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A Conversation

By Jim Wood on June 24, 2018 5:57 pm

AlterEgo voices Bones and Marie Ork in conflict. Percussion: Startup cycle of my HP printer, as suggested by Gab Manette. Occasionally E Minor.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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June 25, 2018 4:00 am

Vocal synth sounds are amazing, really rhythmic. Your HP rocks. Mine doesn't even print well. Very cool!

June 25, 2018 2:48 pm

Wow... Sound is awesome from the very first second. I guess these hammer like sounds are from your printer... very cool. I love Marie Ork if she's the high voice... You never know with orks big_smile

June 25, 2018 2:57 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Vocal synth sounds are amazing, really rhythmic. Your HP rocks. Mine doesn't even print well. Very cool!

theGuen wrote:

Wow... Sound is awesome from the very first second. I guess these hammer like sounds are from your printer... very cool. I love Marie Ork if she's the high voice... You never know with orks big_smile

There's never a "did I turn on the printer" question. ::)

June 25, 2018 5:41 pm

Awesome incorporation of the printer with lots of other crazy sounds. Love it.

June 26, 2018 2:12 am

I love it! The voice duet is spot on, good contrast/harmony and you've really created a unique atmosphere using the printer, amazing! big_smile

June 26, 2018 1:28 pm

Cool, I like the build up in the beginning, lots of tension, good work

June 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Jim Wood wrote:


There's never a "did I turn on the printer" question. ::)


Did you? I thought "startup cycle" was refering to switch on and calibrating...
No i am curious... What did you do with that printer?

June 26, 2018 7:32 pm

Great printer percussion, great idea. Cool dueling voices vary the mood and imply a story of some sort ... I was thinking about playing with AlterEgo soon, great to hear you using it so well here!

June 26, 2018 7:41 pm
theGuen wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:


There's never a "did I turn on the printer" question. ::)


Did you? I thought "startup cycle" was refering to switch on and calibrating...
No i am curious... What did you do with that printer?

You don't want to know (I was just referring to the racket it makes during startup).

miraclemiles wrote:

Great printer percussion, great idea. Cool dueling voices vary the mood and imply a story of some sort ... I was thinking about playing with AlterEgo soon, great to hear you using it so well here!

Yeah, AlterEgo is an excellent poor-mans substitute for HatsuneMiku.

June 26, 2018 9:25 pm

Excellent use of the printer as percussion instrument, works very well with the voices.

June 27, 2018 6:57 am

This is very cool! The soundscape is perfect... really conjures up an image of an office full of robots working to a deadline smile

June 28, 2018 8:39 am

really great stuff, very creative and fresh sounding. wow.

June 28, 2018 5:32 pm

This is the soundtrack for a dance of nanobots in an elevator shaft. Beautifully done.

June 28, 2018 7:19 pm
Plantrain wrote:

Excellent use of the printer as percussion instrument, works very well with the voices.

Ashen Simian wrote:

This is very cool! The soundscape is perfect... really conjures up an image of an office full of robots working to a deadline smile

Bleeoop wrote:

really great stuff, very creative and fresh sounding. wow.

onezero wrote:

This is the soundtrack for a dance of nanobots in an elevator shaft. Beautifully done.

Full employment for robots!

June 29, 2018 3:29 am

i feel like i turned my ham radio dial & hit a space channel...

June 29, 2018 3:53 pm

Really cool sounds with the HP.  The vocal has such a cool raspiness it reminded me of the bad alien dudes in the Last Starfighter who sometimes sounded like a speak and spell when they died tongue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawtFl_P5lw/  Course I did just re-watch the movie the other night so maybe it's me.  That bassline keeps a nice groove throughout the track too.  Well done!

June 30, 2018 5:25 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

i feel like i turned my ham radio dial & hit a space channel...

If only.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool sounds with the HP.  The vocal has such a cool raspiness it reminded me of the bad alien dudes in the Last Starfighter who sometimes sounded like a speak and spell when they died tongue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawtFl_P5lw/  Course I did just re-watch the movie the other night so maybe it's me.  That bassline keeps a nice groove throughout the track too.  Well done!

Thank you for your comments!

July 1, 2018 5:40 am

Is all that rattling and clicking your printer? It really sets the track off. I find the whole thing quite menacing. Great work.

July 1, 2018 3:13 pm
Ryan wrote:

Is all that rattling and clicking your printer? It really sets the track off. I find the whole thing quite menacing. Great work.

It's guaranteed to wake you up in the morning.

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