Sound designer Les Productions Zvon got a whole lot of weird out of Tardigrain on this evolving soundscape.
Here's an example of what can be achieved with the Memory Collection samples when they are processed and transformed. I have imported in Tardigrain granular synthesizer a sample from March 2021 reward for my Patreon patrons.
I have used a factory preset as starting point. The set of long vertical lines at the bottom is the "keyboard" zone The lighter grey keys are the ones that are played and the thin moving black lines show the aftertouch modulation. Tardigrain makes good use of the iPad's touchscreen.
Sounds like electrified wooden ships! Lots of creaking and squeaking! The more straightforward video demo is here: https://youtu.be/GNusVcGWJWo
Samples of this pack are from the first half of an episode of the 1950's Robin Hood TV show now in the Public Domain. Second part will be this month's reward!
86 samples (32.9 MB), like all the Memory Collection packs, the samples are classified in folders and they include voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley and music.
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AudioKit Synth One was updated with a free tutorial ebook. Intro to Synthesizer Basics with Synth One can be downloaded separately from... what do you even call it now? It's not iTunes. App Store seems wrong. The Book Store? You can download it for free from the Book Store.
What's new in AudioKit Synth One Synthesizer v1.8.1:
THANKS! FREE Learning Synthesis & Synth One manual in this update!
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Here's a nice weird experimental jam for a bank holiday Sunday afternoon. I would have liked more time to work on this but despite having 4 whole days to potentially be in the studio it turned into a bank holiday weekend of housework and decorating. Uuuuuughhh.
Never mind, this turned out okay anyway. So the main idea here is the the little black thing I'm holding in my right hand is a coil of wire around a metal core connected up like a microphone. It detects magnetic fields given off by electronic and electrical equipment, something know as circuit sniffing by some people. I connected it to the little Korg Sound on Sound box you can see at the top of the shot which is acting as a preamp and then into the Volca Modular via the CV input. By positioning in various places above the power supplies I have on the desk the Volca Modular hears them as various humming and noise signals that I can then treat like any other sound on the V.Mod, routing them to the output or using them as control signal. Good fun if a bit unpredictable.
The Volca Sample is playing a chopped up recording of me running on gravel I found in my field recordings, the 8Bit Warps is in FM mode playing a sort of choir patch I made. By the way, the whole thing is in 15/16 time as if I needed to add any more weirdness
I'm now also rocking a brand new Focusrite 18i8 audio interface to replace the M-Audio Fasttrack I've had for about 15 years so this was a chance to try recording some multi tracks with that and also to try running an fx send out and back in to my Zoom 1201 which seems to have become my trademark reverb sound or something. It's nice to actually be able to tweak and mix properly after recording again like I use to do back when my Alesis Multimix 16 Firewire was still alive :)