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Great Kiskadee
by gurdonark
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Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:15 AM

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debbizo
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:38 AM
Mesmerizing! I like the little ripply bits…not sure how else to describe them…they sound like ripples on water…or maybe a bird’s cheep. Appreciate the “How I Did It”
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:53 AM
I’m with Deb — the opening “ripply” bits was a real hook. Listening to this mix made me smile for several reasons: (1) the 3 of us stumbled onto our FB pages and left comments there too; (2) I was paired up with Gurdonark, (3) Both Gurdonark and I chose to do a bird-themed remix!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 4:55 AM
I love our bird synchronicity! Thanks for commenting, Ivan, and for your remix of my work.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 4:55 AM
Thanks, Deb! I like the image of ripples on the water.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:49 AM
That’s a cool bit of fun, and I don’t know what a Kiskadee sounds like, but the occasional high chirping sound in the song does sound like a songbird, and the ripply percussive notes sound like a bird taking flight.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 4:56 AM
Thanks for the kind word on my little birdsong. A bird taking flight! That’s a great image to hear in that ripply line.
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:59 AM
I think it’s very cool and enjoyable the way you reused the midi pattern, G. I know the part of the Texas your referenced. Lots of birds live and migrate through south and east Texas.

Tunafish, Adonis and Ironhead. News to me. Have to check ‘em out.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 4:57 AM
I played with so many of your samples! I love the percussion ones a lot, but all my efforts there went into a kind of techno cave. I live in north Texas, and love to go to east or south Texas to see the birds!

Tunafish is windows only but free, and Ironhead Spawn and Adonis are not expensive little plugs. You can find the sites via kvraudio.com.
Ironhead Spawn is one you might in particular enjoy, while Adonis is good for space-music type sounds.
Tom_Ena
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:41 AM
Very relaxing
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 4:59 AM
thanks, Tom. I aim to relax.
mykleanthony
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:56 AM
What I found amazing is that as I was reading your comment, it was like a narative to the piece while it was playing in the background. TXR is an accomplished and innovative producer and what you’ve done is quite amazing and beautiful too. I could feel myself seeing what you saw when you discovered your kiskadee and it will envoke me to look for one of my own. Lovely work, TXR has been well represented by your piece.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:00 AM
TXR has some really great material, but I was glad to remix a bit of it here. Thanks for joining in to the bird view, and I wish you many kiskadees of your own, whatever their species or plumage.
Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 7:17 AM
I don’t want to sound all that spacey and new-agey, but man… the world twirls in mysterious ways. You were my secret assignment for this round, and we both chose to feature birds in our mixes. BTW, I enjoyed reading and learning about the Kiskadee. Thanks for that.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:00 AM
it’s so cool it worked out that way! thanks for the kind words.
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 8:44 AM
this is such a delightful mix. intricate sound, treatment, placement. you’ve painted a beautiful sonic picture of the Kiskadee! one of my favs of your great work bob.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:01 AM
Thanks, Snowflake. I enjoyed working with this MIDI sample and trying to fill in the colors a bit.
urmymuse
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 10:04 AM
So subtle, so evocative, so great
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:01 AM
Thank you! I appreciate your comment.
Numbernaut
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permalink   Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:19 PM
hey man that’s gorgeous
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:01 AM
many thanks! Great melody to work with.
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 5:29 AM
I really hope that you’ll record your story once and mix it with this song. They really complement each other.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 12:24 PM
I second this idea!
J.Lang
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 9:24 AM
Captivating
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:02 AM
Thanks! I appreciate it.
Kara Square
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permalink   Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 12:26 PM
I love this soft, dreamy melody… soothing… calming… Love all the details…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:02 AM
Thanks! I loved doing all the details, and am pleased to read this review.
SackJo22
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permalink   Sat, Nov 13, 2010 @ 11:39 AM
I am really sorry to be late to this party (working too hard and then getting sick from it). This may be one of my favorite of yours to date — you created a smooth atmosphere that is incredibly soothing to listen to, and does indeed suggest birdsong and flight. Bravo Gurdonark!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 14, 2010 @ 7:07 PM
Thanks, Sackjo22! It was fun to work with Texasradiofish’s sample, and take it to birdland.