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[Dec. 17th, 2008|09:31 pm]
Nate Bunnyfield
Musical challenge!

This is one thing I've been interested in doing with ya'll for many years and am very excited about.

1. Select zero to four voices. An example of a voiceless track would be a recording of ambient sounds or plugging the cassette recorder into itself for feedback.

2. Select some or no effects to be used. You can also suggest an effect by name like reverb, tremolo or vocoder in the comments.

3. Select one sampler. My music benefits so much from this that I'm requiring it.

4. Choose a length like ten seconds, seventeen minutes or something creative.

5. Provide any other limitations in a comment. The most obvious example of this would be lyrics, but I'm down for whatever you can think up.

Voices:

black three string bass
0(0.0%)
blue Californian monosynth
0(0.0%)
cello
0(0.0%)
coronet
0(0.0%)
drum set with brushes
0(0.0%)
drum set with sticks
0(0.0%)
Game Boy Camera
0(0.0%)
glockenspiel
0(0.0%)
green soprano melodica
0(0.0%)
maroon six string electric guitar
0(0.0%)
Nate beatboxing
0(0.0%)
Nate singing
0(0.0%)
recorder from elementary school
0(0.0%)
shakers
0(0.0%)
silver East German drum synth
0(0.0%)
silver Swedish beatbox/synth
0(0.0%)
tambourine
0(0.0%)
three string acoustic guitar
0(0.0%)
thumb piano
0(0.0%)
toy bugle
0(0.0%)
toy organ
0(0.0%)
ukulele
0(0.0%)
yellow North Carolinian oscillator
0(0.0%)

Effects:

black digital reverb processor
0(0.0%)
black distortion pedal
0(0.0%)
black multi-effect processor
1(9.1%)
blue analog filter pedal
0(0.0%)
blue distortion pedal
0(0.0%)
blue suboctave pedal
0(0.0%)
blue-green tremolo pedal
0(0.0%)
dirty analog blue filter pedal
0(0.0%)
green digital delay pedal
0(0.0%)
orange analog ring modulator pedal
1(9.1%)
orange feedback pedal
0(0.0%)
red distortion pedal
0(0.0%)
red pitchshifting pedal
1(9.1%)
rhythmic graphic equalizer pedal
0(0.0%)
silver distortion pedal
0(0.0%)
white analog delay pedal
1(9.1%)
yellow distortion pedal
0(0.0%)

Sampler:

black toy keyboard: Casio SK-5
1(8.3%)
black looper: Looperlative LP1
2(16.7%)
silver sampler: Roland SP-404
1(8.3%)
black sampler: Akai S612
4(33.3%)
grey sampler: Akai S20
4(33.3%)

Length:



I did decide to leave off controllers, sequencers, amplifiers, microphones, preamps, compressors, equalizers and recording mediums to keep things simple. And to be clear, this isn't for a single track – I am planning doing one recording for each person.
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: fusako
2008-12-18 07:39 pm (UTC)
Can you change tempo on the fly with the AKAI S20?

I ask cuz, I think you should write a song that starts at a medium tempo (say between 90 to 118 bpm), and drops speed until 0 after 2 minutes. Then it reverses and plays backwards until it reaches the original tempo again.

At which point it switches and plays in the original direction.

Then it can just be played in an infinite loop... maybe.
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From: natebunnyfield
2008-12-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I would use a computer for that.
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