Archive for May, 2012


We Need To Talk About Kelvin


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I created this track using iPad apps and audio copying them into iPad Garageband. The whooshing noises were made on an app called Vocal Jam. This allows you to record loops, overdub them and sequence them into a performance. I audio copied a session, loaded it into an audio recorder track in GB and selected the bullhorn effect and fiddled with the overdrive and distortion settings. The original loops were of me intoning the alphabet, flicking a tabletop and gulping, but that’s not apparent once fx were applied.

The drums were just me tapping on GB’s hip hop drum pad and fiddling with the echo settings in real time. Finally the synth part came from iPad Crystal synth, an app I cannot recommend highly enough, you can download the free VST for the pc, the IPad version is just as amazing and pretty much retains its functions from its PC parent.

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I’ve posted a track up onto soundcloud. I was messing around with choir patches on the CMDune synth (nice cover mounted freebie from Computer Music magazine). I then started messing around with a random (ish) selection of samples from my hard drive and a field recording of a mass from Freesound.org. Hope you enjoy…..

I came across this video on the B3TA board, it’s clips of The Blue Planet synced to a fidgetty minimal track. Enjoy 🙂