Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project



Moderator: Ghost Hip

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:55 pm

shikawkee wrote:It's alright with me as I'll be in Europe the next 3 weeks anyway. ILFEU baby!!



Cool, this gives a deadline based in reality... let's have all the tracks ready for mastering by the time Shikawkee is back!
solo (mostly ambient): https://heraclitusakimbo.bandcamp.com/
band (spontaneous kosmische): https://stargoon.bandcamp.com/
Heraclitus Akimbo

User avatar
committed
committed
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Location: T.O.

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:33 pm

hahaha. Excellent dose of realism! I think I have a patch sorted that I like, had half an hour of fun with it yesterday. But will need time next week to record it properly and do DAW trickery if needed.
some Swedish dude wrote:Hitler is #1 soy duck


I make music sometimes:

https://mediocrisy.bandcamp.com/
coldbrightsunlight

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 8945
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:20 pm
Location: UK

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Dowi » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:20 am

Track almost ready for me too, did some good work this week, i think i'm gonna leave it there for a few days, then re-listen and submit it if i'm still satisfied.

Side Note: "bells on the breeze" from Dapper Bandit was one of my favorites and i tried a lot to put it into this track but it really didn't fit. Result: i now have a second track that i'm entirely building around that sample, and messing with it while playing the kalimba with some ring mod is the mother-fucking-bells-apocalypseee
HIBAGON | Polyrhythmic Heavy Duo | Bandcamp - Spotyshit
Dowi

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 844
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 am
Location: Italy

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby ProCarsteNation » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:41 pm

oyoyoy & friggedyfrick!
I was much busy.....

I did manage to pick a sample from everyone I think,
but to whittle it down into a track...
I'll have to slide under the closing gate I guess...

But it seems I'll have a couple days off after tomorrow, so there's hope
aural conjunctions on SC

I hate moodswings are awesome! Oh, and I usually post when I'm way too tired...
Invisible Man wrote:do something selfish and live a little.
ProCarsteNation

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Sat May 16, 2015 10:51 am
Location: D-Tal, Germany

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:00 pm

Recorded! I can honestly only identify one of the samples that ended up in the piece, by the time they went through processing, stretching, and picking random ones as I played. But there was some very fun source material to pick from. My patch for the piece is kind of like radio scanning through the patches and it makes for interesting listening.

I'll do a tiny bit of mixing then upload.

EDIT: is up. Let me know if there are any issues with the track Ed! :thumb:
some Swedish dude wrote:Hitler is #1 soy duck


I make music sometimes:

https://mediocrisy.bandcamp.com/
coldbrightsunlight

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 8945
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:20 pm
Location: UK

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby dandy13 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:35 pm

Sent my link to ya Ed
dandy13

User avatar
committed
committed
 
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby shikawkee » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:45 pm

Everything uploaded to pre-master folder so far. I'll master everything when I get back to the States Sept. 15th.
Singer-songwriter, composer and author. I also manufacture and distribute Gary Hall designed and endorsed Lexicon PCM42 mods. Owner of HOSAT Effects. BETA tester for Line 6 and Eventide.
shikawkee

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 882
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
Location: Music City, USA

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Dowi » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:13 am

I m gonna upload my track tonight or tomorrow, been super busy last week and totally forgot to do it.
HIBAGON | Polyrhythmic Heavy Duo | Bandcamp - Spotyshit
Dowi

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 844
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 am
Location: Italy

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Dowi » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am

Final track submitted. 95% 80% happy with the result. :joy:

One interesting thing, once that all the submissions are done, could be to find out how the process has been for everybody.

For me it was kind of a new thing: i usually start either jamming until i find something interesting to work on, or with a precise idea that i want to develop, but this time i had to approach it differently.
Firstly i listened to all of the tracks and selected the ones that i found to be more interesting to work with, then i threw all of those into a single Ableton Project and started to mess around with the ones with the richest harmonic/melodic content, aiming to match those and then add some ambience sounds.
After spending a couple of hours i decided that everything was becoming too messy, so i deleted all of them and started the other way.
I worked on the single ambience/field recording tracks (Chamberpain, Paul_C, JM Charcot, Hak, one of mine), concentrating on the ones with less harmonic content and passing them through some pedals and Ableton/VSTs effects one at a time until i was satisfied, then placed them in an organic sequence.
Once the main ambient structure was mostly defined i proceeded to insert a more melodic track (Ognoy's tapeloop) and, at last, added a few drone-ish tracks and a couple of noisey ones (coldbrightsunlight, Shikawkee, MrNovember, ProCrastenNation).

