Today i’ve found the “Restgeräusche Vol. 2” cd in my collection, the concept behind this cd was, that two artists at two different places started to make music out of noises flying in the air from television, radio and such. The result was very interesting, so i thought i’ll start an experiment myself, but which is easier to accomplish. I had setup a Renoise project with a single pattern playing a cymbal sound at 80 bpm / speed 6 each 8 lines. I’ve recorded the output of Renoise with Audacity and added / deleted / tweaked fx in random order to totally alienate the result. Now i have 20 minutes of tweaked sound, from which i want to create a song, allowed is cutting and additional fx if needed, but no synthesizers or samples which are not made from the tweaked file.
Now my question, is someone interested to participate? It would be interesting to hear some tracks, which are completly based on a single cymbal sound.
I could upload the wav file if interest is here, it’s just for the fun, no time limit or such.
this is very interesting. I’ll try something after I release my next tune (which will by the way be something almost experimental as this).
on a similar topic, you could listen to what NeuRoTiX did on FastTracker on year 1998: Martyr souls invettiva has been made using Windows 95 command.com file as a raw sample, edited and cut in several ways.
You may want to use XmPlay to listen to it, since other players do not replay it correctly.
I’ve done a song containing only the sounds I got from a bunch of corrupt xm-files. And one using only samples from an Arkanoid c64 tape.
I’ve also done a 16 min track with samples from the machines and stuff in a woodshop, then I mounted some lights and performed the track in the actual woodshop to a crowd. The most sucessful of the three IMO.
Leeching the hq cymbal now, this sounds like something right up my alley!
A note on this; I loaded several big non-sample files in my FT2-days and found that many actually loaded sampledata from cache and distorted this in the outcome. Quite interesting way of making wacko fx.