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Sunday, November 11, 2007

song a day #020: laptop battle acid

Heya, yesterday was laptopbattle, I finally made over first round, lost in second round to der Hollaender and his clean production (something that was quite obvious from the start :), but I had really fun anyway. Here is the reworked version of #019 mixed with #017 that I used for the first round, and a small rendering of the second set (of 6 minutes), but I f*cked this one up playing live by having an unwanted loop (wtf ableton?), and not really being able to be coherent in my own mind at the time :]

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/3-minute-3.mp3
http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/6-minutes-stuttgart.mp3

posted by manuel at 1:24 pm  

Friday, November 9, 2007

song a day #019: glitchy acid

And another glitch acid, this time quixit (using only provided samples in 1h30). I think I’m getting this down. All the glitch was done in a “quick” way using my beloved xfx ensemble in reaktor and livecut, then some more slicing.

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/019.mp3

posted by manuel at 1:03 pm  

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

song a day #018: some more glitchy acid

Working again on glitchy samples. I did the mistake to record all glitch smapz with reverb on it, making it sound all a bit washy. Will take better care next time.

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/018.mp3

posted by manuel at 2:40 am  

Monday, November 5, 2007

song a day #017: glitchy acid

Spent a bit more time than yesterday on the track, still very basic and badly mixed. I’m getting slowly there, and I started doing one thing I never did: archiving presets, effect chains, and lots of samples. I wonder why I didn’t do that before.

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/017.mp3

posted by manuel at 11:46 pm  

Monday, November 5, 2007

song a day #016: yo catch up

Missed two days, OMG OMG OMG OMG Here is the “finished” version of number 15 though:

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/matthew_herbert_was_my_stepdad.mp3


And here is how I am exploring the process a bit further, this time by creating all my samples, trying to organize them using ableton’s library, and stuff… Much to discover there. Also, I well get monitors pretty soon, and a new soundcard, so resampling all my stuff and working on sound design should be better soon 🙂

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/016.mp3

posted by manuel at 2:41 am  

Friday, November 2, 2007

song a day #015: sample fuckup

After spending a frustrating day in logic, some exquisite sample chopchop in live.
http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/015.mp3

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posted by manuel at 1:36 am  

Thursday, November 1, 2007

song a day #014: logic noodling #2

getting a bit more comfortable in logic, tried to work out how to synchronise to video, here’s some stupid ditty with a roadrunner opening sequence (yeah same acid lead as yesterday, worked out how to use apple loops):
http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/014.mov

posted by manuel at 4:10 am  

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

song a day #013: logic noodling

So after an intense weekend I missed a day, me badz. Anyway, trying to get into logic, I’m a bit tired as well, so here is just some noodling in logic (pretty horrible). It’ll take me some time I think.

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/013.mp3

posted by manuel at 1:50 am  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

song a day #012: dubstep noise

So, same track as yesterday, but with a glitched power noise ending. ahaha
http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/012.mp3

posted by manuel at 11:33 pm  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

song a day #011: dubstep sensi

Another dubstep track, this one has a bit more history. I saw a poster on wednesday that Terre Thaemlitz was playing in Karlsruhe. I bought a few albums some years ago, so went to the concert, and in a kind of unthought gesture subscribed to a workshop he was giving. Realizing afterwards that was going to be some theoretical postmodern bla thing, I kind of regretted doing that. However, the performance and the workshop were quite interesting, and I have to do a piece for tomorrow. Terre Thaemlitz read a text that also touched on the subject of his work as a producer, and the marketplaces he produces for, so slowly the idea of doing a very “cliche” style track came to my mind. The most formulaic genre I can think of right now is dubstep, especially cause it was hailed as being oh so very free. Also, I am always kind of put off by people listening to noise/glitch/ambient kind of music, because in my opinion, there is no relation between the amount of work and thought put in by the author and what gets through to the listener. For example, I can’t understand why someone would listen to Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, or the electroacoustical stuff by Terre Thaemlitz. I can understand why you would produce such pieces. Funnily, Terre Thaemlitz said he wouldn’t listen to electroacoustical stuff himself 🙂

So, this dubstep track I made is going to be electroacoustifically glitched, but I still have to do that. Meanwhile enjoy this track which made me loose at tonights laptopbattle in Mannheim 🙂

http://bl0rg.net/~manuel/song-a-day/011.mp3

posted by manuel at 4:35 am  
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