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RPM, Reichatron and a 24-hour challenge?

- 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.

Reich would be proud

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.


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Sudara said

So, for the 24 hour album I vote for one of these dates:

Saturday March 13th
Saturday March 20th

Again, we'll probably pick 2 dates because not everyone can do it on the same day.

Guest said

I'm ready for a new 24!


yelyah said

I'd be game for any weekend in March.

Though I think I'd try to "cheat" and pull off the 24 minutes in like 12 hours since I've never ever ever made it a full 24 hours without falling into a coma.


xenotolerance said

I'm down! I am so very down that I might even try and do both dates.

The Culprits

The Culprits said

Ho ho ho. I'll be sleeoung through March. (But eager to hear results.)

Wildgeas Music

Wildgeas Music said

I'm in. I haven't tried 24 hrs yet. That should be the death of me. Good way to go though.........

Room 34

Room 34 said

I'm definitely up for the 24-hour challenge! Not sure my wife and kids are, but too bad!


AMUC said

Being the OCDer that I am, I would do a 24 hour album challenge in March.

However, with the RPM Challenge in February, I'm not sure how much I would have left in the proverbial tank.

If I do do it, I want to do something different from what I've been doing. Some sort of collaborative 24 hour challenge would be cool. (Pair up musicians with completely opposing styles to see what the end result would be.)

Guest said

My girlfriend's gotta go to Jersey for work for a weekend in March, so if it happens to be that weekend, I'll do my damnedest to take part!


ghostly said

Count me in for the 24 hour challenge! And wow - love the mug!!

Mrs. Nussbaum's Credit Card

Mrs. Nussbaum's Credit Card said

I can't do either of those dates in March. The 27th is out also. Anyone up for April 3rd? I've never done the 24 hr. I had some luck with RPM this year though.

Gliftor Draken

Gliftor Draken said

I plan to try it on 3/13. I didn't do anything acoustic on my RPM album, so maybe I should go all acoustic for this.


Sudara said


Just a heads up that we're on for the 24 hour album on Saturday (aka tomorrow). They'll be one in april, still not certain if it's the 3rd or 10th. Let us know which works best here:



Sudara said

Here's some second hand internet wisdom if you are undecided:

"The only thing you get from sitting on the fence is splinters in your ass."