Mannequin Races

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This is a little short piece with some glitch and some fuzz guitar. The track isn't too inventive but I like how everything fits together. Comments and criticism are welcome. Thanks for listening and reading.
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I've been testing out a new synth by Propellerhead Software called Parsec. My short song consists of four tracks of Parsec's with four different custom patches that I have created for it. It's basically a sic-fi/space/ambient instrumental…
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This is basically an experimental track using Propellerhead Reason, and the iPad app Beatsurfing as a custom MIDI controller. Sonic madness ensues. :)
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This is a song I wrote for a girl I liked... I even performed a stripped down acoustic guitar only version for her. She loved the song but didn't exactly reciprocate how I felt. I'm a nice guy and she likes bad boys. Wish I could change that…read more
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This is more an experiment than anything else but I like it! Lots of reverse samples in there. :)
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This is an older song and hey, you'll finally get to hear me sing badly! This was under my old name Piscean Dream so I couple of you may or may not have heard this before. Thanks for listening!
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This is a little short piece with some glitch and some fuzz guitar. The track isn't too inventive but I like how everything fits together. Comments and criticism are welcome. Thanks for listening and reading.
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I think this is the first song that I've posted here under Mannequin Races that actually has a guitar in it. You can't really tell that it's a guitar but it's in there (middle section around the 1:50 mark). The guitar is heavily modulated but…read more
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This is a song I wrote for a girl I liked... I even performed a stripped down acoustic guitar only version for her. She loved the song but didn't exactly reciprocate how I felt. I'm a nice guy and she likes bad boys. Wish I could change that…read more
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Something that I intend to develop more at some point, but was going through things from a month or so ago and kind of liked this little version
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The berimbau is a Brazilian instrument associated with Capoeira, which is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native…read more
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On youtube there's a short video clip of guitarist Shawn Lane (R.I.P) executing an extremely difficult chord voicing that requires extensive finger stretching, which Shawn calls "the hardest chord in the world." I altered the chord a little bit…read more
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Loops, Dupes, Whoops, Ooops, and a bit of reverb. Dedicated to South Dakota.
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I'm a complete idiot when it comes to all things midi related. Recently got myself a midi keyboard though and came up with this short piece just messing with sounds in Proteus. Really looking forward to the possibilities of combining this sort…
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Sitting around in my shop a couple of days ago with the Goodall and the Zoom H4N. First time I've really messed with using the internal mics on the H4N in multitrack mode
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I think this is the first song that I've posted here under Mannequin Races that actually has a guitar in it. You can't really tell that it's a guitar but it's in there (middle section around the 1:50 mark). The guitar is heavily modulated but…read more
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World War Nine said

What I mean is, your Circuit Bending outshines that of World War Nine.

But check out my old, old AloneTone page ( http://www.alonetone.com/jackmerlot/tracks ) & listen to Skeleton Key 73 or Around & Aboot as good examples of what kinds of synth sounds I’ve managed; maybe you can give me some advice on how to get some better sequencer software into my flow so I’m not trying to play five instruments at once.

Keep up the good work.

I think this is the first song that I've posted here under Mannequin Races that actually has a guitar in it. You can't really tell that it's a guitar but it's in there (middle section around the 1:50 mark). The guitar is heavily modulated but…read more
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World War Nine said

Wow, the overall structural & textural aspects of this have me shaking my head out of wonder.

I play the guitar for World War Nine ( http://www.alonetone.com/worldwar9 ) but I also play electric bass & fill in on the Yamaha DD55 Drum Druid when necessary ( usually ‘cause Miroslav is too hungover to come to band practice, but I digress ) but one thing I haven’t ever gotten the hang of is keys/synths & such.

I’ve settled for using various filters & Nyquist plugins in Audacity to modify my guitar sound until it’s pretty hard to distinguish from an ( amateur ) keyboardist circuit bending his way through some analogue modeling synthesis software, then jazz it up by using found sound object art as a form of collage, and if I get desperate, I’ll set up PixiTracker or another tracker on my phone & hook it up to the line0 on the computer with a god damned eighth inch stereo mini jack, god damn it.

And, the hell if that don’t work most of the time, just to make sound collages & have something to talk about besides the Trump White House or the Russians or the Wall to Keep Mexicans Out or…

This is a little short piece with some glitch and some fuzz guitar. The track isn't too inventive but I like how everything fits together. Comments and criticism are welcome. Thanks for listening and reading.
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kirklynch said

I like how it fits together too!

I've been testing out a new synth by Propellerhead Software called Parsec. My short song consists of four tracks of Parsec's with four different custom patches that I have created for it. It's basically a sic-fi/space/ambient instrumental…
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kirklynch said

Cool sounds!

This is basically an experimental track using Propellerhead Reason, and the iPad app Beatsurfing as a custom MIDI controller. Sonic madness ensues. :)
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Guest said

Cool!!

Just a dude who likes music.

from Troy, Ohio, United States

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