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  • New slices of Toast

    I've decided to make this a running thread of 'new stuff'-- rather than posting a new thread for each new thing because barf.

    I've been messing about recently with Max/MSP and a monome; using the monome to trigger events in Max which drive my gear, in effect creating a live performance of a track. These patches are stochastic, so each performance is a little different; and I 'play' it until I like the results, then perform each track separately into Ableton for any further processing. The first track here "The Circle is About to be Cast" is more ambient than the second, "Strung", but they are both interesting examples of what you can do with a little time and coding.




    Last edited by Toaster; 06-26-2016, 10:30 PM.

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    Oh, hey, here's a video of "The Circle is About to be Cast" being performed-- I've been working out a method to 'jam out' these tracks before recording them:

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1nAJEqOdnAgJL

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    • #3
      Here's another example of my current way of working-- this is a periscope video of me 'playing' the parts on a monome:

      https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ypKdnrNkNdJW

      And here's a different recording of the same song, done with both hands free, and a few more 'takes'-- it's the same code and parts, but played differently



      Also, I really need to stop using samples of witches. Man.

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      • #4


        And here's a straight live track being played on the monome.

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        • #5
          Enjoyable performance.

          I don't know much about the Monome; how do you remember what functions are assigned to which buttons?

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          • #6
            The patches themselves contain notes to remind me; and I use a similar scheme for each patch.

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            • #7
              It's a new track! It's sort of loud!

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              • #8
                Here's a new track. It was written using Max/Msp, so it never quite plays the same way twice. It's a song about my father, and it's ambient as all get out:

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                • #9
                  That's a nice listen; I love pieces with conversations/spoken voices mixed in.

                  I am not familiar with Max/Msp; why is it the piece doesn't play the same way twice?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by aoVI View Post
                    That's a nice listen; I love pieces with conversations/spoken voices mixed in.

                    I am not familiar with Max/Msp; why is it the piece doesn't play the same way twice?
                    It's programmed to set off stochastic note combinations; and the percussion is triggered to only go off at random intervals. It will sound similar, but not the same.

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                    • #11
                      It's another Toasty jam.

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                      • #12
                        AND MOAR TOAST. This one used a hand-crank cassette player for some percussion and other elements:

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                        • #13
                          I did this thing for the Disquiet junto. A lot more 'dark ambient' than my usual offerings. It will test your bass response:


                          As a bonus, it was recorded 'live', and I made a raw video of the recording:

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                          • #14
                            Here's another new one-- mostly a test/use of Exhale, which I bought myself as a little gift:

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