Jamuary 2021

Not sure if this is in the right category, but I was wondering if more people are planning on participating in #jamuary2021? Would be cool to share jams here in this topic.

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I would like to participate this year too. It’s a lot of work, but totally rewarding.
Let’s see how many jams I can post. I have never passed more than day 20.

This sounds fun and a great way to begin the year playing. Are there guidelines? I don’t do videos of my jams, just recordings… Will that qualify as a Jamuary jam?

As far as I know there are no rules defined. It’s basically challenging yourself, get inspired, learn and have fun!

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Count me in. I have planned to focus my Jamuary on my Microbrute – combining the creative challenge with focused learning/exploring. I will have it set-up with pedals and Ableton ready to go.

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Would love to. Depends on how the CV19 affects workload in the new term.

I’ll do my best to keep up!


So here is my first #jamuary2021 jam (sketch or whatever your want to call this) called ‘The Standoff’. The video was re-editted to fit the sound. For details see the YouTube description.
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Happy New Year everyone, here’s my first jam. It feels good to get going. All sounds made with Microbrute + Empress Superdelay VMSD through a little Tech21 practise amp.

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doing jamuary too

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhG8pqjTJp/
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJj89InjCVP/
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What an excellent idea :smiley: I’m game!

Day 1

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhr3zzBXNw/

MachineDrum, Digitone, Octatrack as the mixer for the drones from the Modular. HydraSynth for the glassy synth arp at the start.

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I’m in:

(update: I just noticed that since this embed is a playlist, and because I top-post to it — it updates each day with my submission. Noice!)

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some experiments with earthsea, sports mod, and camcorder

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Going to try to rock something every day

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my first entry, hopefully not the last one :smiley:
I will probably need to rethink my approach as right now setting up the hardware and then rendering etc. everything takes more time than actual beat making itself so maybe I will resort just to using software or maybe OP-Z. But nonetheless here is the first beat of jamuary - nothing to write home about but still it counts as something :smiley:
I have used hydra for visuals: https://hydra.ojack.xyz/ but closed the tab before saving the code which I could share with you :man_facepalming: sorry about that.
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Attempting it. First day.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJgYeDfBdp-/?igshid=lvnvm5yaokc9

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These are my first and second videos:

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Day 2

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For day2 I decided to try something else and tried recording coldwave loop:

Again it is not my best track but probably that is not the aim of jamuary :wink:
The visuals are again made using Hydra. I changed the colors a little in iMovie but the code to generate the pattern is:

osc(40,0.1,1).modulate(noise(4,0)).kaleid(4)
.modulate(osc(4+(Math.sin(time*2)), 0, 1))
.blend(noise(20,0.1).kaleid(4).kaleid(4),0.5)
.contrast(2).luma().out()

I am no expert in Hydra so it could probably be generated with a lot simpler code :smiley:

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