May 02 2020 Beatstep iPad Phosphor 2 generative session (outdoor, with windy voiceover)

https://youtu.be/lPz-P86DeBA Another experiment, this time using Arturia Beatstep connected via MIDI to an iPad mini which is passing through a Rozeta scaler into an edited saw preset (with a slower attack, so sort of a pad) which then goes into GliderVerb (later added FAC Bandit to distort) and recorder into AudioShare for upload into Dropbox.

Windy voiceover with birds, lawnmowers and other sounds – included at no additional charge. Still not sure what mic I was using but I was too far away. Voice gets overwhelmed by the wind and music but does cut through during the quiet spots. Take it or leave it.

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May 02 FLStudio Saz Kick Drone experiment gone a bit south

https://youtu.be/eMINN0O28JI Here’s an experiment (with a decent but infrequent voiceover) with FLStudio this morning using a saz sample/soundfont and a kick sample. The idea in my head was to create a loop using both playing similar parts, speed it up until it blurred into a drone using slow attack times and then transfer it to the playlist to manipulate the automation. It wasn’t well thought out and I would recommend skipping to around 26:00 when you hit 12:00 because that middle part is just me trying to work out how to move patterns into the playlist, which I was not successful at. At this point I decided to turn on Edison and hit record to get audio (even though this video captures more, including some stomach growling, chair creaking and me searching on my iPhone for instructions on how to move things to the playlist). The last 6 or so minutes are interesting I guess and the first 10-12 just to see how I went from point a to b.

After I made this video, I walked away and came back and looked up how do the playlist thing.

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April 26 2020 Ableton Live Generative Session

https://youtu.be/5iuDX_D4QMU In this video, in a series of many videos exploring my experiments not only in music but also in video sharing, I’m using Ableton Live and an Ableton instrument called “Alpine Sprinkle” which appears to be a combination of Ableton’s stock Electric plugin, their FM synthesis engine Operator and some Max4Live probability. Initially this was going to be an exploration of Audiomodern’s filterstep VST and at some early point, I decided to try to record my own narration as I manipulate the devices. The voice audio is too low at times, so my apologies.

Thanks for sticking around for the whole video.

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