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Carnival knowledge


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apb

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er .. I came up with this idea ..
and .. er .. it went from there ..
I've since noticed "Carnival knowledge" was suggested as a title by daddyg for a cjhoose song a while
back...

short unfinished work in progress, volunteers and suggestions welcome ..

The very beginning is a sample from Freesound (Creative Commons licensed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/):
By NoiseCollector (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=4948)
spacecircus.WAV (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=41896)
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Song Stats
Hits: 3806
Comments: 39
Fans: 9
Plays: 284
Downloads: 148

Uploaded: Oct 10, 2007 - 03:49:06 PM
Last Updated: May 27, 2008 - 11:01:26 AM Last Played: Jul 29, 2019 - 03:12:33 AM
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Hardware:
Intel Mac Mini 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM
Software:
GB v3,
Linplug Alpha 3, (free AU plug-in)
Boldt Oboe, (free soft instrument)
Boldt Alto Sax, (free soft instrument)
Ozone 3. (not so free AU plug-in)
Comments
Feter said 4396 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Carnival knowledge
nice tune !!
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apb said 4393 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
. if anything I wanted to focus on the sounds and nothing else really and just capture the idea for later.. hence alot of time resulted in just 1min 22s.

You can get quite a bit of mileage out of the free plug-ins
and still sound different IMO, if some time and care
is taken.

Further arrangement and a more complete 'direction' is for
sure something I need to work on.
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said 4396 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
more..
...the masses want more!
i liked it, just too short. certainly due for more workings!
very cool track, alan!
apb said 4390 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Thanks Jason ..
I'll do me best :o)
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Estella said 4396 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Hee Hee
Carnival Knowledge - very funny title!

catchy. I know it needs more, but I don't know what. It seems to want to be a dance tune - bass? Singing?
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apb said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
:o)
.. it's a bit electronicy for your tastes .. but if it
ever needs to be played live .. you know who is doing the
percussion at least ;o) .. glad you got a kick out of the
title .. makes me giggle anyway ..and that's what counts..lol.

Singing: I was thinking either going very Teddybears Stockholm
"hey ho huh hu hup hup hup hej" .. OR ..lol .. looking for
someone to play ringmaster .. anyone sound like the guy
from the "Old grey whistle test"? .. "roll up, roll up ..
greatest show on earth" "feats and freaks" etc etc.

Bass: I have plans to try to merge in some 70s disco ..
the bass might help do this.

Drop me a note if anything springs to mind... you hum it,
I'll play it...lol ;o)
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said 4396 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Nice
but different for you I like it. I could hear crunchy guitars on top a crazy bass line .. The way it stands is thumpin and i think people could dance all night to it, thanks for sharing!
apb said 4390 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Thanks Ego
.. glad you enjoyed it. Hmm .. they can dance for 1:22s so
far at least :o)
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said 4396 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
good one
nice job, alan - i hear the synth singing the melody -and see a huge crowd of people united in something wonderful, singing a simple phrase with rich harmony. and OUCH on that end, you brute, you! do ye not believe in FADE, laddie?
8)

this is full of potential. enjoyed the listen,
anne
apb said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Thanks Anne ..
.. I do need some 'acts' for this circus .. ah, fade out ..
yes .. or at least an ending of course ..this way it really
gives that certain unfinished touch .. lol.

I was toying with that opening high melody as a singing
melody in fact .. well spotted.

Btw - in case I forgot, loved your singing on rtcooper's
song, with Neil... brilliant, very Fleetwood Mac (with
Christine McVie).
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said 4396 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Wow...trippy!
dance...trance...glance...chance...stance....

Nice composition and mix Alan. Already sounds nearly finished for this genre although perhaps just a tad short. I like it!

Be well!


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apb said 4390 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Thanks Mike
... is it a little trippy .. I didn't really notice that
.. or even the kinda Indian/eastern ish flavor .. I must
stop going to that restaurant! lol .. I will certainly
be trying to make it song length ..
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dynoMYSTIC said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
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Great tune! Leaves me craving some off-beat snare but that's just me. Nice and crisp and exciting stuff.
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apb said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
*doh* Snares!! ..
.. (makes note) .. anything else? I actually want to try
blending it in with a bit more 70s disco sounds later ..
I could bring in a snare or two then .. thanks for the
suggestions/feedback.
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haribo said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
omg the sounds!
loved the opening sounds! the glitters soaked me right into this song

percussion layer is so subtlely situated in the mix thus jams intact with sounds.. it's so lively!

this tune is surely highly dancable!! i so wanna go into that circus tent in the picture.. is it in egypt?
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apb said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Yup ..
.. Sahara .. turn left at the sand dune ;o) .. been the
ruin of many a large man .. hmm ..sounds familiar ..
the tent under the very hot sun. Oh what a circus ...
it's not real .. it's a mirage .. er ..well photoshop mirage,
as I think everyone can spot :o)
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said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Nice Job !
Very nice piece Alan, the sounds really perfect .
Enjoyed it a lot !
apb said 4390 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Thanks Yeman
..glad you enjoyed this little boogie...
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craft said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
beat it hard
nice one!!! Love the drums... Nice sound efxx... Eurodance tune...
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apb said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Thanks Antonio..
.. always fun to try something out of 'my usual' .. it was 3
Beathive "Desert Dumbek 1" loop .. 1 centre, 2 L/R
wide (+/- 46) .. I think I Tremelo:Leslie rotor'd the L/R and
used Auto wah with "Filter ducks" and "Add sharpness" on
EQ on just one side .. sounds a little like there is two
different percussionists I think ..

