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Wizard MaC from Amersfoort on 2001-05-15 15:51 [#00006489]

Tell me about original ways to make music.

I think it could be very inspirating to write a song (with a
notepad sequencer
or something) while sitting in a tree.

Another way I want to try is to play something with my synth
for about 3 minutes and record it on a tape. (using a
metronome to keep the rhytm tight)
Then put that tape in another tape-deck and put another tape
in the recording-tape-deck and play the tape with the
recorded signal while mixing it with another live-played
sequence and also record this.

Repeat [1] a couple of times and you've just made a song
without using any expensive sequencer or computer!
(ok you need a mixer, but I got the idea of this when I was
thinking of a new way to combine my hardware without using
the computer)


Glitch from New Zealand on 2001-05-15 16:48 [#00006490]

yes, it can be done that way, but the result is often
hideous, I have a tascam 4-track and the tracks I have on
the mulitudes of tapes are fit to be burned


rob fragilenine from australia on 2001-05-16 05:00 [#00006544]

i have a 4-track as well, the only thing i used it for was
guitar and vocal recording, but now i have my sblive, i just
use a friendly little program called SAWPLUS32 (32 track
recording...), but if I have an idea and don't want to turn
the pc on, i just record straight from my non-midi keyboard
to tape, maybe with backing drums or something, you know,
just for ideas...


M on 2001-05-16 07:29 [#00006552]

Converting some sort of natural phenomena into music. An
example would be using panning and volume just right to give
the illusion of a 3-d environment. Or converting something
you observe that is interesting, the complexity of leaves
blowing in a tree, the path a pebble takes down a river, I
don't know. It would be possible with modplug tracker, it
would just take a year to make 5 minutes of sound.


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