I’ve been having a lot of fun recently putting together some music videos. I used iMovie to sequence together the photos. With the Ken Burns…
I can’t remember how I ran across it but I’ve had the Soundrop app on my iPad for a few months now. As you can see in the video below, it’s really more of a game than a music-making app.
Using the sound harvesting techniques I outlined in a previous post, I’ve been recording the output of my Soundrop sessions to create some raw source material for my music and sound design projects. Tonally, Soundrop is a one-trick-pony. You either enjoy the mallet sounds or not.
Here is a new music video I just put together. All of the source sounds for this piece came from a single wind chime. The majority of the signal processing was done using Sound Hack. I can’t remember everything I did but there was obviously some time-stretching and varispeed effects going on. Once I had all of my signal processing done I loaded everything into Pro Tools for the final mix and mastering.
I tend to go into my music composing without any preconceived ideas. I like to
grab some source material, often from a field recording, and start running it through
my favorite effects and processing.