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Re: loop instrument

I especially like it when it goes, "weeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrrrrzz zz 
zzz zzz hmmmmmmmm PRTTTTTTTTTTTgggr.

Elio DeLuca wrote:

> men, brother.
> But if it were up to me ... no software: instead, a digital brain with an
> analog body ... imagine pumping the vortex of your cerebral cortex
> through, oh, maybe six or seven dozen FET's!!!
> Brainscapes? Soulscapes? Cyclotronics?
> Put Matthias to work on this!
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Jan Pek wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 17:03:26 -0700
> > From: Jan Pek <swirlee@angelfire.com>
> > To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Subject: loop instrument
> > Resent-Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 19:04:48 -0500
> > Resent-From: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> >
> > **
> > >Hey,
> > >
> > >goofing around, I hit a note button on my Roland MC-307 and viola, 
> > >Repeater INSTANTLY shifted the pitch of my loop at that exact 
>>interval (from
> > >a root note of C)  I knew this feature existed, but had not explored 
>>it yet.
> > >Within a few moments, I was playing my loop like an instrument.
> > >
> > >This thing is amazing.
> > **
> >
> > repetition as trance focalizer
> > spontenaity as nagual connection
> > imagination as reality bedrock
> > ragas in your morning flakes
> > give healing voice and medicate
> >
> > .. i feel that we are approaching a kind of instrument where sound is
> > made from smaller vibrations of sound which spin and repeat. where
> > time is like a disc around which these vibrations rotate. perhaps, we
> > will be able to capture a slice of vibration into a loop, and have it
> > triggerable by some movement of the body, motion of the mind, or press
> > of some key. many independent vibrations of differing moods and
> > lengths will be mixed, pitched and clocked together. the player of the
> > instrument sits at the center of a rotating time pillar, conducting
> > the flow of vibrations and, perhaps, channeling new ones through
> > improv.
> >
> > the instrument will have memory, being able to store looping
> > vibrations on the spot for retrieving back later.. in a very organic
> > way, without disrupting the flow. we will be able to store multiple
> > vibrations together as a larger package of vibration, allowing for
> > total arrangements to be brought back from memory. the memory will
> > persist and grow from session to session, pruning itself of old and
> > unused vibrations, as does human memory.
> >
> > the performer of this instrument will be able to give commands such as
> > 'bring looping vibrations 'gorillas smacking lips' and 'flywings
> > beating' in 2 counts' or 'fade out this arrangement over 8 counts' and
> > 'at the start of the next long count, bring all melodic vibrations
> > down in pitch 4 tones'. or 'track the rhythm in this audio feed and
> > sync our count to it'... all as the pillar vibrations rotate around
> > time without stopping.
> >
> > the performer will also be able to shred up (ala ReCycle) existing 
>vibrations, playing the slices live, perhaps on a keyboard. For example, 
>here is 'shaman sings yak song: oo ka lay oh mani tar' repeating, lets 
>map it key to key, so the rhythmic pulses are cut up. now we can play any 
>rhythm with our deconstructed building blocks: oo ka lay oh mani tar ka 
>lay lay oh mani oo ka tar tar, for example, which means o yak, we milk 
>you for butter tea.
> >
> > with this instrument, we'll be able to manifest and grow song 
>structures live, beyond the basic tapeloop soundscape idea, by drawing 
>from previous material we have created.
> >
> > technically, i envisage a core software engine decoupled from 
>interface, similar to EDP software, with fundamental differences;; 
>multiple loops with varying lengths;; loops stored in frequency domain 
>(PVOC implementation of pitchshift), allowing for pitch-and-timestretch 
>and potentially freqdomain effects in future (perhaps SDIF format-- see 
>CNMAT);; ..
> >
> > front end-- intuitive command macro system for conducting while 
>improvising, multiple inputs and outputs, midi and audio syncronization, 
> >
> > i wrote a basic prototype last year for MAXMSP, which is available as 
>fripp~.sit on node.net/unmax  .. if others want to collect themselves to 
>create something like this freely, we should join forces open-source 
>style. this would free us to create only appropriate technology, and not 
>a big machine to consume us.
> >
> > so
> >
> > its coming, can you feel it descending from the Aastral?
> >
> > slobbery kisses
> > -yon
> >