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804AM - A fragment

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:51 am
by davephillips
Greetings !

Ambient rambling (ramblient ?) with a Strat and VCV Rack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1kQKwNTbGM

A simple improv over an open G, just having some fun.

Enjoy, comments are welcome as usual.

Best regards,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:41 am
by tavasti
Interesting stuff!

I did not realize you could use VCV Rack as 'guitar effect' :-)

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:26 am
by GMaq
Hi Dave,

That is super cool! Wow! Very sitar like things going on there.

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:23 am
by davephillips
tavasti wrote:I did not realize you could use VCV Rack as 'guitar effect' :-)


It can be used in a variety of ways, including standalone as an effects processor for audio input. I've experimented a little with that aspect before now, but recently I've become more interested in its "live" possibilities. I've hauled out my Strat and a Behringer FCB 1010 to put together a performance patch, I'll post a few more things here as I get more ideas flowing.

Thanks for the comment & note, much appreciated !

Best regards,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:29 am
by davephillips
GMaq wrote:That is super cool! Wow! Very sitar like things going on there.


Thanks, G ! I've got a couple other replies mentioning that it sounds like a sitar in places. Must be my deep Carnatic soul emerging from its pasty Pennsylvanish Deutsch enclosure ...

I'm having a lot of fun with Rack and the guitar. I think I'm heading into some new territory, I'll post more stuff as the journey continues.

Best always,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:49 pm
by jonetsu
I found it's OK, albeit firmly entrenched in the exploration dept. Could be perhaps an intro for a 70s psych band. It's subjective, although I'm not that much fond of the high-pitched oscillator glissando as, though harmonically related their link to the guitar is nevertheless thin. All in all there's of course a sense of freshness, of openness that irradiates from such a short excerpt. Waiting for the psych bass and drums to join in .... :o

Cheers.

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:06 pm
by ufug
Downright cinematic.

Dragging my feet on exploring VCV because it looks way too complicated for me, but this clip might inspire me to dig in.

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:24 pm
by folderol
rather on the experimental side to my tastes, but interesting nevertheless.

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm
by bluebell
Great experimental stuff. Reminds me a bit of Brian Eno's "Equatorial Stars".

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm
by davephillips
jonetsu wrote:I found it's OK, albeit firmly entrenched in the exploration dept... I'm not that much fond of the high-pitched oscillator glissando as, though harmonically related their link to the guitar is nevertheless thin.


Yeh, it's definitely "in the wild". I'm learning as I go. :)

All in all there's of course a sense of freshness, of openness that irradiates from such a short excerpt. Waiting for the psych bass and drums to join in ....


I've made a couple of versions with bass & percussion, not very happy with the sounds yet. I'm particular about a certain bass drum sound I want, haven't found it yet.

Thanks very much for listening and for your comments.

Best,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:27 pm
by davephillips
ufug wrote:Dragging my feet on exploring VCV because it looks way too complicated for me, but this clip might inspire me to dig in.


I hope it does ! :)

This patch is a pretty simple example. Four modules - two resonators, a delay, and a chorus - perform the signal processing, all the other modules are routing or mixing components. You can get a lot of out of Rack with only a few modules. It's good to work with a few anyway, you'll learn more about each one.

Thanks for your message and your ears. :)

Best regards,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:29 pm
by davephillips
folderol wrote:rather on the experimental side to my tastes, but interesting nevertheless.


Thanks for checking it out, Will. It is definitely an experiment, and it's an on-going one here at Studio D these days. Hopefully something more coherent will emerge soon.

Best,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 pm
by davephillips
bluebell wrote:Great experimental stuff. Reminds me a bit of Brian Eno's "Equatorial Stars".


Thank you, I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Btw, the original recording is about ten minutes long, it has some other nice points in it but on the whole it just rambles too much. I'll try to pull something together with more discernible form, meanwhile the experiments will continue. :)

Best regards,

dp

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:35 am
by psyocean
Pleasant lullaby turned out! Lets do a midday siesta :) Nice work!

Re: 804AM - A fragment

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:59 pm
by davephillips
psyocean wrote:Pleasant lullaby turned out! Lets do a midday siesta :) Nice work!


Thank you, psy, and I apologize for the late response. Life's been keeping me busy here. But I'm always ready for a mid-day siesta. :)

Best always,

dp