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It was an unintentional challenge in chat. Crissew opined to the ether, "my new song has 66 tracks because I cannot add any more." To which, Magnatone intoned "I will be impressed when you have 66 tracks with something unique on each track."

The gauntlet was thrown down. I could not ignore the challenge. Crissew is using Alsihad (ProTools) and had hit a wall. I am using lowly GarageBand. I chimed in to chat that I would create a brand new piece of music, in GarageBand, in less than a week, with more than 66 unique tracks. I set to work...

It is now complete. There are 69 tracks. There were several walls discovered on this journey. At 30 tracks, Garageband began complaining with me in open dialogue. At 50 tracks it stopped working altogether. However, I soon discovered that it had ingested too much Crystal Synth. I had 6 Crystal Synthesizer tracks, and this caused Garageband to flat-line. I backed up and used only two Crystals, and then continued adding non-Crystal tracks. At 64 tracks, Garageband absolutely refused to accept any more MIDI tracks. So I began adding recorded tracks instead. I added more cowbell. I cannot sing, so I asked my computer to sing instead and added that. At 69 tracks, I chose to stop, because the 70th track would be a recording of my kitchen sink, and that would just be silly. :-)

Charles, this was great fun, very educational for me, and I hope you and everyone else enjoy this rompin' good tune. Remember kids, track size doesn't matter! :-)

If you download the MP3 and open it in iTunes, and double-click the artwork, you can see a larger image of some of the tracks & automation.
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Lyrics
la la la.
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Comments: 85
Fans: 31
Plays: 102
Downloads: 103
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Mar 14, 2010 - 05:34:12 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2010 - 12:02:45 PM Last Played: Dec 10, 2018 - 10:49:48 AM
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Hardware:
Mac Pro with 5 GB RAM
Software:
GarageBand 4, Amadeus to extract cowbell clip
Comments
Six-Nail-Coffin said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
bum bum bum.....
THis is such a fun piece of music!
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
fun was the aim
as was a bit of self-education. Although this started as a bit of faux-one-upsmanship, I learned many things about equalization of dozens of tracks, and of debugging obscure problems and limits, and getting around them all in a limited time. But to have the result be fun, there's a reward! Thank you! I look forward to you extending your Abyss project.
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Demeter7 said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Yeah,
I'm not at all surprised that you used the number 69. This is lovely. Congratulations. Now, assume the position and celebrate! :)
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
adorably alert Char
I can sneak nothing past you. But then, you can sneak nothing past me either, Cuz, and I smirk in your general direction. I did as you commanded, of course. Thank you for enjoying the romp. I am enjoying your experiments as well.
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magnatone said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
LOL
good job eduard!! i'm like, TOTALLY IMPRESSED! especially with how FAST you did this! and yes you're right - track size um ... SO doesn't matter! could we all remember that now? :)
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Speed and Size are overrated
However, this was an amazing challenge, considering I usually spend days just EQing a single track, and then more days to simply add a few notes somewhere else. A wonder I get anything done in music. So this was an experiment in time management as well. Thank you for being there in chat and being the other half of the catalyst for this endeavor. Glad you stopped in and enjoyed the result too! Now back to adding another note to something today. I hope I have some left.
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richard13 said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Bravo, Eduard!
You do love these little challenges, and rise to them well (ignore that, D7). I've had a silly grin on my face since the beginning, and when someone suggested more cowbell, I laughed out loud. Thanks.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
gasp
Richard! You know Char cannot leave double-entendres alone any more than I can. :-) Sooo glad to hear that this brought mirth and guffaws to you, that was the point. The "More Cowbell" snippet was extracted from a very funny "Saturday Night Live" episode that has become sort of musician-inside-joke legend in some circles. I am sure that if you google "More Cowbell SNL" you will find it on Youtube. It is one of the more blatent jokes I slipped in there. Thank you for checking this out. I really liked your "Opera Gig", nicely done!
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shavingronaldscar said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
heeheehee
love the goofy trig vocals on this track. important not to take oneself too seriously. good fun, sweet instrumentation.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
goofiness
goofiness is next to godliness in my universe. In listening to your music, I believe you agree, but articulate it differently and more expressively than I do. Glad you enjoyed the la la lady and man I got to do virtual singing for me.
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crissew said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
SpecTRACKular job!
A cohesive and enjoyable song. I like the vocals that you put in there. Sometimes you just have to test your computer's meddle! Sounds like you have a lot of fun with this project. Honored to be the inspiration for this song. And it didnt end up being short like you were thinking it was going to be. Sounds kind of scary to me despite the seemingly happy mode the song was written in. Very cool man! Congrats.
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crissew said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
But I would have used
a little more cowbell if it was me.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
cohesion was tricky.
I added a two-bar chord change to wrap bak to the repeat, and that helped a lot. I kept thinking "oh no, I am now at 15 tracks, what should I add next?" And I kept thinking up silly things to try, some worked, some didn't. There are 4 vocal tracks (2 in the middle, then all 4 at the end create the harmony.) I did not have time to give them real words to sing, so they defaulted to just singing "la la la", which is still pretty funny. I used the same virtual-vox technology with my "Grapefruit Song" (on my Drakonis Page) to similar humorous effect.