I had to cut out a lot of other submissions that i initially selected but i'm happy with the result, and i'm courious to see what y'all have come up with, (and what your process has been, if you're willing to share).
Last edited by Dowi on Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
HIBAGON | Polyrhythmic Heavy Duo | Bandcamp - Spotyshit
Dowi

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 844
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 am
Location: Italy

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby shikawkee » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am

Yeah, it was really interesting. I'm only about 50% happy with my track but I may re-do it. Or not. Still a great learning experience all around.
Singer-songwriter, composer and author. I also manufacture and distribute Gary Hall designed and endorsed Lexicon PCM42 mods. Owner of HOSAT Effects. BETA tester for Line 6 and Eventide.
shikawkee

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 882
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
Location: Music City, USA

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby MrNovember » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:36 am

I'm about 85% happy with my track. I'm happy with the result, but I didn't actually have time to record it the way I had intended. I also didn't get a chance to listen to all of the sound submissions, which I regret.

My original plan was to listen to all the submission and pick up to 8 samples to work as the base of the track, which I would load onto my Digitakt. Then I would have picked however many more I liked and loaded those onto my Nebulae. I'd mangle those samples with my euro and Chase Bliss Mood for background noise/drones. I still might do this at some point when I'm feeling motivated because I still like the idea.

Instead I ended up listening to a bunch of samples at random (I listened to at least 1 from every contributor). I selected a couple I liked and worked them into a drone/slow melody by stretching them out and pitching them around in Audacity. Then as I worked I listened to more of the submissions and added things that fit until I felt like I had a finished track.
MrNovember

User avatar
Modulae of BILF
Modulae of BILF
 
Posts: 4244
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:24 pm
Location: GTA

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby ProCarsteNation » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:12 pm

I do have a bit of an arrangement,
but still some ideas I would like to add/change
so I can't really say how happy/finished I am with it.
I'll listen to it tonight to fall asleep to, maybe that will help me decide
& I aim to submit by the.. 15th, yeah?
aural conjunctions on SC

I hate moodswings are awesome! Oh, and I usually post when I'm way too tired...
Invisible Man wrote:do something selfish and live a little.
ProCarsteNation

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Sat May 16, 2015 10:51 am
Location: D-Tal, Germany

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:17 pm

I'm pretty happy with mine? I don't know. Definitely enjoyed the workflow and it was a good way to design a piece like this. But I knew that because I've done it before. The main issue is I can pick out droney ambient music I like but I find it tricky to judge the quality of my own droney ambient music. :idk:
some Swedish dude wrote:Hitler is #1 soy duck


I make music sometimes:

https://mediocrisy.bandcamp.com/
coldbrightsunlight

User avatar
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 8945
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:20 pm
Location: UK

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby MrNovember » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:30 pm

coldbrightsunlight wrote: The main issue is I can pick out droney ambient music I like but I find it tricky to judge the quality of my own droney ambient music. :idk:

+1, I definitely feel this
MrNovember

User avatar
Modulae of BILF
Modulae of BILF
 
Posts: 4244
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:24 pm
Location: GTA

Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Dowi » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 am

MrNovember wrote:
coldbrightsunlight wrote: The main issue is I can pick out droney ambient music I like but I find it tricky to judge the quality of my own droney ambient music. :idk:

+1, I definitely feel this

Same. Maybe it's because I only listen to really few droney-ish artists that I am quite sure I like.

MrNovember wrote:I'm about 85% happy with my track. I'm happy with the result, but I didn't actually have time to record it the way I had intended.


Also this, I wish I had more time to record it properly but I had to do it with my actual portable setup.

Plus I re-listened to the track today and I must say I have been too kind to day I am 95% satisfied, so I fixed that.
HIBAGON | Polyrhythmic Heavy Duo | Bandcamp - Spotyshit
Dowi

User avatar
experienced
experienced
 
Posts: 844
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 am
Location: Italy

PreviousNext

Return to Music



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


Sponsored Ad. (Please no inflated/repetitive clicking. Thanks!)

Advertisements help support ILF


ilovefuzz.com is not responsible for user-submitted content. Users participate at their own discretion and risk.