Saturday, March 14, 2009

Synth Jam

Of course, instead of making immense progress on my assignment for my Electromusic course, I took a break and fiddled with random synth sounds on the keyboard and recorded them. For those of you who might be interested in what I'm doing for my actual project, I am trying to rework the last passage of Joyce's "The Dead" into a soundscape-esque entity using text and electronic sounds. I think my project would be going a lot better if I actually knew what I was doing with the software program. Currently, I'm just drowning in tracks with my multi-track software. However, I did get all my instruments working and recording so that's good! Electrical wiring is not my forte, my Physics partner can probably attest to the fact that I was as helpful as a vestigial appendix while silently watching him reconnect the circuit board for our Electricity lab. Yesterday it took me a while to figure out that I couldn't hear the playback because somebody turned the speakers off....But in my defense, people should not be turning off the speakers! That's why we switch the Mbox to input and we can turn down the volume controls on the mixer if we don't want speaker feedback! I'm just saying...

In addition, I'm not used to the process of composing music. For so long I have just sung what has been given to me and I've never really made anything of my own until this class. It's a strange feeling of exposure and vulnerability when you're presenting an artistic side of yourself for the world to see and hear. It's good for me. I also know enough artistic people to know that we're all immensely insecure about our work so I just feel like I'm joining the club. However, nothing good ever came of keeping things to yourself. How does one expect to get better when they are the only ones listening to it? I uploaded the random synth jam session I had during my 10 minute break today. It's rough at best, but I thought some of you might like a listen :)

5 comments:

Joolia said...

Pretty awesome. The most creative thing I have done all year was post a picture of a feeding cow to represent phytoplankton grazing ...

ANYHOO, the tune is pretty awesome at the 1:30 - 1:48 mark. Probably because I am a minimalist, I like the more clean-cut melodic sounds breaking through the synthetic sounds. Do you submit all of your creations or is this just part of your works in progress?

misssable said...

Nope, I won't be submitting this, it was just me messing around with the software. I just have two more final projects that get graded and then we have a final recital. It'll be on Apr 20 at 6 or 8pm if you're interested!

Joolia said...

Awesome! I will totally be there!!

Shruch said...

I love this!! I love the build, especially in the start and near the end!

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