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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:38 pm

Well I think I'm in... I'm not entirely sure Dave got my message :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:00 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:Anyone else planned anything out yet?

Sort of, not sure I'll ever get it to fruition but I have an idea for something and an idea (but only that) for how to make it.

You may hear nothing else about this from me though as I let the idea sink into the void. I'll keep you posted......

Folderol wrote:Well I think I'm in... I'm not entirely sure Dave got my message :?

Do we actually have to enter? Or is expressing an interest on her sufficient? (Not sure I have the bottle to actually enter anything...)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:24 am

Sam - there's no escape now!

But it's worth it!

It doesn't really matter if an entry is good or bad, it's about getting something done to a deadline and learning something about your strenths & weaknesses (and your chosen synth).

This time around I want to gently 'master' my entry as on previous challenges mine have been by far the 'quietest'
I've also let a few things go out that I'm not 100% happy with (On SC1 I had to cull some low end due to a ground loop, on SC2 I wish I had sorted the rather repetitive drum pattern)

The challenge is fun, but also a great learning experience - Can't wait to hear what you (and others) create :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 am

Oh bugger, I'm crap at deadlines.....

OK I'll do my best then.........
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:09 am

Sam Spoons wrote:Oh bugger, I'm crap at deadlines......
No prob, we'll both be up working late on the 9th Feb trying to get finished1

Just promise you won't use all the 'lecky' on your side of the pennines and give me power cuts !!! ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 am

No promises.......... :tongue:

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 am

I might be in, I have a vague idea but a few other things competing for my time...
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:21 pm

Ok I'm in again.

Feeling a bit short on inspiration right now, but I'm sure I can rustle up a contender for worst track.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm

I'm actually performing a 30-minute live, improvised, 'one synth challenge' tomorrow night in Nottingham. No guidelines; no rehearsal; no stabilisers, life-jackets or waterwings of any kind. Any lack of talent is purely co-incidental.

I'm actually part of a duo for this event, but I think I will record my parts on their own and submit the results for your approval.

I doubt anyone will have much trouble figuring out the machine I'm using, but the pedals and effects I'll be using will take it into very strange waters...

Here be dragons!

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:48 pm

I'm not sure if that is courageous or craze... or both!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:55 pm

The Elf wrote:I'm actually performing a 30-minute live, improvised, 'one synth challenge' tomorrow night in Nottingham. No guidelines; no rehearsal; no stabilisers, life-jackets or waterwings of any kind.

:thumbup: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:14 pm

I hope the chicken wire in front of the stage is up to it. :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Ramirez » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:19 pm

I’ll try and get something done too!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:59 pm

I've had an idea so bad that it goes all the way around past inspired and back to totally bloody stupid. If I get time to put it together, and if the end result isn't outlawed under the Geneva Convention, then I guess I'm in :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:16 pm

Logarhythm wrote:I've had an idea so bad that it goes all the way around past inspired and back to totally bloody stupid. If I get time to put it together, and if the end result isn't outlawed under the Geneva Convention, then I guess I'm in :thumbup:
Oi! You stealing by design methods?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:23 am

In the spirit of the challenge, and of our improv performance tonight, here's a recording of my half of the performance - unedited, unassisted in any way. Heck, the file might even be blank - I haven't even heard it myself yet! :headbang: :lol:

It may seems a bit disjointed. No matter. It is what it is.

Roughly 30 minutes long - please feel free to abandon it when you get bored! 8-)

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:08 am

9 minutes in and absolutely loving it so far! Did you use Omnisphere?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:10 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:Did you use Omnisphere?
No coconut! :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:30 am

I have to say, I really enjoyed that. I was meaning to go to get a drink at some point but just got lost in the soundscape and couldn't bring myself to interrupt it :clap: :clap: :clap:

You mentioned it was your half - was it a duo playing together of which this was half or was it your portion of a longer performance?

I would dearly love a copy of this recording, if that's possible.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:32 am

I think that this deserves it's own thread really :)

Eddie : he's half of the performance. He had one keyboard. The other chap had a modular iirc. All live. All improvised.

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