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Depolarizer (Study)

By onezero on June 23, 2018 3:57 pm

Live improvisation with the third version of my Max/MSP shifter/randomizer patch. This one was a study/rehearsal for my performance at the 2018 PRFBBQ in Chicago.  (That went well...but I double-tapped the record-start, so only a fraction of a second got recorded.  You had to be there to hear that performance...but it's a piece with defined frequencies snd settings, so it's kind of repeatable in structure.)


Title from the role of manganese (element 25) in the early battery the Leclanché cell.

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June 25, 2018 3:46 am

Starts out like sci fi and forms into alien choral music. Curious sounds interrupting the flow in an interesting way. Gets really cool towards the end sweeping in pitch to really low and then up to noise. Very cool!

June 26, 2018 4:03 pm

This is so unique (and very listenable at the same time). Any thoughts about releasing your patch into the wild?

June 27, 2018 3:47 am
NWSPR wrote:

Starts out like sci fi and forms into alien choral music. Curious sounds interrupting the flow in an interesting way. Gets really cool towards the end sweeping in pitch to really low and then up to noise. Very cool!

Thank you!  The extra modulation is one of the big additions here.  I haven't quite gotten a handle on how it operates with some of the other signals...

Jim Wood wrote:

This is so unique (and very listenable at the same time). Any thoughts about releasing your patch into the wild?

Thank you, Jim!  I have some bugs to work out, and it's a UI that might be overwhelming for people--lots of input.  But it's certainly a thought!  Maybe I could do a M4L device...

June 27, 2018 11:47 pm

I like the really subtle distortion with the resonances throughout the track.

Overall, it's a really nice track - really like how the pulses intensify as the track progresses.

Sorry to hear that recording didn't work - that's always frustrating.

June 29, 2018 3:31 am

so sad i missed this in all it's glory live sad  - i did get a text photo of you performing from the josh...

really beautiful piece!

June 29, 2018 11:23 pm

It's really cool to hear these tones interact with each other in unexpected ways.  Sort of like robotic windchimes or something.  Neat stuff.

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