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Greg's Theme (w/gregb)


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michael2

 Genre: Experimental

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okay, i still can't hear but i had to do something (going nuts over here). this is based on a piece that gregb sent me; his original piece was (in Greg's words):" a duet for piano and marimba a while back and I've been working on cutting it up and making an electro-acoustic theme and variations."

i sliced up the piano and put a ton of effects on it, and added granulation to a copy of the marimba track. all of the source material here came directly from Greg's files that he sent me. here's the original"
http://www.macjams.com/song/43415

I can't really hear anything but high frequencies right now, so i mixed it using the EQ visualizer. if this sounds terrible, let me know. Greg's version is a thing of beauty, whereas mine is experimenting with different effects and slicing stuff up. Hope you approve Greg, if not... well there's always next time.
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Uploaded: Jun 05, 2008 - 06:08:00 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2008 - 03:28:38 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 03:15:00 PM
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GB4, KT Granulator, Supatrigga
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dajama said 3479 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
I haven't heard
Greg's original, so no idea how this compares, but as a piece in itself, it works very well to my ears. a sense of an almost disturbing intelligence behind the sounds. Short and beautiful in a stark way. Very cool. Hope the ear thing clears up soon, my friend. Be well. Peace.
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michael2 said 3479 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
thanks Dajama
glad you enjoyed. i had fun playing with the sounds.
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Moviz said 3479 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Well...
It's NOT 'beautiful' LOL (is that the bad news?), but it's very interesting (that must be good news), no-one would ever guess there was a piano in there, but I do get a hint of the marimba sort of breathy-fied from time to time. Would be good as a backdrop for a psychological thriller maybe, cheers M
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michael2 said 3479 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
thanks for listening
Moviz. the piano is the thing that kind of sounds like a cross between a synth and a guitar. the marimba has one track running through a granular synth, one track is as is, and the other was reversed, had some reverb added and then reversed again. thanks for listening and watch out for Greg's version.
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Feter said 3479 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Greg's Theme
Hmmm I do remember heard greg's way back ...still
I think you did a nice job with coming with something
spheric with all this ...great work Michael !!!!!
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LunaTrick said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Very Provocative!
I like the effects and overall sound in this one. Transports me to distant places!
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michael2 said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
thanks Lunatrick
glad you appreciate. you should do a variation on this. would love to hear your take on it, with your classical background it could be really interesting. thanks for listening.
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rsorensen said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
nope doesn't sound terrible at all
definitely some cool stuff going on in this. great use of the reverse reverb. Really like when it picks up for a bit at 1:15. Did you try adding a beat to this at all? might be tricky...
So what's wrong with your hearing??
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michael2 said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
hey thanks
for listening. i have an ear infection, so my hearing is similar yo what you hear when you are swimming underwater.

it's funny you mentioned a beat. i kept hearing this in my head as Zappa would have done it (or Primus); but the challenge Greg laid down was to just use the marimba and piano files he sent. i guess i probably could have put together a "drum kit" from these sounds, but i wS getting into chopping apart and mangling the piano.
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said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Cool
I love it, cool sounds and effects going on. I love your stuff, great work.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
michael2 said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
yeman
thanks so much, you are too kind.
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gregd said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
UFO Piano
Michael, what did you to the piano track? I love the sound you pulled out of it. Approval granted, as if there was a doubt.

-g

Here's the original recording with five or six variations attached: Duet No. 2 Variations.
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michael2 said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
hey greg
thanks man. reversed the piano and then chopped it up, there is a track going through supatrigga, and then there is another track that I fed a snippet into a sampler and messed with the envelopes and added some delay, then played live. it turned into a neat sound I think. thanks this was much fun for me to play with.
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lavalamp said 3478 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
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tokai said 3477 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
kool effects
nice trippy sounds, sounds like fun.
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Vic Holman said 3477 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
to bad you can't hear...
...what you did here, for now.

the backing track behind the marimba is really cool in all the sonic details that come out. Cool trip out piece Michael.

And you've better have seen a doc about the hearing issue
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Alannah said 3476 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Interesting Listen ....
.. kewl sounds .... off to listen to the original to see what you did to it exactly ...
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said 3476 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Hey Mike !
This sounds really cool. Not bad at all. I quite like it.

Peace Dee.
K.I.S.KISMET said 3476 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
splendid!
really loving this! i could listen again and again...

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Macaudion said 3476 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Thinking about clipping my ears...
...if this is what you get to be able to do...

Man!... A trip without the side effects (I hear side effects are no fun - that's what I heard)

I don't really have a reality based reference for what I'm hearing and maybe since you can't hear, that' how you arrived here?... Curious....

Pretty exciting little joyride! Thanks M2! Sorry to hear about your ears. Truly.

Thanks for the trip! Macca


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VicDiesel said 3474 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Another KT fan, I see
I've long used the KT granulator left and right to spice up tracks. But I wouldn't dream of using it without being able to hear the results accurately. It's not something trivial like an EQ or a compressor.

But your results sound just fine. A very intresting sonic exploration. It's quite pleasant, in fact.

Hope your ears come back to normal quickly. Otherwise you'll be reduced to making music for birds and dogs!
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michael2 said 3474 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
thanks vic
glad you liked. KT is aweome, you can do so many neat things with it. saw you on KVR the other day trying to coach someone with a mac question. whatta guy.
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Macaudion said 3471 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Sigh...
I can't listen here unless I can download it, so I'll get back to it either tonight or tomorrow a.m., M2. Sorry 'bout that! Peace - Macca
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Heightened said 3470 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
This is BRILLIANT!!!
Can't get enough. So subtle but infectious. Love how you get every synth working to their max and nothing covered up. SUPERB! Great collab guys! Only wish is was longer. A lot longer.
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Diviner said 3469 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Great track
Lovely piece of experimental music. Love the layers, rhythms and melodies that are stretched and played about with. Really cool track Michael.
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ic42 said 3462 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
it is arresting
it is a very unusual effect. it is not sampled backward? is it kt granulator that affects the marimba with a soft attack? it is a world full of so many things to learn. thank you for the new sounds. 0x0
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Estella said 3446 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
wow!
you weren't kidding. i went to hear greg's piece, and it really is a thing of beauty! thanks for turning me on to that.

Your piece, I love as well. I wish I had the talent to take inspiration from that, and with a handicapped ear, too!

I like that feter called it spheric. I agree. Greg's panning made me feel like I was literally tussled inside his static/boop boop world, like the listener is the ghost instrument in his composition (brilliant!), and I like that you kept elements of that by making your piece something that surround the listener.

I love your ending!
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