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RPM15.4.2 NASA


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This song started life as a track for the 2015 RPM Challenge. Then along came NASA and I decided to do an alternate mix. All of the original recording was done on my iPad Mini while traveling fro work. The NASA tracks were added later and the whole thing was mastered on my laptop.
Thanks to Brian for initiating launch.

The rest of the RPM CD can be heard here: whitenoise
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Uploaded: Feb 27, 2015 - 06:15:00 PM
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 - 06:15:00 PM Last Played: Apr 22, 2017 - 03:45:05 PM
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FEEL said 878 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
It's amazing what you can do with an iPad
The way the song starts out, sounds like an overdriven guitar. Nice touches from the effects that find their way around the mix giving the feeling of the vastness of space. It's probably the way the astronauts must have felt back then when they were launched into the unknown. I suspected you were going to post, I know how you're really into space exploration. Nice one Kevin.
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
Thanks John - you jumped right on this
Yep - I like space - always have since the earliest programs when I was a kid. This was fun.
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Vic Holman said 878 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
spacey
really cool sounds. at the 1:30 mark it evolves into something like pink floyds echos mid section. very impressive. i got a ipad air 2 a couple months ago and have yet to really get into working with gargeband on it yet
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
I recorded this using bose earbuds that are bassy
and then mastered on monitors. Never checked with my Sony phones. Kind of crunchy in parts - beyond what I was anticipating. Hope your ears survived. Dig into the iPad - it's a nice tool to play with.
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alackbass said 877 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
RPM15.4.2 NASA
Could have been the soundtrack to the late night syfy flicks of my youth.
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
As heard on a TV speaker?
I'm concerned that the mix is very tinny. Thanks for listening in Andrew.
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egobandit said 877 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
crushing
the wieght of the distortion folds in on the wind like noises great combination I gotta get mine finished some very deep probing esp in the center intense ending, great song!
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
Thanks Tim
I have no idea now how I did what I did then.
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jiguma said 877 days ago (February 27th, 2015)
What Tim said!
:)
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
ditto
what I said
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particledots said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
i havent been able
to do anything with an ipad (except chordbot)
so i am impressed
looking forwards to hearing your rpm in its totality
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
I was forced to do something with the iPad
well not really - I had my laptop with me - but decided to set the limitation.
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Philip18 said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
RPM
Interesting opening - sets a tense, things-going-on sort of mood. I like the way you introduce new sounds as the piece progresses.Personally, I would have brought a guitar in around the 4 minute mark for a more lyrical passage - but then I think that about almost everything! Impressive work.
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
Haha
If I could play guitar again I might have done just that Philip. Still no luck with the shoulder - so it's gonna be more weirdness for a while.
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Ultrabeast said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
This is very epic
Love the slow build intro. Makes me think I should get an Ipad thing for when I'm away from my pc.
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bud said 877 days ago (February 28th, 2015)
I bought a used iPad mini
to use an an instrument live playing soft synths. Didn't want to risk taking my laptop to clubs - and don't like seeing them on stage for the most part. Only recently did I try recording with it.
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racerat said 876 days ago (March 1st, 2015)
RPM15.4.2 NASA
What a sonic interstellar archetype. The nuanced transitions are great. I imagine space is being very very quiet. Bu this somehow translates the vast emptiness into the sounds of all the atoms and electrons in the cosmos as sonic transports of sound all colliding in a wave of distortion. I can't imagine how your ears felt after listening to this multiple times in base earbuds...LOL.
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bud said 876 days ago (March 1st, 2015)
Thanks for the jazzed response
The idea behind my RPM CD was to have each track use white noise as a primary element. Either in the form of distortion or as an addition through a synth patch I made on the VCS3. I wasn't brave or free enough to do what I really wanted to do. That would be to create different tracks of white and pink noise that I could blend in subtle ways which would hide subliminal melodies. Like a barely audible radio at the beach.
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Les_Kloo said 873 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
Heat shield
That's what I thought of. The Apollo heat shield turning into plasma upon re-entry. The relief of coming through the deceleration, and the eventual return of radio communications --- "Hey, we're still here!" Excellent (violent) soundscape.
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bud said 872 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
I like that imagery
there is a relationship between the abrasive texture of the white noise and distortion and the scenario you suggest. Thanks for listening.
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Skean said 873 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
RPM15.4.2 NASA
The picture and your cool soundtrack works placed together.
It is easy to imagine an electric field around a spaceship when you soar through space, nicely done, cheers.
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bud said 872 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
In my mind space is really alive with static
radio waves and particles that humming and buzzing at some frequency we can't hear without the proper instruments. Cheers.
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PeterB7858 said 873 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
RPM15.4.2 NASA
Warning, Will Robinson! The truth is out there. Spacey, sonic surrealism. In space no one can hear you applaud... :-) but I will anyway. Nice one, Bud. Thanks, Peter
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bud said 872 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
All of the old televison broadcasts
of all the years are out there playing in reruns forever. Grainy black and white with tinny soundtracks. It's terrifying, without milk and cookies.
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Kicbal said 872 days ago (March 4th, 2015)
Deep Like Space
Amazing for the methods you used to compose this. I like the deep and swirly growly bits. Intense listen. Thanks.
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paul f. page said 868 days ago (March 9th, 2015)
Still amazes me..
...how you can do tracks that are so complex with just your iPad and portable electronic gadgets that you seem to carry around in your pockets all the time. The results are always something spontaneous and wonderful, always inventive and engaging, always carefully considered. It is so much fun to listen to your work, Bud, whether it be a jam session with your buddies, or a quasi film score such as this one. You DO work magic with your toys.
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