I don't think I will be making a video every week but I did make one for week one of 2018 just now:

Week 2:

Should have used a fixed aperture.

very nice modular sounds smile

This weeks vid!

been busy with emergency househunting/moving, so it's just a performance video and not a tutorial/weeklybeatsbehindthescenes/pseudovlog this time around

https://weeklybeats.com/skueue/music/xenon

Last edited by Skueue (January 15, 2018 5:04 am)

Week 02: 'alien youth orchestra'
https://weeklybeats.com/rangel/music/al … -orchestra


Last edited by ALEXANDroid (January 15, 2018 2:49 am)

Week 2 from me.

@Kohlhofer
really like the (presumably plonk or rings?) plucking sounds and the polyrhythms, the detuned sounding quiet melody part in the background adds a lot to the emotional quality of the sound

reminds me of:
the akira soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpDvtIt6Lsc

Possible directions you could have taken:
I'm interested to know how you would have taken this into another completely different 'section' if you wanted to create a strongly contrasting alternate "side" to the song, to create juxtaposition

Something I would do near the end is open up all the decay envelopes to max and really let the melodic content grow into something huge, perhaps reverb could do the trick too but it'd be a shame to smear out those beautiful transients, I'm keen to know what you think as far as progressing this piece into other 'sections' since when I used modular, it was the primary thing I struggled with

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@rANGEL
Really like the mood of this, seems like some sort of tripped out hong kong artsy thriller/horror movie music
video being at 60fps is really great for creating that otherworldy psychedlic sensation with the visuals

reminds me of:
the lain soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otUN-OdlpS8
so many anime soundtracks, I'm seriously outting myself as an otaku today '_-

Possible directions you could have taken:
maybe add some very different sections to juxtapose? not sure what I'd do, maybe hold some of the 'notes'(drones) that came in for a little longer and add some emotional anchor to everything? perhaps go super steady with the beat for a short time and then go back into the stutter'y random side?

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@Tristan Louth-Robins
I wish this went for a little longer, I feel like the good parts of a track like this are to be able to put yourself into a unique sound world and just sit in it for a good while, and the shortness was a bit abrupt

also the visuals felt a little disconnected from the track, but just the fact that you're willing to go out into the world and record stuff is a huge deal and really positive

so I'd say just get longer shots so you can tie it in the with music in editing a little easier

reminds me of: Mego editions sorta stuff like this
Klara Lewis - Ett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvKi61ha2KQ

Possible directions you could have taken:
I would have added a few more layers of sound design on top, really thicken the sound out a bit and give yourself some more channels to play with, bring some elements in and out, try to think of a 'goal' as to where to take it, somewhere to start and somewhere to finish

or alternatively, make the choice to just have it sit in the one place, but maximise the 'effect' of that space

Last edited by Skueue (January 15, 2018 2:06 am)

Thank you, @Skueue!

Thanks for the comments and advice, @Skueue! Appreciate it!

Skueue wrote:

@Kohlhofer
really like the (presumably plonk or rings?) plucking sounds and the polyrhythms, the detuned sounding quiet melody part in the background adds a lot to the emotional quality of the sound

reminds me of:
the akira soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpDvtIt6Lsc

Possible directions you could have taken:
I'm interested to know how you would have taken this into another completely different 'section' if you wanted to create a strongly contrasting alternate "side" to the song, to create juxtaposition

Something I would do near the end is open up all the decay envelopes to max and really let the melodic content grow into something huge, perhaps reverb could do the trick too but it'd be a shame to smear out those beautiful transients, I'm keen to know what you think as far as progressing this piece into other 'sections' since when I used modular, it was the primary thing I struggled with

Wow. Thank you for the elaborate critique. Very much appreciated! The "wood blocks" are indeed from the excellent Plonk. The Akira "feel" is no accident–I got a gorgeous Vinyl edition of the sound track the other day. The title of this track is made up but loosely derived from Akira, too.

I have experimented with drastic modular variations within a track but it is challenging. Especially on a small system. I am mostly interested in building the machine that makes the music on the modular. You see me in the video making only very minor adjustments while the piece meanders all by itself. Traditional composition seems better suited for other instruments. 

I appreciate the feedback very much. I may attempt a more sectional piece in a future week!

Three weeks, three tracks, three videos. This one won’t be the most exciting. In keeping with the music smile

@Kohlhofer
I like the track and the visuals (although minimal) gave me a sense of being there in the room, I got nostalgic sensations of putting on a tape which suited the music quite well, I especially like that you didn't cut it short and kept the unloading of the tape at the end

Your choice to keep the audio from the room including the tape button noises was a good one

The warbly pitch shifting effect sounded good
not sure if it was from the tape player or part of the recording, but it fit the vibe

reminds me of:
Maeror Tri - Myein
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmCoA8BxlU

Possible directions you could have taken:
This clip successfully sets out to do everything that (I think) was intended, so there is nothing to add or remove, good work!

Last edited by Skueue (January 22, 2018 1:16 am)

still moving house so just another music video clip this week

https://weeklybeats.com/skueue/music/lycanid

Last edited by Skueue (January 23, 2018 7:14 am)

Week 03: https://weeklybeats.com/rangel/music/fu … c-ensemble

I haven't been posting them here but I've done a weekly vid so far.  If it's a hardware performance, I plan on filming it.  Here's the last one I did.  Cheers!

No video from me this week ( still because of moving house reasons )