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99 Percent Noise
by kulimu
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Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 8:27 AM

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permalink   Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 10:17 AM
I like this - the repetition doesn’t bother me, because it suits the poem, and the riff is very attractive.
The only thing I felt was that around 3.20-ish I would have liked the space to have filled out somehow (up and down) - but with something textural, not ‘busy’…just my thoughts, I like it anyway!
permalink   Budapest BluesBoy Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 11:24 AM
OldDog sez rigth…
permalink   kulimu Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 12:04 PM
Thanks a lot for your advice!

I agree the mix gets a bit too busy and unsynced around that point. A nice little texture would solve that problem and emphasize the text as a bonus. So I’ll see what I can do…
permalink   Thu, May 31, 2007 @ 6:57 PM
For increased hypnotic effect, maybe verry slow subtle fades, pans, EQ filter shifts or reverb/delay effects on the existing bass/beat/melodic tracks, while keeping the pella front and center as is? Anyway, I like a lot (would love to transcribe and record from a TTS)
permalink   kulimu Fri, Jun 1, 2007 @ 1:03 AM
I’m really enjoying the advice!

I agree with you: maybe instead of adding a new element, I can just add slow envelopes to the existing stuff. I have to keep it subtle though.

Sorry for the stupid question, but what’s a TTS?
permalink   duckett Fri, Jun 1, 2007 @ 7:48 AM
Text-To-Speech as in Microsoft SAM- (think Stephen Hawking).
I noticed audio compression seems to introduce artifacts that remind me of voice synthesizers…
speak-n-spell always cracked me up
“That- is- correct!” ;)
permalink   kulimu Fri, Jun 1, 2007 @ 11:35 AM
It’s true that the rhythm of this acappella seems almost artificial at times: sounds like a super fast ‘TTS’! (I tried adding to this feeling with a slight chorus on the voice towards the end)

It would definitely be inspiring to have real TTS poems on ccMixter…
permalink   Fri, Jun 8, 2007 @ 4:14 AM
i like the TTS feeling, and the track is hypnotic. Maybe you could work on vocals, cutting them and adding different Fx, however it is a good spoken track!!!
permalink   kulimu Fri, Jun 8, 2007 @ 12:07 PM
Thanks for the review and advice sgrunt.

I didn’t want to add too much FX to the voice because the monotony makes it quite hypnotic I think. I completely agree about the cutting though (I could sync the vocals a bit by doing so). But I don’t know an easy way of cutting in Ableton Live. I’m sure there is one… can anybody help?