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Same old + new MIDI gate experiment

February 8th, 2010

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Filename: bloc_deviate_ds_Jan10.mp3
Duration: 2:55
Recorded: 30 January 2010
Instruments: 4 synths, percussion
Comments: Nothing too ground-breaking here — standard dense synth parts and percussion. Regeneration tends to go a bit downhill after about halfway.


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Filename: ttok_deviate_ds_Feb10.mp3
Duration: 3:10
Recorded: 7 February 2010
Instruments: 1 synth, percussion, audio
Comments: Another MIDI-gating piece (similar to nanoke) but instead of using radio static and vinyl scratches, the underlying audio consists of drum loops that have been tempo-matched to that of recording. The effect is quite interesting as the MIDI events that are triggered will result in different (though percussive) sounds on most iterations (except for when the underlying audio is silent). Pattern restarting (3+3+2) is used for most of this recording, but because of the varying audio it’s not particularly apparent. One percussive and one melodic track are synthesised, but the rest are audio, including a continuous background sample.

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