There is sort of an ominous undertone to this, perhaps because NOTHING can really be this manic without a little malice... or maybe it is that occasional A-minor chord I throw in there :-)

Thank you thank you Charles, for inadvertently throwing down the glove, and being such a gentleman when I ran with it. I learned a lot from this, main point being that I should not be in chat so much!

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MarkHolbrook said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Outstanding!
This beats my best at about 62! I remember starting with Midi and getting audio and feeling like wow... I can handle 2 simultaneous audio tracks... so much power!!! Things have come a long way!
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
I remember those days
I remember getting a demo of ProTools for MacOS 7, many years ago at an Apple Developer's conference (before I was into music) and thinking "this interface is weird, and who would mix audio tracks with MIDI?" Young and naive I was. Now I am just older. :-) This was a great exercise in silly, but on the other hand, I do sort of like the initial song that holds this together... perhaps I will work it into something more serious later. Unfortunately, much like "The Grapefruit Song", this version will always be here as a silly reminder of anything serious I try to do with it. Sigh.
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Alimar said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Cool sounds...
Another side of the dragon-man! I like this. Experimentalizations are always good! If I'd a known this was you before...

Crissew-crossed for sure!

Thanks for being youz,
A
ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Welcome to my laboratory
Hi Alimar, I thought you knew about my alter ego here. Well, now you do. Yes this is just me.

And thank YOU for being you... greatly in awe of your latest orchestral piece, wow. Can I be you when I grow up?!

ttfn,
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BirdmanWayne94 said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Although...
... it seems experimental a bit, I'm still feeling a Draki there; you've got your own touch with composition that always brings the finest. Thanks for the fun and the smile!
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
cannot hide the dragon
I think there is a lot of my style that leaks out everywhere, glad you noticed. And I am happy to know it brings you smiles. Your incredible touch on the guitar certainly leaves me inspired and happy, Yeman.
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Roxylee said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
You coulda used a little more cowbell
Naahhh..Just kidding. This is unique and quite cool.. I have no idea what a crystal track is, but hey, there's a lot I don't know. I enjoyed this, and the signature punning is always an extra treat.:-)
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
more secrets
I played this for my daughter after I added the cowbell quote, and she ACTUALLY suggested that I turn the cowbell UP even more right after that, so it is already cranked to 11, sorry. :-)

Crystal is a free add-on synthesizer you can download and inject into GarageBand (or Logic, etc.) But it is a little tricky to set up and use, and it seems to interact with itself when I am not looking and slowly lose its mind. So I had to limit its use here, for fear I would lose mine.

