Not sure how intersting this wil be to others, but I felt like sharing some of the mildly odd stuff ive tried out the last few days. feel free to post some odd compositional techniques/ experiments youve done yourself. or just tell me how lame i am. Anyways, here they are.
I have a photo theremin (a small theremin that gets sound by light instead of antenneas) and I put it next to a television and used the tv as a lightsource instead of a lamp or general sunlight. the result was a more robotic digital noise type sound, like the normal sinewaves synth sounds got put though a really cool effect or something. You get a simmiliar effect by using your computer as the lightsource.
I tried to see if a black light would get a different sound, but it just got the normal sound. when I can get ahold of other colored lights ill try those out. or i may just put sharpie on a existing lightbulb.
Ive been recording a lot of things and drastically decreasing the pitch in the cellsynth program. everything from the sound of my girlfriend washing dishes to my yamaha pss keyboard. The other day I recorded the sound of me slapping my ass and chest violently.
Another thing ive been going is using a violin bow on my guitars, recording it both dry with a mic and through a pedal.
I've managed to get a lot of good sounds, from actual viola type stuff to really cool highpitched noises. managed to get a lot of really eerie sounding sweeps by varying the speed of the bow and where its at on the guitar.
Thats all i can think of right now
posted by: Royce Icon on 2005-03-19 13:34:40
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