Post by thetechnobear on Mar 17, 2020 13:13:12 GMT
times are difficult at the moment, and I feel for all those out there being affected (we are locked down here in Spain) and also I'd like to thank those out there risking their health for others (doctors, nurses, policeman, supermarket workers!)
but in the musical 'online' world, there's some calls on the positive side about 'isolation', perhaps spending more time with family, and music making time, and also being grateful that these days we have the internet where we can share and collaborate.
there are a few initiatives/events around, which I thought perhaps we could share, and also consider our own among the AE community.
please share other (musical) online events you think are relevant. also if you have ideas for collaboration within AE modular community, perhaps share here.
one idea ive been considering is creating a sample pack or perhaps loops n' stems from the AE modular, that could be shared in a wider context for musicians to play with during 'isolation'. (a few you-tubers have done this already eg. BoBoats/Hainbach) - this could be an interesting way to spread the AE modular name and examples. (also Id quite like playing with others people AE modular samples) thoughts?
Post by NightMachines on Mar 17, 2020 13:21:30 GMT
Thanks for this thread! I’d be happy to share AE Modular samples for a sample pack. I’ve already created a bunch of short WAV clips to use on my Electribe 2s and MPC 500 and would be happy to record more.
Is there any guidelines or whatever for using this AETHERWAVES label? Or just should participate in the patch challenge (I know I should and will)?
Hi, the AEtherwaves label was made for the first community album and I would like to keep it focussed on AE Modular community projects. If we embark on this Sample Pack project then we will need to establish some guidelines so that the product has a certain quality when we put on the AEtherwaves Bandcamp label.
Also sometime later this year I would like to organise Vol.II of the AEtherwaves Album and I hope we will then get as many awesome tracks as we had last year.
The most important guideline for things that go under AEtherwaves is that all sounds must come from the AE Modular. Some modulation with effects is allowed, and last year we did also allow a few other synths and drum machines just as long as the main part of the track was made with the AE Modular.
For a Sample Pack we should have a 100% AE Modular rule though.
ok, Ive shared this on the patch challenge... as thats really what I created the 'stems' for... but thought perhaps chatting a little about it here is interesting
what Ive done is create a Jam on Endlesss, see endlesss.fm (thats 3 s' !!),
what is Endlesss? its a collaboration platform, basically you can 'join' jams and add loops (aka riffs), it simple to use, and quite alot of fun. it has built-in instruments, but you can also use external input (what ive done here), from there you can play with a variety of FX, or do things like resample riffs. whats fun, is its quick, fun, and non-destructive - so anyone can join it, and have a play - without fear of 'screwing up'
(also jam sessions have chat, so you can chat with people e.g. where might you go, what to try etc?)
you'll need to signup for Endless.fm , and download the free iOS app on your iOS device (its going roll out for more platforms but its iOS only for now) then click on the following link to 'join the jam'
what have i I done, Ive created a set of 'riffs' that are completely AE modular ...
the idea is simple... collaboration, and sharing in there times of widespread isolation. from the iOS app, you can then remix the jam, or resample parts of it, and transpose or add a variety of fx.
you could also, add extra layers with built in instruments - but perhaps we keep this one solely AE modular?
if you want to add extra content (from AE modular) , you'll need to connect your iOS device as to an audio interface, then you can use the 'microphone' module in endlesss to record external input.
also don't worry too much about 'mucking stuff up', you can always select a previous 'riff' and start from there again... so nothing is 'lost
thats what i live about endlesss, its very easy going, and fun to just play with...
of course, for AE modular, its also handy as an easy to use looper
handy tips... a few tips is your not familiar with endless (was only released yesterday!)
solo mode - if you listen to the 'jam', then exit it... and go back to 'solo' mode, it will actually have copied all the parts over to your solo section. useful if you want to 'practice' there before adding riffs.
looper mode -switch to the 'advanced looper' (its not that advanced really) its what I call a retrospective looper, so its always listening to your audio input (or what you play including fx/resampling) and then you press the number of bars (after having played) to say how many bars you want to keep/record. (8,4,2,1)
using as a looper if you want to use just for messing with loops, this its a lot of fun... and whats cool is you can export stems of any riff. so, you can use it as a kind of recorder. also... of course if you just have your AE and phone to hand, you can use it to add backing tracks (pad, drums) to you AE riffs
This jam has same riffs but I’ve shared publicly - spreading the AE love ❤️ so is likely to get non-ae content added , so good place if you want to do that, e.g. mess with endlesss internal instruments.
Let's jam together on Endlesss! Here's an invite to a jam called Isolate2020:
Much of my pushing for these sorts of events has been over on Reddit: r/vaporwave has a sticky live date calendar which, of course, is now useless in the current situation. And this is super-annoying, because vaporwave was just starting to take off like a rocket in live gigging...quite a jump, if you think about it.
Anyway, I've been collaring artists, labels, and the sub's mods on getting everyone to jump on live streaming while this virus makes its rounds. The live gigs listing there should now include streaming dates/times for artists doing streams, as well as for other things such as label video showcases, etc. A very good thing for the scene that splices experimental music and super-slick pop to make...well, whatever vaporwave is from minute to minute; your guess is as good as mine!