Grant

Day 23: Friday 18 Sept 2015

Audio, Tracks No Comment

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 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

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.

Grant

Day 21: Weds 16 Sept 2015

Ambient, Tracks, Videos No Comment

For My Love:

An Ambient Modal Jam

An improvised jam using iFretless Bass into Audioshare with Dedalus and Echo Pad.

Added two drones from Addictive Synth.

Assembled and mixed in Auria

Grant

Day 20: Tuesday 15 Sept 2015

Beatscape, Spoken Word, Tracks, Videos No Comment

What Winter Has Left Me:

A Beatscape with a gentle groove and some spoken word.

iDensity with AUFX:Dub, AUFX:Space, and Dedalus for the drone/soudscape.

Patterning for the drums. Two tracks using different kits, layered and panned.

iFretless Bass for the baseline.

I read a poem/lyrics straight into the iPad mike, with a few favourite quotes. For the vocals.

It felt great to being playing bass again. Must do more of that.

Grant

Day 19: Monday 14 Sept 2015

Ambient, Soundscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Tell Me That You Love Me:

Dronescape.

A simple piece that is a live take on one patch of one synth. Slight movements of just three knobs gave all this variation. I love simple tracks like this.

Addictive Synth jammed into Audioshare.

Grant

Day 18: Sunday 13 Sept 2015

Abstract, Soundscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

MIsmatched:

Abstract Soundscape with vocal snippets.

An abstract jam done in Cyclops Through Audioshare with AUFX:Space, Dedalus, and AUFX:Dub.

Added another Cyclops jam with AUFX:Dub slowed in TwistedWave.

Added parts of a poem done in iSpeech TTS.

Grant

Day 17: Saturday 12 Sept 2015

Ambient, Beatscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Mechanical Dancer:

An Ambient Beatscape.

A beat from Patterning slowed down to 70% in TwistedWave.

Two high theremin like parts from Addictive Synth jammed over the top in Auria.

A drone from Addictive Synth.

Grant

Day 16: Friday 11 Sept 2015

Abstract, Beatscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Manta Mantra:

An Ambient Beatscape.

Diode-108, TwistedWave, Microbrute, ToneStack, iMashine, Addictive Synth, Audioshare, Auria.

Grant

Day 15: Thursday 10 Sept 2015

Ambient, Beatscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Cityscape:

An Ambient Beatscape.

Six tracks of Diode-108; the same beat with a different drum set each time. Layered and arranged in Auria.

Three tracks of Addictive Synth and one of Xynthesir; each one jammed or recorded straight into Auria.

Grant

Day 14: Wednesday 9 Sept 2015

Abstract, Beatscape, Featuring Trudi McBoody, Spoken Word, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Old Habits:

An Abstract Beatscape with Vocals.

A poem fed into iSpeech TTs three times with three different voices, Sector, and iMascine.

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