Disquiet Junto 0504 Transform Formula

The Disquiet Junto project this week asks participants to "Take a sound, change it, and contrast that with the original."

My mobile phone ringtone came to mind.

It's still a novelty, since I didn't have a phone before starting the job, and thankfully it doesn't ring very often -- so I don't often hear the ringtone.

To change the sound I slowed it down and converted in to MIDI, then used one of my favourite piano sample-based instruments.

Disquiet Junto 0503 Sing Song

The Disquiet Junto prompt this week is to "Record a song using only your voice transformed beyond recognition." 

Maybe it was the image Marc picked, but my mind went back to the "vocal only" track 'Alright' that I recorded a while back that went on to be remixed by DJ Pnutz for my album Sing.

I've used it for a couple of previous Juntos, including a mash-up and a remix made from Ausgesuchtestenohren and mode.analogue.

I've taken those stems and run them through a variety of effects, particularly saturation.

For these kinds of Juntos I really like using Sinevibes, as their effects will quickly take the source material to a distant and alien place.

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Disquiet Junto 500 Humming to Your Selves

The Disquiet Junto project this week introduced me to the writing of Fernando Pessoa.

The project direction is to "Play a tune by yourself and as if by two people whom you invent."

I've thrown a few ideas at the track, which began with drums I recorded in April.

On Saturday I improvised a chord progression using the MIDI guitar, then struggled to remember the key as I added a bassline.

Then I remembered a video of a visit to a rock pool with my youngest, which had been on my mind after a haiku prompt from Naviar Records.