Roxylee, I always always appreciate your support and friendship, thank you for giggling with me.
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magnatone said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
PS
more cowbell
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Shhhh...
the cows are sleeping now.
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WharmtonRise said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
NEATO!!!!
ok.. that sounded dated... but then I am pretty old. Terrifically precocious track you have concocted here. More cowbell huh.... that would entail more cows too.. so can we get a moooooo??? La la la la la la la......
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Neato is in my lexicon
I have had occasion to use that word as well, so no fear in shocking anyone at my party. "Precocious"! Now THAT is a word I will wear with honour and complete lack of dignity, thank you! If this piece is precocious, then my work here is complete! That one little word made my day, thank you Andrew... as did your "Memory" piece. That is one seriously rich chocolately piece of music to drown in.
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particledots said 3389 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
hi icy
this is really nice

is that char singing in places?
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Udder Umbrage
I am sure that Char would take umbrage at such a suggestion, but she might have wielded a drumstick for the cowbell scene. Thank you for plugging in for the ride. I must catch your latest now!
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Moviz said 3389 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
I listened
to this as I cantered along on my horse in the spring sunshine in middle England (I lie), but it gives that lovely delicate feel of things gentile..... and I'm amazed that you got GB to put out 64 tracks, when it complained last week at 6 tracks for me, saying that I had too many software tracks, when only 3 of them were software.
I salute you Drak, this is unique and what a lovely voice your computer has LOL, regards M
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
I'll meet you in the Lake District, then?
Yes, I learned many limitations, only by bumping into them. You can change your GB preferences and increase the number of allowable synth/real tracks, but only up to 64 (each.) Even after downing some DragonSauce, my computer still has a better voice than I, but I am OK with that... I leave singing to the people who are good at it, like you! Enjoyed your latest too! I need to practice my whistling as well.
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sschedra said 3389 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Holy Mother of Mayhem!
Eduard, you take the cake. I really enjoyed this piece, especially the quote "I could have used a little more cowbell". How did you do the La-la's? I am surprised that the Mac did not choke. How much memory do you have? Now you have me wanting to do a synth piece.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
egging you on...
Hey, if posting this gets another wonderful piece out of you, my day is complete! I buried a note in the hardware section up there that I have 5 GB RAM in this puppy, so it is pretty hefty, but it did choke and sputter for various reasons along the way... glad you liked the virtual la-las... it is "Virtual Singer" software that comes with my music notation software, very fun to play with (See my 'GrapeFruit Song' under "Drakonis" for more virtual singing mayhem.) Looking forward to your synth piece, but you can leave out the cowbell.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 3389 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Woah
cool piece! Haha, you're lucky to only start having problems at 30. For me it's less than half that!
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
save up!
Gotta get yourself some more RAM in that computer then! ;-) Glad you liked my silly side. Let's hear you record some floooot grrl! ;-)
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awigze said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
la la la la ha ha ha ha
you could have sung better than your puter. way cool. love the interplay of this and the simplistic approach of the intense and implied subversive nature of this chrononomically integral and neonatal iteration.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Whot?
Methinx not, my singing is so-so la dee da. I love it when you talk all multi-syllabic at me, it invigorates my cerebellum. One thing I am often reprimanded for (especially by Henke) is being chrononomically integral, I need to loosen up and think outside the grid more. :-) But enough Tick Talk about me, how are you doing?
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davisamerica said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
yeah....
but can you do 72 tracks.... that I think is the question.... this is insane and your computer WILL get even with you sooner or later for this exercise.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
the OTHER glove?
Nice try, Jack, but you know that the escalation of tracks never ends, so I shall allow YOU to carry 72 batons next... if anyone can, it would be you. I have given my computer a nice new toy and 2 extra scoops of warm filtered electricity this evening, so it is purring contentedly again, whew.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
So many tracks, so little time
I'm impressed by the volume here--so many tracks!--and also by what the result tells us about how we hear sound--my ears can't tell there were 69 tracks, although the evolution of the soundscape across the piece reveals plenty of diversity.
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
more experiments, that is all
Do not be impressed by lots of tracks... just like you wrote an anti-protest song, I have written an anti-track song. Besides, Charles left a loophole, there is NO place where all 69 tracks play all at once, at most there are about 20 tracks playing at once. It is indeed the evolution over time that creates the magic, as you surmised... you've got the nose of a (HMS) Beagle!
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davajonah said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Haha!
A very cool challenge, I would say. Crazy! But the result is pretty impressive nonetheless. I love the lalalala-ings! I do think it would benefit from a small remix. Add some TRA-lalalalas. And a hey-noddy-ho? Hey presto - 71 tracks!
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ic42 said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
This is my crazy place
And I knew that no sooner would I finish, somebody would suggest that it needs a little tra with the la las. However, I was not expecting the hey-noddy-hos, you got me there! I have unstoppable giggles now, thank you very much. I will just have to chill out to your latest... you do have something new for me to enjoy, right? I shall go check right now! :-)
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dave_b said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
crissew crossed 69 tracks
Nice base progression, and you built on it throughout the song to keep things interesting. I like the voiced lead line. 69 tracks is most impressive!
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ic42 said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
good ears
Yes, even though I had imposed a limited time to complete this, I spent a couple of hours working up a changing bass line under different sections to keep things interesting. Then another few hours on the melody lines. Most of all, this was an experiment in "too much of a good thing", and although I look forward to returning to 4-8 tracks (what my brain can handle), when I get back to orchestral writing I will need to revisit the 20-60 track dilemma. :-)
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Sigmund said 3388 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
69 tracks
Come on Eduard - admit it - that's really you doing the la la's. Heck I give you kudos just for coming up with 69 different things to do in your song. It made for a fascinating listen - thanks for sharing your vision with us!
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ic42 said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
lalala
If I could sing and tremolo like that, I would not need my day job! ;-) Very happy that it was fascinating, keeping interest was one of my goals. Now to be able to write rio... uh, REAL music like yours, that is my dream!
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Honza said 3388 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
wow
This is awesome ... I admire your determination and commitment for such challenge. The harmony is also very nice, with happy feel ... same for the lyrics la la la :-))).Only the instruments sound a little cheap, but I guess that with using some fancy Vst you would probably end up with smoke going out of your hardware. Anyway congratulations for such conquest!
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ic42 said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
silly experiments... but...
I learn from our experimentation, so this was worthwhile. Yes, I have not invested in very nice orchestral instruments yet. I am still saving up for it, and researching which I should get (Garriton, Miroslav, EastWest... sigh.) Hopefully this year my orchestral sounds will improve, and hopefully my composing too! I am very impressed with your writing, and strive to head toward your skill level!
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EEFliess said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
wow...
it's Bach meets the Beatles
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ic42 said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
two great names to be associated with
I'll take that kind of guilt-by-association any day... I was hoping you enjoyed this silly romp. Thank you for bouncing through, Eddie! I shall bounce back your way and see what new things you have now.
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Skean said 3386 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
Ah!
This fits well now, just what I need.
Something to chill with.
Awesome work :D
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ic42 said 3386 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
entertainment
the music plays as you chill, and the Spring warms the windowsill. She will return soon. I wish you both well.
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Narad said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
69 or 96
Funny piece, uplifting and downdrafting with skillful effects. I guess only dragons can do this ! :)

