8 voice 8 bit instrument

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8 midi channels in Ableton are converted to 8 pitch/gate voltage signals using Expert Sleepers midi-to-SPDIF-to-cv modules; the pitches and gates are patched to 8 gate and 1v-per-octave inputs in two Mutable Instruments Edges modules. Many thanks to Andrew Ostler of Expert Sleepers for providing an Ableton template that made this work.

Enough Units -- LP screenshot

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Screenshot of release page for my 27th Bandcamp release, Enough Units.

Short songs with a few ambient-style pieces interspersed. Continuing the quest for concise combinations of electronic sounds, noise, canned beats intended for electronica producer-wannabes, and "loopable" phrases from old vinyl records. "Tunes" are used in this process of integration and commentary; musical development within a song, in the conservatory sense, occurs but as a means to an end: a theme, a chorus, a bridge, an abrupt segue to a new tune are useful in focusing attention on the timbral and mnemonic connections, in a way (I find) that mere drones, collages, washes of sound, and other ambient music vocabulary elements, are not. The song-smithing is as "discursive" as it needs to be. (As a friend noted, there is also intentional humor.)

"Happy Industrial Hellscape"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 02:24 min

From my current release Similarity Engine

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.wav files from the St Celfer sample archive added some noise-oomph to this track. Also featured are time-mutated ambient sounds I made with the Qu-Bit Nebulae synth, and some sequences made with other Eurorack modules (I can't remember which now).

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.

"Little Computer Tune 2"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 01:37 min

From my current release Similarity Engine

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This track started with cut-up pieces from "Little Computer Tune."
A riff from the St Celfer sample archive was added, also one made with the Helm softsynth.

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.