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Lite Autechre modelling – Squeller

September 22nd, 2009

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Filename: gmutt_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 2:54
Recorded: 20 September 2009
Instruments: 3 synths, percussion
Comments: A vague modelling of Autechre’s Squeller (EP7, 1999) using swung tempo and minimal melodic synths. Lots of audio effects including ring modulation and a custom-built granulator. Percussion sequence is reminiscent of Boards of Canada.

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Plaid anew

September 14th, 2009

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Filename: eigenshort_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 4:21
Recorded: 13 July 2009
Instruments:4 synths, percussion
Comments: Another Plaid-style track, this time using 5+3 pattern restarting – compare to the 3+5 pattern restarting in elbe2. Levels are all over the place and events are too dense, but decent transposition values and note generation overall.

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Many recordings

September 7th, 2009

Lots of recordings done over the weekend – some better than others, but all uploaded here nonetheless. The two attributes that I was concentrating on in all these recordings were; short set-up and preparation time; and more attention to musical form and structure. They are presented below from most preferred to least.


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Filename: chyeshort_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 2:37
Recorded: 7 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: This wasn’t an attempt at modelling, but it ended up sounding very Plaid-like anyway. Long intro with some mildly dissonant parts. Good bass sound at 1:50.


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Filename: gyrus2_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 3:37
Recorded: 5 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: 3/4 time signature, no Lemur control. A little bland, but pleasant. Structurally quite solid.


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Filename: tsuris_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 2:21
Recorded: 7 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: Kind of a raucous, messy Aphex thing. The unpitched sounds could have been chosen a little better, but the Roland-style acid bass instrument was a success.


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Filename: vug_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 1:55
Recorded: 7 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: Some sort of dub or trip-hop. Again, unpitched sounds are rather hastily chosen, but the tuned percussion worked well.


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Filename: immur_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 1:51
Recorded: 6 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: Experimenting with some acoustic bowed sounds. Some dissonant moments at the outset. Didn’t really have any good ideas during this recording, so it ended up being rather stagnant.


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Filename: aucun_deviate_ds_Sep09.mp3
Duration: 1:17
Recorded: 6 September
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: Wow, I did not like this at all. A too-fast BPM (around 170) combined with pattern restarting, poorly chosen synths, and too many notes results in a very dull result. Lesson learned.

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From the vault

September 2nd, 2009

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Filename: solaris_deviate_ds_Feb09.mp3
Duration: 2:03
Recorded: 24 Feb 2009
Instruments:4 synths, percussion
Comments: An old, odd recording from earlier this year. Uses pattern restarting and minimal percussion.

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