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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:35 pm

Ian Shaw wrote:Hi All
This post has prompted me to hastily put up a Bandcamp site featuring my more experimental stuff, as, like others, I have no work at the moment.
So far I have put up one track that was made entirely from photo & image files from various places.More to follow. Here it is if anyone is interested:

https://shadowofmyformerself.bandcamp.com/releases

Oh, lovely inventive work Ian - it's a treat to hear some 'different' yet 'musical' sounds in experimental work, rather than an industrial cacophony. I suspect this also makes it easier to dance to ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Ian Shaw » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:08 pm

Thanks Martin,

I have to say that working with dancers led to the most inspiring times I've had. They are so open to anything you give them as long as they have plenty of audio cues to work with.

I've put up a couple more pieces now

All the best

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:48 pm

Unique Circle Guitar equipped with a spinning disc for picks

Now here's a novel idea that actually worked out well:

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"Musician Anthony Dickens has created a unique guitar equipped with a mechanical step sequencer allowing it to create a wide variety of different sounds, textures and rhythms that would be impossible on a conventional electric guitar.

Thanks to a motor-driven spinning disc in the body of the guitar, rotating at up to 250 beats-per-minute under the strings. The guitar has 128 slots for guitar picks to be placed in, and these strike the strings instead of a player’s pick hand. To add even more scope to the music, the force the picks strike the strings can be set by the musician."

Now click here to see it and hear it in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dtrvc6 ... e=emb_logo


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:26 pm

Fascinating device. Now if someone could just automate the left hand as well I could get the hang of this guitar thing...
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:37 pm

Watch Simone Giertz building a Musical Instrument out Of Teeth

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This one is a bit weird, even for me, and Simon's project goal gets a little morphed en route as well, but hey it's still lots of fun, AND it uses the dadamachines Automat! 8-)

It's also well worth a watch if only to hear a large theatre audience clacking their teeth rather than clapping their hands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83yXCMH ... e=emb_logo


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:56 pm

ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! 電磁祭囃子 in NEO TOKYO 2020

Well things don't get much more innovative than this crew!

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Now click here to experience the full majesty and madness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0VYsiMtrNE

Here's the full lineup:

Ei Wada - CRTelecaster
Maiko Aoyama - TV Drums
Akira Ataka - Barcoder
Manami Tada - Emergency Beller
Rika Kawashima - Telelele
Sampei Yamaguchi - TV O-daiko
Etsuko Ichihara - TV O-daiko
Sonosuke Yamamoto - Electric Fan Harp
Kitsu Kaori - Vocal


And thanks to ManFromGlass (Eric) for bringing this one to my attention!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:53 pm

Brilliantly nuts!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:08 pm

I've seen similar things before but I don't think this has been shared here already:
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/01/ ... 35f46e0b0b
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:43 am

Brilliant! 8-)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:23 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=471gwai3yaM

Another great video from Hainbach, shows how tape is still the best when changing playback speeds, you get a solidity with tape, and no digital artefacts, and it sounds great with slowed down effects.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:05 am

IMITATING A XYLOPHONE

"A man who can imitate a xylophone with his bare hands demonstrates the machine that allows him to do it faster."


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Here's a novel and rather fun instrument based on specific human voice enhancement.

The video is only 1:07 in length, so don't worry too much about the awkward delivery of the initial description by someone from the black & white film era who is obviously 'unaccustomed to public speaking'. It's worth persevering, if only to hear his statement "I was in a backyard entertaining a friend with my hands" :D

Click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjABuQslkqs


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:08 am

I still can't work out what he's actually doing?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby n o i s e f l e ur » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:46 am

He's using his mouth as a resonant cavity - try it yourself by tapping on your teeth and opening your mouth to different "shapes".

You can even try this in the backyard with a friend . . . :p
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:05 pm

I was sitting there doing that last night thinking 'thank God I haven't got my webcam plugged in!' :)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:12 pm

That’s why you need “a friend” perhaps
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