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Day 31: Saturday 26 Sept 2015

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Before The Devil Knows:

A Soundscape today.

Dedalus and Soundscaper feature heavily; but I also used Borderlands Granular, TwistedWave, ToneStack, AltiSpace, AUFX:Dub, and Elastic Drums. Oh yes, and I spoke some lines and played a beer glass with a pen ๐Ÿ™‚

The Video:

I have a folder of textures that I have created over the years, I took one of those and interspersed it with text in Pinnacle Studio. Then I process the completed movie with CinemaFXV.

Grant

Day 30: Friday 25 Sept 2015

Beatscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Twisted:

Back to the Beatscapes.

Used Elastic Drums to create a beat, then cut out a small section, slowed it in TwistedWave, and looped it with AltiSpace. Then again with AltiSpace and AUFX:Dub. Then again with Altispace and Dedalus. Then again withย Altispace, Dedalus and MuckRaker. I loaded them all into Auria for arranging and panning.

Next I added a file that I made by running the poem from Day 27 through Borderlands.

Then I jammed with a preset I made in Cyclop.

And a swelling pad I made in Addictive Synth.

The Video:

A series of images that I made using PicFrame and iColorama arranged in Pinnacle Studio.

 

Grant

Day 29: Thursday 24 Sept 2015

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Dance Like Nobodies Watching:

I don’t know what genre to describe this as; it doesn’t fit into my scheme (which I guess means my scheme needs changing)

It’s made using only Addictive Synth for the sounds, and Auria for the arranging.

A rhythmic arpeggiated bass part plus two other synth parts; and I dance like a silly billy ๐Ÿ™‚

The Video: Filmed with Imaengine, processed twice with CinenaFXV, all three versions put into PicFrame, finally finished in Pinnacle Studio.

Grant

Day 28: Weds 23 Sept 2015

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Abstractions:

An Abstract Beatscape.

iMPC Pro for the drums recorded with Dedalus. I haven’t used iMPC Pro much and it seemed to glitch occasionally so I’m not sure if I’ll used it much. It’s got some great sounds tho.

It was a slow and almost abstract sounding beat, so I added two abstract sounding files I had prepared earlier: one from Borderlands Granular, and one from iDensity.

Video:

People have asked about the videos so I’ll start leaving notes about those too.

I made a series of pics in PicFrame, loaded those along with the song file into Pinnacle Studio (which is my main video app). Then it was just a case of arranging, adding some choice transitions here and there, adding the titles etc, and bob’s your proverbial.

Grant

Day 27: Tuesday 22 Sept 2015

Ambient, Audio, Beatscape, Spoken Word, Tracks No Comment

The World Is Breathing:

An Ambient Beatscape today. With me reading a poem at the end ๐Ÿ™‚

I found an old beat that I recorded in Feb, I don’t know what app I used. I cut out a small segment that I liked and looped it with Dedalus effecting it. Then I slowed it in TwistedWave (that old trick again).

I loaded that into Auria and jammed a baseline from iFretless Bass. Only a small segment of that was successful, so i cut that out and arranged it (and bits of it) along the timeline.

Next I jammed four different sounds from Addictive Synth. Did some rearranging. Then recorded myself reading an old poem that seemed to fit the mood.

Grant

Day 26: Monday 21 Sept 2015

Beatscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Awaiting: Named for my lovely wife, confident, best friend, and muse Lene. Who is away for a few days.

A barebones Beatscape.

My first attempt at loading my own samples into a drum machine. This is Patterning, which I recently bought and have not yet fully explored. I trawled my files in Audioshare (recorded over the last 6 or 7 months), looking for bits to trim out. I loaded 15 or so into Patterning, built a drum kit, made a pattern, and jammed that into Audioshare.

Fun Fun Fun.

I’m looking forward to trying this with other apps.

PS All references to the soundtrack of Dead Man where purely accidental (Though I do love and recommend that).

Grant

Day 25: Sunday 20 Sept 2015

Beatscape, Tracks, Videos 2 Comments

His Slender Skin:

Beatscape.

Patterning, Dedalus, TwistedWave, Audioshare, Auria, iSpeech TTS, AUFX:Space.

Grant

Day 24: Saturday 19 Sept 2015

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Miscommunication:

I’m not sure how to describe or genre this one. But I’m very happy with it.

Patterning, iMashine, Muckraker, FLUX:FX, iSpeech TTS, AUFX:Space, iSem, TwistedWave, AudioShare, Auria.

Grant

Day 23: Friday 18 Sept 2015

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Random Syllables:

Electronica.

Something a little different today, an arpeggiated synth track.

I don’t use arpeggios, sequencers or midi much. Partly because I find it difficult to make the sounds I want, and partly because it begins to have a cliched ‘electro’ sort of sound. But I’m keen to explore all the possibilities on offer. So here goes ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I started with an arp patch in iSem which I recorded into Audioshare while altering parameters. Then I did it again, then again.

Next I loaded them all into Auria and lined them up as best I could.

Then for a little spice I imported a track I had created earlier with iSpeech TTS reading a random group of phrases. I cut that up and spaced it around the track as it seemed to fit.

 

My mixing is flawed here, some distortion is creeping in; I think because some frequencies are overloading (there is no distortion on individual tracks). But I’m coming up against my lack of skills in the mixing department here.

Some research and learning to be done.

But thats part of the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Grant

Day 22: Thursday 17 Sept 2015

Audio, Beatscape, Tracks No Comment

Stepping Lightly Ain’t My Style:

Beatscape.

Nothing but drum app. A simple beat in Patterning, using Dj Puzzles’s Funk Step drum kit,

jammed into Audioshare using Dedalus, AUFX:Dub.and AUFX:Space.

Sometimes the simplest of tools is sufficient to tell your story.

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