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Principia Discordia => Bring and Brag => Topic started by: LMNO on January 29, 2015, 07:51:54 pm

Title: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on January 29, 2015, 07:51:54 pm
So, I'm doing the RPM Challenge, which is sort of like NaNoWriMo, but for music.

http://rpmchallenge.com/

10 Songs, or 35 minutes of music created in February.

Yes, I know I can loop one pattern for 35 minutes.  It may come to that.  I could also record myself snoring and send it through a delay and distortion pedal.  I may do that.

Anyway, I'll keep you updated.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: Reginald Ret on January 29, 2015, 07:53:21 pm
Interesting. Good luck!
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 29, 2015, 09:05:53 pm
So, I'm doing the RPM Challenge, which is sort of like NaNoWriMo, but for music.

http://rpmchallenge.com/

10 Songs, or 35 minutes of music created in February.

Yes, I know I can loop one pattern for 35 minutes.  It may come to that.  I could also record myself snoring and send it through a delay and distortion pedal.  I may do that.

Anyway, I'll keep you updated.

Excellent! I look forward to the results.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 01, 2015, 11:04:23 pm
RPM challenge, day 1.

Spent some time working with the iPad Rebirth drum machine sequencer.

It's got a 808, a 909, and two 303s.  Basically, two classic drum machines and a pair of rudimetary sequencers.  And there's something about learning the ins and outs of a drum machine that lends itself to dance music.  So, I let it take me where it would.  Not sure where it'll end up, but it's got some hooks to it.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 03, 2015, 12:08:56 am
RPM challenge, day 2.

Not much done, but got some soundbites.  At least it was something.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 03, 2015, 06:41:00 pm
Day 3: During my lunch break, created new bassline up a fourth, and tried out an overlapping rhythm pattern.  Might need to thin in out a bit, leave some space.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 05, 2015, 08:45:21 pm
Days 4 and 5: Recorded three tracks by Whirlpools, and bounced three rough scratch tracks.  Sound quality is good, so overdubs shouldn't be too difficult.  That's about 13 minutes of music, right there.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 07, 2015, 03:00:23 pm
Day 6: More voicever recording at a cocktail party.  I get the feeling that weekends are going to be tricky.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on February 11, 2015, 04:09:41 pm
These snowstorms are fucking with my production schedule.  Managed to do some basic mixing on one of the Whirlpools songs, though.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on February 11, 2015, 04:12:29 pm
This is an interesting idea.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LuciferX on April 29, 2015, 01:08:14 am
Day 3: During my lunch break, created new bassline up a fourth, and tried out an overlapping rhythm pattern.  Might need to thin in out a bit, leave some space.
I've been trying to focus on that recently, was doing some deep listening to the first track on Caustic Window, and it's like all the sounds fit together just right, with the right proportion of space so it can breathe - I always get a little eager and end up smothering things too much.  I don't know how to carve out all that negative space yet...  I was thinking 8-band eq, bandpass, and multi compression?
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on April 29, 2015, 01:17:01 am
Fewer instruments; limited individual bandwidths; panning; dynamics.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on April 29, 2015, 01:17:37 am
Also, panned mono reverbs.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LuciferX on April 29, 2015, 03:39:27 am
Cool, imma gonna try that.  Noticed that my tracks with "auto-pan" have much more detailed presence...  Was also thinking about expanding repertoire of dedicated hardware instruments, like their occupying a discrete position in meat-space would somehow translate to sonic spectrum...  Ooh and on that note, just downloaded Metasynth demo, routing through sound flower, so currently fully functional, for now.  I think I'm having my third Aphex-Twin crush.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LMNO on April 29, 2015, 04:09:50 am
Steely Dan might not be cool, but listen to their albums for engineering ideas. That had some cool shit going on with instrument isolations.
Title: Re: Music challenge
Post by: LuciferX on May 25, 2015, 06:15:06 am
Steely Dan might not be cool, but listen to their albums for engineering ideas. That had some cool shit going on with instrument isolations.
Just listened to some again recently - loved rediscovering lyrics that went over my head before.  Still looking for "that" sound, though Pretzel Logic nails it, visually representing some transforms I best obtained with convolution algorithms, separating stereo, like you said.