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Universe in Your Spine

By miraclemiles on September 9, 2018 8:41 pm

Time to get a little weird and abstract. Most of this track used Seurat Midi, a "generative music tool for and automated sample browser" for Ableton Live. Used some of their provided samples (yay for clarinet!! and zither!!). For voice I wanted to have multiple people adding words and phrases, maybe with a theme, then use Seurat to create some generative poetry. As a test run, I read a translation of a Hafiz poem. I ended up running out of time, so used that for the voice here. I added some percussion, an some subs. The drone is coming from taking the output of drum samples in Seurat, then running through Behr's ResoDub free device for Live, which is awesome for generative droniness. It can take a little time to set up all the samples, then Seurat can be a little finicky, but it gets some unexpected, random results, and I think the potential is great. Deconstructing / reverse engineering some of these devices to see how they build them is good learning experience for Live as well.
Great interview, where I first hears about this: https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/jason-grier-demonstration-disc/
Website with samples, and Seurat device: http://hem.rocks/
Behr ResoDub: https://gumroad.com/l/GMSpI


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September 10, 2018 10:58 pm

Yeah there are some cool sounds here.  I love the panning/delay effect on the vocals.  That's a really sweet effect.

September 10, 2018 11:12 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Yeah there are some cool sounds here.  I love the panning/delay effect on the vocals.  That's a really sweet effect.

Thanks very much, yeah that panning is really fun.

September 11, 2018 3:48 am

The done sound is very nice, thanks for posting the process and the links

September 11, 2018 7:52 pm

Wow, this is great. Must check out Seurat.

September 11, 2018 9:34 pm

Zither sounds awesome.

September 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

The done sound is very nice, thanks for posting the process and the links

Yes! hope you find some use from those tools. The reso-dub is super for drones! I use Behr's Santuri Safari instruments a lot too (a pack he releases with some african string and percussion)

Jim Wood wrote:

Wow, this is great. Must check out Seurat.

Thanks, yes I hope you do ... can't wait to hear results if you do!

orangedrink wrote:

Zither sounds awesome.

Yeah, thanks. I really gotta learn more about the zither ... can't even really to picture what one looks like right now ... to the Web I go!

September 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Amazing stuff!  Very William S Burroughs, if he had used Abelton. The drone and snare work are fantastic.

September 17, 2018 12:00 am
NWSPR wrote:

Amazing stuff!  Very William S Burroughs, if he had used Abelton. The drone and snare work are fantastic.

Thanks! I'm a Burroughs fan, was thinking of his cut up technique with this, I almost read some Burroughs lines for my test cut ups actually. I like the idea of him using Ableton, hard to imagine, yet who knows ....  smile.

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