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Bugs in the Nowaki [disquiet0039-remixingnowaki]

Robert M Thomas on September 30, 2012 18:57

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    This time I was interested in what I could do with this old Feonic Soundbug I have. More about Feonic's technology here : http://www.feonic.com/
    But basically they are a small piece of Terfenol-D which changes shape when a magnetic field is applied to it. This solid can be pressed against other solids to cause vibrations which turn that whole solid object into a speaker of sorts.

    I took my Soundbug and attached it to a number of things in my house / studio and played the sample tracks through them. This included the window, a Jen SX1000 synth case, my studio desk, a hollow body electric guitar, a great grandmothers violin and my oven door. I recorded the sound they made very closely with a Zoom H1.

    Sometimes the Soundbug was either overloading, coming loose, or the battery was in the process of dying and it made the whole thing go crazy. I used all these sounds too.

    I took all these samples into Ableton Live and did this quick live mix on my APC40.

    I used a lot of the built in effects to do things like isolate frequencies and try to build structure out of the sounds. I used a few Michael Norris plugs to create sort of fake spectral reverbs, but I also used Lexicon Hall reverbs too. The whole thing went through Izotope Ozone at the end.

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    This Disquiet Junto project was done as a celebration of the efforts of the Nowaki netlabel, and to support its employment of licenses that allow for derivative works. This track is comprised of three pieces of music: "Irese" by Barascud, "Sumatra" by André D / Christophe Meulien, and "She Likes to Look at the Sky" by Kluge. More on the Nowaki label, and the original versions of these tracks, at

    http://http://www.nowaki-music.org/

    More on this 39th Disquiet Junto project at:

    http://disquiet.com/2012/09/27/disquiet0039-remixingnowaki/
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    More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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    "Bugs in the Nowaki [disquiet0039-remixingnowaki]" by Robert M Thomas is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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