Compo Status :: Round 89 Voting :: Ended 2015-01-29 00:00:00 *CST () :: 7 Votes

biomechaNICal invasion by KURTZ

Round 76
Author KURTZ
Title biomechaNICal invasion
MP3 Link https://www.mixturecloud.com/media/6KcMtM7M
Module Link sdc76_KURTZ-biomechanical_invasion_-_dx10.xrns
Filesize 66KB
Score 5, 5, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 1Total Points: 31 (9 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

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Comments

Comment by A-Lin on 2013-10-31 01:54:50

KURTZ, you're a true Renoise grandmaster!!! I am very impressed by your formant FX chain! I'm gonna have to seriously dig into that. I was also amused by the presence of French flag on the send channels, vive la France! ;-)

The song itself it pretty good too. I like that the midi jamming goes off tune sometimes. This + the well thought FXs produce something very organic.

A masterpiece, what one would expect from a Renoise grandmaster...

Comment by organic_io on 2013-11-01 14:43:41

mp3 link broken???

Comment by organic_io on 2013-11-01 16:39:59

Bonjour Kurtz! OK, I wanted to see this French flag so I loaded up the xrns :)
Bassssss sounds really good. Percussion is tight, but my favorite part is the jubilant melody. And yeah those formant filters are pretty impressive!
Great job, hope to see you around these parts more often, and good luck in the compo!

Comment by KURTZ on 2013-11-02 04:19:50

Hey guys big thanx for your comments ! :)

Yes, Mixturecloud proudly fu**ed up most of my hosted files last days (I don't know why).
So here are some alternative links for listening/downloading the mp3 :

https://www.mixturecloud.com/media/iqLz4F19
https://soundcloud.com/kurtz-lapinic/biomechanical-invasion

Wanna know more about formant filters ?
Check here :
http://lapinic.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/easy-formants-for-renoise-2-5-final/

Comment by CoolGreenApple on 2013-11-02 11:49:28

Siiiiiick! I love it.

Comment by nt on 2013-11-02 14:41:46

Haha, love how you perfectly stay within the rules and still create non-FM sounds on FX2. I was amazed to hear sounds even before I pressed play.
First time I saw the 'Formula device' in Renoise. Man, that beast is full of hidden things. Your selfmade formant filter is impressing. I checked your tutorial but the way I understand it from your current entry, the input level of a MetaDevice is spread into three LFOs. Those are finally controling the different filters in the multitap-delay (skipping 'inertia')? So each loudness interval triggers a dedicated filter bank that represents a certain vowel? I don't know if I got it right but it's amazing :)

The drum synthesis is interesting, too. I think it's possible to get your noises out of layered and heavily modulated tones, so you don't even have to add noise with the LoFiMat. But your solution requires less polyphony, thus might just be friendlier on the CPU ;)

I liked the French Flag, too but there's something I like even more: I got the linux-versions of the MDA-plugIns and your tune perfectly plays in the native Linux compile of Renoise here. Load & Play, just like that.

This is a hacker-tracker round :)

Comment by ballacr75 on 2013-11-04 10:05:39

Very impressive track, incredible! I'm discovering all your tricks on your web... fantastic! Good luck!

Comment by fractaural_motif on 2013-11-05 00:27:30

Wow! I'm speechless...

Comment by iddy on 2013-11-05 02:40:42

Hah, wow.. this is different. It's a shame I'm not familiar enough with Renoise to properly appreciate what you've done with it, but there's clearly some interesting work that's gone into this piece :)

The filter makes a bizarre but familiar sound, but it seems that making it happen in this case must have taken some tinkering!

Love the noisy, distorted fragments playing around each other, particularly from 2:41 onward, and the spacey sounds at the ending :)

Comment by chunter on 2013-11-05 21:09:14

This sounds great, the big sounds don't crush out the pad or the reverb tails, and the whole thing sounds like a coherent jam. The intro/ending sounds remind me of The Orb once Thomas Fehlmann joined. Great work.

Comment by Airmann on 2013-11-06 03:21:30

what shall I say: awesome sounds, very good mix - everything seems to sit in place. And I like the theme. Only thing to complain about: at the end it gets a bit repetitive, I miss some variation. Otherwise: Top 3

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