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For those users of the the very excellent iPad instrument “Orphion” and the very excellent sample library “Konkrete 3” by Soniccouture, I have produced a library control template for Orphion. It’s available as a download from within the Orphion app.
The intent of the template was my frustration with the octave range of the Konkrete 3 library (Soniccouture, shame on you for giving us such a wide selection!) and the difficulty of demoing the sounds from a 37-key controller keyboard.
The template allows you to “taste” all the sounds in each kit, as well as triggering the “beat repeat” functionality (though all parameters are ultimately customizable). It’s not really intended to be a “performance” controller for the sounds, but it can be used that way if you are comfortable with the pad size. For more info on either product, follow these links: http://www.orphion.de/. and http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/27-electronica/g40-konkrete-3/
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Hinterland - Piano & Strings Only
Perhaps more your preference…?
Source: SoundCloud / Daniel Ottini
Source: SoundCloud / Daniel Ottini
Maybe i’m not quite the “collector of voices” (as a member of a German electronic band once proclaimed), but I quite like where Yamaha is taking the Vocaloid technology. Let me first safely say that vocalists are not in fear of losing their jobs and that, yes, a Vocaloid will not be fooling any one in a double blind test soon…
With that out of the way, what we have in “Avanna” is an eerie synthetic Enya…familiar yet unsettling; a blend between Autotune and a Wendy Carlos (Moog) Vocoder singing in a “GLaDOS” voice.
I would love to play with this one because, frankly, it shows lots of potential for heavy manipulation/processing. Where I once would have brushed off the Vocaloid stuff as pure novelty, I think (either intentionally or unintentionally it is becoming truly weird…and that is when things usually get interesting!
This looks like an interesting project (even though we all know from Mr. Cage that there is no such thing…perhaps it should be called “in pursuit of agreeable sounds” - not so poetic, eh) - I didn’t get a chance to lend my support behind it on kickstarter, but the credentials of the film-maker are quite good (and it has gotten full-funding). I will be on the lookout for this one once its complete.
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The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
Some follow-up from the Celemony “Living Drums” contest…here I explain how Melodyne was used to create variations on the drum patterns (both MIDI and Audio)…
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"I Dream of Wires" - Hardcore Edition
Like any red-blooded Electronic Musician, I like a bit of “Gear Lust”, so I had to order this outright…
Some may know where I stand when it comes to the Modular world (for those that, don’t see my previous posts) - it’s not really “Modular” that I dislike, its the “purists” who claim that this is “the only way” to make music. Sorry, but I use a blend of Hardware/Software/Analog/Digital/Organic/Synthetic to make my music (yes and even some “Modular”!) and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Each has it’s limitations and strengths.
I applaud the film for being honest about these arguments (and also celebrating this nutty world of synth geeks!)
I think there will always be a place for this equipment - the artist just has to decide if its the right tool for the job.
Thanks again to Celemony for selecting “Cave of Fallen Angels” for their “Living Drums” competition and featuring my music on their site…
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