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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: My first drone
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This is a recording of my first (intentional) drone.
Or is it? I mean is it a drone? When is a piece of recorded sound a drone?
Are there rules or/and standards so you might say: This is a drone and that isn't?
https://youtu.be/SszKREMydsA
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Not sure if I would call it a drone, but I do like the sound of it Very Happy
Almost sounds like you have something mechanical going on.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That was one of my questions: When is a piece of music 'a drone' or why wouldn't you call this a drone?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't think there are any real rules for it or a clear definition that everybody would agree on so I can only speak for myself.
For me personally drones are mostly about long sustained notes that slowly change over time. At least that's the basic gist
of it. For over a year I have been playing music from project "droning" by Louigi Verona every friday on the radio stream
and not all of his drones actually contain long sustained notes. Some of those I personally wouldn't call drones but there
are others that I would still consider to be "droney" which I think has to do with a certain repetition.

I think if you would slow the sequencer way down in your patch and add some long delays to it so the steps merge into
eachother it could actually make a very nice drone.

Anyway here are some drones I made which might give you an idea of what I consider to be a drone:
SunDrone
Ominous Drones
OHM
osQ
SawDrone
3D roning
Prayer Drone

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh nice!

I'd call it a noodle ... a noodle being a self playing patch.

Make 'm longer!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The advantage being .. a noodle has no rules .. as long as the synth does it all.

Edit: the disadvantage being .. when you record a noodle .. its never as nice as when you just listened .. for some odd reason ...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That was very nice! I agree on making it longer. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am somewhat familiar with your work, pHobos, but I thougt it was your stile of creating drones.
My thought was that a drone was a patch that uses little or no input from the performer and evolve more or less constant over time.
But thanks for clearing that out!
Come to think of it: it is analogous with playing the didgerido where you play a more or less constant tone using circular breathing. This is called the drone too Wink
edit: Ah, Jan, thanks, a noodle... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
The advantage being .. a noodle has no rules .. as long as the synth does it all.

Edit: the disadvantage being .. when you record a noodle .. its never as nice as when you just listened .. for some odd reason ...


Does the act of recording change something at a quantum level, perhaps?

BTW Grumble I liked your piece. Sounds like a living machine.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

gasboss775 wrote:
Does the act of recording change something at a quantum level, perhaps?
yes Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Quantum-mechanics says so Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

https://youtu.be/26_WCDsnTv8
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah, weather imitations Cool

Sounds good!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Noodle hmm? Shocked
I would like to construct a drone but that doesn't seem to work out for me Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Heh, dont worry, just do your thing. Things are named only so they can be copied, no?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

a drone...


within.wav
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice track :-)

Could you, on a next occasion, post it as an mp3? or when worried about lost bits maybe as a flac file.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sure can do! its big huh? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

heh .. even on that supposedly 50 Mbit link at work it was slow .. but I guess it was actually the server bandwidth being the bottleneck.
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