Concentrics

Love seeing/hearing/reading of your processes. Thanks for sharing.

This is an AMAZING breakdown of your process. Thanks a ton for taking the time and sharing this energy with us. Forever thankful that you’re around.

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@loma @LLK

thank you too
if yall have other questions as you listen
let me know

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here’s the 1st version of “fig…”

more in the pocket when the melody inverts but the kick drum annoyed me so i remade the track


also
in line w/ one purpose of the thread

links to the entire series so far





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Thank you very, very much for this. A lot to parse through. Knowing the process behind the work has always for me added to the magic.

And still to this day the sp boxes can be a source of inspiration (in my case 303).

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[redacted]

sorry for the lack of updates for those following
lot’s happening behind the scenes and i’m beginning the 7th edition soon

tried making a beat last night for another project and a concentric spilled out of me

enjoy

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got some news to share
vol 6 will be out soon [on cassette!] via phinery
i’ll share more about that in a seperate thread as release nears

now that 6 has been completed and i’ve had some distance from it i began the framework for the 7th concentrics release

inspired by @abalone my plan is for this album to be built more transparently on my own apps and custom tweaks of other folks max, teletype, aleph, norns and crow scripts

i’ll try to document my progress here…for example this script made today based on one @jlmitch5 shared earlier

lastly here’s an excerpt of a loose concentric cycle made w/ opz

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awesome stuff, thanks for sharing!

one note…I think you might want to combine both of these output setters into one init function. my guess is that crow expects only 1 so it will call one and skip the other. in other words:

function init()
    output[1]( loop { rtm
        , to(function() return level/a end, function() return time/b end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/c end, function() return time/a end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/b end, function() return time/c end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/a end, function() return time/b end)
    } )
end

function init()
    output[3]( loop { rtm
        , to(function() return level/a end, function() return time/b end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/c end, function() return time/c end)
    } )
end

should become

function init()
    output[1]( loop { rtm
        , to(function() return level/a end, function() return time/b end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/c end, function() return time/a end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/b end, function() return time/c end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/a end, function() return time/b end)
    } )
    output[3]( loop { rtm
        , to(function() return level/a end, function() return time/b end)
        , rtm
        , to(function() return -level/c end, function() return time/c end)
    } )
end
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thank you…i’ll try it tonight

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fantastic :slightly_smiling_face:

i think now might be a good time to host a twitch event to talk more about these processes, techniques and themes linking my favorite examples

two polls for yall

  • interested
  • not interested

0 voters

  • play beats and answer chat questions
  • make something new on the spot
  • mixture of both
  • something else (suggest below or via dm)

0 voters

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hi

i’m gonna do the 1st informal session tonight @ 10:30 or 11pm EST (i live on east coast of USA)

i’ll archive it and share link here when its up
peace!

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looking forward to it!

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Sorry having some tech issues but should hopefully be starting soon

finally live if its not too late where yall live

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expected ya to drop a link, where can we rewatch?

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A few disclaimers:

  • I started actually working on a beat from scratch only near the end so you can scan thru the last 30mins to hear how that went
  • Never tried screencasting from ableton and left a side of the app cropped…sorry
  • The bulk of the time was a mixture of released and unreleased music with live q+a by those in the chat
  • Vocals sound different in the recording than they did for me in realtime so it was quite difficult to adjust blind

I’ll leave it up for 72hrs for those of you who want to listen but be forewarned, it’s not perfect

However the session at the end did yield a usable gem so i’m glad i did this despite the challenges. All of this is a learning experience

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here’s what i made with the loop before falling asleep…will definitely sharpen it into a gem but it’s kinda dope already

enjoy!

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enjoyable stream! cool watching you work by just adjusting loop points and resampling around a small loose window, had never thought of using arrangement view that way. lots to think about, thank you

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bun added some synth to the concentrics 5 bonus track “hadassah/beleza”

played parts of em during my LR set as tribute to @andrew and fumitake (some of my biggest influences)

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preorder for concentrics six tapes are available now!
(i’ll make a new thread once audio previews are up)

in the meantime enjoy excerpts of the liner notes by @dan_derks

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