Confinement sheds new light on our surroundings.
A shelter turns into a cage for some…
Everything is a matter of perception, I personally find it the right time to weight what is essential in my life, appreciate what I have and what I really need.
Requirement #1: (home) field recording
The first requirement for this battle will be to spend time capturing the little sounds of your limited space. A noisy door, kids screams, kitchen tools, wind in leaves or birds and bees outside…
Use such sounds as is, or transformed in any way (2 octaves down, reverse, reverb, compression is usually my own favorite), or even build kits out of it.
Talking about details in sound, I found this interview amazing:
(I really love this artist, if you’ve never heard of it check this track)
The videos in there are very inspiring. In the following video (the first of the interview), Seith Horrowitz / Rrose talks about how focusing on a detail can lead to inspiring discoveries.
Playing with simple sound bricks, seeking beauty in artefacts is an essential part of my own approach. Far from mastering it, it’s still hard for me to keep focus, I tend to chase the pack of rabbits, but the hunt alone is very satisfying ^^
Another video on a similar theme:
Requirement #2: artefacts
After watching above videos, try focusing on a sound artefact, being a simple synth patch, or an FX, or how two of them interact… Maybe tame the one you never use (looking at you, DNA) and push it to the corners until you get a little something you find relevant. Make it evolve continuously!
As an example, here are two noisy synth patches for which I focused on the imperfections of the Spring reverb. Feel free to use them if you wish.
When in isolation, shadows grow.
With overactivities ceasing, it can become overwhelming to have no one but ourselves to face.
I would like this battle to be the opportunity to think about those who suffer from being alone, and create one united track out of every participation.
As a link between the tracks, I would like to ask you to use some of these sounds I got out from my own machines.
Requirement #3: unity
Please pick any sound in this (at least one), all sounds were prepared especially for this battle
A drumkit with some of the (less weird) noises is already available, check it.
Or do your own with OP-1 drumkit utility (some samples may need to be shortened a bit).
You might want to pick the weirdest sounds and come up with a good beat such as in this track
Requirement #4: choose your weapon
Like in the last battles, I would like you to feel free to use one of your machines in addition to the OP-1.
It is mandatory that recording & mixing/mastering are made in OP-1 only, though.
Hope you’ll be many to have fun with this !!
Deadline: April 26th…