- posted by Sudara on February 24, 2010 - 14 comments -
Here’s some alonetone news:
1) For those out of the loop, the “Record Production Month Challenge” is currently in full swing. Many alonetoners participate in this beast, the premise being to record 10 songs or 35 min of music in the month of Feb.
Oh, and be sure to Check out the tasty results from last year there was a serious amount of new music made.
Can’t wait to hear what’s new this year guys!
2) Friend and alonetoner sandbags toiled for weeks to create an amazing instrument for Reaktor called “Reichatron.” Though you need Reaktor to take full advantage of the instrument, you can also download the Reaktor demo to play around with it.
Reichatron is a very advanced and nimble virtual instrument that has it’s heart rooted in a simple concept - phase shifting ala “It’s Gonna Rain,” Steve Reich’s landmark minimalist work from 1965. Load up a sample, specify a delay and listen to the sweet sound. And then go an an aural adventure tweaking and manipulating to your heart’s content.
Reichatron can be downloaded for free from the Kontakt Instrument User Library, comes with a great user guide and most importantly contains a whopping half a gig of samples from fellow alonetoners.
3) Step right up for the 24 hour album! Everyone is welcome.
That’s right, some of us are in the mood to do a 24 hour album/EP again. We’re thinking March. Drop a note in the comments here if you are up for it, and let us know what dates. We’re thinking we’d do the same thing as last time, pick two consecutive weekends to give folks 2 dates to pick from.
And yes, the 24 hour album is like the RPM challenge, except:
a) You have to create at least 24 minutes of recorded music in 24 hours.
b) You can do no preparation beforehand, so no song-writing or recording.
This will be my 3rd go at it and I’m looking forward to the insights, the barrier breaking, the delirium, and of course, the music. It’s amazing what folks can do in such a short amount of time.
That’s it for now. Good luck to those finishing up your albums and thanks everyone for hanging out and sharing your music on our little corner of the the internets.