I even got to play a few pitch bends on my keyboard on one
part .. that's a first for me. lol.
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Axgrinder said 4395 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
I'm not used to this......
coming from you dude! Not to say that it isn't a fine bed in which I'm sure you shall build into an amazing auditory extravaganza (};-P) This has mass potential my friend. now I've got to run! I have sh*t loads of comments to catch up on, and so little time! Kudos.

Ax
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apb said 4389 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
:o)
.. I'm full of sh .. er, shurprises! me :o).. I find it fun from time to time to not touch any of my real instruments .. and to try to put more focus on sounds/FX, layering, arranging and production... I do like that Linplug Alpha 3 free AU plug-in... packs a fair punch... so I created the sounds and I did play/pencil the majority of this as midi,.. with my very limited one-hand keyboard skills... then made some loops of them.

The percussion is a Beathive loop, some other 'whoosh' at the snare fills and of course the start.. is that Freesound sample I mentioned in the lid.
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said 4394 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Gonna DL this one!
...and see how well I can destroy it on my own :P

Lots of room to play with this one:)
apb said 4389 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
:o)
.. excellent, go for it!

Make sure to send me some .mp3 mixes via mail
when you've get something to show - would love to hear
them.
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bronco said 4394 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Cool
Very catchy tune with good use of synthesizers and electronic percussion.
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SmokeyVW said 4394 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
LOL
i've lost control of my right foot! it's stomping out the beat.
oh no! now my left one has been drawn in as well.

this is infectious.

may i have some more sir?
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apb said 4393 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
:o)
..when it gets to your knees and you start to bop and
sway from left to right .. your beyond saving ;o)

Thanks - I will expand it out to song length when I settle
on some direction issues.
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MKVX said 4394 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
India comes to mind...
... for some reason! I can just imagine these blaring out of one of those trucks they have in India that tons of people ride on. Yipes. The organic percussion and the pyschadelic riffs mixed with the techno beat and bassline. Interesting mix!
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apb said 4377 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Thanks
.. I see what you mean - didn't get as far east as I would
have liked .. but India wasn't bad.

Since I have absolutely no idea what I am doing (particularily in this genre) .. I just mix in sounds I like: hence the
perhaps unorthodox blend of organic, synthetic and psychedelic.

I liked the 'ruler on desk' "boing-drr" percussion that oscillates L/R myself. :o)
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jiguma said 4393 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
BIG sound Alan
Great start to something special. So full. Love the title. Look forward to seeing where this gets to.
Neil
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said 4392 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Ringmaster!
The idea of a musical circus is intriguing - freaks, dignitaries, high-wire daredevils with stratocasters and clowns playing trombones adding their acts and routines to the show.

What if each 'ring' of the circus was a specific MacJammer doing their particular thing with the basic sound, and they were sequenced and emceed by the ringmaster?

Very cool. I'm buying weekend tickets to the show.

apb said 4364 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks Rik ..
.. sounds a little like The Rolling Stones "Rock n' roll circus" circa 1968.... but it's an interesting notion still ..
if only I could hear "ring master" and not smirk/giggle :o)
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guitapick said 4391 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Yeah...
...this moves...looking forward to the development...can't help but be nice. Powerful stuff...
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bonnieprincejohnny said 4391 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
groovy
I see bling. Very concise. Be lucky.
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omnibus11 said 4344 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
this
is the part of Sprokets when we dance!!!!
lol I love how punchy the kick is....there's that very low end sweeping "WOOMPH!!" that really shakes the floor and it's perfect....dig the splatty attack to the synths....good mix.....too short....I wanted more....that's my only gripe....good work as always
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Heightened said 4318 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
U-la-la!
This is a superb song! Thanks for the download.
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apb said 4172 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
If anyone can ..

.. I can-can ;o) - thanks for placing that subliminal influence.
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Kev3136 said 3955 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
=D!
I Love the start My son LOVES it. lol He is dancing right now as I listen to it. Very Egyptian and Circus like. Its catchy, and well I love Synth lolol
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apb said 3954 days ago (December 25th, 2008)
It's good..
.. for the knees :o) Glad he liked it. Not my usual fare .. but fun.
Cheers.
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Name: Alan
Location: Sweden
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My bio APB is my initials and although I'm from Scotland originally and do music, I have nothing else to do with APB (the band) just so you know. I have been fortunate to have been interviewed by Tobin Mueller for the MacJams Mu... [see more]

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Electronic dance music is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. Such music was originally borne of and popularized via regional nightclub scene

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