"Cumulative Beats 2"

"Cumulative Beats 2" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp]

A less noisy version of this tune, reconstituted using the Elektron Octatrack, with more house-esque beats and a new end section using the sliced Adventure Kid/Inspektor Gadjet single-cycle waveforms ("AKWF_granular_32.wav").

"Cumulative Beats"

"Cumulative Beats" [mp3 removed -- a revised version is on Bandcamp]

The white noise leaking all over this is a feature. Lo-fi beats are triggered in Eurorack digital modules (e.g., ADDAC 111 wav player, Qu-Bit Nebulae), then assembled in Ableton. In this tune and "Toy Piano," am using Ableton's audio-clip-to-MIDI conversion programs to play around with tunes that are already recorded (and the hardware settings would be a pain to duplicate). Ultimately MIDI is used twice, once to trigger the hardware, once to edit notes in the resulting recording. Fun!

"Toy Piano"

"Toy Piano" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp]

See notes to "Cumulative Beats," below. Other ingredients used here are some riffs composed in Mulab, a sequencer program I've been enjoying (while I still have Windows).

Am thinking of this song is an unofficial tribute to Charles Ives -- no, really.