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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:58 pm

AuralSerenity wrote:Someone once said to me that a really wet fart can be the freakiest and gross-iest and insanely unforgettable sound that one may ever encounter. That friend of mine will definitely not buy this instrument (even to make some heartfelt ballads for his ex). Ladies and gents behold your breath till you can, as we have, in our presence, the 'Savart's Wheel' :D

Old news AS - I posted a link in this forum to Windworld on 15th June in my 'Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer' thread :D

Excellent site though ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:06 pm

AuralSerenity wrote:Man! when can I make one of these for myself? O rather "how can I?". Does anyone know any DIY way?

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Ah, I posted that answer two days afterwards, on 18th June in the same thread.

Here's a direct link to Dennis Havlena's web site, where he describes how to build a Hank Drum made from an empty propane tank:

www.oddmusic.com/gallery/hank-drum.html

Next! :bouncy:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby gryfyx » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:04 pm

Sorry Martin, didnt know that, was too quickly driven by its awesomeness so didnt get the chance to see that.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby gryfyx » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:25 pm

I think Mr. Simo keeps his clothes and toiletries in his speakers when he travel.

Eccentric. :?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby audibleobsession » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:56 am

I find that sometimes its the controller that leads to the best innovations! This is a silly little video I made, but in actuality, a very useful and cheap method for CV control!

YouTube - Moog Racing (Alternate CV Controller)

I like to tape the stereo 1/8" down next to my mod wheel and tap it rhythmically for some nice filter madness.

Another great trick that I've been using alot lately is a slight bit of Autotune on my KORG Monotron! Works wonders and you can get some fantastic sounding riffs out of it! Here's another video I made for that:

KORG Monotron Song - Tiger Dance

Hope you guys enjoy the vids and these tips can come in handy :)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Tony Raven » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:17 am

An SM58 inside a drum case or even large cardboard box can produces an interesting accent for the kick-drum range.

Cheesy old digital toys are a wonderland, especially with a sampler. I took four bars from a fast Casio "drum" loop & dropped both speed & tone by 50%, making an impressive bigbeat sound. Then I took the original sample, reversed it, & pasted it on top of the slowed-down beat, producing a surprisingly weird rhythm, with what sounds like a heavily distorted bass robot voice saying "whut...?" at the first beat of every bar.

I once wanted to add more "crack!" to a snare, so I made a pile of aluminum-foil squares & whacked it with a drumstick.

Depeche Mode raked a drumstick along a steam radiator as an accent. Tool used a dropped block of wood & a shotgun as percussion.

Tim Kaiser plays just about anything that's didn't start life as a musical instrument:
http://timkaiser.org/allabout

The world's full of sound.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:40 pm

Tony Raven wrote:The world's full of sound.


Indeed it is Tony, and thanks for highlighting yet more of the possibilities. I still remember a wonderfully grungy bass riff I got recording it into the mic input of an ancient valve tape recorder. Far more memorable than anything I’ve yet got from a distortion plug-in :D

I’m currently whacking metal lamp posts and road signs in search of new percussive sounds (with my lovely new Zoom H4n portable recorder I can capture anything, any time, anywhere 8-))

Tim Kaiser is an excellent source of inspiration - this page on his web site has some wonderful photos of his weird and wonderful ‘instruments’:

http://timkaiser.org/instruments


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Martin Walker wrote:

I’m currently whacking metal lamp posts and road signs in search of new percussive sounds (with my lovely new Zoom H4n portable recorder I can capture anything, any time, anywhere 8-))



Martin


Looking forward to add another 'Walker's anthology set' in the shelf. :) Remind me if I miss out the release.

And 'TONY', that crazy timkaiser.org truly rocks.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:11 pm

AuralSerenity wrote:Looking forward to add another 'Walker's anthology set' in the shelf. :) Remind me if I miss out the release.


Thanks for the compliment AS - glad you're still enjoying my music 8-)

My next major release will be a sound library - watch this space :beamup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Zukan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:17 am

10cc I'm not in love....

Always worth watching so people can appreciate what 'real' production is.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Now THAT’s what I call an innovative recording method 8-)

And real dedication too - folk today would want results in a few minutes, not three weeks of recording vocal tape loops :headbang:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby gryfyx » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:51 am

Whoa!!!

That's so cool that I downloaded it from YouTube.

Thanx. :beamup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:54 am

Nearly missed this!

I always thought that track was extra special and way above the surrounding dross. Now I know why :bouncy:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby DaveFry » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:03 am

Isaac Zal's Harmonic Generator ;

http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om16400.html

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