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strate dance (c}{imps+muller)

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a mashup (for ImprovFriday) of c}{imps 8 my ears (strate fuckin) and Paul Muller (dance to the end of summer)

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c}{imps 8 my ears said

i've never tried gating one track to another. going to try now though. I use gates all the time, but I dont know they are there. built into a drum synth or a bass synth, both applied after recording say, a guitar track. I'm quite certain that those effects work by gate and trigger. Audacity has a gate effect, which I have almost entirely overlooked. certainly didn't know it could do that!

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kavin. said

I never would have imagined this "odd couple" together but the gating was an ingenious idea!

Guest said

awesome i think we can pull off something rad

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skiks/bruce hamilton said

WS, I added no additional sound sources. The trebly stuff is Paul Muller's piece, which is actually a kind of Steve Reich-ish texture with a midi chamber ensemble. I gated it so it only sounds when David's guitar (which is also slightly gated) reaches a certain threshold. There's a tiny bit of release and then additional decay from reverbs (different one for the guitar). Can't remember what I else I did, mostly sweetneing. For me, a fairly "hands-off" mash, compared to what I usualy do, and an experiment in discongruity, or even cognitive dissonance (I'm a sucker for that stuff). Anyway, again, it's formally still David's wonderfully spasmodic improvisation, but with Muller's contrasting sound also being uttered with every guitar gesture. So it's little improv experiment and I liked the way it sounded.

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c}{imps 8 my ears said

geez, i can t possibly feel right being crude around you gentlemen, beautiful job

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skiks/bruce hamilton said

interesting idea, Chris; indeed this could turn into a song of sorts. It was just a quick IF mash where Paul's continuous consonant minimalist texture is chopped into discrete chunks by virtue of being gate-triggered by David's raucous guitar. I also declined my usual pitch-shifting and enjoyed the found intervallic & xenharmonic dissonances; & discongruity in general (mood/texture/tonality). So to me it's more like a hyper-instrument extension of David's original improvisation.

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vaisvil said

this is ok - I must admit I'd like to hear this with some shuffling percussion and a bass line to paste it together - and bring out that lead instrument a bit more. Its always dangerous to compose someone else's piece - so forgive me if the idea sounds ludicrous.

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c}{imps 8 my ears said

my goodness, thanks for finding some beauty in my grunty angst spasm of a rhythm lead. Paul's song is new to me, i think it's gorgeous.

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c}{imps 8 my ears said

http://alonetone.com/chimps8myears/tracks/kjashnthstash hey bruce, just for fun i went at it with arate shifter and various synth

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