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  • One Sample Dare #53

    Congrats to Synkrotron on winning round #52. As he won't be around for a bit, he gave his blessing to use a post of his instead, suitably rendered into audio. I chose a rough, retro sounding speech emulator as I thought the artifacts would make a more interesting sample to work on. And the emulator had an option for a 'Lancashire' accent and Andys from up north (though probably no where near Lancashire...) so win-win.

    End of this round is midnight UTC, Wednesday 18th October.

    The Rules:

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

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

    2. You can use as many copies or parts of the original sample as you want, each processed with respect to rule 1. This allows you to come up with heavily processed sounds, but still only tracing back to the original sample.

    3. The time for submissions is within the next 15 days, counted to midnight, UTC, of the 15th day.

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

    5. The sample is provided under CC0 (public domain) license.

    6. The winner of contest is chosen by votes of AO members. You can submit as many entries as you like, but only the single entry with the most votes will win.

    7. The winner of contest chooses the sample for the next contest.

    8. Participants should disclose the formula for each track submission for the benefit of community.

    9. Entries should be submitted in the following format:

    Artist - Title
    <track link, Soundcloud embed, whatever>

    Any other notes.

    Latest release: never to be repeated

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  • #2

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


    • GaryG
      GaryG commented
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      A salute to you sir for suggesting it.

  • #3
    Jason Vincion - Endless Vacuum

    I took the sample, ran it through two different presets in Audiobulb, layered them together and added some FX in Reaper, time stretched the layered portion with the shiny new PaulStretch3, ran it back through Reaper while applying more FX and adding the fades, then compressed it a bit and expanded it to -14 LUFS in Goldwave.

    Happy hoovering! - home. - audio. - photos.


    • #4
      very cool - i'll see if i can come up with something this time.


      • #5
        So this is my entry for #53

        A bit of a hybrid as I used Ableton and an Eurorack modular as an effects box

        I used 4 tracks in Ableton.
        Track 1 was multiple copies of the sample with 1 in 5 of samples reversed. This track was passed through an effect chain consisting of Ableton's Grain Delay, Simple Delay, Cable Guys' Shaperbox Filter in 12dB S-K Bandpass, Abletons EQ8 with a 12dB Low pass cut off at 1KHz. track was also sent to a very long Reverb on a return track

        Track 2 was multiples of the sample this time with 3 in 5 samples reversed. At the halfway length of the track a copy was taken of of the first part and reversed. The track was was then merged and transposed down an octave. This was then passed through an effect chain consisting of Glitch Machines Fracture and Cableguys Shaperbox using the Volume Shaper. Finally track effect was a EQ8 acting as a highpass filter which was heavily automated. There were Reverb and delay sends on this track

        Track 3 the sample was placed on a micro SD card and intalled in a Expert Sleepers Disting. The sample was then played trhough a Mutable instruments Clouds module in granular processing mode. The postion parameter was modulated with a Intellijel|Cyclonix Shapeshifter oscillator. Pitch parameter was modulated by a Turing Machine and Volts which as clocked by a Frequency Central Ultrawave LFO, whos speed was modulated by a slow running sample and hold. The same Ultrawave LFO also triggered the grains in the Clouds module. The Clouds texture parameter was modulated by a Tiptop Z3000 VCO running at low audio frequency.

        Track 4 the set up was the same but with one of the Clouds outputs feed in to a Rings resonator. The parameters of Ring were manipulated by hand. In Ableton a EQ8 was used as a variable bandwidth bandpass filter controlled by track automation. A reverb send was used on this track.


        • #6
          I chopped the sound file in fifteen parts. In groups of five I loaded them into Maniac, and recorded three instances. (Maniac plays samples randomly. You can set probability, pan rnd, pitch rnd, volume rnd and reverse rnd.) I apply the same settings for every group of samples. No matter what samples.
          I play the given sample with Jago Samples played ping pong looping through Signaldust Abstract Chamber reverb as I’m slowly changing the reverb settings. I make two recordings.
          To give the track some bottom I time-stretch the original sample and play it through Binaural Simulator and Cinematic Reverb one octave down.
          Now I have 6 sound files that I merge in Audacity.
          I use VST-Host (plus free VSTs) and Audacity as my tools.
          Result: Dare 53 Concrete (OSD53)


          • #7
            playlist at
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            • #8
              Finally got around to listening to the sample for OSD#53

              By 'eck GaryG So damn funny!

              S'pose I'd better make an effort then haha
              Bandcamp // SoundCloud // YouTube


              • #9
                Originally posted by synkrotron View Post
                S'pose I'd better make an effort then haha
                If you're not too busy with the hoover!

       - home.
       - audio.
       - photos.


                • #10

                  Not quite sure what I did now... I know there was extensive stretching using Paulstretch - this was cut up and overlaid. Also a lengthy manipulation in ambient v.3 which was hacked up, multi-tracked and treated with delay and reverb. That's about it.

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


                  • #11
                    Here's mine, all dark and drony, meant to submerge the subconscious... methodology? "Stretching and chopping and reverbs, oh my!" ;)
                    Last edited by Duckett; 10-12-2017, 12:46 PM.
                    "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


                    • #12
                      here my submission:


                      TRACK 1: ToneCarver MibiraGen feeding some MIDI
                      TRACK 2: Iris (with original sample) -> Boscomac Delight Delay (Reaktor ens), GlaceVerbs, BlueCat MB7 Mixer
                      TRACK 3: Routed Track 1 -> U-he Zebrify
                      TRACK 4: Granite (loaded with stretched originale sample part) -> BlueCat MB7 Mixer, Octavox, Adaptiverb
                      TRACK 5: Iris (part of original sample) -> Octavox, Adaptiverb
                      TRACK 6: Routed track 5 -> BlueCat MB7 Mixer, TobeCarver Delay8, Melda MComb


                      • #13
                        Ok, over, now vote.
                        Latest release: never to be repeated

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