LCCO - ZenV1 by Maoartland published on 2011/11/25 03:54:09 +0000 All musician know how it is like to enjoy playing an instrument (after many years of practice..). But for producers, it is a bit different. You can play the keyboard or midi instruments but it isn't really the same feeling. With LCCO (Live Controlled Chaos Orchestra), it is like you were an orchestra conductor. Live means that not loop (audio or midi) are used, expect the kick and some drums to concentrate on all the rest. (In ZenV2, drums are midi triggered live thou.) All the instruments and some parameters are controlled simultaneously via midi keyboard. It can get a little crazy and is easy to lost control. But with practice, you can anticipate wild behavior and keep control over it.. The feeling you get when you close your eyes and just go with the flow is indescribable , it gives me the shiver : ) Those are not proper tracks and unfortunately, i will never be able to reproduce them exactly because of the nature of the project. And i am now stuck with computer processing power. All the synths are running at lowest render settings (when possible) and No mastering have been done (expect minimal eq, compression and limiter on some tracks) to minimize cpu consumption. As soon as CPU reach a certain consumption level, it become impossible to anticipate and control. To be able to do a proper mastering and precise edit, i would need to record most of the tracks at the same time (up to 30 in some cases) to work on them individually afterwards. Until i upgrade to a powerful computer, minimum 8core, that won't be possible. Not even sure how well ableton and max5 handles multi core processing... I would dream to see how it sounds like plugged 5 to 10 hardware synths (virus, moog etc...Ooooh). Hope you find some parts interesting : ) And please,be careful, as i said it is live recording (one bounce) and as such, i can't edit individual notes. Some instruments and midi channels went a bit crazy, and gave time to time unwanted high frequency notes that can be very annoying, even painful to listen to, so do not put the volume too high at first! Ps: Prt is not part of LCCO project. It is just a fun test playing midi-electro guitar.. an other very interesting way to control midi !