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  • New ambient software "Variations" available NOW!!! (Mac OS X only!)

    Let me start with a little back story...

    About say...10 years ago I came across a little lesser known app for sound design/manipulation called "Gleetch." It was my first exposure to any kind of tool that generated disturbing, highly chaotic noises of many different kinds. At the time, this was still not considered music. Now, with the rise of glitch/dark ambient/etc stuff like that is a known method of artistic expression. Back then, I could never make it work...over half the time it anything I created would turn into some kind of feedback loop, nearly blow out my speakers, and be heard halfway down the block!!! :eek: I'm not kidding. This Gleetch tool was not to be messed with. It was truly next level in every sense of the imagination. I gave up on the plug but kept it on my harddrive...hoping one day I'd make sense of it.

    Fast forward 5 years and I decide to look up the software again and see if it was still around. Sure enough, the developer "Giorgio Sancristoforo" an Italian composer who uses Max/MSP, was about to release Gleetchlab version 3! Oh man was I excited. Not only had this software survived, but it was still in development. YES!!! :D

    Since Gleetchlab 3, Giorgio has also developed Berna, a software simulation of a late 1950's electroacoustic music studio.

    ***

    Enter 2013 and Giorgio has just released "Variations" a live performance software using algorithmic composition based on the serial technique. He can describe for you better than I can...it's another chapter in the genius that is this man's brain. He dreams of software, then he creates it.

    Do yourself a favor (if you have a Mac, sorry PC friends!) and demo his software. We talk alot about avant garde software and techniques on ambient online...and Giorgio and his crazy creations, pretty much define the genre.

    http://www.giorgiosancristoforo.net/...ariations-1-0/

    Leave your impressions of Variations or Gleetch3/Berna below!

    Cheers and enjoy!

    -S1gns
    Synphaera Records
    Space | Time | Matter

  • #2
    Looks very interesting...will check it out later!

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    • #3
      perhaps I can run it on my bondi blue Rev. B iMac? (OS9!)

      if not, I move that all discussion of really cool things we poor Apple-less proles cannot ever have be buried in a subforum, deep inside the earth.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ontol View Post
        perhaps I can run it on my bondi blue Rev. B iMac? (OS9!)

        if not, I move that all discussion of really cool things we poor Apple-less proles cannot ever have be buried in a subforum, deep inside the earth.

        Well if all else fails at least you can still use that old bondi blue iMac to run Dark Castle! :lol:

        Synphaera Records
        Space | Time | Matter

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        • #5
          Still got my blu berry imac!
          Still doing fine... as a second machine for recording audacity stuff...
          Gleetchlab is no longer available, but Berna has be made available again!
          http://www.giorgiosancristoforo.net/softwares/berna/
          12 euros

          I maybe tempted...
          https://soundcloud.com/id_23

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          • #6
            Yeah, the 18 year old bondi still boots just fine (well, it did the last time 5 years or so ago); the only thing not operational is the cd drive (I accidentally left it open and extended and broke it by bumping up against it) but have an old Sony Espressa external burner (with bondi blue accents) that solves that problem. OS9 running at 233mHz with 128 MB RAM!

            Here it is back in it's more used days out in my 16x11 backyard studio circa 1999 or 2000

            EDIT: year was 2001

            Last edited by aoVI; 12-12-2016, 02:35 PM.

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            • #7
              Yeah, and just look at you sporting your high-end sampling SK-1 too! I still have my Concertmate 500 RatShack imprinted version of the SK-1. Actually laid hands on it just the other day...

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              • #8
                You should see my Casio VL Tone.

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                • #9
                  You can't see my VL-Tone, I sold it on ebay for £40. Definitely preferred the cash.
                  Latest release: never to be repeated

                  Hearthis | Soundcloud

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GaryG View Post
                    You can't see my VL-Tone, I sold it on ebay for £40. Definitely preferred the cash.
                    I didn't get nearly that for mine...still preferred the cash!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Windspace View Post
                      Originally posted by GaryG View Post
                      You can't see my VL-Tone, I sold it on ebay for £40. Definitely preferred the cash.
                      I didn't get nearly that for mine...still preferred the cash!
                      I think I was lucky and listed it as the world hit peak-VLTone.
                      Latest release: never to be repeated

                      Hearthis | Soundcloud

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ID_23 View Post
                        Still got my blu berry imac!
                        Still doing fine... as a second machine for recording audacity stuff...
                        Gleetchlab is no longer available, but Berna has be made available again!
                        http://www.giorgiosancristoforo.net/softwares/berna/
                        12 euros

                        I maybe tempted...
                        Way to kick the dust up on this old thread! *cough, cough* That could be a record...nearly 4 years and someone unearths a classic.

                        Don't get any ideas aoVI...
                        Synphaera Records
                        Space | Time | Matter

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                        • #13
                          :whistle:

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