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More ‘Just A Band’ — Ha-ha

Not my favorite track on the Just A Band 82 album, but this music video does rule. Apparently it was one of East Africa’s first Viral video complete with its own #Makmende Twitter tag. Makwende is apparently the Kenyan Chuck Norris, which the world needs now!

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New Track: Expemsible

All the hootenanny about PaulStretch got me playing with it again, and this is what I came up with. As my vrave buddies used to say ‘very ambient.’ [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-Expemsible.mp3|titles=Expemsible|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-Expemsible.mp3 The source material was a couple of samples downloaded from the Internet — a drumloop and a bassline. I added the phaser effect. So the […]

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Forensic Examination of the Slowed Down Justin Bieber “Love U”

This will be my last post on the subject. It’s been fun to get a lot more site visits, but just for perspective, my friend Jerry’s Retarded Ravers Of America site was getting ten times the traffic ten years ago that my blog does today. It also feels a little weird riding Justin Bieber’s coat […]

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Paulstretch for OS X — the Justin Bieber Edition

GO HERE FOR LATEST AND GREATEST Well, someone may — or may not — have posted a slowed down version of Justin Bieber’s “Love U” and as a result my janky little blog is experiencing a 25-fold bump in traffic. I’m hoping the fine folks at Midphase don’t mind — I have an ‘unlimited bandwidth’ […]

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Iowa Cicadas

I started my summer DJ mix with a track of sorts I made with my Zoom H4 of insect sounds in the evening here in Iowa City. Here is the track independent of the mix: [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-IowaEvening.mp3|titles=Iowa Evening|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-IowaEvening.mp3 This is actually done in 4 tracks — 3 different recordings from different spots, mixed with one […]

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Music Music Software

Again with the Granular Synthesis — Granite VST

New Sonic Arts has come up with a new granular synthesis tool they call ‘Granite.’ It is similar to many other of the granular synthesis tools, and yet has it’s own unique sound qualities. This was announced last week and I ended up listening to the demo samples on loop for quite some time. It […]

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Even More Granulosity – PaulStretch

GO HERE FOR LATEST AND GREATEST When I did the OS X build for PaulStretch, it became the most popular and enduring blog post I’ve ever done. Paulstretch has kind of a funky user interface, but the way it sounds, and the sound variations it is capable of are fantastic. And it’s free. It also […]

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More Granularity — Christopher Hipgrave’s Ambient Software

Christopher Hipgrave’s Ambient is a piece of software distributed by Audiobulb. Ambient is based around granular synthesis of any audio file. It’s pitch shifted, delayed and filtered, and there are several controls you can tweak to control the sound, though ‘explore’ probably makes more sense in this context than ‘control.’ But it’s definitely worth 10 […]

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Music Software

Granular ‘Shoot Out’ — ArgotLunar,Discord 3,Granular-to-Go

I’ve been rather taken by using granular effects the past couple of weeks. Sure I should courriel that to Circa 2000 Twerk/Kit Clayton/Taylor Dupree, but whatever. I find things at my own pace. In particular, I like the idea of playing with a harmonically useful subset of the granular effect domain — In particular sending […]

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New Chaircrusher Track “Amber Waves”

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-AmberWaves.mp3|artists=Chaircrusher|tracks=Amber Waves] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-AmberWaves.mp3 Had a track on the back burner, when i downloaded the ArgotLuna granular delay effect VST plugin. Slowed it down 50BPM, put ArgotLunar on the pad synth, and there you are. Argotlunar is pretty cool — I like especially automating the number of active grains because you can take it from a […]

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Music Music Software

Autechre “Move Of Ten”

As has been their wont, Warp released the download version of Autechre’s new album Move of Ten as a digital download in advance of the physical product. So I bought it yesterday. I got the 24-bit WAV file version because, well, I have the hardware to play it and it was only a dollar more. […]

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PaulStretch 2.0 — OS X PPC Build!

GO HERE FOR LATEST AND GREATEST My PaulStretch build was unfortunately Intel-only, and probably would only work with OS X 10.5 or later. Now, a friend who shall be known (at his request) as “the anonymous benefactor” has done the build on a G5 PowerMac, running OS X 10.5.8: http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/PaulStretch-OSX-PPC.dmg This is supplied with no […]

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PaulStretch — New Build For the New Decade…

EDIT: If you want the latest & greatest go here Judging from the WP Stats, my posts about the PaulStretch extreme audio timestretching application are by far the most popular blog posts I’ve ever made, indeed I think people will be downloading it after I’m dead if this domain outlives me. Well, today I took […]

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Music Music Software

Does the world really need any more virtual instruments or effects?

… or do I really need any more? So my arsenal for music production comprises NI Komplete 6 (Reaktor, Kontakt, FM8, Massive, Guitar Rig, Absynth, Battery) Ableton Live Suite (Sampler, Tension, Operator, Electric, Collision, Analog) Older NI synths (Pro-53, B4) UAD-1 plugins Xils (VCS3 emulation) Xoxos drum synth suite TRackS mastering plugs Most of the […]

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computers Music Software The Internets

HOWTO: Upgrade XP (32 bit) with the downloadable Windows 7

I had a real adventure last night, installing Windows 7. I ran into a problem so infuriating, and yet so completely boneheaded and ridiculous that I had to laugh. It’s described here. In essence, if you bought the EDU $29.95 Windows 7 Home Premium from Microsoft, the download file won’t actually work on 32-bit Windows […]

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Music Music Software

More from The Finger: And Now For Something Completely Awful

The way that Tim Exile’s “The Finger” is capable of completely destroying an audio source is intoxicating. I keep trying to use it ‘reasonably’ and end up doing things like this. Believe it or not, this started out as synth pad, a bassline, and a steady beat. Then I started resampling the output of those […]

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Music Music Software

Apple’s Blind Idiot Genius

So I downloaded the new ITunes last night, and tried out the Genius playlist feature. It is kind of amusing. First thing — it doesn’t know obviously, but it does a pretty good job if a track is in it’s database. For example if I chose Martyn’s “Vancouver” it puts together a playlist which is […]

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Music Software

Pace Copy Protection — Still Bullshit After All These Years

I built a new computer.  I installed Windows XP SP3 on the new computer.  I install my working set of music software plus a few other essentials.  Everything works perfectly. Except for 2 packages of VST plugins.  Every VST host application stalls when it tries to do the initial plugin folder scan. I’ve been getting […]

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Music Music Software

Bargain Guitar-to-MIDI converter at Audiomidi…

The Sonuus G2M Converter is, at $99 almost cheap enough for me to impulse-buy. But I’ve played around with guitar-to-midi converters from time to time and I’ve always been disappointed, and besides, after paying bills I’m already broke for July. This thing is, of course, monophonic, and who knows what it does if you play […]

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computers Music Software

How little does Google Chrome OS means to Musicians & Producers?

The big buzz (and trending Twitter topic of the day) is Google OS. This will apparently comprise a minimal Linux Kernel, a graphical rendering engine, and Google Chrome. It will be perfect for what people spend 95% of their computing time on: dicking around in a web browser, and running web applicaitons. This is all […]