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Disorder in the Orchestra

By Devieus on May 4, 2018 2:03 pm

A few weeks back I did Muzakal Flourish where I mentioned using a random automator to choose instruments, so naturally the next logical step would be to use a random automator to change instruments. So I did. It's interesting, like having an orchestra of a great many members each playing at most two notes or so. It'll also sound completely different every time you record it.

I also added a piano track with what I'm starting to feel is my sorta thing, a kind of mix between black midi and genuine piano play; sort of like Conlon Nancarrow, but more structured (I might get more into that at some point). So gray midi, not quite filling the staff with notes, but definitely something you'd need a computer or at least two people to play (see also MMM).

So I guess look out for more of that, I might explain in music theoretical reasons why I dig it.

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May 7, 2018 12:08 am

Oh my goodness, it's like tuning a radio. This is pretty damn cool lmao

May 7, 2018 12:49 am

interesting effect!

May 7, 2018 2:05 am

May 7, 2018 4:24 am

The orchestra held together surprisingly well despite the disorder! The multitudinous music is here!!

May 7, 2018 7:38 am

This is so cool... sounds really fresh!!

May 7, 2018 8:56 am
Mortistar wrote:

Oh my goodness, it's like tuning a radio. This is pretty damn cool lmao

Battle for the airwaves, transitions are never this solid here. Enjoy.

underground Luau wrote:

interesting effect!

Yea, it's really a show-stopper. I can play this on loop in my DAW and it'll sound different every time.

kaedo sevaada wrote:

Such a cute little band.

gpsychosis wrote:

The orchestra held together surprisingly well despite the disorder! The multitudinous music is here!!

I think that's because it's just one note at a time (technically two since it's stacked an octave, but who's counting), they'll start tripping over one another if I add a second track though.

Bleeoop wrote:

This is so cool... sounds really fresh!!

Thanks. I like thinking outside the box to get some new ideas going.

May 7, 2018 9:46 am

Great idea and result. Well executed.

May 7, 2018 3:12 pm

love the outcome! it's such a fun feel, and is well written

May 7, 2018 9:08 pm

I really like the idea of the sounds changing with each recording or performance. Comes together very nicely in the second half where the pace of change slows and drums and piano take a more controlling position. Keep the chaos coming!

May 7, 2018 10:16 pm

A new genre: Coherent chaos. Actually, more on the coherent side. And great fun.

May 7, 2018 11:16 pm

Almost like a dimensional-shift orchestra! What a novel idea, the result is thoroughly enjoyable, well done big_smile

May 8, 2018 12:38 am

It's quite disorienting but hangs together really well.  A very cool effect indeed.

May 8, 2018 7:24 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

Great idea and result. Well executed.

Thanks, it was only logical.

strolts wrote:

love the outcome! it's such a fun feel, and is well written

Enjoy. I do like writing these chords like that, they always feel so powerful.

NWSPR wrote:

I really like the idea of the sounds changing with each recording or performance. Comes together very nicely in the second half where the pace of change slows and drums and piano take a more controlling position. Keep the chaos coming!

I think it's because I removed the flourishes between the quarter notes in the track and added a drum. I'd give you the files, but I'm pretty sure you don't use LMMS.

Jim Wood wrote:

A new genre: Coherent chaos. Actually, more on the coherent side. And great fun.

Next time I'll add a second track.

Gab Manette wrote:

Almost like a dimensional-shift orchestra! What a novel idea, the result is thoroughly enjoyable, well done big_smile

Cheers. I never heard it before either, but it felt like such a logical step.

CosmicCairns wrote:

It's quite disorienting but hangs together really well.  A very cool effect indeed.

Agreed, definitely a keeper and something to top.

May 8, 2018 9:59 am

Organized chaos!!  Like it!

May 9, 2018 2:03 am

SPLENDOR

May 9, 2018 4:23 pm

This is wild haha I’d love to see how you did this

May 9, 2018 6:50 pm
LydiaPrimate wrote:

Organized chaos!!  Like it!

You should try it sometime.

starpause wrote:

SPLENDOR

DAZZLE
I don't know what that is, but I guess it serves as a decent representation of the song.

demonzor wrote:

This is wild haha I’d love to see how you did this

For this trick you need a soundfont host and a way to automate what bank that host plays. LMMS comes with both those things; LMMS comes with a whole lot more than that, but basically LMMS can automate any dial, switch, slider, value counter and drop-down menu with either an automation track or an automation LFO that has a random waveform, or god forbid you do it both by connecting any of the LFO dials to an automation track.

I'm just kind of exploring what would possess someone to actually use this feature on the most random stuff. It's been very insightful.

I don't know about the likes of Ableton, Logic Pro or Reaper, though I can tell you Magix Music Maker doesn't do it.

May 13, 2018 1:20 pm

Disorchestra... A mind-bending good time.

May 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Definitely makes me uncomfortable in a glorious and triumphant way.  Really enjoyed the drums coming in 1/2 way.

May 14, 2018 6:11 am
Ryan wrote:

Disorchestra... A mind-bending good time.

Better than drugs.

orangedrink wrote:

Definitely makes me uncomfortable in a glorious and triumphant way.  Really enjoyed the drums coming in 1/2 way.

Thanks. I like it when drums don't take center stage and instead become an instrument all their own.

May 14, 2018 6:30 pm

missed this one last week, that was very fun to listen to.  very creative

May 14, 2018 7:33 pm

this is a really cool effect. i've never done something exactly like this, but i often find myself wanting to "hand off" a batch of midi notes from one instrument to another; you've really taken it to the next level though

May 14, 2018 7:50 pm
mikememo wrote:

missed this one last week, that was very fun to listen to.  very creative

You're welcome. You too can try it.

May 14, 2018 7:54 pm
ahhsumx wrote:

this is a really cool effect. i've never done something exactly like this, but i often find myself wanting to "hand off" a batch of midi notes from one instrument to another; you've really taken it to the next level though

It's not as hard as it seems, you just kinda have to accept this is what you're going to do.

May 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Cool idea and digging those snare rolls in the disorchestra!

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