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Archive for February, 2006

Silver

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

I’ve completed my fifth FAWM song, “Silver.” I used some sounds of water dripping from a gutter to the ground in my apartment complex after a rain. I recorded those sounds with my minidisc recorder back in July, but hadn’t had a chance to use them yet. At that time, I noticed that water was dripping from the gutter at a constant rate, which reminded me of a typical 4-on-the-floor beat. I processed that sound in various ways, and all the beats are from the rain sounds.

I call the track “Silver” because silver is used for seeding clouds — that is, silver (and other) compounds are injected into clouds to cause it to rain.

Listen to Silver.

Chromium

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Chromium is used in, amongst other things, audio tapes. So I made a track in which I did a lot of tape manipulation. All the parts in this song have been run through a reel to reel player, some with variations in the tape speed. I used Reason for drums, some guitar, and a synth part (Evolver).

Listen to Chromium.

I’ve also created a podcast for my FAWM songs here.

Cesium

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

So, I’ve finished two tracks tonight now, sweet! This one is Cesium, which is primarily used in atomic clocks. Since I don’t have an atomic clock handy tonight, I instead used sounds from a mechanical clock, and a watch. All of the sounds in here came from the watch or the clock. I mangled the sounds in FXPansion Guru, Adobe Audition, and transferred one to my Evolver synth to use as a waveform.

Listen to Cesium.

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