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Secret

By onezero on August 21, 2016 8:36 pm

I started working on a funk track this week, and then...took a radical turn into dark ambient territory.  I abandoned the loops I had--they didn't seem to lead to much--and instead I did a few passes with my Pure Data randomized pitch-shifting network (random pitch shift, pan, delay, ring mod, time-to-update, and maximum parameters), and imported those into Live at different speeds.  All tracks but one went through the modulation delay network I did in Max/MSP, and the exception (which sounds like speech through radio interference, but was just rapid shift and modulation) went to a convolution reverb.  (The modulation delay cascaded into that same reverb.)

Everything got some high-pass filter and 2-bus compression, as well as a notch across the board around 3K to keep it from being an icepick.

The title comes from some free association on the atmosphere of the piece. (Later I realized it might be inaudible on small speakers, which does add to the secrecy.)

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August 22, 2016 8:51 am

Mind altering stuff! Feels like being completely submersed.

August 24, 2016 3:02 pm

this is really a cool track. Well done; Takes you to outer space!

August 25, 2016 1:45 am

Wonderful tension. All that processing really works!

August 25, 2016 7:03 am

Very cool track.  Nicely executed from a technical standpoint too.

August 25, 2016 2:53 pm

Superb. I could bathe in this for hours.

August 25, 2016 4:51 pm

Nice, very nice...

As always a really informative text to go with it.  Respect!!!

August 27, 2016 10:48 pm

sounds great on my crappy earbuds - can't wait to download & listen with my nice headphones!

September 19, 2016 1:53 am
Max Normal wrote:

Mind altering stuff! Feels like being completely submersed.

dj someguy wrote:

this is really a cool track. Well done; Takes you to outer space!

Jim Wood wrote:

Wonderful tension. All that processing really works!

rdomain wrote:

Very cool track.  Nicely executed from a technical standpoint too.

mysterioso wrote:

Superb. I could bathe in this for hours.

GrainBastard wrote:

Nice, very nice...

As always a really informative text to go with it.  Respect!!!

is nothing sacred? wrote:

sounds great on my crappy earbuds - can't wait to download & listen with my nice headphones!

Thank you all for listening!  Glad you liked it!

October 15, 2016 5:51 pm

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