is a word you’re going to hear a lot more of around here.
I’m making granular loops of my playing, into instruments.
And just because Rebecca hasn’t heard this enough: there’s egregious use of LFOs.
All nonsense aside, what I’m doing is taking recordings of my playing, chopping them up into 1000’s of pieces, and then playing those pieces in random order. Sometimes I use these LFOs to add, or vary the randomization in different ways. The effects are all noise, but after a while the human brain begins to recognize order or patterns in noise. Right now I’m using that noise as another instrument, and playing both with and against it.
I’m completely hooked on this, and have amassed a small collection of devices and algorithms that help me do this. So far mostly with guitar, and one as-yet-unpolishable attempt at using a sample my dogs snoring as a bass.
Oh yea, it’s also interesting to use on found sounds. Have we talked about “Found Sound” yet? No!!?!???!! Well pull up a seat kid, have I got a yarn for you.
It’s a super cool time to be a nerd about sound.