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I hereby accept the Loop It Or Lose It challenge with this here entry.

The drum loops are from Drums on Demand. Every other sound is derived, one way or another, from the sound file "Modern Rock Guitar 11.aif".

I stretched it like silly putty and round-tripped it through some alternate dimensions. It was fun.

I hope you like this rock.
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Song Stats
Hits: 5172
Comments: 40
Fans: 16
Plays: 475
Downloads: 150
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Oct 26, 2006 - 11:16:02 PM
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2007 - 11:58:20 PM Last Played: Apr 15, 2019 - 06:04:08 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G4
Software:
Soundtrack, Soundedit, Gleetchlab
Comments
Magritte said 4617 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
Awesome loop manipulation!
This is what I have to learn how to do. You've really made the loop your own in this piece. Great sounds and mixing...just overall a terrific entry. Neat art too, did you do that yourself?
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perceptualvortex said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Thx!
Thank you, Magritte! I have fun with sound manipulation, and there was a lot of interesting things to do with this loop. I did make the song art, starting with two NASA pics and adding some significant-looking nonsense to it.

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said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
You stretched...
...my brain like silly putty along with this loop. I've listened to four contest entries thus far. Yours rules. Then, coming in on a close second is mvh9591's entry. Color me blown away!

Be well!

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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Stretched
Thank you for the kind words, Mike!
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The Composer said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Astrological!
I certainly recognised some of the stuff in this... simple cutting up, delay and stretching... maybe even some ring mod... but what else did you use for this thing? Please Tell!

Also, lovely punch in the drums! Very cool results down your path!
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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Sure
One approach I used heavily was this procedure: I opened the loop in Gleetchlab (on up to 3 of Gleetchlab's tracks)and recorded it doing weird stuff in there. Mostly, slowing it way, way down to get the low bass tones. But also getting some of the random choppery that you can hear about halfway through. Then I took the Gleetch results into Soundedit, and cut out the sections that I liked and turned them into sound excerpts or loops of their own. I also used SoundEdit to make the ramping up or ramping down-style sounds, backwards effects, and assorted other mischief. Then, I took this new collection of derived sounds into Soundtrack for mixing, where lots of effects were also applied: echo, phaser, distortion, autofilter, hipass, lowpass, EQ and others (don't have the file here at work to check...)

So yeah, mostly it was messing around with Gleetchlab and SoundEdit. I used about 1/4 of the results of those experiments. And I felt that it needed the drums, even though I was originally hoping to use ONLY that one loop!

Thanks for listening, and glad you like these results!
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ktb said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
when i get
my chance to produce a major sci fi series you will be tasked for the music and the set creation. this is like the mcgyver of song writing. you had a loop some duct tape and voila. you scare me sometimes PV
hands down the most innovative in the blender department
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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Yes!
Let me know if you start on that series, sounds like a dream job. Thanks for the kind words, John, I appreciate them!
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said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Very Imaginative
use of that loop.
Well done.
perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
KOA
Thank you knights, I'm glad you like this, and I appreciate all of your support!
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Ed Hannifin said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Contest?!?! There's a CONTEST?!?!
I love the opening of this. For something supposedly experimental, it's very accessible and sonorous. Great beats that don't just boom-chukka all the way through the song. Outer spacey without cheesiness. A lot of nice space in the headphone mix, too.

Ed
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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
What contest???!!??
Well, experimental describes the process of creating this... but maybe it sounds like... I dunno, "trance" or something? I would have made it less accessible and more discordant, but since I limited myself to that one very musical soundfile-starting point, it just kept turning up harmonizing with itself. Weird :) Thanks for listening and commenting Ed, I appreciate that!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Rock of space.
I enjoyed this rock.
Sets of interesting fragments.
The rhythm of Drums is very good.
The artwork is wonderful.

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perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Planetesimal
I'm very glad you enjoyed this, thank you for listening Tadashi!
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said 4617 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
"Spaced Out"!
N - O - W,wu,wuh,wuhh......I.......
M - U,uh,uh - S - T,t,tu,tuh.....
R - E - T,t,tu - R - N,n,nu,nuh
T - O,t,to,tooh
MY,a,ya,yayee
H - O - M,mu,muh - E,e,eh,ehh
W,wu,wuh,wuhh - O - R - L - D,d,du,duhh

Ahhhh..... You have taken the mundane to outer worlds... You said "wierd" before, but you delivered awesome!

. - Harold
perceptualvortex said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Space Cadets
Harold, I want a copy of whatever effect you used on your comment. Thanks, man!
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said 4616 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Heh
heh.... I think it was "Ghost tails" under quad┬╝┬▓ delay settings
drakonis said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
On a scale of 1 to Babylon-5...
you are the god of hyperspace wormhole-vortex mind-and-loop-bending dimensia (sic). This is absolutely grand in its attention to temporal detail, you blend, stretch, build, and release really really well. However, I feel like when I finally returned and got off this ride you took me on, I stepped out onto the same platform, but everything was slightly different now, like while I was gone, somebody swapped my 24-bit world for a 16-bit one, and I began noticing little aliasing effects on my hands and on the trees... this isn't the same place I left... what did you do????
ttfn,
Drakonis
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chikoppi said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Soooooo trippy!
Holy monkey nuts - so many sounds out of a single AIFF file! The delayed splices that open the song are interesting enough on their own, but then you launch into some disturbed dimension filled with bubbling and turbulent textures.

