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eryngi

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  1. wow thanks gemini archives! reckon that's the best thing anyone's said about my stuff =D 

    will definitely mess around with tape more soon.. the walkman i used has something slightly wrong with it where the sound sometimes goes all muffled and pans around.. holding down pause part way makes it fix itself. might try with some noise reduction next time. or like, record with dolby C NR and then playback with it off - does some weird compression which sometimes sounds cool and sometimes sounds amazingly bad.

     

    friday night wip jam

  2. i totally feel this. i don't know much music theory, just go by ear.. some things i try which sometimes are good and sometimes horrid: (assuming sequenced/midi stuff)

     

    automatic scale changers - eg the 'scale' midi fx in ableton live. record my cheesy obvious tune and map it to a different scale afterwards. sometimes only a couple notes get changed, sometimes the whole thing. (sometimes i map it to a scale with only 2 or 3 different notes in so the melody becomes a rhythm line instead).. occasionally come up with some really pleasing total mood changes this way, which i probably wouldn't have done on purpose.

     

    arpeggiators - again, i often stick these on a tune i've already laid down & then tweak for unpredicted results, as opposed to setting up intentionally beforehand. can use them to change the timing, add little ornaments in between notes, set non-major-or-minor-key-preserving intervals so things sound wrong (maybe i put a scale changer on it afterwards to make it sound differently right again), etc. play the same tune through two different arps with different timing to catch/emphasise different notes & make more intricate rhythms. arp can sound too uniform & obvious as well so it's fun to automate it..

     

    if i'm recording with midi keyboard (which, i can't really play keys, i just mess around with it) i try to just dwell on the feeling of playing it, the rhythm i'm playing instead of the exact notes. and wobble the pitch bend around in pattern-ish ways, like the pitch bend is a rhythmic element.

     

    if it's a repeating melodic line - delete some of its notes. delete a couple. delete some important ones. delete all of them except three, whatever. then delete different ones next time. so instead of a tune which repeats over and over, it's like different parts of the tune are revealed at different times and ur brain can fill in the gaps..

     

    .. so yeah those are things i try to do, which aren't as cool as being able to just come up with and perform interesting stuff intentionally.. but at least maybe can be a way in, or a way to get ideas.. =)

  3. hey cheers, thanks for checking em out!

    (music making ramblings)
    i don't really know how the mixing on any of my stuff is.. it's all headphones.
    things i want to practice lots:
    beats. never been good at programming them. the only times i'm happy with them it was accidental, haha. gotta try doing stuff more intentionally.

    almost all my sounds are Reaktor at the moment. i love it! planning to start learning how to make my own ensembles - so far just been using other peoples's.

    spaciousness and sparseness: i want more of it. my tracks usually end up super dense sounding.

    anyways.. it is fun. here's a silly track from last year which..has a horrid fake BoC synth sound but i tried doing pretend tape multitracking (recorded each part hot, separately, onto cassette and then combined them again on laptop). i love how it sounds, so i must try this some more..

    https://soundcloud.com/eryngi777/disjecta-tdkd-muckaround

  4. hello! i'm new here, though been lurking on and off for ages.. really happy i finally joined!

    been vaguely making sounds for years but i'm getting a bit more into it lately..

    at the moment i like making really long tracks to zone out to.

     

    couple little albums i put on bandcamp recently:

     

    Animism - https://eryngi.bandcamp.com/album/animism

    longform ambient/drone relaxo type stuff.

     

    Mossy EP - https://eryngi.bandcamp.com/album/mossy-ep

    don't know what you'd call this?

     

     

    and here's a WIP from the other night:

    https://soundcloud.com/eryngi777/the-kwem-4-nyee

     

    it's nowhere near finished.. lots of dodgy knob twiddling in there...... and miiight be a bit long....

  5. wow! rad music you're making fxbip, i really like what i've heard so far! 

    lovely detunediness =) and they're put together really nicely... i love how lots of these tracks (i haven't gone through the whole thread yet) have the feeling of sometimes getting out of control/falling over themselves, then getting untangled again and bouncing on their merry way.. something i'm always into in braindancey stuff.. 

  6. really love this! and all the other Rolando stuff i got at the same time when i first opened this thread the other day. (this is my first post on watmm, hello all...).. can't get enough of it atm..

     

    Yuo're Life seems to be my favourite, at first.. Pingu Plush + Dreamwave + Axis of Evil, all in a row, are magic to me. World Building's great too, i just haven't fully gotten to know it yet.... lovely work the burglar!

     

    *me, every night*

    rolandotape.jpg

     

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