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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April 12 2020 Back Porch iPad SynthOne Shaper Generative Meditation

https://youtu.be/1saXq1yltBo Part IXII of an exploratory series. This one used some Rozeta MIDI AUs, the SynthOne instrument and one of my favorites – the Shaper effect.

There’s a lot of faux tape looper stuff here and I play a bit with key and scale changes to keep it moving. Experimental music has no formula besides “do something you are not so familiar with.” That’s what this is.

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April 12 2020 Ableton Live Generative Session – Hybrid Latin Jazz Drum Rack (Audio only)

https://youtu.be/xMkrvfhMaSM Part XI of an exploratory series.

I set up a little Live set using the technique of feeding a few random midi loops into one drum rack. I picked something sort of electronic – a Latin Hybrid thing – and threw in a very glitchy twitchy effect rack and randomized a bunch of stuff with LFOs. It was pretty crazy going for a while and then while recording, I swapped out that kit for a very normal jazz kit and let that go for a while. After that, I turned off the effect and let the natural drums do their thing.

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