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  • One Sample Dare #34

    The following was recorded at home with 4 containers sitting on the floor. A glass vase, steel bowl, steel colander and a plastic square tub. I took coins and a thick screw and dropped them and swirled them inside the containers while moving them across the stereo field. This is the stereo file that was converted from mid-side.

    http://soundcloud.com/ao_onesampledare/one-sample-dare-34-sample-file


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    The idea of the contest is to create ambient track using only one sample.

    Rules are:

    1. Additional samples, soundfonts, synths, samplers are NOT permitted (except instruments which will use only given contest sample loaded). Any other processing of contest sample is permitted.

    2. You can use as many copies of original sample as you want, each processed with respect to Rule 1.

    3. Time for submissions is 16 days, counted to midnight, UTC, of 16th day.

    4. Submissions should be uploaded to place available for all AO members. Links should be posted in thread dedicated to given round. Please, do not use hosting with countdown, CAPTCHA and other obstacles.

    5. Sample is provided under CC0 (public domain) license.

    6. Winner of contest is chosen by votes of AO members.

    7. Winner of contest chooses sample for next contest.

    8. Participants SHOULD disclose the formula for winning track for the benefit of community.
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    Notes about this recording:


    I recently picked up a new microphone (Audio-Technica BP4029) for field recording because of the mid-side recording capabilities and small size. I recorded this session on a Tascam DR-100 mk2 with the mic set to mid-side. I decoded it in Soundforge and posted the stereo converted file on Soundcloud.

    The original mid-side recording can be downloaded at
    http://www.Jaspo.net/Audio/OSD34_Sample_MidSide.zip

    Mid-Side Recording Explanation
    http://www.izotope.com/en/community/blog/tips-tutorials/2014/06/what-is-midside-processing/

    Mid-Side Decoding Tutorial (Audacity)


    Experimenting with mid-side techniques can give some very cool stereo effects as you can widen and narrow the stereo field dynamically, which sounds pretty darn cool.
    Here is a free VST/AU for Mid-Side Decoding. I haven't tested it myself, but Voxengo has a good reputation.

    http://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

    Last edited by Codehead; 10-30-2015, 10:39 AM.

  • #2
    Wow that was ultra quick !

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    • #3
      Here's my submission. I hope you like it and thanks for listening and for any comments you may have about the track.
      http://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/onesa...re34submission
      track 1: pitch shifted the first 1 minute and 2 seconds of the sample down by 3 octives and then ran the results through smart electroniques ambience. This created around an 8 minute soundscape to work on for subsequent tracks.
      track 2: took the first 1 minute and 47 seconds of track 1 and ran it through a reverse bouncing ball delay effect with tone shift.
      track 3: took that same time index used for track 2 and ran it through a pitch bend effect.
      track 4: took the last 15 seconds of track 1, ran it through an equalization to bring out the highs, ran it through smart eletroniques ambience and then pitch shifted it down 4 octives.
      track 5: mixed the first 4 tracks with each other at various points, creating a 15 minute soundscape.
      track 6: reversed track 5, ran it through a delay, then through nda RoundPanner and finally added electroniques ambience.
      track 7: mixed tracks 5 and 6.
      track 8: time stretched track 7 by a factor of 20 and used various pitch shifted portions to layer over the previous track as needed.

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      • #4


        I've been listening to a lot of autechre recently so this is even more chaotic than my usual submissions! and i managed not to use paulstretch! my aim was to use so much clatter that it no longer sounded rhythmic


        all tracks recorded in audacity
        (track) 1: sample run through cecilia5 multi band harmonizer with polyphony and reverb
        2: track 1 run through again with more of the same fx and delay
        3: 1+2 pulled into live8 with granalizer, wide chorus, six string ambience, wide ambience reverb (pitch shifted in real time)
        4: 1+2 same fx but with smear granulator
        5: same fx as 3 but with no granulation and wide ambience first in the chain
        6: 1-5 exported pulled into cecilia vocoder as exciter with original sample as source
        7: first 30 seconds saved as wav, pulled into tapestrea, separated and managed to save the stochastic events before it crashed, pulled into audacity changed tempo to 240 seconds, that was mono so used the haas effect to make it sound stereo (cloned track 7, hard panned one track L other R then nudged R channel 0.05 seconds forwards)
        soundcloud | bandcamp | infinite colors label | new weird ambient group | hearthis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sklawlor View Post
          Here's my submission. I hope you like it and thanks for listening and for any comments you may have about the track.
          http://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/onesa...re34submission
          I really like the sort of big hollow feel of this..especially at around 4min.
          noisedroid.bandcamp.com | www.contralogic.com | twitter.com/contralogic

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          • #6


            It has been a while since I submitted something for the OSD. As the sample had so much going on I thought I would take the path of simplicity and try and get away with as little work as possible.