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ic42 said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
life's ups and downs...
Many of those lately for me... this was a good experiment in trying to do an entire piece in a short period of time. It was supposed to be funny, so I am glad the humor came across. Life is too short to not laugh. Thank you for writing your grand music too, Harald!
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kassia said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
lol...
this is wonderful! i LOVE the la la la la's. i am thoroughly impressed. you managed to create several different moods throughout. and excellent use of each sound. this is great!
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kassia said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
oh and
MORE COWBELL!!!
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ic42 said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
backwards curse
You know if I don't get a "mood" out of my music, it goes backwards into the trash bin, "doom". Many many different sounds to juggle in this one, and I had to limit myself not to obsess (as I usually do) on tweaking each track much, I felt like the guy running back and forth trying to keep each of 69 plates spinning on their poles. And then suddenly I had to be done. Whew! Very happy to bring ya smirx!
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michaeljayklein said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
Ah, I love it...
This truly deserves to go with some animation of some kind---of course, I always "see" music to begin with, but this little bit of enchantment would be a natural in that line. With all those tracks---the moment of brilliance came with you commenting on the track itself (that was a masterful touch). Very cool (I rarely use that word--I'm that "square") but yeah, that was cool!
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ic42 said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
You found me here...
Oh, please don't twist my arm for animation with music, I have a soft spot for that (if you've ventured to my Drakonis artist page and seen some of the music videos I have done :-) So really? You see some kind of animation with this? I guess I was so busy getting the music part done, I didn't have time to think visually about it. What do you see? I'm very interested to know your thoughts on it.
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michaeljayklein said 3384 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
Walt Disney Ahole #3 Speaks...
Eduard, I was rather envisioning an animated cartoon, maybe in the UPA (Mr. Magoo, et. al.) style, sort of focusing on one character's experiences for a vehicle and a bunch of colorful vignettes it goes through (not in the strict terms, but you know what I mean--"incidents") to suite each "movement" of this. It would be a rollercoaster, but that's what I was seeing. Lots of big loud colors---let's chromakey you in there too! Thanks for asking for my ideas! Michael
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said 3384 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
69
I love 69

