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Night Calls


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Ambient

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Reflections on a late night walk.

No instruments were used in this track! Everything is processing of the raw night sounds.
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Hits: 3413
Comments: 26
Fans: 9
Plays: 269
Downloads: 131

Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007 - 12:11:22 AM
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2007 - 11:53:14 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 10:42:14 AM
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Hardware:
Apart from my G5, lots of crickets, cicades, a few frogs, my size 12 shoes, a few cars, and the MoPac train. All recorded on an M-Audio Microtrack.
Software:
EQs: Elemental Audio Eqium and Firium, Logic channel EQ.

Dynamics: Logic compressor and limiter, Neodynium

Reverb: Space designer (multiple)

Other effects: Discord 2, Tassman, Ottophilter, MHC flex FX resonator (multiple), DelayDots Pitch, Michael Norris Spectral Shimmer and Spectral Stretch

Trancegate: ArarldFX Stormgate 1

Multiple Elemental Audio Inspector to make sure I'm not going to blow up anyone's tweeters.
Comments
TripeWagon said 3518 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Small World.
We actually know the girl in that picture you've used to illustrate your fine mix. Her name is Doris Nobbs and she works in our local pub as a cleaner. What a fucking coincidence. Good sounds chief.
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VicDiesel said 3518 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Doris the cleaning girl?
What a waste of her talents. Clearly she needs to walk around with paint slathered all over her perfect skin.

Victor.


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drakonis said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
makes me wanna flange somebody...
As a young teen, I would get up every morning at 4 AM and fold newspapers and then ride through the neighborhood delivering them on my bike... the crickets, sound of whirring spokes, and the occasional train... slightly flanged by the crisp morning air... and the touch of ominous darkness, not knowing if that pack of dogs was right around the corner again this morning... all brought back delicious shivers of youth. I loved those quiet early morning rides in the unearthly quiet town.

Great soundscape here, I must draw a comparison to Mungo... similarly evocative moody feel.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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VicDiesel said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Ah... Newspaper days
I actually did that too. Loooooong time ago, but it was a great way to make some money. Yes, there is something special to night sounds where there's almost no one around.

Victor.

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Frogmorton said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
ominous
Drakonis was wise to evoke the pack of wild dogs -- there is a kind of dread in this piece that can be part of a late night jaunt.

I like the digital -- I dunno what you'd call it, I wanna say "distortion" -- low sample rate thingie that you have in the background, I could interpret it as metaphoric. The seeming commentary on the moments you recorded is what makes it a proper musical experience.

It's a nice ambient thing you've done!
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VicDiesel said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Commentary
Thanks. The challenge of this piece was to bring out the elements that were already there, and make them sound musical. The moving bass is a combination of some filters; the chirping high sounds are manipulated cicadas; the rhythm is the train sample, &c. Fun exercise and I'm glad you got a kick out of it.

Victor.

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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
This is cool Vic
A neat twist on a moon light strool. Which moon I'm not sure.
Anyway a very cool sound design with mind altering sounds.
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Macaudion said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Vic...
Is it okay to say, that this made me feel creepy!

Interesting experiment, to say the least.

I NEVER watch horror movies! There too intense for me. To my surprise, this evoked terror and quite a bit of horror, too! Yikes!

I'm just gonna bet, that you met your goal with me. Nice job, I think...

Dion
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Moviz said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Ooooh!
Very Ghost train-ish here.... but that sounds like a horse and carriage later on trotting down a cobbled street. Really creepy, but excellent sounds, M
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djdrshaman said 3517 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
spooky and chilly cool
this is borderline experimental - and could work well as soundtrack as well... creepy cooool doooood. :)
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DWL said 3516 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
I think the shoes were out of time
This is what I really like about MJ. I can listen to everything from a sensitive classical piece and this in just a few clicks.

Some amazingingly diverse talent on this board.

Interesting stuff Vic.

Cheers

Dick

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lengold said 3516 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Don't think
I'd like to listen to this at night in a graveyard. Not that I would of course I'd be too busy digging.
This really is evocative and extremely well done, I think a horror director would drool for it. Ha ha ha (Denis Price voice).
Cheers
Len


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said 3516 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Thriller Movie
Very nice sound, much enjoyed listening to this Vic, you did a huge work IT SOUNDS REAL !!
Very nice piece !

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said 3513 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Journey
Very interesting sounds and mood made from outdoor sounds , letiing us imagine anything from our personal memories .

Ibstrat said 3513 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Sounds
Reminds me of when I used to sneak out of my house when I was in high school and ride my bike over to my girlfriends house in the middle of the night.Streets totaly dark-no cars...
Excellent job really cool!
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SmokeyVW said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
real ambient
this is the real 'ambient' genre -- i love this kind of thing

excellent sound processing!

the occasional passing car works nice - love the train whistle - the mood brings out some sort of primal fear of the night

don't know what that sound is at the ending - a siren? - but it's great!

thanks

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VicDiesel said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
thanks for the compliments
The sound at the end is a passing car, first put through the Space Designer reverb (preset: Black Hole), and then through a couple of MHC Flex Resonator, where I'm twiddling the resonance frequency downward.

That resonator effect is also used earlier to make the sound of the car door closing a bit more than life size.

I had a blast doing this....

Victor.

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bud said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Extremely interesting track
was this recorded in Austin? I just left this morning and will return on Sunday. I like how you processed the natural sounds and created a ring mod effect that carries the "melody". Unique coincidence with my notwink song - and also with the woman in the picture. Twilight Zone.
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michael2 said 3511 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
this is
FRIGGIN AWESOME. great concept, i may have to pick one of those up.
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Bowman said 3507 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Could feel the cool...
damp night air crawling on my skin. Chilling. A David Lynch feel to this. And what the heck where those cicadas saying anyway....
Charlie
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said 3412 days ago (November 25th, 2007)
What's that?
I see why you brought me here....

What is the root of the instrument sound, like a strumming thing?

cool. Nice separation on the channels, too

. - Harold
VicDiesel said 3412 days ago (November 25th, 2007)
Drone instrument
The drone is the basic cricket sound sent through a comb filter modulated by two LFOs (I use Tassman to build that stuff), and then through OttoFilter. Remarkably, this makes a non-tonal drone suddenly sound like an instrument. It's the comb filter that accentuates certain frequencies very sharply.


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John Stebbe said 3391 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Cicadas
Love the cicadas! Such great music from nature.

OK, the train is just wonderful. What a terrific sound.

The crickets in my earphones are driving me insane. Get out of my head! Sounds like Martian crickets (as in the movie "Five Million Years To Earth") trying to take over the planet.

Creepy, but in a cool way. You're having way too much fun with all your plug-ins.

The effect after the engine-ignition is lots of fun.
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Heightened said 3379 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Cool piece.
Not much into experimental which seems more appropriate than ambient but it held me to the end.
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Char said 3136 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
I don't care
What made you decide to do this. I am happy you tried. You made me think about the sort of sounds you hear each day. Tune up those shoes and do it again. Great. Thanks.
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VicDiesel said 3135 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Thanks for commenting
I've become rather fond of this "tune", and I have some ideas to do similar things. Stay tuned!
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SmokeyVW said 1264 days ago (October 12th, 2013)
relisten
just back for a relisten... it's still quite interesting
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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