            I started with slowing down the complete sample by 60%.
            Chose about a 5 minute segment.
            Added echo, reverb, and delay.
            Changed pitch down 3 octaves
            Paul stretched by 5
            Chose a 15 minute segment which became Track 1.
            Slowed down track 1 by 30%.
            Paul stretch by 3.
            Chose a 50 second segment, and stretched it again by 3.
            Doubled up on this to make Track 2
            Revisited the original sample and chose 15 seconds of high pitched coin sounds.
            Changed pitch up 2 octaves.
            Slowed down segment by 30%
            Made this into a loop which becomes Track 3.
            | Bandcamp | Hearthis | website |


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            • #7
              Music Radar just put up an article on Mid-Side Compression.

              http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/te...ression-629291

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              • #8
                https://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/impulsar-ao-osd-34

                I wish I could appear organised and say I had a plan. I “improvised” twice on the whole sample, once using The Mangle (in a primitive, standalone form) and once using ambient v.3 – this was kept as bass-end as possible in order to contrast the clatter of the mangled version and create a drone-like effect, as well as the chaotic noises near the end.

                I then cut some rhythmic bits out of the mangled version, cloned and multi-tracked them, adding vst effects in Audacity. This opens the track and then repeats, pitched down two octaves.

                I then sprinkled bits from both improvisations around, building them into a cohesive (to me) track by shifting them in Audacity. I had planned not to use Paulstretch this time, but I gave in and created a couple of small drones as bridging passages.

                (wtf is going on with the soundcloud player, I can't find an embed code that works...)

                Okay, found it:


                Last edited by Tuonela; 11-03-2015, 09:19 PM.
                http://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1
                http://tuonela.bandcamp.com/

                I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                  https://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/impulsar-ao-osd-34

                  I wish I could appear organised and say I had a plan.
                  Really nice work. In particular the last 3 minutes.
                  | Bandcamp | Hearthis | website |


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                    https://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/impulsar-ao-osd-34

                    I wish I could appear organised and say I had a plan. I “improvised” twice on the whole sample, once using The Mangle (in a primitive, standalone form) and once using ambient v.3 – this was kept as bass-end as possible in order to contrast the clatter of the mangled version and create a drone-like effect, as well as the chaotic noises near the end.

                    I then cut some rhythmic bits out of the mangled version, cloned and multi-tracked them, adding vst effects in Audacity. This opens the track and then repeats, pitched down two octaves.

                    I then sprinkled bits from both improvisations around, building them into a cohesive (to me) track by shifting them in Audacity. I had planned not to use Paulstretch this time, but I gave in and created a couple of small drones as bridging passages.

                    (wtf is going on with the soundcloud player, I can't find an embed code that works...)
                    Have a look at this, if you have a couple of hours to spare

                    http://www.ambientonline.org/forum/s...mp-Widgets-etc
                    Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | Orfium | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maharg View Post
                      Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                      https://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/impulsar-ao-osd-34

                      I wish I could appear organised and say I had a plan.
                      Really nice work. In particular the last 3 minutes.
                      Thanks Graham, much appreciated! :D
                      http://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1
                      http://tuonela.bandcamp.com/

                      I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
                        Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                        (wtf is going on with the soundcloud player, I can't find an embed code that works...)
                        Have a look at this, if you have a couple of hours to spare

                        http://www.ambientonline.org/forum/s...mp-Widgets-etc
                        Cool, thanks - SC has been having problems of all sorts lately (as usual) - I didn't do anything different this time, so something has changed. Anyway, no biggie, will try other means and then find everything has either changed or returned to 'normal'.
                        http://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1
                        http://tuonela.bandcamp.com/

                        I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                          Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
                          Originally posted by Tuonela View Post
                          (wtf is going on with the soundcloud player, I can't find an embed code that works...)
                          Have a look at this, if you have a couple of hours to spare

                          http://www.ambientonline.org/forum/s...mp-Widgets-etc
                          Cool, thanks - SC has been having problems of all sorts lately (as usual) - I didn't do anything different this time, so something has changed. Anyway, no biggie, will try other means and then find everything has either changed or returned to 'normal'.
                          The new changes will be permanent. SC no longer support the old flash player. If you use the new S2 tag, you will get the new player. If you prefer you can click on the SoundCloud button to generate the tag.
                          Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | Orfium | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for that - just read the whole post. :thumbsup:
                            http://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1
                            http://tuonela.bandcamp.com/

                            I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix

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                            • #15
                              Howdy gang! It's been a long time, and I've got lots of finished-too-late-to-submit OSD tracks on my drive, but I managed to get this one done. Not a whole lot of timbral or dynamic variety here, I was going for a more subtle cumulative effect.


                              Stretching loops, The Mangle, various freeware reverbs, EQs, and delays, stereo tomfoolery, and iterative reprocessing of renders was the name of the game. Sorry I can't provide more detail as to effects etc. but I'd delete previous tracks with their associated effects for every iteration as I progressed (shrug).

                              I'll be checking out everyone else's entries shortly- I've got to make some more time to spend here at AO. Too many fingers in too many pies lately!
                              "Critics can’t stand these records, by and large, because in their search for eternal adolescence, they still want it all to be spunky and manic and witty."
                              -Brian Eno

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