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Drifting On A Sea of Dreams


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Reinholt56

 Genre: Ambient
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This mix was inspired by a recent upload, MJ54504-From The Centre_by_davajonah, and I couldn't resist playing with the applet myself, to generate some MIDI data to arrange.

I had the idea of floating, whilst mixing and arranging this music.

This is my second trial. It seems to be OK but let me know what you think.
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Uploaded: Jul 25, 2009 - 05:54:02 AM
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2009 - 05:54:02 AM Last Played: Mar 17, 2015 - 12:56:28 PM
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davajonah said 3042 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Yes!
You haven't nicked my word!

That's a nice full sound, Paul. TuneToys and the Zebra. A good combination.

btw, I find I have to open the midi first in QT and export it as a general midi file, or else it doesn't behave itself. Did you do this?

Now. Back to the gardening. :-(
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Reinholt56 said 3041 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Hi Davey........
The way I put this together was in an 'minimum of work' way. I put my phrase into the text box, created my MIDI sequence, opened this in Reaper, added an instance of ReaTune, instance of Zebra and picked a preset, duplicated this track and just changed the preset to something else, et cetera, et cetera, mixed down to a stereo pair, normalised and converted to an MP3 file. Far, far less work than your version, and anyone who listens to both will be albe to tell which has been worked with for longer. I can.

Take care.

Paul
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Skean said 3041 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
You guys
Always impress on me, and thanks, Paul for your description... Minimum work way, are you kidding, but ok forget about that, I love what you do but I don't think I can learn hove you do it.

Take care
Kenta
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MarkHolbrook said 3041 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Very cool...
This like makes a really cool melody as it works along! Nice!
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Reinholt56 said 3039 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Hi Mark......
Missed your comment. Sorry friend. There are almost infinite possibilities with these algorithmically generated sequences. I'm going to play around with a few more before too long. There's also many more features for this soft of music elsewhere on the same web page. I'm going down that experimental road too, in the near future.

Take care.

Paul
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kassia said 3041 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Drifting
I love the sound choices and bouncy melody and chord progressions. my only critique would be that it all felt a little bit jerky to me. maybe do some smoothing of sounds and transitions? it's an excellent piece, full of flight and fancy. i'll be interested to see if you take it anywhere else.
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kassia said 3041 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
oh
and i like your new avatar picture!
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Reinholt56 said 3041 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Hi Shay.....
I worked on this piece for less than one hour (see comment to Davey above) so there were lots of things that I could/should have played around with but some times I am both lazy and get excited about another form of music production and I forget the background work that could make a good piece a great piece. Back to the drawing board, as they say.

I'd had the original avatar since the early days, so when I changed my Facebook picture, I became 'consistant' across the board.

Take care.

Paul
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ic42 said 3040 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
galactic pillars
it is a midi monument in space. we float by, and watch the pillars flash and generate rhythmic washes. lights pulse. music flows through space. everything points upward. it is the eighth wonder of the world. it is called "pillars of vangelis".

tunetoys is another tool from my toolbox, however it is buried near the bottom. davajonah and reinholt56 music awaken an urge. i must dig through the toolbox to find tunetoys again. it will be fun to use. perhaps i may offer a new music as well?
-hakucho
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Reinholt56 said 3039 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Hi Hakucho.....
I would love to see a video sequence of your suggestions, above. It would be spectacular.

Most of my music is algorithmic. I love the uncertainty factor and the adventure in trying to arrange the music/sounds around the generated notes. Sometimes it works and sometimes not.

I look forward to hear your music.

Take care.

Paul
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Henke said 3040 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Fun
I had to test this myself, I got a fairly nice output from the first word I tried, so hopefully I will make some music of it. Cheers. /Henke
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Reinholt56 said 3039 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Hi Henke.....
I can't wait for you to let everyone listen to your creations.

I am finding lots of interesting things on the website where these algorithmic applets are hosted.

You can almost guarantee that I'll be doing other things based on the work of these coders.

Take care.

Paul
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paul f. page said 3039 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
The space...
...doesn't seem as expansive or distant as most of your work, Paul, and, to me, was not quite as smooth as many of your other soundscapes. Nevertheless, your genius for invention is evident every second of the way and your use of all these unusual sounds creates its own magic that is unique and compelling.
Peace.
Paul
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Reinholt56 said 3033 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Hi Paul.....
You are correct. This is just an experiment in MIDI mixing. Not a great or serious work. Just a sidestep in my music. I didn't spend too much time on it and probably should have, but that's how things are.

Take care.

Paul
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T_Being_esq said 3038 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
A New Toy
Isn't it great to play. The joy of discovery in the piece outshines its minor imperfections. Sorry I have not been around much recently.
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Reinholt56 said 3033 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Hi Martin......
I heard what Davajonah had done with this sort of thing so couldn't resist having a go. Dava's piece generated quite a bit of interest, so I'm glad that I took part in it.

Take care.

Paul
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