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Archive for May, 2009

Cintiq control, Squarepusher style, and cutoff raising

May 25th, 2009

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Filename: latch_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 2:30
Recorded: 24 May 2009
Instruments: 3 synths, drums
Comments: A slow-moving recording that uses time scaling to 7/8 plus some pattern restarting. Most activity is percussive. A Wacom Cintiq tablet was used for control.

 

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Filename: okay_deviate_ds_Apr09
Duration: 1:12
Recorded: 14 April 2009
Instruments: 2 synths, drums
Comments: This is an recording from last month which I had overlooked. Root note transpositions are used to effect a Squarepusher-style “Welcome to Europe” pastiche. Lemur was used as the control interface.

 

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Filename: wah_deviate_s_Apr09
Duration: 1:22
Recorded: 14 May 2009
Instruments: 4 synths
Comments: A fairly complex melodic piece. Cutoff values are raised in the last half of this recording, resulting in sparser note output. Again, Lemur as control.

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6/4 scaling

May 15th, 2009

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Filename: hipass_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 3:07
Recorded: 15 May 2009
Instruments: 4 synths, drums
Comments: Time scaling to 6/4. About three-quarters of the way through there is a pitch redistribution while maintaining timing information. Recorded using mouse/keyboard input only (hence the slow rate of change) due to not being able to access Lemur at this moment.

 

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Filename: hipassshort_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 1:15
Recorded: 15 May 2009
Instruments: 4 synths, drums
Comments: Short excerpt of the above.

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Pattern restarting, key change

May 7th, 2009

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Filename: badhands_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 1:33
Recorded: 5 May 2009
Instruments: 3 synths, drums
Comments: Key change at 1:00: pattern restarting throughout.

 

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Filename: aire_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 1:33
Recorded: 1 May 2009
Instruments: 3 synths, drums
Comments: An experimental recording using lots of manual control to create change.

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Scaled timing

May 3rd, 2009

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Filename: slideshort_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 1:14
Recorded: 3 May 2009
Instruments: Drums, 4 synths
Comments: This is an excerpt of a recording that used time scaling and density cutoff alteration to create change. Slightly Quaristice.

 

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Filename: slide_deviate_ds_May09
Duration: 5:42
Recorded: 3 May 2009
Instruments: Drums, 4 synths
Comments: Full version of the above. About three time scale changes occur throughout the recording.

 

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Filename: ninstant_deviate_d_May09
Duration: 1:12
Recorded: 3 May 2009
Instruments: Drums
Comments: While setting up, the initial (semi-random) values generated by Deviate resulted in this very Nine Inch Nails-sounding sequence.

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