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Afraid

By Jim Wood on January 5, 2016 5:32 pm

Mac computer voices Bruce, Tom, Vickie and Victoria. "There is no reason to be afraid; why should you be afraid?" E Minor.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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January 11, 2016 12:55 am

You really got some great mileage outta that sample! Love those textures

January 11, 2016 2:27 am

love this

January 11, 2016 4:52 am

really unique, stunning use of vocal manipulation

January 11, 2016 6:30 am

The voices bending always makes me smile. Very fun!

January 11, 2016 6:38 am

there, is no, reason, why...

January 11, 2016 7:27 am

Jim, nice work. I love what you can do with voices.

January 11, 2016 7:49 am

Excellent voice work here!

January 11, 2016 2:06 pm

smile

January 11, 2016 2:14 pm

Woah.... those voices though the vocoder / pitch stretch are spooky material.  Fresh stuff mate!!

January 11, 2016 3:58 pm

Cool stuff!!

January 11, 2016 4:25 pm
donnyjankowski wrote:

You really got some great mileage outta that sample! Love those textures

Parallelis wrote:

really unique, stunning use of vocal manipulation

Brackleforth wrote:

The voices bending always makes me smile. Very fun!

george bowles wrote:

there, is no, reason, why...

Edmund Snyder wrote:

Jim, nice work. I love what you can do with voices.

Plantrain wrote:

Excellent voice work here!

exileFaker wrote:

smile

cTrix wrote:

Woah.... those voices though the vocoder / pitch stretch are spooky material.  Fresh stuff mate!!

Q-Rosh wrote:

Cool stuff!!

Thanks all! No vocoder -- moved the timing markers in Ableton and used re-pitch mode.

January 11, 2016 4:52 pm

pretty good smile

January 11, 2016 4:53 pm

whoa.... a groovy kind of twister for time markers... excellent!

January 11, 2016 9:15 pm

This is really weird-good. I'm really enjoying how unsettling it all is.

January 11, 2016 9:44 pm

Granular? Time stretched? Sounds really great, really!!!

Glad to see you back in WB for another year, Jim smile

January 11, 2016 9:46 pm

Great, uneasy stuff--and up to your high standards!  That you're doing it with warp markers...that shows a level of commitment.  In the time stretch algorithm, I'm hearing some stuff that reminds me of the striation method in Tidal, with which I played a bit this past fall. 

January 11, 2016 10:35 pm

Awesome stuff, Jim.

January 12, 2016 1:39 am

Jim's back to insert psilocybin into my brain.  Glad you're back.

January 12, 2016 6:26 am

Very nice. The way you've situated what should be a disarming sentiment squarely into uncanny valley with the artificial voices and then proceeded to hack at them and disfigure is wonderfully menacing. It's especially effective pitted against the very stable E minor progression. And the limited source material is definitely a thing I'm very into in my own work. I like it.

January 12, 2016 11:03 am

OH yes -fab!

January 12, 2016 2:06 pm

Great work Jim! Nice to see you back smile

January 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Droid-ON wrote:

pretty good smile

colorful grey wrote:

whoa.... a groovy kind of twister for time markers... excellent!

scottux wrote:

This is really weird-good. I'm really enjoying how unsettling it all is.

laguna wrote:

Granular? Time stretched? Sounds really great, really!!!

Glad to see you back in WB for another year, Jim smile

onezero wrote:

Great, uneasy stuff--and up to your high standards!  That you're doing it with warp markers...that shows a level of commitment.  In the time stretch algorithm, I'm hearing some stuff that reminds me of the striation method in Tidal, with which I played a bit this past fall.

cfurrow wrote:

Awesome stuff, Jim.

rdomain wrote:

Jim's back to insert psilocybin into my brain.  Glad you're back.

kevanatkins wrote:

Very nice. The way you've situated what should be a disarming sentiment squarely into uncanny valley with the artificial voices and then proceeded to hack at them and disfigure is wonderfully menacing. It's especially effective pitted against the very stable E minor progression. And the limited source material is definitely a thing I'm very into in my own work. I like it.

Tristan Louth-Robins wrote:

OH yes -fab!

Tomavatars wrote:

Great work Jim! Nice to see you back smile

Thank you guys! I'm very happy to be back.

January 13, 2016 12:23 am

Yep, no reason at all.

January 13, 2016 8:53 pm

Almost reminds me of Twin Peaks

January 14, 2016 12:28 am

Great to hear your alien vocal manipulations again!

January 15, 2016 6:39 pm
Ipaghost wrote:

Yep, no reason at all.

Pieces of Eight wrote:

Almost reminds me of Twin Peaks

CosmicCairns wrote:

Great to hear your alien vocal manipulations again!

Thanks!!!

January 17, 2016 6:12 pm

Great to see you back here jim! And who isnt afraid for another whirl in this cranival of demented dreams

January 18, 2016 12:32 am

Compelling stuff. No other words to describe it!

January 19, 2016 9:20 am

Freaking fantastic. I find your interest in tonality really fascinating, given how far away from the source you take your material. Wonderful stuff.

January 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Mr Mort wrote:

Great to see you back here jim! And who isnt afraid for another whirl in this cranival of demented dreams

Diagamblic wrote:

Compelling stuff. No other words to describe it!

Thanks! It's a pleasure to be amongst such talented company.

vinpous wrote:

Freaking fantastic. I find your interest in tonality really fascinating, given how far away from the source you take your material. Wonderful stuff.

I may be married to tonality, but I do cheat occasionally...

January 20, 2016 9:43 am

creepy yikes hehehe

January 25, 2016 7:27 pm

very cool what you did with the voices, thanks for sharing your method with that too!

December 5, 2016 5:17 pm

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