Friday, March 28, 2008

Making Music from Noise

Friday March 28, 2008

Greetings! It's Friday once more and the theme for tonight is music. I've embraced randomness as a tool for music creation, and I'm starting to do some work with white noise. Most simple software synthesizers have a white noise generator as one of their basic oscillator types. White noise in a raw form seems distinctly non-musical, but by applying some filters and effects you can transform the noise into strange and lovely sounds. This technique works particularly well for creating percussion sounds for synthetic drum loops. Give it a go and see if you can creates some truly unique sounds of your own.

The picture of the week was created using Project Dogwaffle.

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The loops of the week are a set of synth drum sequences.

The PC game of the week is still Sid Meier's Pirates!

The book of the moment is still Desperate Husbands by Richard Glover.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.

Bye for now!