Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Number Nine

Number Nine by Dominic Rivron


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7 comments:

John Hayes said...

Love the music--glad to have a more expanded selection this time, too. The sound quality is very good--how are you doing these recordings?

swiss said...

i'm with john on the sound quality. after the last one i had the headphones straight on to appreciate this.

i liked the vibraphone-y quality of the sound and i particualr liked the rhythmy bit you had a the back. the upfront sounds tho felt a bit like you'd used one effect too many! not a bad thing but the more arpeggiated bit at the end was cleaner and more satisfying. i do apologose if any of the above offends your musical education but it's all the vocabulary i have! lol

but again a lovely listen. definitely looking forward to the next one!

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments.

JH: Thanks for the comment - pleased you like it.

One could experiment using three freeware programmes:

1. Forte Free. There are more sophisticated notation programmes around, but this one is free.

2. Audacity (a multitrack sound recorder - the sort of thing one had to save up for in the 80s).

and 3. StudioFactory (previously Synfactory) - it emulates an analogue synthesizer of the kind old prog rock bands used to use, only it's more versatile. It's a great programme to play with for anyone who wants to create their own funny noises/scifi soundtracks!

With a real instrument and a microphone one could do all sorts with just 2. and 3.

swiss: Not offended! I know what you mean. I just liked it like that - slightly quirky. The next one will be weirder...

Totalfeckineejit said...

I listened on headphones and I liked the music travelling from ear to ear.I also liked the soothing melodic background that kept you safe while the juxtaposition of the occasionally jarring foreground kept you alert and slightly disconcerted.Very effective composition Dominic, well done.Great sound quality too - more please!

Doug said...

Hey - Thanks for the referral. Take a peek at my playlist....

Dominic Rivron said...

Your welcome - and thanks for the airing on WRSU! I only checked my blog this morning - otherwise I'd have had a listen.

Dominic Rivron said...

TFE: Re sound travelling from ear to ear. I think the spatial element in music has a lot of creative potential. Stockhausen's music (which we were talking about before) is a prime example.