curdle snap [Disquiet Junto Project 0254]- Fog And Steam -
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there are five component lines in this remix of the samples below. working in Ableton Live.
two of them are instances Izotope Iris 2 with the a portion train sample selected and modified to slow the attack and extend the tail of the sample. A short midi phrase was improvised, then inverted and doubled. one instance is 2x the first and they play looped against each other varying the pattern heard. a formant filter was used in the Iris app to emphasize the whistle variations. the result is passed through a compressor.
one track is the Fog Horn passing through 'Zebrify' a versions of U-He Zebra midi instrument available as an audio filter. Starting from the preset "thick wire" I listened to a loop of the sample and modified the preset to make self oscillation related to the level in the sample. this plays in the background of the mix at a slow level.
one track is a resampled instance of this effect at a boosted level stretched over the length of composition and mixed in and out with level changes in other tracks.
one track is a sample of the foghorn passed through Valhalla DSP "valhalla shimmer"
one is foghorn passed through valhalla shimmer
Disquiet Junto Project 0254: Fog and Steam
Make music from two provided samples.
For the 254th weekly project, we’re going to revisit the second project, from back in early January 2012.
Step 1: Download these two samples:
Fog Horn: freesound.org/people/schaarsen/sounds/69663/
Train Whistle: freesound.org/people/ecodios/sounds/119963/
Step 2: Create an original piece of music utilizing just those samples from Step 1. You can only use those two samples, and you can do whatever you want with them.
Five More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Per the instructions below, be sure to include the project tag “disquiet0254” (no spaces) in the name of your track. If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to my locating the tracks and creating a playlist of them.
Step 2: Upload your track. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your track.
Step 3: In the following discussion thread at llllllll.co please consider posting your track. (Assuming you post it on SoundCloud, a search for the tag will help me construct the playlist.)
Step 4: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.
Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.
Length: The length is up to you, but three minutes sounds about right.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0254” in the title of the track, and where applicable (on SoundCloud, for example) as a tag.
Download: It is necessary, due to the licensing of the source audio, that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).
Linking: When posting the track online, please be sure to include this information:
More on this 254th weekly Disquiet Junto project — “Fog and Steam: Make music from two provided samples” — at:
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Fog horn sample by Schaarsen: freesound.org/people/schaarsen/sounds/69663/
Train whistle sample by Ecodios: freesound.org/people/ecodios/sounds/119963/
Image associated with this project is by Paul Johnson and used with a Creative Commons license:
You are free to use under the following terms.
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Crediting is always required, appreciated and allows artists to gain exposure.