain-line-drawing-md footbath_Mountain

 
hat tips FAUXreal, footbath, unknown mod

- tom moody

November 24th, 2013 at 6:44 am

Octatrack Tips videos by SecretMusicUK

Tip #1 - Amp page and menu
Tip #2 - Playback page and menu
Tip #3 - Slices and Retrigger
Tip #4 - LFOs part 1
Tip #5 - LFOs part 2; Parts
Tip #6 - Resampling
Tip #7 - MIDI
Tip #8 - Effects part 1

This is a fan/user-posted YouTube tutorial course on the Elektron Octatrack sequencer/sampler. It's intermediate level in that it assumes you've read the manual, know some basics, and still have questions. It's fast-paced and smart, unlike many narcissistic how-tos-but-this-is-really-about-me-and-my-wonderful-hands-turning-knobs-on-this-fabulous-gear-I-bought that can be suffered within the YouTube swamp.

Most gear demos don't ask why, as in, what type of music are you making, who is your intended audience, is this just an advertisement for a commercial product, might someone's "workflow" include other things besides this gear, what is a good mangled sound vs a bad mangled sound, is all this complexity about avoiding cliche, is power-sucking equipment a luxury that only one generation will possess on a widespread level, what happens after six years when the battery in this machine runs down and the manufacturer has "moved on," why this piece of gear as opposed to a thousand other gimcracks available for home electronic music makers, and so on.

- tom moody

November 24th, 2013 at 6:44 am

Posted in general

which way to atlanta

sherman_gilded

Statue of General Sherman, recently re-gilded, with the Pierre Hotel spire in the background, near 59th/5th.

- tom moody

November 22nd, 2013 at 10:44 am

Posted in photos - cell