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New Deviate recordings – January 2009

January 19th, 2009

5 recordings of various lengths exploring some new things: time signature scaling, automatic cutoff variation on drum output, electro sound sets, and live takes with vocal acapellas.

 

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Filename: sevenths_deviate_ds_Jan09
Duration: 1:27
Recorded: 17 January 2009
Instruments: drums, 4 synths
Comments: A fairly bland example apart from the time signature change at 00:36 from 8/8 to 7/8. The timing data (output as integers from 1-32) is scaled so that rhythmic emphasis is maintained in the new time signature – ie. instead of numbers 1-28 being output sequentially (totaling 7 beats), 28 values between 1 and 32 are output, keeping the rhythmically important beats and discarding less important ones. Many thanks to Alex for this idea!

 

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Filename: james_deviate_ds_Jan09
Duration: 1:48
Recorded: 18 January 2009
Instruments: drums, 4 synths
Comments: Some cutoff variation and part activation. Drum cutoffs are varying automatically. Quite an interesting selection of VST instruments. A single off note occurs at 1:32.

 

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Filename: cleanelec_deviate_ds_Jan09
Duration: 1:16
Recorded: 19 January 2009
Instruments: drums
Comments: This was a completely automated recording with no user interference. It shows 28 bars of drum output with automatic cutoff variation. This feature aims to suggest higher-level meter to the listener by, in a nutshell, changing cutoff variables on every 4th bar (and sometimes other bars as well). The sounds are from a new “electro” soundset constructed in Kontakt.

 

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Filename: 4nsicthigd_deviate_d_Jan09
Duration: 4:03
Recorded: 19 January 2009
Instruments: drums, audio sample
Comments: *** This mp3 contains EXPLICIT CONTENT *** An attempt at providing live drum accompaniment to a rap acappella sample, which has been used in its original form (no editing/effects added). This was done without having listened to the sample beforehand. In retrospect, the content should have been a little more sparse.
Vocal sample: “THATS HOW I GET DOWN” by FORENSIC / 2008 – Licensed under Creative Commons / Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) / http://ccmixter.org/files/4nsic/17454

 

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Filename: 4nsicbars_deviate_d_Jan09
Duration: 4:13
Recorded: 19 January 2009
Instruments: drums, 2 synths, audio sample
Comments: **** This mp3 contains EXPLICIT CONTENT *** Another live accompaniment, as above, this time with limited synths as well as drums. Drum content is a little more sparse and straightforward. The cut-out of drum and synths at 3:02 was actually due to an OS freeze (high CPU usage).
Vocal sample: “bars” by FORENSIC / 2008 – Licensed under Creative Commons / Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) / http://ccmixter.org/files/4nsic/16126

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