Dissensus Raw: The Compilation - A Thread

Dusty

Tone deaf
Yeah that's really solid. It's all about that final drop at 2:45.
What tools are you using?
Reaktor & XO power the drums, with Omnisphere for synth duty.
But the tools that make the track and bring in the movement are Tantra and Turnado.

I recorded a big chunk of drums as a unified channel just running through those two effects for 20 minutes or so, twiddling knobs and creating different patterns. Then went back and chopped out the most interesting sections for arrangement as flat loops. The twitchy element on top is actually just a vocoder effect being driven by the drums.

Very quick, very fun. The downside is the destructive nature, leaving me with just a single layer of drums and little ability to fine tune retrospectively. But I find this forces me to move on, adopt or discard something and removes the temptation to spend too long messing about - because you literally can't. Tinkering is something that has plagued me and stopped me finishing tracks in the past.

Even the synths end up flattened because Omnisphere's performance tool cannot be automated, so again... tweak it live over the top of the drums... the entire track ends up as flattened wav files with almost no midi left.
 

boxedjoy

Well-known member
I don't mean to seem hyper-critical or comandeering! Everything so far has been excellent and tbh is giving me performance anxiety about my own intended submission.

When I was at uni doing "peer assessment" and we had to critique each other's writing work, what would happen is six people would spend ten mins each saying "er yeah that's really nice." Nobody got anything out of it because everyone was cautious of being rude or unflattering. But I think that actually being challenged on what you create (music, writing, art, whatever it is) is useful because even if you disagree with the suggestion, the fact you can stand by your choice and justify your creative decisions can help you identify the directions in which you want to go on.

I thought the music I made in 2014 when I first got Ableton was excellent. It was terrible and I've since done much better. But I never would have pushed myself to that point if people hadn't given me useful and specific feedback.
 

pattycakes_

Well-known member
Is right, @boxedjoy :cool: This is already panning out nicely. Hope more people join in the way you have. And that goes for the whole forum, doesn't have to only be people submitting tracks
 

woops

is not like other people
I don't mean to seem hyper-critical or comandeering! Everything so far has been excellent and tbh is giving me performance anxiety about my own intended submission.

When I was at uni doing "peer assessment" and we had to critique each other's writing work, what would happen is six people would spend ten mins each saying "er yeah that's really nice." Nobody got anything out of it because everyone was cautious of being rude or unflattering. But I think that actually being challenged on what you create (music, writing, art, whatever it is) is useful because even if you disagree with the suggestion, the fact you can stand by your choice and justify your creative decisions can help you identify the directions in which you want to go on.

I thought the music I made in 2014 when I first got Ableton was excellent. It was terrible and I've since done much better. But I never would have pushed myself to that point if people hadn't given me useful and specific feedback.
I was being sincere. Honest criticism can be hard to find
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
How strict are we going to be about making completely new tracks? I'm working on something based on an existing tune, although it's a fairly radical reworking, not just a version. Thoughts, anyone?
 

polystyle

Well-known member
How strict are we going to be about making completely new tracks? I'm working on something based on an existing tune, although it's a fairly radical reworking, not just a version. Thoughts, anyone?
Faict, not even close to an issue ... : )
Anyone / everyone else ?
 

polystyle

Well-known member
Well, I planned to spend a few days agonising over something, but ended up knocking out a track in a couple of hours, and I can't fathom how to improve it just yet. So here's my contribution in its first (last?) draft.

My first ever serious attempt at a non-ambient track, I've made some honest-to-goodness techno. I've kept it to 2 or so minutes in the spirit of not boring everyone.

To the roof !
Sounds like you really were considering the subject / title you came up with -
not always easy ...
Feeling / seeing drone flight up flitting outside empty Shard or Pickle floors up ,
up , up until roof top reveal
 

wektor

Well-known member
How strict are we going to be about making completely new tracks? I'm working on something based on an existing tune, although it's a fairly radical reworking, not just a version. Thoughts, anyone?
I think it's completely alright, the more evolution the more interesting things can get,
that one snare drum ripped me head off doe!
 
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wektor

Well-known member
MEDIA=soundcloud]id=amphlett%2Fpagan-roof-party;track_id=1036557148[/MEDIA]
I am very much enjoying the heaviness of the bounce in this, bass accented on the snare makes it sound very geologically hazardous,
something very very heavy shifting, alike to when you're moving a heavy, flat objects lied one on top of another, one wrong push and your fingers are gone
 
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