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NerthBox

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Musical Hack
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:45:22 PM »
Hello!
I am Nate.
I am a freshman at DeVry Uni.
I am a musician through and through. I have played cello and contra bass since I was 5 years old. By the age of 17 I had traveled and performed in 9 countries. I attended Berkley School of Music for a summer semester and decided I would like to go the Classical route. I was offered a scholarship to Stetson University! I went for one semester, and hated it. They offered me to come back and join the "electronic music" degree. Sadly, it was a joke. Shortly after leaving Uni for the second time, I was accepted into ARTI, where I learned all there is to know about audio engineering and sound design.
I spent a few years as a free lance audio engineer and musical performer, with a travel trailer RV that had its own state of the art Studio in the back!
After some IRS troubles, and lack of funds I wanted to start developing audio my own way. I found that MIDI was very limited and sound design on computers was just as limited, making it very complicated to create nuanced musical pieces.
Enter the Arduino.
A few months into Arduino hacking I enrolled into DeVry and the sky is the limit. I cant wait to bring my musical flair to the lab and share my new ideas about creating digital music.
My biggest passion is Education, and wish to open a Non-Profit to teach under privileged children both musical and electrical skills.
Anyway, thats about all i can say about myself, I love to teach other about music and digital synth techniques, so feel free to ask!!


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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 03:09:27 PM »
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

NerthBox

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 05:24:46 PM »
HURRAY!

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 07:01:24 PM »
Cool beans. Welcome!

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 07:05:59 PM »
Beans are the musical fruit.
Thanks!

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 06:52:20 PM »
Nate, what style of music do you primarily write or build controlers on arduino for?


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NerthBox

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 08:46:20 AM »
I like all types, but the optimal genre for the arduinoPi projects is early 2000's dubstep, simple 4/4 140bmp with half time drums and bass, also that 'womp womp' sound is very simple to recreate.
With that said, I wish to evolve the projects to orchestral arraignments blended with electronica.
I love the mixture of timbres in philharmonics. Would be cool to tool build the skeleton of romantic piece and have the user move to the instrument that is playing the melody, and try to match the pitch in relationship to the hand as well as dynamics.

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 10:54:52 AM »
That sounds very cool, have you checked out hybrid? They have a few remixes and orignals simiular to your above description. Also check out FC Khuna, and some older Ills you may like it.
The orchestral arrangement with in a breakbeat or dubset takes on a whole new level.

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Re: Musical Hack
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 06:01:18 PM »
I will be sure to check it out!
Yeah the mixture of both genres is dank!
Hard to get the electronic sounds blended into the orchestra, being that most orchestra samples and what not have a lot of 'air' noise, and the super clean sinewaves (orwhathaveyou) cut right through the dynamics and kill all the artistic silence.
I want to get a http://www.empiricallabs.com/fatso-jr.html
This would make the blending so awesome and add "realness" to processed sounds.




-nate