Damien Fry | 28 Mar 03:14 2015
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Subpac S2

Hey folks, long time lurker here.  Just wondering if anyone's been playing with a Subpac S2, and how long you waited for it to ship.  I actually wanted a Bassaware, but they stopped selling them a few days ago, just before I came into money...  That said, the range of the bassaware is only 30-100hz vs the 5-120 that this'll do.  The new version of the Bassaware seems neat though.  It has a microphone on it, which picks up bass in your environment and enhances it just for you.  I'm intrigued by the thought of walking around the city, amplifying the bass of cars, buses, or just some guy with a portable stereo that produces minimal bass, only to enhance it to club levels for you.

So I'm now on preorder with the S2, but the wait is already unbearable and I wonder if anyone is going through the woes of not feeling their bass.  Seems like this'll make working in the office way more awesome.  I can't wait to feel the bass of my favourite Squarepusher, Amon Tobin, Bass Clef, Jaga Jazzist, Rena Jones and Kilowatts songs!
Clint Anderson | 28 Mar 03:03 2015
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leftfield

Charles Byers-Brown | 26 Mar 23:58 2015
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Re: New Squarepusher track

You all secretly like it ;)

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:36 PM, Esa Ruoho <esaruoho <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I'll say this though, I listened to the track three times in the last week or so, and today, for no reason whatsoever, the melody got stuck in my hed.
i didn't like it, but what can i do.

On 26 March 2015 at 23:55, CRAIG SIMPSON <craignorms <at> hotmail.com> wrote:
Yer havin a laugh mate. Its absolute muck. But because he's Squarepusher he can get away with it.

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:33:13 -0400
Subject: Re: New Squarepusher track
From: madvlad00 <at> gmail.com
To: laurent.knauth <at> gmail.com
CC: clinta <at> gmail.com; eric.p.fairbanks <at> gmail.com; chaircrusher <at> gmail.com; idm <at> hyperreal.org


What's wrong with you all? This track is proper ace.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 8:26 AM, Laurent Knauth <laurent.knauth <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Back in the Protracker days, i once recorded the Amiga channels onto cassette and resampled the track this way.

Quite blurry, RAM-hog (4 bars) and slightly unsync'ed.


On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:16 AM, Clint Anderson <clinta <at> gmail.com> wrote:
heh in the .mod days ppl would use mod2wav to make patterns from their .mod files into wav files, the idea being that since you only had 4 tracks if you could write a 4 track beat and mix it down to 1 wav file you could free up 3 channels
</mod-nerd>


Clint Anderson
Systems Engineer

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Eric Fairbanks <eric.p.fairbanks <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Oh man, those stutter-rolls. That's friggin' impressive. They sound so smooth, and the volume envelopes are perfect.

Must've taken a hellovalot of time. :P

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 6:05 PM kent williams <chaircrusher <at> gmail.com> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 5:02 PM kent williams <chaircrusher <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Before Acid Pro, I did a whole bunch of tracks in Sound Forge. I'd figure out the number of samples in a 4-beat measures, create that much silence, and turn on the selection grid in Sound Forge so I could see where the beats were, and paste/mix samples in.  Once I had some basic patterns and sounds, I'd make copies and fuck them up, and string them out and paste-mix other loops into the master mix.

I'm really comfortable working directly with waveforms.  It's a lot easier these days with other tools, but I liked that method better than the other options of the time, which were trackers.

Though I did do trackers to generate loops that I'd arrange in Acid.

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM Eric Fairbanks <eric.p.fairbanks <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Ah man, Acid Pro. That's exactly what I was picturing. I've heard of musicians who work like that, but it sounds like a nightmare. Might as well compose music in a video editor at that point IMO.

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 5:09 PM kent williams <chaircrusher <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I did it kind of as a dare for myself. I was working in Acid Pro, and I cut the break into chunks, and then looped a bar or two bars, and copy/paste bits into the loop until it feels full.  Then move on to the next measure.

It wasn't hard, but it made me hate those particular sounds by the time I was done.


On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:44 PM Eric Fairbanks <eric.p.fairbanks <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Kent, that's nuts. I can't imagine working with sampled breaks in an audio editor. (well, I suppose I can, but it sounds like a serious headache) My recent jam has been writing LUA scripts that generate/transform patterns in Renoise that re-arrange cut up breakbeats. Editing and manipulating breaks and sequences in a tracker at 180+ BPM 8/16LPB is work enough. Cutting up breaks in an audio editor represents a level of long-term focus and dedication that I'm unfamiliar with.

Totally hypothetical, but if Jenkinson handed me a spec for some beatmangling software, I'd happily implement it in return for some spastic Squarepusher-brand breakcore. >.>

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM kent williams <chaircrusher <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not sure I'd call it piss-weak.  Not sure if I like it yet, but I enjoy the melodic content. It sounds like he's using the Eventide effects rack as a synthesizer again -- that buzzy foreground sound, which comes from playing bass through it.

Closest contemporary comparison is the PC Music stuff, which is manically shiny in a similar way.

You can't fault him for trying to do something that sounds different.

