Very attractive piece, Ian. Old school but superb !
This is made with my app Droneo – OK, not exactly what the contest calls for - but part of Droneo’s point is that every sound IS a composition. There’s a rhythm going on (other than the obvious beating), but it’s reallllly, reallly slow and it also you could tell it is phasing if you let it run for a half hour or so.
Hello everybody, here’s my track
And here’s my track. Excerpt from my production notes blurb
“The underlying drone you hear was done last week. The original is half an hour of pretty much „nothing“ (as in „keep working, nothing to listen here“).
As much as I enjoy the „autofocus“ mode these drones put me into, they put most listeners to the test. So if I add something to my drone environment, it either is too melodic, too percussive or outright wrong. For this piece, it took me four hours to get some sounds I though would have the right balance.”
Thanks to Marc for getting us on track again.
I had an almost-pristine (for me) helicopter landing in the middle of nowhere. This was the rhythm, various speeds of which were tweaked in Audacity; the drone leading up and tailing off is comprised of several unaltered but layered machine drones from a hydroelectric plant. It never resolves into a song, exactly… This experiment inspired by Steppenwolf, that awesome intro to Magic Carpet Ride.
There are many layers here, with the foundation being a binaural recording of a furnace. It was pitch shifted and sliced to a midi track where further sound design with max occurred, using the “drunk” object which outputs bangs numbers within a specific range. I mapped this range to an envelope follower and added a techno beat. The reason for the techno beat is still unknown to me at this time.
Made a nice grimy drone in Magellan then cloned, eq’d differently and shifted slightly. Then brought out a field recording (from the iPad) of a turbine fan to another track. Copied those three tracks and chopped them up for a rhythmic element. Added a few different effects and played with a lot of panning and what you hear is the result. Once again made entirely on an iPad with Audioshare, Cubasis, Audiobus and a few effects I can’t remember on the field work <-O
Hope I did this right!
Recorded with my small modular. Assembled in Ableton.
I tried to keep it brief, but the very nature of “drone” tended to determine some wordiness.
this piece has been created using a looping pedal plus an analog echo and delay pedal both chained between the mic and the looper. a burnt light bulb, a off-cut of a palm tree leave, a lotus seed pod, one empty glass bottle and, ultimately, a miniature roneat khmer have been the sonic sources of this soundscape. the only post-processing applied was LANDR for mastering the recording.
please listen loud and enjoy what you hear. thank you.
Nice bizarre underworld chill happening!
I’ll say again on this forum…excellent track that is going straight to my nighttime driving playlist
Perfect ambient drone to my ears, with a touch of electromicron chickadee at 2:20
For this week’s @dIsquiet Junto Project I hired a boat and went out onto the Norfolk Broads. Well, when I say I hired a boat, someone else hired it and the trip was planned weeks ago. However I did take the opportunity to record the sounds of the boat - mainly the motor and water around the prop.
The motor gave me an excellent drone sound and with some sampling in Ableton and some added effects I hooked onto the rhythm of the motor and let the track develop itself.
nice to have all the junto folks here on the lines forum now! i enjoy reading about how people created their tracks, very inspirational!
Just don’t fall asleep at the wheel!
Love this track! I feel the need to run a synth solo over the top…
Be my guest! Would love someone to take it up and run with it.
I also did a video to go along with the music.
Absolutely great ! Norfolk Broads are inspiring.
Unfortunately, I noticed that the notes being sung reminded me of the opening notes from Bach’s Art Of Fugue, and now can’t get out of ad-libbing in a Baroque style. Which really doesn’t fit! Will have a break and try again later.