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Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

I did a new track for Jay Tholen's new video game Hypnospace Outlaw. I was supposed to be pretending to be a 90's alt folk band, which I may or may not have been successful at. I like how the song turned out though.

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/satellite-orchestral

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Jun 3, 2008

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Oh yeah I also did a couple for the Frog Fractions 2 ARG a bit ago that I don't think I ever shared here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aRywOf5mIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5Q0lco4Zw

They were supposed to be recordings left over after some sort of apocalypse on Bug Mars. Some of the weird compositional choices are driven by puzzles built into the music.

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

Y'all my goofy little ten dollar stop motion video for my song Too Weird For You just won Best Animation at a film festival in LA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDhTbRTZuWg

I think it beat out a field consisting of two other videos, but I still get a trophy.

e: Got a friend to go pick up the trophy in question and it looks like it was made to impale a home invader.



I love it.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

Hope y'all don't mind if I make it weird up in here.

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/come-closer

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

I'm back still on my vocoder bullshit. One weird track for a goon compilation turned into an entire concept album which I'm still loving with over two years later.

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/su...achines-reprise

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

Still on my robot opera bullshit

https://soundcloud.com/j0sephwb

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Jun 3, 2008

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How did I gently caress this up so badly? That is the link to a completely different person's page. This is what I meant to link:

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/wake-my-love

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

It's my way of staying under the radar to keep my music untainted by commercial success.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

I've been playing around with using the R interface for Google's speech-to-text API to sample spoken word for my weird samplefuckery projects. I bring you David Attenborough talking about monsters.

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/attenboroughs-monsters

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Jun 3, 2008

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JacquelineDempsey posted:

I need to know how you did this. Or I'm just gonna steal your work and sample the gently caress out of it, your choice. :P

So, like you can text-to-speech something with an app and it comes out in Attenborough's voice? I'm not sure I follow what you did here, but I like it. I'm all about the sampler-fuckery, myself.

fake edit: no, you say "speech to text". Now I'm super-confused.

Also: hello goonsicians, I'm sorry I haven't checked in lately but my cat died a couple days ago and I've been kind of a mopey wreck. I've been listening to everybody's stuff today while finally cleaning up my goonette-cave and trying to distract myself, thanks for all the new noises! Y'all rock.

Yeah this is different from text-to-speech; I'm only using things Attenborough actually said and re-compiling them into a new narrative.

I used Audition to break Attenborough's "Life Stories" into a bunch of short chunks of dialogue, then used an R package that interfaces with Google's speech-to-text API to get the content of those chunks in text. Then I name the files for each chunk by their content, so I end up with a folder that looks like this:



From there the process of assembling them into a story is like those refrigerator magnet poetry sets. There's some fine tuning that has to be done to make it sound natural, but that's the gist of it. I should probably do a Youtube tutorial someday.

The cool bit is that using the speech-to-text approach makes assembling the library incredibly easy, and that used to be the rate-limiting step. When I did Son of Strelka and Hardcore Prophecy, each of those projects started with literally years (at a rate a couple of hours a week) of slowly working through source material and extracting bits I thought might be useful. I just did an amount of Attenborough text equivalent to what I did for Son of Strelka in two hours.

In case you don't know what I'm talking about :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Any38uNUelM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGYeTmHHZQM

The part that I've just automated is what's going on in the first 1:30 of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTSFDMfEjqQ

It's the most work and least fun of the whole process, so I'm super happy to have it out of the way!

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Jun 3, 2008

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So Math posted:

That is super clever.

Thanks! There's something really fun about the process of dumpster diving for samples and trying to get them to tell a story as opposed to just typing one out. There's an interaction with the source material that sort of a cross between a fight and a collaboration, and the story often ends up going in a completely different direction because of some key sample or other. Voice synthesis technology is getting so good that it's almost an obsolete art form at this point, though, so we'll see if there's still a niche for this stuff in a few years.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

I spent the day learning to animate a cardboard version of myself. It's a rough draft, but it's fun as heck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqYcfd814e0

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Jun 3, 2008

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Hey thanks! You've got a lovely voice, just FYI. Now I want some strawberries though.

