Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place

Subject: Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place
From: bill thompson (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 20:13:12 EDT

well, i hope i'm not being a 'yeah but', but you can
use cd/turntable/cassette decks to make sounds beyond
what's on the media it's playing, as in scratching, or
glitch, or slowing down the tape speed...i know of a
turntablist in houston that plays the turntable often
without records or with totally mangled records...but
of course this isn't the norm :) just a possibility...

i do agree with you completely though about the synth
vs acoustic quality of timbre, as well as why...i
think that's why if you want a violin sound, it's best
to find a violinist ;) and that imo, elecronic inst's
should be used to make elec. sounds and never to
attempt to emulate acoustic ones (didn't the 'wonder'
of midi teach us anything if not that?)...


--- Ned Bouhalassa <> wrote:

> A sampler/cd/turntable/cassette deck can make any
> noise in existence,
> but only because it _records_ other sounds. If
> you're talking about
> synthesized sound, then I disagree. I've yet to hear
> any
> computer-synthesized sound that comes close to the
> richness of timbre
> of most acoustic instruments and sounds in general.
> I believe it has to
> do with the natural chaos of transient material and
> unpredictability of
> partials over time occuring in a natural setting,
> but... I'm in over my
> head. You guys and gals will surely correct my pop
> acoustics.
> Ned
> On 15-Sep-05, at 7:19 PM, Morgan Sutherland wrote:
> > The computer can make virtually any noise in
> > existence while an acoustic instrument is confined
> to a narrowband of
> > timbre, however with many many possibilities
> within those limits.
> w w w . n e d f x . c o m
> Ned Bouhalassa
> n e d @ n e d f x . c o m

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