by tom moodyComments Off on "Clouds 21" (Jules Laplace), "Clouds Remix," "Fog Computing"
Have been working on some collaborations with Jules Laplace. His original song, "Clouds 21," is below. Taking the mixes in reverse order:
"Fog Computing" [4.2 MB .mp3] A MIDI file of Laplace's "clouds21" was played in Winamp and a few "general MIDI piano" notes were sampled. "Fog Computing" is made with those samples using the Doepfer A-112 8-bit sampler module and the Octatrack for sequencing. Some of the patterns were re-arranged and remixed in Cubase and imported back into the Octatrack.
It's uber-noisy and dirty. Both the wavetable and sampler functions of the A-112 were used. The really dense static-y sound is the sampler playing the notes very slowly.
Thing I learned: how to reduce an LFO signal to swing between 1 and -1 volts to modulate the wavetable: this adds Hammond-like grit to the sound.
Tom Moody and Jules and Laplace, "Clouds Remix" [4.1 MB .mp3] Some of the gritty patterns also used in "Fog," but playing in conjunction with the march-like MIDI piano version of Laplace's tune below. This isn't the same Winamp piano as above -- it's a sampled concert grand, but "played" with very little nuance.
Jules Laplace, "clouds21" [6.2 MB .mp3] I maximized the volume to CD level. A diaphanous, faintly Kirk Degiorgio-esque synth confection, very nice, that can in no way be blamed for what came later.