Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place

Subject: Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 08:42:17 EDT

bill thompson wrote:

>--- Pierre Alexandre Tremblay <>
> Usually going back and
>>forth between software
>>could be really good, since you get away from a
>>single mind frame that
>>biases the decision processes.
>i agree completely. i used to switch editing programs
>just so that i had to search for certain processes so
>that i wasn't doing things by rote. also, even though
>most people said i was crazy, i swear i could hear
>'soundforge' in all of my works after using that
>program for a couple of years...switching software
>tools seemed to break that up a bit.

exactly. as i have been saying all along, its the person behind the toon
and the program - NOT the program itself that makes /real/ music.

yes, i switch from Absynth to Ceres3 to Mammut to Soundforge to ProTools
to various odds and sods that friends have programmed to Ableton Live
and back to ProTools again... what does that make me? a hybrid? a
half-good, half-bad composer?


its the thinking behind the tune that matters.

an exercise i would like to set you all:

you have one sample, and one copy of Audacity, with only the DFX
( VST plugins. compose a work
to the best of your ability using these free tools.

will it be 'good' or 'bad'?

only you can decide.

enough '(dis)sing' the so-called-popular-music tools simply because they
belong to a non-academic genre - open your eyes and see what you can do
with something like Ableton Live in an e/a context (I became notorious
for literally clearing the bar during a very boring,
beat-and-nothing-else-based laptop jam session at the ICA in London by
using very unorthodox noize, plugins and effects, only in Ableton Live
(a non academic application NB!!!!!!) those who didnt like their boring
beatz in a bland context cleared off pretty quickly and those who
enjoyed a more quality experience stayed around to jam collaboratively
on their laptops.

nuff sed.



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