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By Skueue on January 6, 2018 10:09 am

Party Written, Partly Generative, Live Microtonal Track using the Following Ratios


Played Live in Puredata to a multitrack recording, then edited heavily in post

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

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January 8, 2018 5:19 am

crunch city!

January 8, 2018 1:16 pm

So sharp!

January 8, 2018 1:17 pm

(Texture-wise I mean lol)

January 8, 2018 3:58 pm

Ahh. Love th approach and looking forward  to hearing more!

January 9, 2018 5:53 am

I think you pretty much mastered algorave.
keen your here on weeklybeats this year - catch ya next week!

P.S - awesome video too smile

January 14, 2018 3:34 am

thanks for the kind words everyone ^_^

January 14, 2018 9:15 am

Excellent work with the microtonal tuning and tones.  Very enjoyable.  Was there a lot of chopping up in the editing stage and you used PD mostly as a sound source and scale creation?

January 14, 2018 12:55 pm

yeah so I took out a few bars here and there, played with the volume levels a bit, then eq and compression, did a tiny bit of effect automation with reverb, and a little bit of distortion too, obvs nowhere near as much as in your track '_-

for pd I built a software clone of all the eurorack oscillators I've owned, so there are some 'cyclebox' 'dual wave' 'morphing terrarium' and 'fmvdo' style tones

drums are also just simple synthesis method, noise -> filter -> vca w/envelopes

scales are from a database of scales I made that, remap a tonne (currently 98) of microtonal scales to a 12 note 'octave'

scales are fed through a 'constrainer' that assigns functional harmony roles (which gets all fucked up, because it's microtonal, not twelve tone) but still give the melodic progression that cinematic sense of 'progression' that I'm going for

there's a live video for next weeks (tomorrows) track, that shows how I play it live, I have 16 tracks of drums and melodies going at all time and just punch each channel in and out, and make macro modifiers to change the key/mode/timbre/envelope/filter on the fly

January 14, 2018 4:36 pm

Awesome to hear something unusual like this. Fav!

+xxx respect points for generative approach and live performance.

January 15, 2018 11:54 am

Wow - intense.  Ratios are super interesting with the way they layer.

January 15, 2018 12:27 pm

I've been interested in generative music for a super long time, I started with making a guitar chord generator using excel, then moved to nord modular, then to pd, then to eurorack for a few years, and now back to pd

I like how teaching a computer to generate good music requires you to know the theory behind what you're trying to acheive 100%

thanks! there are still a lot of vanilla ratios in this scale (sus2, 4th, and 5th, are preserved in at least one of the keys) which makes it really easy to take it 'out' of harmony and sound all metal, then bring it back in to the home key for maximum resolution

January 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Woah. Mind opened! Fav.

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