Over the past few weeks we,ve been tweaking our scores, and alligning the live sets with them. This includes ensuring that the CPUs don't overload, and some rendering, remoiving of plugins etc where necessary.
Ensuring there are only 8 channels per Ableton setup so they are Ableton Push friendly (I prefer to avoid scrolling horizontally with the push controllers.And deciding what software is controlled by what midi controller etc.
Our goal this week is to make some Musique Concrete using only #Reason Studio and whatever refils and demo refils we accumulated over the years.
To prove that it is not completely useless as a DAW or VST.
The piece will be called: "Reason To Live"
The Process is to create 6 Musique Concrete 3 minute pieces that will act as source loops for the 6 glitchlab2021 main sources. The result of which will be used as party of a larger 45-60 minute piece.
This is working out well. I've gone to a kind of extreme with ReasonVST inside Live.
First off. After both Left and I decided to focus on some sound design, within a few hours we had both adopted Audacity as our main tool for organising sounds into projects. It is also ideal for breaking a large file like a eurorack meander into smaller files to be used for hits, loops and pads. Free and open source with a bucketload of plugins it allowed us get creative from the get go. Later I added a few of my favourite vsts for pre-amp and overdrive.
Probably the first usable glitch plugin. In KVR this used the be called the fuck shit up section.
You can use it with one shots or loops that get bufferred into steps obviously working jst as well on vocals and melody loops leads and abstract sounds
If there is a theme for this blog it's the movement of my music from a typical chaotic set of files and folders, to a highly structured hardware and software music system to a Live studio. The live studio mostly asks the question how do I deal with latency cpu load, rendering (freezing) versus live control, performance versus pre-processing.
With the WMD Giger Counter and Dopfer Bitcrusher added to the Hybrid, things are starting to take shape.
I have the SALT + connected for midi in and out. While the SALT looks after gate sequencing.