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my first g2 song
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: my first g2 song Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

so this is my first g2 song. i wanted to put it up here, because i'm less inspired about the song than i am about the patch (which needs some perfecting, but oh well)

basically, the g2 has allowed me to do the googleplex type electro-jazz stuff, live. the kick drum is triggering the key changes, and then some lfos and s&h objects are being quantized to the corresponding chord changes. sometimes these link to the triggers (which are just being triggered by audio, btw-using duracell's triggering idea, plus filters for snappiness and a s&h for "velocity")

i am also working on using the note sequencers or control sequencers for making more melodic material. also, i'm working on markov chains for this stuff, too (mainly as state changing between melodic phrases) man could i use a decent lookup table!

so enough blabber-there's the file. nate wood on live drums and then me on live nord g2. unmixed, no edits.

http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/58559_giantchunks3rdtry.mp3

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This started a bit like "hmm don't know", but ater listening some more I heard some really nice things. Not exactly sure to me from your description how you did it, but it was a nice listen, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah this sounds great, excellent drumming as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thanks,

yeah, like i said, i'm less excited by the actual song than by the patch.

the patch-there's a sequencer running which has the bass notes-those got sent to my evolver, in paralell to those, there's 6 event sequencers passing on/off notes to each of the notes in the quantizer (so the quantizer changes "keys" in pace to the bass notes)

fed into the quantizer, there's some info generators, like an lfo-lfo chain and a lfo/s&h chain, and the ability for the chain to be triggered by the kick and snare or not.

i have control over 16 cc's, which control the tone, the range of the quantizer, the algorithm for tone generation, the polyphony (one of the switches on an lfo) the shape, speed, and phase of the lfos, and some other things.

thanks for the listens. i am pretty painfully conscious of the weaknesses of the actual song, and am currently trying to implement other, more musical algorithms than just cranking the lfo's up to 11.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

astroid power-up! wrote:
i am pretty painfully conscious[...]


I just hope that you didn't pick such up from my words, I meant to say that I like it actually Very Happy

Thanks for for your explanation about the setup, interesting. Looking forward to hearing new experiments with.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

naw, blue hell, you were nice and complementary. i see this track as a kernel of an idea which will blossom more in a few months, i just got so excited by the idea and the sounds that i put it up in its imperfect, long, lfo wank state.

i'da put the patch up, but it's not the easiest thing to understand-and you need to calibrate the inputs for the drums you're recieving and have a 16 channel midi cc controller for it to make any sense.

but seriously thanks for indulging. i respect the hell out of both of you guys, especially after checking out your patches.

blue hell-you made a markov chain "attempt" patch, which i'm trying to understand. does it work?

i have a first order four event markov chain patch which i have no idea why it's not flawless. it works, it just isn't very solid yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

astroid power-up! wrote:

blue hell-you made a markov chain "attempt" patch, which i'm trying to understand. does it work?

Yes I did, but its been quite a while, memories are vague, I should have look, do you have a link to it ?

IIRC the thing came to an end because the results were a bit disappointing, maybe we should have tried harder then ...

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i have a first order four event markov chain patch which i have no idea why it's not flawless. it works, it just isn't very solid yet.

Maybe post it so ppl can have a look at it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

your markov patch is in the g2 patch archive.

yeah i'll post mine soon. now i have better net capabilites and can do such things. i have a few patches to post of some (limited) interest.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ok, found it, the text doesn't seem too promising, will have a look though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I like it! The track sounds pretty wild. The music is different sounding than most of the G2 stuff around here.

I look forward to hearing your next efforts.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is great, I like this.

So, essentially, you play the drums and the G2 plays itself, triggering the Evolver for bass?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just made some changes to the Markov thing : http://electro-music.com/forum/post-86005.html#86005
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thanks varice:)

and thank you, afro88. your patches are wild, too. i don't know how you get such a huge sound out of my synth.

in essence- the drums are being played by my buddy, nate wood (a brillliant songwriter/hired gun on bass, guitar, and drums/producer)-he played them on a different track, which was appropriated here for my purposes.

the g2 gets triggered by his kick, snare, and hihat.

i am playing 16 cc's (a PC1600X) which control various parameters of how his triggering affects the signal. the nord kinda half plays itsself-i guide a few things like:

1. register
2. timbre
3. algorithm

but then it supplies the notes.

and thanks for redoing the patch, blue hell, can't wait to check it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

excellent experiment

lots of potential found here....

a creative method, yielding intriguing results...

[i like the recorded sound of the drums as well....]

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread


Swing it out babe.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

astroid power-up! wrote:
i am playing 16 cc's (a PC1600X) which control various parameters of how his triggering affects the signal. the nord kinda half plays itsself-i guide a few things like:

1. register
2. timbre
3. algorithm

but then it supplies the notes.


That's awesome, nice work man. So, when do you get net access in your studio? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thank you!

working on getting the net somewhere besides the library Rolling Eyes

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