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reading for a minute


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michael2

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this started out as an experiment as I never use the jampack vocal loops for anything, so I decided to put one on a track, bounce it to audio and then cut it up (you can't cut them up unless you bounce them). wrote the bass and drums and started experimenting with the vocoder. it ended up sounding like a cross between a lo-fi synth and playing slide on a guitar with loose strings. i'm liking the vocoder, fun to play with.

the vocal is a recording of a woman reading a book that is run through some granular plugin that you control in real time online at this google chrome site:
http://chromium.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/samples/audio/index.html

there are a bunch of online audio manipulation toys at that link. it's interesting to me to just get them going, record them with audio hijack and dump them into a logic file and start messing with them there. for some reason I liked the way this womans voice sounded with the track.

it's a minute long, thus the title. did most of this a couple of weeks ago and haven't had a chance to open Logic in that time until tonight. added a synth track, mixed and called it a day. this is for a scene in a movie that no one has written yet.
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Lyrics
lalalalalalalala
Song Stats
Hits: 2216
Comments: 20
Fans: 27
Plays: 158
Downloads: 45
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Nov 02, 2011 - 01:25:11 AM
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011 - 01:25:11 AM Last Played: Apr 07, 2017 - 03:29:03 AM
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Hardware:
macbook,qwerty keyboard
Software:
logic 9, google chrome online toy, Big Tick Rhino, lots of Logics tape delay, some samples I made awhile back, jampack vocal pack
Comments
Elevator_Funk said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
....
The echo on this is just right. Love the atmosphere. This one would be fun to listen to in an altered state, like Texahoma or Montucky.

With a few changes it would be worth extending to a full techno track. Although it's not that similar in style, it does make me want to go listen to The Knife for some reason.
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Moviz said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Puts me
in mind of the woman Tracy....(I forget her name) who did wonderful recordings through a vocoder...... really attractive piece and sounds, especially when that bobbing beat takes off, regards M
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Moviz said 2211 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Chapman
Tracy Chapman!
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PeterB7858 said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Way to creative...
Way to creative for me, Michael. Reading the description made my head hurt :-) Lucky the music, sounds like, well... music. And good music at that. Thanks, Peter.
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tempie said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
mmmm, love the sound of that trancey bass
man this is so well done. the lalalalalas are great. and this is such a lame comment for such a cool little tune. let's just say i like it and leave it at that. thanks for the dl.
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magnatone said 2212 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
reading for a minute
is there no end to your creative prowess? this is very very cool michael - congrats!
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Reinholt56 said 2211 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Hi Michael......
Really loved this mix. Great sounds throughout. Glad you uploaded it. I await the movie/soundtrack coming out.

Take care.

Paul
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Henke said 2211 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Nice one
After listening once, of course I had to listen again. A few seconds later decided for a download. Maybe halfway in, the downloaded file started to play in iTunes - and the two pieces played very well together. Seemlessly as it were. You should try it :-) Did I say I like it?

Take care,
Henke
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alackbass said 2211 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
reading for a minute
The only thing cooler than the track was your description of the creative process. You teach me new things!
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particledots said 2211 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
nice experiment
was this in the pod at some point (i think i have heard it before)

love the voice manipulations...will have to try it with one of the staring down andy portraits maybe at some point?
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richard13 said 2211 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
WTF?
Was this fantastic? Will those fly? Who turned fluid? Watch the frock? Way too fun!
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bud said 2211 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
I love the unwritten movie scores
this sounds great. The description makes me wish I had more time these days to play. That woman's voice is really compelling.
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Vic Holman said 2210 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
la la land
what a cool manipulated track. effect heaven
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Relic67 said 2210 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
cool bassline
nice sounding track. trippy...
nice groove going with the bass and drums.
good one!
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dave_b said 2210 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
reading for a minute
The voice sounds almost spookily natural against those backing tracks. Cool experiment.
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Bob Rodgers said 2209 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Interesting
to read how you put this together, very creative.
I love that beat when it kicks in, a nice track and groove, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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ste said 2209 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
cool
sound, mate. like the bass part and synth over the vox fx. interesting stuff
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davajonah said 2208 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Yes
This is really interesting. I could imagine a full blown trance/techno track emerging. Great bass!
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PaulaMunk said 2205 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
Very
seductive. Enjoyed the listen. Thanks.
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papag said 2204 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Fresh yet fermented
just the right aging on this one. fan-tab-ulous. I am on my secon listen and it is even better that the first sip.

thanks for the download :)
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