Sounds a bit looney, but that was the fun part. This short screencast was from some playful experiments with Chromaphone, a great hybrid percussive virtual instrument by AAS.
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Here’s a short little music/video sketch. I’m toying with the idea of putting out an album of of dare I say ambient type music, built upon these ideas. In a way, putting these bits up actually motivates me to finish them, and not just have an ever expanding collection of unfinished works.
I also truly enjoy sketching/experimenting with video too.
Inspired by this silent video that coyote_fur posted on Instagram, I immediately heard a glimpse of what kind of musical climate might accompany such a strange and alien world.
This was a quick little composing sketch utilizing sounds from my hand made sample libraries rigged up in Kontakt, and some customized Chromophone patches. There’s a good amount of low end to this track, so kick on the good stereo or sub-woofers…
Thanks to Mr. Taylor for letting me use his Instagram video.
An experiment replacing the snare with a 14″ floor tom, an octoban played with the left foot, and no proper high hat. Featuring FMP percussion and Istanbul Agop cymbals. I often get inspired by different setups, mixing things up a bit, and seeing what happens. This groove appeared soon after setting up a 26″ Gothic Radius cymbal which compliments the toms. Technical note: This was the first time had used Michel Joly modded Oktava 219 mics on the toms.
A quiet groove that I can imagine someone like Jon Hassell or Brian Eno layering some soundscapes on top of.
The lunar eclipse was quite surreal the other night, and it had this three dimensional quality to it. I captured it on my iPhone, but alas, it looks like just a speck. I thought I would share a bit of it with some ambient music I created years ago:
Lunar Eclipse 4.15.2014 12:14 am Los Angeles