: - |

. - Harold
ic42 said 3383 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
sometimes...
Sometimes a number is simply a number. Sometimes it is not. Such are the ups and downs of 69. This sounds best if you are standing on your head.
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said 3382 days ago (March 21st, 2010)
standing on my head
I'm just not as limber as I used to be.... I do well enough trying to keep both of my feet on the floor (except when I'm walking).

. - Harold
blaky smith said 3381 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
Magistral
Sorry I'm late Eduard, but glad to discover this excellent piece of music. What a great job ! Congratulations... I'm impressed by the short time you need to create this fantastic piece and more, with 69 tracks !
More especially, a great pleasure to listen...
Marc
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ic42 said 3381 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
speechless...
I am quite humbled by such a generous comment from you, Marc, thank you! It was fun and exciting to try to solve each little problem, and create something so quickly... it is not something I normally do. And although I added many humorous touches to it, I am glad you also heard some underlying beauty in this. No hurry, whenever you get a chance to stop and listen to my pieces, I am overjoyed, thank you!
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Edouard :-)
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egobandit said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Crystal
I need to download that again I lost it in my last meltdown, For all the tracks it sounds very clear, Love the synth lala part reminds me of the guy who did the clockwork orange soundtrack, Some synths really go right through you what was that talking in the middle there. Some parts sound as if you have a knob and are just turning it through different settings. Very clever and unique song
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ic42 said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
many facets...
It was great fun to come up with all 69 different sounds to lay in here. The talking was from a Saturday Night Live skit about "wanting more Cowbell" :-) Yes, some tracks morph as they play. Sorry to hear of your meltdown, hopefully you get all your goodies back. Glad you enjoyed the kaleidoscope, Tim.
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Henke said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Well
what more can I say after all these comments, except that I wonder what you could do with ONE track?! There's a challenge for you or for anyone... That this piece was a good and fun job no one can deny. Thanks for the download (I did see the impressive GB pic, seems to be a lot of music we can't hear in there too ;-)!

/Henke

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ic42 said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
more challanges and demands?
No, I must rest after this. Perhaps it is time to challenge you to write an entire web site in a single line of PHP code. Never mind, that doesn't sound like fun at all. No, instead, I would really like to hear something new from my friend Henke... will he come out to play again soon? :-)
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ic42 said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
extra tracks
Yes, there were actually a few extra tracks beyond 69, and I deleted and disabled some to get it back down to 69, that is true. It just seemed like a good number. :-)
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dantimmermans said 3378 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
this is ridiculous!
no RAM deserves this punishment! fun tune though :)
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ic42 said 3377 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
ram it to the metal...
if RAM is not to be exercised, then what use is it? Empty RAM is like runway behind you. Of course, if your RAM runneth over, then there is a problem :-) Very glad you thought it was an exercise in fun!
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I.G.M. said 3376 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Hehe,
semms to be a job for Charlene, no?