Great pacing and wild arcs of sound. Convolutions and permutations surrounding an ethereal theme.

Hat's off for such a creative reimagining of the raw source material! Mad production skills paired with a precise musical sensibility.
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bud said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Really great textures
I especially like the rhythm hits near the end that sound like my old Pro-One synth. You keep it loose and moving with a lot of invention - everything serving the groove. Well done.
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announcer said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
OHMYGOD!!!
You were supposed to USE the loop ... not ABUSE it!!!!
This is first class and something a production freak (like me) can appreciate.
Good stuff!!!
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Henke said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Wow
You did what I thought would have to be done to make this loop interesting (but do not have the skill to do myself): Make totally new sounds out of a fairly harmless guitar loop! Others may have done even better music productions (partly by "hiding" the loop altogether?!) but this was a really great way to tackle the challenge! Well done and thanks!
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alfalpha said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
..out of this world!
fantastic use of the loop PV!
I really like the way you've manipulated the 1 loop & came up with such variation!
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ledebutant said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Space Glory
I'm thinking this would be great for the laser show at the Science Center, maybe before LaserFloyd.

So many cool details in this, starting from the little electronic chirp in the opening, that I rewound three times to hear again. The layering of sound in this is just incredible and shows off something you've gotten really good at, which is keeping all the elements in a mix in their own space. Your mixes are so CLEAR.

Let's not even start with the imaginative way you altered, cut, shaped and ramped up and down the sound. All of this from one loop is incredible. I also think the drums were a really good decision, because they ground the piece and the music can just float off and have a party.

COOL-O-RAMA!
The Orbiting said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
Impressive construction
and otherworldly sounds. This song really does deal with dimensional issues or at least I felt like it removed me from my usual place in space and time. Like with some of the other uses of the loop in this challenge, I can't believe what can be done with various techniques to rip apart a loop and make it do the artist's bidding. It is really quite amazing, as demonstrated by the capable hands of PV.

illuminati
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warmvox said 4616 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
How the
heck did you do so much with one little loop? Crazy.
Listening to your other stuff - you really have a knack with manipulating sounds in a way that in the end, the whole sounds completely effortless and natural... I'm a fan!
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jfaaz said 4616 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Cosmic Delight
I enjoyed this track. Well put together
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Stun Nutz said 4615 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Goes to show you...
... sometimes It is fun to limit yourself with the input material to see how far you can stretch it. A true sign of creativity is when you can make a lot with very little. Good work!
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said 4615 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Spacious Mix
Man PV, this sounds great! Nice job twisting and stretching that loop.
Alannah said 4615 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Where does something like this ....
... leave people in the "tired old loop argument" ???? When is a loop not a loop? I guess it's like plastic surgery ... it can be anything you want it to be ... you are truly a genious in this arena!
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mvh9591 said 4615 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
Wow----
David this is very cool. You really took this loop and turned it into art. I like this one much.

mvh : )
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datafunk said 4615 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
maaaad druuuuums
that was definitly space rockin', weirdo arcade games soundtrack, drums in your face kind of feeling, loop on acid, etc, etc...

now I have a special request: I'd love to hear one of the great bass player on the site jamming on this track, come on guys!
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Z293 said 4614 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
I love that opening
bass drum sound you get. Probably didn't expect comments on that but it set the pace of song for me. Cool textures and I like the artwork too.
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Macaudion said 4612 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
See...
This is why I didn't even bother... - David! Dude! Your music always stretches the biggest grin accross my face - I just returned home to a loop fest that's seems to have been piling up in my mailbox -Very cool! I have to cut this short to make my rounds before it's too late. Very imprssive! Do you have a way to imput midi stuff - Nuff w/ the questions, maybe you'll shwo me when I stop by to see ya next week,,, - That was a self-invite, in case you didn't recognize it, I was announcing my visit - Hee hee hee... - Nice work sir. As always... I'm blown far, far away...

Dion
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perceptualvortex said 4611 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
O I C
Dion, thanks for listening man, glad you dug this! Yeah, stop by Module T-17 here (that's my house) and I'll show you my MIDI stuff. Cool! Hope to see you soon.
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composerclark said 4611 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
fantastic
You do a lot with sound and texture. Very fresh, original, a little quirky, and nothing there that shouldn't be. I like it a lot; this is the best track I've heard in a long time. Exquisite. Definitely merits all 10s.
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perceptualvortex said 4611 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
Big
thank you, composerclark, that's a super kind comment, very much appreciated.
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FEEL said 4610 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
Thanks for reminding me
Another compitition and another great post by PV. Glad I didn't participate now... he he. Great job David.
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Pete_NB said 4607 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Point Taken
EJH suggested that I check out your music to get a feel for how a properly constructed rhythm sounds and man was he right! You delivered a tour de force with this one.

I think I might be able to grasp some of the percussion but I have no idea how you did alternate dimension stuff!

Well done!
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Bowman said 4602 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
Cool trip.
Lots of sonic stretching, turns and twists. An upbeat trip through some space/time hole with lots of colors and movement - completely entertaining and fun.
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