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Train Dosage by Contraction America

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Train Dosage by Contraction America

Recorded & mixed Mar 24 & 27 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Train Dosage” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0534: Transition Capsule. Record music to help people efficiently reorient between two zones.

More on the Disquiet Junto at: disquiet.com/junto/

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Process notes –

I took inspiration from the decompression period of 1-2 hours I would have on public trains before pandemic isolation – often spent improvising sounds on my phone, ipad or small hardware. I decided to mix train samples and some recent minimal VCV Rack experiments I did while taking the course Learning Sound & Synthesis by Sarah Belle Reid, which is something I am able to do with the the time I got back from not commuting.

The result is a wall of memory-erasing noise, the sounds that go on around us and the ones in our headphones, mixed. An imaginary pill to transition from city work life and back to suburban home life 5 times a week.

I used –
– Ableton Live 11, including the Echo, Channel EQ, Saturator & Limiter devices, as well as iZotope’s Ozone Elements for the master.
– Four tracks of manipulated freesound railway samples by robinhood76 (https://ift.tt/ifpkd9l)
– Four tracks of manipulated output from VCV Rack using bogaudio’s PGMR and VCV’s own stock VCO, VCF & LFO.

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Anger Issues (disquiet0532) by Heatsink

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Recorded & mixed Mar 11-13 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This original version of “Anger Issues” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0532: Other Means. Make music about something you find difficult or unproductive to talk about.

More on the Disquiet Junto at: disquiet.com/junto/

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Process notes –

This is comprised of three recordings assembled together on 13 Mar 2022
– a guitar from 12 Mar 2022, recorded by laying the guitar horizontally on a table and going at it with some metal rods, a glass slide, a plastic bar-thing called a “triller,” an ebow, a bent piece of flat metal and then via a MIMI Fuzz, a Joyo D-Seed II and an Ammoon Pock Loop.
– a “no-input” Behringer Xenyx 1202 mixer (fed back into itself) from 11 Mar 2022. Look for Sarah Belle Reid’s videos on the subject for more info on how that is done. That was my first time doing that.
– There are also some sliced bits from an older track, a 10 Mar 2012 guitar track where I used some of Live’s random MIDI capability to then trigger the slices.

As this type of guitar/noise recording has some roots in some of my own experiments from the early 90s on 4-track, I’ve tried to simulate that by *almost* not allowing more than 4 tracks to be playing at once, along with some tube/tape settings from Live’s native devices. As the track progresses, I mix in Live’s Echo device and Live’s Hybrid Reverb device. I then mastered this by using iZotope Ozone Elements.

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No Stern Untuned by A Moral Vicinity disquiet0531

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Recorded & mixed Mar 04-05 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

This track was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0531: Noise Sculpt.

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Process notes –
This project was a bit special to me because I sleep with brown noise and a fan and sometimes as I am waking, I swear I hear music that is not there.

This track uses an ipad recording of the same fan and brown noise which was then further manipulated with the ipad field recording app FieldScaper by Igor Vasiliev. I then simulated one of the melodies using a guitar sample I recorded in November 2013 and then pitch-shifted.

I have a standard finishing process that includes Ableton Live’s limiter and utility plugins followed by applying iZotope Ozone Elements at my discretion.

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Sphere Of Influence (disquiet0530) by Lumber Mart

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Sphere of Influence by Lumber Mart

Recorded & mixed Feb 24-46 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.

©2022 Jim Lemanowicz

Process notes –
For over 950 days, since April 2019, I have recorded at least 5 min of sound a day if I chose to record at all. Ideally, this would have been every day but there have been breaks. These have mainly included random note generation and improvisation in terms of “density” in its many forms.

For this assignment, I used approximately 5 minutes of a 30 min piece recorded as “Day 952” for this assignment.

24 Feb 2022 – main recording session
– Ableton Live 11
– SonicLAB Fundamental 2 – I used this to generate random tones
– Ableton Clean Delay – I used this to embellish
– Ableton Filter Delay – I used this to embellish

26 Feb 2022 – editing, mixing and mastering session
– Warped setting on Beat
– Stretched to about 10 min and then snipped down to the final length
– transient envelope forward and very short
– these were all used to limit sound and add space
– K-Devices Shaper – this is mixed in gradually from start to finish, also serving to limit sound and bring us away from the tonal.

I have a standard finishing process that includes Ableton Live’s limiter and utility plugins followed by applying iZotope Ozone Elements at my discretion.

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Butter On The Map, Episode 30 – full version

https://youtu.be/1jNTXZZ77_Q After months where the butter has been anywhere but on the map, I present this quickly put together “overhead jam” – there is not yet an Instagram edit of this, but feel free to follow me there – (https://ift.tt/2JB1CkK) – I have some swell photos too!

Behringer Neutron – EQD Rainbow Machine – Boss Multiovertone – iRig (mono) – iPhone 12 Pro (on shakey kick drum mic stand!).

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Butter On The Map, Episode 10, longer version

https://youtu.be/FRgY_qFO_K8 Korg Volca FM, Boss VB-2 Vibrato, no name Fender Blender clone, Rowin Loop Station- shorter vids at https://ift.tt/2MYtlO5

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Butter On The Map, Episode 9, longer version

https://youtu.be/VfhioUKVM5o Korg Volca Sample, Boss VB-2 Vibrato, Boss DF-2 Super Distortion Feedbacker, Rowin Loop Station- shorter vids at https://ift.tt/2MYtlO5

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Butter On The Map, Episode 8, longer version – Nov 23 2020

https://youtu.be/L6OJ2HhN2pI Butter On The Map, Episode 8 – AudioKit Pro Retro Piano iOS app, Ibanez/Maxon DML-10 Modulation Delay II, Rowin Loopstation, Boss DF-2 Super Distortion Feedbacker, Hotone EQ – shorter vids at https://ift.tt/2MYtlO5

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Butter On The Map, Episode 7, long version – 21 Nov 2020

https://youtu.be/yroHYCmMwS0 Panasonic TN-404, Ibanez/Maxon DML-10 Modulation Delay II, Hotone EQ, Rowin Loop Station, MXR Prime Distortion

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Butter On The Map, Episode 6, long version

https://youtu.be/LPoskko_Y2Y Korg Monotron Delay, Ibanez/Maxon DML-10 Modulation Delay II, Hotone EQ, Rowin Loop Station, MXR Prime Distortion – shorter vids at https://ift.tt/2JB1CkK

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