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Only The Beginning



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album: Omega
track 1: 1:25 Only The Beginning
track 2: 2:18 Cold Meds
track 3: 3:36 This Economy
track 4: 3:26 Michael's Fault
track 5: 10:48 Bellevue
track 6: 2:53 no on
track 7: 3:05 Get Data, Create
track 8: 4:50 Repeat Yeah Knickknack
track 9: 1:51 OOBE
track 10: 4:32 loosed
track 11: 2:03 dog
track 12: 5:52 Mind The Monks
track 13: 4:34 Tomographic Notions
track 14: 4:38 Omega
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it's about time

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It's only the beginning.

What it needs is a euphonium.
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Uploaded: Mar 05, 2007 - 06:29:32 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 11:52:10 AM Last Played: May 30, 2019 - 09:58:44 AM
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Roxylee said 4515 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Gee, all that waiting
and no symphony. I felt like I was in the audience, trying to shield myself from the coughers. Cool.
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SmokeyVW said 4513 days ago (March 7th, 2007)

it is "only the beginning" after all! the possibilities are endless.

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peacepiano said 4515 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
I just checked wikipedia and apparently I used to play one. We called it a baritone horn.
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SmokeyVW said 4513 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
i just recently became aware of this instrument. it's used in Holst's "The Planets" - i always wondered what that was, but it never rose to the level of trying to find out.

apparently the euphonium is a newcomer - it's only been around 150 years. (that makes me feel younger already!)
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Ed Hannifin said 4515 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
There's a beauty to it...
We put brackets around what we listen to, and how we listen... this goes a ways to taking the brackets off... You've got me smiling here....

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SmokeyVW said 4513 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
i think you nailed it. i wasn't sure why this wacky thing appealed to me.

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bud said 4514 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
Cool experiment Bill
What are you using to record with? Were you at the symphony? Great space to the recording. Tuning up has always been my favorite part of an orchestral performance - a one note jam.
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SmokeyVW said 4513 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 recording direct to MP3 on internal flash. i used the miniature T-mike they supplied with it. the stereo separation is insufficient IMO, but it's small. bass response isn't so good, but EQ fixes that. i use this for all my vocals too (while listening to the other tracks on my i-pod shuffle) in the quietest room in the house far away from computer fans.

yes, i was at the symphony. it was fun: i felt like i was a bootleg recordist while surreptitously recording the warm up and tune ups. i got one take of warm up followed by tune up. later that same evening, from the same seat, i caught two additional takes of tune ups.

i spent a fair amount of time mixing/processing. all three takes are combined here. each take got this treatment: send one copy fully panned to the left and the other copy fully panned to the right. use the sample AU to delay just one side by between 40 and 120 samples - that gives you from 1 mS to 3 mS delay. with no delay, it would sound right in the middle (inside your head when using headphones). by adding a small delay, the sound gets pulled over away from the delayed channel. all three takes got different amounts of delay.

i was going for a hyper-realistic effect - i guess it worked?

thanks Bud

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timothy devine said 4513 days ago (March 8th, 2007)
made me think of john lennon...

a day in the life

very cool indeed
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SmokeyVW said 4512 days ago (March 8th, 2007)
strange that you mention "A Day In The Life"...

this morning i awoke with a vision for a new song based on that graph from Mauna Loa of CO2 levels in the atmosphere. the song would be called "Stairway" and it would be similar to that Beatles tune, but with my own approach to a build up and ending.

strange... very strange...

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Vic Holman said 4512 days ago (March 8th, 2007)
number nine
number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine.
don't know why just came to mind. very cool and the audience is listening.
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SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
ahhh... just wait 'til the next song...

thanks for listening!

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ktb said 4493 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
yet it does have it. somehow I was drawn into that picture (great pic btw), and started to have vivid daydreams about being on a cloud, in a large modern ambient concert hall with walls of glass. wanted it last forever. so i played it again :-) nice
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SmokeyVW said 4492 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
double play? wow! thanks!

was that "cloud" one of those things hanging from the ceiling in the auditorium?

(i have a fantasy of listening to a concert from the catwalk someday. back in the day i watched a few school plays from just such a vantage point - it was fun. wow: i just remembered i ran the sound effects for a semi-pro play production once, as an emergency stand-in for the sound guy - now THAT was a trip! thanks for reminding me of that.)

the pic is a blend of two pics off the web (apparently public domain as far i could tell BTW). a sunset and a band in a room with those big windows. i actually spent a while finding those and a while blending them just so. i'm happy someone got into that image.

thanks KTB - maybe we can meet at the AJC sometime soon?
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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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