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Now It Doesn't Have To Be

By Jim Wood on February 4, 2016 2:10 am

Voice: Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) Quick and Dirty Tricks podcast "Forensic Linguistics," run through M4L ck.reflex.

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February 8, 2016 12:33 am

Really nice work. Still chopped-up, but not (quite) as extreme as some of your work. But the spatialisation and character of the piece are just lovely.

February 8, 2016 12:47 am

I would love to see a video tutorial or even a non-video tutorial showing how the heck you make stuff like this.  It's amazing.

February 8, 2016 12:53 am

I like when the big synth part kicks in around a minute or so in.  And the crazy vocal sounds are awesome as usual.

February 8, 2016 4:31 am

Brimming with character.. she even says "characteristic"! Awesome to hear how you build harmony around and with the samples

February 8, 2016 5:13 pm
vinpous wrote:

Really nice work. Still chopped-up, but not (quite) as extreme as some of your work. But the spatialisation and character of the piece are just lovely.

Ah, Vince, you're always there to keep me from getting too complacent. Much appreciated.

Edmund Snyder wrote:

I would love to see a video tutorial or even a non-video tutorial showing how the heck you make stuff like this.  It's amazing.

You'd probably find the actual process rather boring. I've built up a series of procedures like tempo changes, consonance-dissonance, sound-silence, etc. that I start with. Then, as my friend Sasha says, "This will require extensive dickage."

CosmicCairns wrote:

I like when the big synth part kicks in around a minute or so in.  And the crazy vocal sounds are awesome as usual.

Brackleforth wrote:

Brimming with character.. she even says "characteristic"! Awesome to hear how you build harmony around and with the samples

Thank you, guys!

February 9, 2016 12:41 am

Sounds like glados a bit!

February 9, 2016 1:32 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Sounds like glados a bit!

Glados? Is that a group or a skin condition?

February 9, 2016 3:11 am
Jim Wood wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

Sounds like glados a bit!

Glados? Is that a group or a skin condition?


It's like a skin group condition

February 9, 2016 9:58 am

Love it! It's unassumingly foreboding. Really interesting character, is, tic.

February 9, 2016 4:12 pm

Great balance between being experimental and still very listenable!

February 9, 2016 4:25 pm
Lyons wrote:

Love it! It's unassumingly foreboding. Really interesting character, is, tic.

I see wha,t, y,ou, did there. ;-)

Plantrain wrote:

Great balance between being experimental and still very listenable!

Thanks! I wanted to give GG a good showpiece; she's always a good source of material.

February 9, 2016 8:50 pm

Yeah, good one. I love how you really get into these techniques and explore them further with your tracks. You're progressing somehow. For some reason, the image I'm always getting is people (musicians) diggins themselves through these mountains of their music.

February 9, 2016 9:03 pm
colorful grey wrote:

Yeah, good one. I love how you really get into these techniques and explore them further with your tracks. You're progressing somehow. For some reason, the image I'm always getting is people (musicians) diggins themselves through these mountains of their music.

I think the amount of music online is such that no-one could possibly ever listen to even a tiny fraction of it. :-)))))

February 10, 2016 3:04 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I like when the big synth part kicks in around a minute or so in.  And the crazy vocal sounds are awesome as usual.

me too!

February 10, 2016 5:56 pm

Wow. I am impressed.
This is totaly futuristic.

February 10, 2016 6:55 pm

February 10, 2016 11:57 pm

Nice! Just a touch ominous. Like the "unassumingly foreboding" description comment - sounds about right. Super vocal treatment as usual. Going to look up GG podcast.

February 11, 2016 2:55 pm
Ipaghost wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

Sounds like glados a bit!

Glados? Is that a group or a skin condition?


It's like a skin group condition

+1 Great Portal reference! And great work Jim, you've inspired me to get out my trusty hardware sampler and mangle!

February 12, 2016 6:07 pm

This really makes me regret selling my Kaoss Pad...very cool

February 12, 2016 11:27 pm
Sodabelly wrote:

This really makes me regret selling my Kaoss Pad...very cool

I don't have a Kaoss Pad, but there're so many other ways to get similar results ;-))

February 14, 2016 10:19 am

Gathers pace as it progresses, another great track. Excellent.

February 15, 2016 2:12 am

You inspired me to try to achieve some similar results (minus the fantasitic Max routing) with an MPC. THis piece is really experimental yet very accesible. Soundwise, your stuff always push us forward

March 1, 2016 9:16 pm

Superb!

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