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Jun 3, 2008

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AccountSupervisor posted:

Welp, if the forums die I just want to thank everyone here for listening to my music. My entire journey as a recording musician was launched here. Ive played shows with goons. Ive had goons license my music and use it for their podcasts.

You all fuckin rule. Thanks for the amazing support.

If it all still remains after the Lowtax drama settles, then well you know I feel about yall.

Very much the same. I have made friends and collaborations through this site that have been responsible for a decent chunk of my solo music career.

And I was holding off on this announcement until the content drop is imminent, but just in case: the next update for Hypnospace Outlaw is going to have a lot of new tracks from me in it (as Barnaby/Barnaby's Chair). It's one of the most fun musical things I've done in a minute, and I owe that connection to the forums too. Buy it if you haven't already, replay it if you have once the content update comes out.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Yeah if you want something full-featured that's cheap, Reaper is the way to go. There are other options that are nicer to work in but they cost a lot more.

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Jun 3, 2008

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The Hypnospace Outlaw update is coming out next week, and it has five new tracks from me in it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdVTxbRrb4

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Jun 3, 2008

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Okay this is a sad one. I wrote this song about four years ago when I was approaching the end of a postdoc fellowship and didn't yet have another job lined up, and was contemplating what to do if I wasn't able to continue my academic career. At the same time I was talking to my family back home about how my brother's health was failing, and the abysmal quality of care he was receiving because he had the misfortune of being poor in America's healthcare system. I wrote this song in maybe thirty minutes and recorded it in the voice memos on my iPad so that I'd remember it. It's not precisely about his situation or mine, but it's not NOT about that either.

For some reason the other day this song came back into my head, and I thought about rerecording it. When I went back to the iPad recording from four years ago, though, I found that I really liked it despite how noisy and rough it was - there was something about getting it down when all of those feelings were fresh that I really liked. So in the end I just added a bit of piano and a bit of organ to reinforce what was already there; other than that it's what I recorded on the day I wrote it.

https://soundcloud.com/danwarren/ho...keep-this-going

It's gotten a pretty decent response given how rough it is. I should probably post off-the-cuff lo-fi stuff more often.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Yeah absolutely. I enjoy the process of arranging music so much that I tend to get very detailed and complex and sometimes forget how effective it can be to just hit record and do something simple and intimate.

And thanks!

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Jun 3, 2008

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Cheese Thief posted:

I like your Iron and Wine sound.

High praise! They were a huge influence on me way back when; the entire reason I initially learned to fingerpick was because I became obsessed with Our Endless Numbered Days in grad school. I guess it's still pretty obvious when I strip away all the bells and whistles.

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Jun 3, 2008

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Cheese Thief posted:

On the topic of Iron & Wine, I had a burned cd I got in 2004 of an album called "Home Recordings," which were his 4track tapes. That was the only album I liked, but I liked it a whole lot as a fan of the low fidelity and raw sound. Not that I disliked his other releases, but none of them were as good as his home recordings. I can't find it anywhere, not on youtube. I probably have the cd out in the garage somewhere but poo poo, no cd player. If you heard it I'm sure you'd like it.

A lot of his old 4 track stuff was released as The Creek Drank the Cradle and The Sea and the Rhythm, have you heard those?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTsbNMRQa1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRGwJrGldkA

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Jun 3, 2008

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Cheese Thief posted:

Yep, those are classic. His actual bedroom tapes is what I'm after, the demos of those versions. Anyway, it's just funny to have disappeared from the internet. Maybe I had a rare bootleg release back then, or something.
I finger pick classical guitars too so I can appreciate it. I've heard him do a banjo solo here and there, which I think was my first influence to get into the instrument.

Ah, right on then.

Also ditto on the banjo - I'm not a great banjist by any means but it's such a great lonely sound in the right context.

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