I went through a phase of hanging out in dark places, listening/dancing to electronic music of the D+B and IDM variety…. which led to me trying to program some semblance of my experience. Snare, probably the closest I ever got to achieving the sinister vibe that appealed to me - oh so much, was the result.
This seems like a logical place to start. Elevator was one of my first sample assembly attempts. Basically I stumbled onto this site http://www.freesound.org/ and decided to try my hand at imagining a scene or event and sonically painting said scene using strictly samples and manipulation. I wanted the music to narrate, create a sense of a timeline and also include the event sounds. One day I’ll submit this to the 60x60 people, until then…
So it started out when a friend of mine sat me down and explained how to use a sampler and how to edit for sampling (Thanks Doty!). I had a decent enough synthesizer and had been messing around with sequencing.
Endless repeating tracks, extremely rich in variation - were the result of some newly acquired skills. I found ways to satisfy some wild urge of creation. Basically manipulation of enormous possibilities… kid in a sandbox.
Sampling and the manipulation of sound using sequencers and a large, but finite number of digital knobs to turn led to all kinds of music programing/composing. Here I’m going to share some of my music with you. If you like a track feel free to download or share it..
Some of this is old and embarrassing, in fact… that’s going to be the name of this scrapbook: Old and Embarrassing - The Digital Musings of Avi Granite.