Disquiet Junto 0612 Drum Vector

The Disquiet Junto assignment this week is to "Walk the listener through variations on the same percussive instrument."

I decided to quickly record on the drumkit, using the camera's built-in mic without rehearsal.

I wish my life had background music


Disquiet Junto 0611 Music That Listens to Itself


The Disquiet Junto assignment this week is to "Record a piece of music that repurposes itself as it proceeds."

I pondered that directive for while, at first thinking it was about establishing a leitmotif, then reading the detail about effects:

From reverb to echo to tape loops to granular synthesis to accessing a buffer, various techniques serve such a compositional and performance purpose. Consider a means to achieve this result.

This led me to use my gated effects with two chords to draw attention to how the different pedals are triggered by the drumloop to shape the ukulele part.

The effects chain splits an octave below and above, while the original part goes to the Empress Zoia pedal with the "Loopforest" preset.

On the octave below is a Mainframe bitcrusher and Bass Synth, while the octave above goes through a stereo chorus and into the Modrex.

The drumloop is going through a Platform compressor and Generation Loss, before being filtered by a Mini Kaoss Pad.

The Beastie Boys are releasing

naviarhaiku504 – Lazing in shadows

Layered up my takes from the Junto recording for the Naviar track this week.

Every day is better


Disquiet Junto 0609 Speed Limit Pt 1


The Disquiet Junto instruction is to "Record a simple track at 60 BPM in 4/4 that will be reworked subsequently by other musicians."