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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.

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

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:05 am

Greatly enjoyed this.
Improvs are funny things. If you're not in the right frame of mind it's hard to start.
If you are in the 'zone' it's hard to stop :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby MarkyC » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:00 am

Wow - That was improvised, listening while reading docs at home, very cool!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:45 am

Thanks for all the kind words, guys. I took a quick listen to it, and it kinda holds up for what it is. I may ultimately be able to post a version with the mix of both of our parts (when it makes a lot more sense! :lol:), but I'm led to understand that there is a chance it may form an official release, so I'll have to hold off for the moment.

Dave knows what kit I used to create this :beamup:, so he will have to keep mum on this occasion - for anyone else... I think there are quite a few clues in there as to what I'm using. ;) I will own up that I'm using delays and a looper to overdub and layer sounds...

Looking forward to hearing what others are coming up with!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:04 pm

Presumably you will, at some point, tell us how you did it though?

Lovely BTW, listening as I type. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:16 pm

IIRC there will be a big reveal by one and all at the end of the process (please correct me if I'm wrong) and I'm happy to share all at that time, if it's of interest.

I'm gratefully bewildered by the kind words. Love this place! :thumbup:
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