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Now's as Good a Time as Any


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Started off as a big noisy guitar jam called with the working title Monster Git. Then I sent the guitars to Audacity for reversing and other effects and came back to GB where I found a stretch I liked and looped it. Tossed out the drums and bass that was originally there and found an ambient sound effect in GB loops to use for rhythm. That's what you here at the beginning. That was last week.

Today I read the forum post about What's wrong with loops? - and tonight I finished this off with a healthy dose of manipulated loops from various sources. To hear what I hear in this piece I suggest that you loop the entire song and let it play for about 30 minutes.
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Comments: 35
Fans: 20
Plays: 154
Downloads: 88

Uploaded: Sep 25, 2009 - 10:38:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2009 - 08:07:49 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 07:30:28 PM
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Hardware:
MacBook,Danelectro guitar
Software:
GB08,Audacity
Comments
Ren-Tin-10 said 2802 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Good entry for the Space Race
Great sci-fi vibe there.

I don't think I'd go so far as to loop it for 30 minutes, though. *grin*

Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2802 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
I beat Feter to it!
Nyah, nyah, nyah! *tongue*
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particledots said 2802 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Only 30 mins????
This would make a great soundbed for other stuff to be built on

I think yo have created a very mungoesque soundscape here
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Please - steal this bed
I'm honored to be compared to Mungo in any way. Thanks.
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awigze said 2802 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Epic
Bud, Epic, classic, huge, well conceived and odd at the same time... and a bunch of other words I dont get to use much..... awesome
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Thanks Andy
Guess Bryn said it - pretty much a bed - but I like your description. King size bed?
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magnatone said 2802 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Now
BUD - what an intriguing, bizarro, fascinating sound! it makes me feel a little paranoid - is somebody following me? why are you looking at me like that? seriously - VERY cool - you're overflowing with imagination!
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Hey Karen
Just because you're paranoid - doesn't mean someone isn't following you. I was getting the same feeling so I just worked through it for about two hours and posted straight away. Hence the title.
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Feter said 2802 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Now's as Good a Time as Any
Interesting wall of sounds out of this guitar ..
a sountrack scene...good one ...thnx a lot for
sharin !!!!
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
I never know where I might end up - but lately it's been hard to just get started.
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Outtaorbit said 2802 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
entry....hmmmmm
damn good
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
I meant to reply to your second post
"really strange - did I mention that?" and accidentally deleted it. They shouldn't give me that kind of power - it's dangerous.
Thanks for the props - you know a thing or two about strange.
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lavalamp said 2802 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Not playing for 30 minutes...
...or I'd go nuts. Although I probably already am. This would be appropriate for a soundtrack for a horror or a dark sci-fi film.

What a trip my man.

Dave
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Thanks Dave
BTW - you are already nuts - so you're safe.
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MarkHolbrook said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Bud
You are crazy man... guitars, reversing, manipulated loops... man... Is very very cool stuff!
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Just grasping for straws
I refuse to give up on something even if it rots - which the original did. This rots just a bit less. Thanks.
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guitapick said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
This shall...
...kick some very, very mighty ass...
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Thnaks Bob
where do I find some mighty ass? That's the question. Looking forward to seeing your set tonight.
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ktb said 2801 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
right now
I'm hearing ghost bass lines and so much more. Terrific ambience to this. Soft delicious mellow.
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bud said 2801 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Ghosts in the machine
I hear them too. Thanks the confirmation.
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Relic67 said 2801 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
what's wrong with loops?
nothing at all!
cool soundscape.

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bud said 2799 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Every so ofetn
I get a little loopy.
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Vic Holman said 2800 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
cool one Kevin
nice and easy slow build. i like the little hidden elements that surface.
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bud said 2799 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Thanks Vic
this was kind of like making stew and hoping that you could taste the ingredients. Glad you did.
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paul f. page said 2800 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
How about 8 hours?
My brain is set on "corrosian factor"... You're messing with me, right? Oh, I could just write a loopy flute line above the abyss. Would that help? Probably...not. You're scaring me, Bud. (But you knew that, I'll bet.) ... Always a pleasure to hear what you come up with.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 2799 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
I wouldn't mess with you Paul
I like you too much. I just have a broad interpretation of what might be considered music. While I was working on this I just let it play pretty continuously for about two or three hours tryig out this and that till I couldn't take it anymore.
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Lennon714 said 2799 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
This is very wrong
In the best ways. Like a dirty joke. There's a subtle rhythm that really pushes this bad boy along.

I'd listen to this for 30 minutes. I'm on my second listen so that's 6 or 7 already. I challenged a guy at work to listen to Freebird on repeat for the whole day... he did it and it drove him bonkers. But this makes you the good bonkers... not the Skynyrd bonkers.
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bud said 2799 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
There's a line in there that is looped
12 bars against the rest which are basically 4-8-or16. Don't know if that adds up to anything but it affected the rhythmic cycle in a subtle way. I can drive my wife crazy by humming the Wallace and Grommit theme.
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Ed Hannifin said 2799 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Set the controls...
...for the heart of the loop...

Amazing how a repeating loop or set of loops can set the mind to hearing all different things as it goes along...

Ed
bud said 2798 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Absolutely right Ed
I've been fascinated by that effect since I was a kid. I love repetition in the way that your mind adds changes that don't really exist as it accumulates familiarity with the sound creating some sort of mental feedback or modulation. Thanks for checking in.

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lengold said 2798 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Agreeing with
others that this would make a very good movie soundtrack.
Very creative.
Cheers
Len

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rabittwhole said 2798 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Bud.....
this is indeed a "king sized bed". There is only one Dawg .... and he rocks!
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Dj French Toast said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Indeed
Hey Bud :)

This sounds like there is a Didgey in there ...Wow very cool the mre you listen to it the more you hear ......Very intensewith headphones on .....Cool dude :)
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Jarvoid said 2791 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
oh..
this is different and odd... in a good way, definitely Sci Fi if not just spacey...good one.
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kassia said 2486 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
your musical diversity is so impressive
how did i miss this one? you can bet i'm going to download and loop it. very cool. i love that you stayed within a limited frequency range. everything begins melding and mixing, hard to tell where one sound/texture ends and the other starts. this is great kevin.
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