As regards the Amen break, I did a track years ago that involved loading the Amen break as a sample, and then cutting and arranging it so every bar was different, across 5 minutes. As you can imagine this amounted to about 8 hours of painstaking zoomed-in editing.

Ever since doing that, I'm allergic to the Amen. I don't mind if people use it in their tracks, but if I load it a sampler and start messing with it, I start feeling sad and wishing it would go away.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:21 AM CRAIG SIMPSON <craignorms <at> hotmail.com> wrote:
This is pis* weak. Hes making music that sounds like its all been sampled from an arcade or funfair. Hes given up on the amen break. It's a tragedy.

Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:06:04 -0700
From: gwrenchxx <at> sbcglobal.net
To: idm <at> hyperreal.org
Subject: Fwd: Re: Jlin album out.




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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:58:47 -0700
From: gwrenchxx <at> sbcglobal.net
To: 313 <at> hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: Jlin album out.

I've had to review a 12" or two for the radio station where I DJ, and
I've never heard anything that appealed to me in the least.

kent williams wrote:
> I'm surprised footwork/juke hasn't been a bigger thing on the IDM
> list. This new record on Planet Mu is revelatory.
>
> http://www.planet.mu/discography/ZIQ356






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Chris Taylor | 26 Mar 08:50 2015
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rec: Topdown Dialectic

very nice stuff here. greyscale dub techno mangled inna algorhythmic style w/o losing its warmth. complex and cool
Jeff Davis | 24 Mar 23:33 2015

Honest This Time: 8 Arovane Tracks in 4 days

https://soundcloud.com/arovane-1

Seems he is doing a daily "sounding post" short excerpt

thanks,

Jeffrey J Davis

jeff <at> jeffreyjdavis.com

www.jeffreyjdavis.com

218.833.2847

Nicki Minaj | 24 Mar 20:44 2015
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New Amon Tobin

Forgive me if I actually found out about this via this group, but the new Amon Tobin track is fantastic in my opinion. He's still pushing it.

Esa Ruoho | 24 Mar 19:39 2015
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24 October 2015 "Squarepusher: The Biggest Ever Live Show"

FWIW: 

The Biggest Ever Live Show 
More Info Coming Soon 
Tickets on sale NOW.

For Barbican discount code – head to the Troxy website. 
 
Soundcrash is very proud to present the biggest ever live show from one of the world’s most innovative artists – Squarepusher. After selling-out the Barbican with over 2 months to go, Squarepusher heads to The Troxy to show off the eagerly anticipated new album, Damogen Furies and present an exciting array of new material, some mind-bending classics, a gathering of extremely special guests and the biggest live show he has ever produced.

Since his earliest sonic experiments, to his latest release on Warp, it is clear the influence of breakbeats and intelligent electronic music has helped shape Squarepusher’s distinct style. Blending elements of free jazz (thanks to his impeccable bass skills) Squarepusher has gone on to create one of the most recognised sounds in the world of electronic music.

This revered producer, plus his very special guests, will continue to push the boundaries and limits of electronic music for an unforgettable night at The Troxy.

“Bracing stuff… immediately standing out amidst songs running at pop’s usual pace, especially when paired with equally oddball and arresting barrages of imagery.”
- Pitchfork

“A virtuoso on bass guitar as well as analogue and digital machinery…Squarepusher has consistently brought a freewheeling jazz mentality, a sense of humour and a jaw-dropping technique.” - BBC Music

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Richard Hester | 24 Mar 06:13 2015
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Fwd: Re: Jlin album out.


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From: Richard Hester <gwrenchxx <at> sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Jlin album out.
Date: 2015-03-24 04:58:47 GMT
I've had to review a 12" or two for the radio station where I DJ, and 
I've never heard anything that appealed to me in the least.

kent williams wrote:
> I'm surprised footwork/juke hasn't been a bigger thing on the IDM 
> list.  This new record on Planet Mu is revelatory.
>
> http://www.planet.mu/discography/ZIQ356

Richard Hester | 24 Mar 06:06 2015
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Fwd: Re: Jlin album out.


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From: Richard Hester <gwrenchxx <at> sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Jlin album out.
Date: 2015-03-24 04:58:47 GMT
I've had to review a 12" or two for the radio station where I DJ, and 
I've never heard anything that appealed to me in the least.

kent williams wrote:
> I'm surprised footwork/juke hasn't been a bigger thing on the IDM 
> list.  This new record on Planet Mu is revelatory.
>
> http://www.planet.mu/discography/ZIQ356

kent williams | 23 Mar 16:29 2015
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Jlin album out.

I'm surprised footwork/juke hasn't been a bigger thing on the IDM list.  This new record on Planet Mu is revelatory.

http://www.planet.mu/discography/ZIQ356
Nicki Minaj | 22 Mar 16:12 2015
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Lude music for you

Hi all, 

I've been subscribed to this list for a couple of years now. I've been producing music for about that long, and I've got a short track I think might be of interest. I don't primarily make IDM but I occasionally come out with things like this. It's messy, and the mix isn't perfect, but I'd really appreciate if you guys would give it a listen and reply with some feedback. For this track, my influences included Rustie, Segal, Reich and Aa, but it actually come out of a dance track I was trying to make rather than being directly inspired. 

Thanks, Theo

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