Some sounds are very, very strange but who cares as long as nobody is injured. :o)

69 tracks? Good god...
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ic42 said 3375 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
shooting for strange
I think I ran out of normal sounds at about track #32, and headed into the synthetic weeds of weird. I am glad to know that even after listening, you were not injured, and got away with your cochlea intact.
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dadgarus said 3375 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Well done!
69 sounds better than 70
And if 70 can't do what 69 does, so why 70?
69 tracks!
Great!
And the synth vocals are a little funny!
Thanx 4 sharing Eduard!
Keep going on!
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ic42 said 3373 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
it was silly...
and fun. I don't think I will try this again though! :-)
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paul f. page said 3374 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Hey.
Wnat me to add a flute obligato...Oh, my lord!!! La-la-la... You have to be kidding. Oh, boy. There are the Swingle Singers, too. This is, all kidding aside, amazing. What a fun thing to work on. (A few years ago I did the full circle-of-fifths in a number and thought that was pretty goo. You've gone WAY beyond that.) Um, is there an accordian in here? Gotta get one....Oh...it just ended. Hummm... Well, that was interesting.
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ic42 said 3373 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
paul page overload...
I do hope that you read the description to understand *why* I would attempt something so strange, and you aren't left scratching your head, wondering if I have suffered some kind of mental breakdown (or, perhaps I have now?) Sometimes you just have to push the limits of what you think is possible, just to see. I learned many things about Garageband, composing, and myself by doing this. And although the result is of questionable value, the learning experience was definitely worthwhile! So... where's your circle-of-fifths piece? :-)
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Alannah said 3370 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
LA LA LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAA
LUV IT LUV IT LUV IT .... (x 69) .... fabulous ! If I even attempted this .... you wouldn't be able to hear much more than some serious noise ... how you managed to get each piece to shine is nothing short of amazing ! I luv the smell of burning wires in the morning !
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ic42 said 3361 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
ah... la la lannah
and then you sneak off and create a rain forest of tracks yourself. Thank you for lalalistening, and not frying your wires in the process.
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Symphony101 said 3362 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
pushing the limits ...
Yes I think it's a very interesting experience, and what a great result, brilliantly done. Just one comment, I think you'd do great even if you recorded your kitchen sink :-)
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ic42 said 3361 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
sink - ronize
Perhaps I shall try "Eine Kleine KitchenMusik" next time! It does produce the most amazing food (due to my very talented wife), so maybe it could produce a symphony of sound too (while she is not watching, of course.) :-)

Thank you for stopping to listen and enjoy this silly experiment in limits.

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MKVX said 3361 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Nice
wow... that synth voice is scarily human-like. for real. THAT IS FREAKY!!!

I really liked the vocal bit... that has REALLY got me.. WOW!

The rest of this was pretty great, no lie. one of my friends walked past my dorm room and was like "electronic renaissance fair!"
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ic42 said 3361 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
freakavox
Aren't those weird and alluring voices? I think they are cool to play with sometimes. I do seem to have simple baroque melodies stuck in my head, no matter what music I make. Glad you and your friends enjoyed the diversion. Thank you for asking if I had anything new!

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Doug Somers said 3354 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Prof. Schickele meets Mike Oldfield
Reminds me of "The Waddle Song" written as a polyphonic lullaby in late 69 for a group of green-haired performance artists called the Hamburger 11. In that rendition, all parts were either sung or played on found instruments as the performers moved in an interlaced figure 8 pattern alternately kicking to each side with every second step. Oh, is it past April 1st ?.....

More to the point, this is a tremendously fun piece, most inventive, and ear wormish in its ability to entrance and never let go it's charming melodic progression. It also sounds like a lot of work and much learning in letting things stand out from the crowd through careful EQ (you clever lad you!).

Bravissimo!


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ic42 said 3353 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
a glutton for polyphony
Schickele versus Oldfieild, now that would be a pairing, no? Totally tubular left-handed manhole-covers.

Happy you were able to hear the trees for the forest here, it was quite an education for me!
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