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Hands

By scottux on February 18, 2018 6:33 pm

Another procedurally generated song, tuned by hand, generated by maths, and fiddled with mildly for optimal woosh.

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

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February 19, 2018 4:03 pm

very nice mods, maybe a bit over the top

February 19, 2018 4:35 pm
underground Luau wrote:

very nice mods, maybe a bit over the top


Thanks for the feedback! What kinds of things would you think would help it stop being too much? Is it a problem of too many instruments, or are you talking about the tape warble being too wobbly?

February 19, 2018 10:57 pm
scottux wrote:
underground Luau wrote:

very nice mods, maybe a bit over the top


Thanks for the feedback! What kinds of things would you think would help it stop being too much? Is it a problem of too many instruments, or are you talking about the tape warble being too wobbly?

yeah i'm talking about the wobble. its a great effect i like the aesthetic it gives and the style you're going for, but i almost view this as an abuse of the effect to the point where its a little distracting as it dominates the piece. my initial thought of a solution would be to lessen the wobble at times or to only apply the effect to 1 or 2 instruments. obviously all just my opinion good luck!

February 20, 2018 12:45 am
underground Luau wrote:
scottux wrote:
underground Luau wrote:

very nice mods, maybe a bit over the top


Thanks for the feedback! What kinds of things would you think would help it stop being too much? Is it a problem of too many instruments, or are you talking about the tape warble being too wobbly?

yeah i'm talking about the wobble. its a great effect i like the aesthetic it gives and the style you're going for, but i almost view this as an abuse of the effect to the point where its a little distracting as it dominates the piece. my initial thought of a solution would be to lessen the wobble at times or to only apply the effect to 1 or 2 instruments. obviously all just my opinion good luck!


Yeah I think I agree a bit now that I'm more removed from the writing process part, where everything is comparative and you kinda can't tell what's good anymore because it's just about what's better than what you just had...

I did go for more warble than I tend to, but whoops smile

February 20, 2018 1:02 pm

It's like the beginning of a really old movie.

What did you use for generation?

February 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Devieus wrote:

It's like the beginning of a really old movie.

What did you use for generation?


Created a chain of midi tools in Ableton. A Left hand for bassline/chord structuring, and a right hand at a faster subdivision. Basic signal flow was a C note held for the duration of the song, and then that fed into an Arpeggiator at the appropriate subdivision, a midi random, a midi scale/quantizer with dialed in values, and a random velocity for the right hand.

February 21, 2018 7:56 am

I see, so you didn't use an external module for it?

February 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Devieus wrote:

I see, so you didn't use an external module for it?


No, though I was inspired by the monome Orca and Meadowphysics behaviors in the crafting of those midi chains.

March 6, 2018 3:06 pm

Really cool way to generate all of this.  I have never tried it myself.  I think the wobbly effect is cool and adds a nice deteriorated feel. 

March 7, 2018 4:04 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool way to generate all of this.  I have never tried it myself.  I think the wobbly effect is cool and adds a nice deteriorated feel.


I toy around with it from time to time. I'm fascinated by the idea of synthesizing my musical knowledge into something I could have ostensibly written by hand. Nowhere near that yet though!

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