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Zo Onup Do

By Devieus on April 5, 2020 6:33 pm

I've converted my generator to make meditative music now for personal reasons. It's mostly trimming away a bunch of stuff, but I still have to work on the sound design a bit. I could use some feedback on that.

For the purposes of making it sort of a listenable song, I doubled the tempo, so imagine this being half tempo or just relax with what there is.

I also changed the title generation, just a slight change in pattern.

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April 6, 2020 12:04 am

this is really calming big_smile cool and peaceful, wavelike

April 6, 2020 12:06 am

Ah that's a very drastic change in energy! I like it though, the sound has a very breathy quality to it, like a didgeridoo!

April 6, 2020 12:10 am

some more beat and some old funksamples added and it could be a great daft punk like track big_smile good joob devieus!

April 6, 2020 1:08 am

Sounds like the ocean run through some kind of electronic digitizer.  Very relaxing for sure.

April 6, 2020 1:38 am

Wow, this is awesome! I love how chill this is, and how soft the sounds are. Getting PS2 startup screen vibes.

April 6, 2020 1:45 am

Wait, what do you mean you made this with your generator?  I’m going to need an explanation on this.

April 6, 2020 6:41 am
ngineer wrote:

this is really calming big_smile cool and peaceful, wavelike

Thanks, took some manual effort still, but then that's usually how things get in the generator.

Gab Manette wrote:

Ah that's a very drastic change in energy! I like it though, the sound has a very breathy quality to it, like a didgeridoo!

It does, but I'm not sure if it's breathy enough. Or at least floaty enough.

Anthony D. wrote:

some more beat and some old funksamples added and it could be a great daft punk like track big_smile good job devieus!

There are so many ways this song can go, basically everywhere. Even ballroom.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Sounds like the ocean run through some kind of electronic digitizer.  Very relaxing for sure.

It's a vocal formant filter, though the actual sea part is just a noise sound with a big ol' attack envelope.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Wow, this is awesome! I love how chill this is, and how soft the sounds are. Getting PS2 startup screen vibes.

Maximum chill is a good direction to go for meditative, kinda useful to prevent people getting mad and frustrated when dealing with save files.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Wait, what do you mean you made this with your generator?  I’m going to need an explanation on this.

I have a generator, it makes music. It's a procedural music composition generator written in Python, it's been writing all my music this year. I can change parameters and whatnot whenever I want, so I made it make meditative music.

So basically sciencey stuff make beep boop.

April 6, 2020 8:02 am

I love that your generator is capable of such a range of different sounds and music. This piece is really great. Like tripping through a desert at night time (I've never done that, but the image came to mind for some reason. Could be a Dune thing.)

April 6, 2020 9:37 am

definitely very pleasant to listen to. sounds like a robot meditating on the beach. great. love it. more of this please.

April 6, 2020 6:58 pm

Damn, this is awesome! Sounds totally different. Like waves crashing on the beaches of Titan (or some other moon that isn't frozen).  I don't know what I could tell you in the form of feedback. It's sounds very complete in this stripped down format. Maybe some ambient flutter in a high register as an organic element (like seagulls overhead).  I am not describing that very well but this variation already sounds much warmer and organic, I can envision another instrument in the background at higher octave range. Nice work!

April 6, 2020 7:15 pm

This definitely brings me peace.  Hope it's working for you too. big_smile

April 6, 2020 8:35 pm
hent03 wrote:

I love that your generator is capable of such a range of different sounds and music. This piece is really great. Like tripping through a desert at night time (I've never done that, but the image came to mind for some reason. Could be a Dune thing.)

If it can be done in LMMS, my generator can make it happen. It'll need wrangling though.
I was in a desert at night once, it doesn't sound or feel anything like this.

Q-Rosh wrote:

definitely very pleasant to listen to. sounds like a robot meditating on the beach. great. love it. more of this please.

I guess I got the meditation part down at least. I'll definitely be working on this for a while.

NWSPR wrote:

Damn, this is awesome! Sounds totally different. Like waves crashing on the beaches of Titan (or some other moon that isn't frozen).  I don't know what I could tell you in the form of feedback. It's sounds very complete in this stripped down format. Maybe some ambient flutter in a high register as an organic element (like seagulls overhead).  I am not describing that very well but this variation already sounds much warmer and organic, I can envision another instrument in the background at higher octave range. Nice work!

Thanks, I was thinking of doing something like that. I don't want to typecast it as a beach thing, but even forests have birds.

Reilly Farrell wrote:

This definitely brings me peace.  Hope it's working for you too. big_smile

I find peace in other things, but if it brings peace to others, then it's done its job.

April 6, 2020 9:06 pm

That’s awesome man.  Sorry,  haha I’m an idiot.  I thought you meant you used like a physical energy generator as an oscillator or something.

April 6, 2020 11:15 pm

This is really soothing. Could use a little more variation on each note, like maybe change the chorus speed/depth, and it was a little brassier/brighter than I felt like suited the mood. Overall I really enjoyed it though.

April 7, 2020 4:08 am

So calming... my dog and i are just relaxing together, enjoying the feeling of letting this
wash over us...

April 7, 2020 7:25 pm

It's singing its song. Chanting really. It's working, I feel meditative. Yeah, some lower frequency drone would do a lot in this headspace, but some little birds would be welcome to stop by as well.

April 11, 2020 4:28 am
Chrisfoo wrote:

That’s awesome man.  Sorry,  haha I’m an idiot.  I thought you meant you used like a physical energy generator as an oscillator or something.

That could work too, it'd be tricky to make them do all the work, but it'd probably work well as an RNG.

license wrote:

This is really soothing. Could use a little more variation on each note, like maybe change the chorus speed/depth, and it was a little brassier/brighter than I felt like suited the mood. Overall I really enjoyed it though.

I think that's just the effect of the plug-in. Others are going to sound way better or worse.

frostyjr2 wrote:

So calming... my dog and i are just relaxing together, enjoying the feeling of letting this
wash over us...

A great way to stay inside for sure.

miraclemiles wrote:

It's singing its song. Chanting really. It's working, I feel meditative. Yeah, some lower frequency drone would do a lot in this headspace, but some little birds would be welcome to stop by as well.

I should check that out someday. The drone should be easy enough, but sound design on birds might take a bit.

April 11, 2020 5:48 pm

enjoying the relaxation waves!

April 11, 2020 6:28 pm

April 12, 2020 8:50 am

I love the slow mood of this, like a work of a string quartet under the waves. Great stuff!

April 12, 2020 8:44 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

enjoying the relaxation waves!

Surf's up.

Ipaghost wrote:

Even the colors are right.

Ashen Simian wrote:

I love the slow mood of this, like a work of a string quartet under the waves. Great stuff!

That's how you know it's meditative.

April 24, 2020 4:52 pm

I can see this being useful for meditation. Listening to noise machines, apps or actual machines, I always heard the cycling of the 10-20 second samples and became stressed  each time a raindrop pattern replayed. Has meditation been something you've practiced, or are getting into as of late?

April 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Anon_Buster wrote:

I can see this being useful for meditation. Listening to noise machines, apps or actual machines, I always heard the cycling of the 10-20 second samples and became stressed  each time a raindrop pattern replayed. Has meditation been something you've practiced, or are getting into as of late?

It's a scheme. It's something I've been working on to plan out some semblance of a future in my life together with a psychologist.

Plus I get to listen to meditative music whenever I want.

I never really had a problem finding my middle, so I don't need to actively meditate.

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