Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Aerial Ennui

This is a modified version of the Scottish song Annie Laurie by Alicia Scott from 1906 sang by an Unknown male.

Modified on 12 September 2016. You are free to copy, modify and distribute under the conditions of CPDL (Choral Public Domain Library), see link below for more information.

Information about song: http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Annie_Laurie_(Alicia_Scott)
License information: http://www3.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/ChoralWiki:CPDL
Original audio: https://archive.org/details/AnnieLaurie1906

I first found out about this song through listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History on Youtube. The German soldiers or, a soldier (my memory is poor regarding which) sang this song, amongst others, to the British across the trenches in that momemt of sanity during WW1. I've also modified the title using my dictionary's anagram finder.

I used a similar technique to previous drone creation processes. First, I time stretched/time compressed back to original length multiple times using low splicing frequencies, 9-11Hz in Cool Edit. I then further processed it in Sonar 8 using the following effects chain in this order. Trash 1, Ozone 4, dtblkfx, GRM Comb, Sonitus delay, Ozone 4, VirSyn Reflect.

There are other versions that I might upload at some point.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Empty vessels make the loudest noise

It's funny, a girl once described me as an empty vessel. I couldn't understand why as I was standing at the bar alone, quietly drinking my beer when she told me this. I do like loudness I suppose. The sound was originally an empty beer can that I crumpled up close to the mics, then stretched and processed with all sorts of stuff.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

Kosmische Synth

My first attempt using the Kosmische synth on my tablet which was connected to the computer and recorded with Wavelab as the sound played. Just a repeating pattern with a slightly more dissonant sound towards the end. It's bit too long, but there you go. Kosmische is the best synth for tablet I've found so far and can make a wide variety of interesting sounds. The sound has be further processed with Ozone 4, PSP Vintage Warmer and VirSyn Reflect. Could maybe do with a little more processing, but I'm leaving it as it is. And as usual I add tags like weird and creepy as that's always how my daughter perceives these sounds I make. Feel free to suggest more tags, as I suck at describing sounds.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Executor - Animation by Charlie Evergreen

An animation by Charlie Evergreen that uses one of my sounds
There's a thread on freesound somewhere about why you use freesound (can't find it), but this is one of my main reasons. I'm so honoured to have my sound chosen and used in this work.