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Bus Trax 01 - Mistakes were made

By Strayce on January 21, 2018 10:24 pm

I''ll be  spending a lot of time on buses this year, so I've decided to experiment with ambient bus noise and feedbacky delay things.

Nothing but Reactable Mobile (Android) and Olympus WS-831 recorder. Was supposed to be built entirely from the recorded noise, but I accidentally slipped one of the Reactable builtins in there. I'm out of time and can't re-record it though. See if you can pick it.

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January 22, 2018 4:01 am

January 22, 2018 4:48 am

dystopian future as fuck!
I liked the that it got loud to the point of distortion several times, since I was imagining a silent hill sort of setting it fit in with the mood nicely

was there much variety in the bus sounds to tickle the delay/feedback?

since the second half of the track was much more ambient/sleepsoundtrack-ish, I felt like I got a bonus track for this week too

was the reactable builtin at the (little bit more than) halfway mark? with the chord blast?

January 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Skueue wrote:

dystopian future as fuck!
I liked the that it got loud to the point of distortion several times, since I was imagining a silent hill sort of setting it fit in with the mood nicely

Thanks. I think I've decided that my theme this year is going to be "one-take recordings".


Skueue wrote:

was there much variety in the bus sounds to tickle the delay/feedback?

I ended up falling asleep intermittently while doing a lot of the recording, so I have like three hours of monotone-ish bus noise recorded from various locations around my seat, punctuated with some shuffling noises (me moving and/or moving the recorder) and braking/accellerating/gear change/other sounds. I literally didn't have time to go thru it all when I sat down to do the actual track, so I ended up picking an eight-minute section at more or less random. There's some interesting stuff in there though, I'm pretty sure.

Skueue wrote:

since the second half of the track was much more ambient/sleepsoundtrack-ish, I felt like I got a bonus track for this week too

Maybe this can be a sub-theme smile

Skueue wrote:

was the reactable builtin at the (little bit more than) halfway mark? with the chord blast?

Yeah, you got it. If I had a prize, you'd win it.

January 23, 2018 3:15 pm

I absolutely LOVE the accidental chord blast!

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