Whenever an online music generator or tool crosses my path I bookmark it. Things like online synths, loopers, virtual drum machines, DAW web apps, moog or drum machine emulators. I have these… plans to coordinate them onto tracks and make music without real instruments or mod-synth devices. But so far the true output has been an unorganized collection of bookmarks, “frozen” in a deep-freeze archive over years waiting to thaw.
So for #Disquiet0511 the process of “thawing” has been to pull these links out of deep-freeze, checking each to see if the project is still active, or gone freezer-burned — many of them are gone. For instance, Dub Selektor was an awesome, gamefied dub reggae generator; but created in Adobe Flash, and long disappeared. I planned to use it as bedrock on tracks, but that opportunity passed.
Some are more stable - any big project from Google will stay there for some time (AR Synth museum, MusicLab).
Is there a work process to better use these more frequently? I have enough of them I can’t remember what they all do.
Details on sources is on the track’s soundcloud page, but quickly, used the Google Paint with Music experiment; an online MIDI keyboard; Google Arpeggios instrument; Citizen DJ sounds on a grid for remix projects; mouseovers of video cloud from The Modular Body Project.
(This last track just maxxed out my Soundcloud – “360 of 360 minutes (100%) used.”)