Subject: Re: Methods of Creation / Setup
From: Ryan Supak (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 18 2005 - 09:50:50 EDT
I play out, and increasingly abroad, about once a week (I just learned that
the style is called "ElectroAcoustic Improvisation"; now that I know that I
can sleep at night), ergo I've built my whole process around:
* tactile gestures having an audible effect
* setup being easy to carry around
* 88-key MIDI controller as input
* PD(as a MIDI parser that greatly deepens the control I can get out of a
* Ableton(Session View, no Quantization, set up in such a way that it's easy
to resample itself)
* Plugins (carefully chosen to be as "nothing" as possible)
* Tape machine records the output.
* I aggressively fight "Gear Acquisition Syndrome".
pics: vato9.org/studio <http://vato9.org/studio>
My process stems from starting out as a "real" musician I think; it left me
with a predisposition for thinking that musical improvisation is a tactile
process. To me, sequencing or even multitracking is "dead".
One thought about controllers: A lot of people end up on a quest to find the
"Uber-Controller". I've settled on the 88-key piano, having realized that it
really is one of the most refined musical interfaces around.
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