[audio] Axis of the sky - KNYST live @ Halo#4, Fylkingen, SE

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[audio] Axis of the sky - KNYST live @ Halo#4, Fylkingen, SE

Post by KNYST » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:17 pm

So, I did a quadraphonic modular gig with lots of fancy panning and stuff... now presented in full blown stereo :hihi:

Please bear with me - it's a slowly evolving piece, and highly dynamic (as in very subtle at times). Headphones or good speakers is a must!

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Post by radams » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:58 pm

These last two things you've posted have been great . Your commitment to your art is in full bloom . This is beautiful to me . Thank you so much .

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Post by shady smiles » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Beautiful. Love the evolution. The chimes are really haunting.

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Curious how the audience were situated... Seated? Moving through the space? I'm guessing in quad there were some really dynamic sweet spots in the room.

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Post by KNYST » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:36 pm

Thanks bug fellows! :sb: :guinness:

It is a highly playable patch, but at the same time quite complicated to keep track of as there is a huge amount of control parameters to deal with.
Nevertheless, when all parts of the patch are active, it is almost an entity of its own.
I was pleased with the performance, especially since it felt better than my studio rehearsals - just wish I had recorded it in quad!

re audience:
they were seated in the center of the square surface between the speakers, and I was as close to them as possible, to hear what I was doing and to create an intimate atmosphere.

re quad:
I had two panners moving within the system, then the stereo out went into an Addac803 Quadraphonic Spacializer - all of them panned with a different modulator, making it all move in a semi predictable way.
Note to self: buy a H4n before the next quad gig... :deadbanana:
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Post by construct09 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:04 pm

Really nice :yay:

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Post by KNYST » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:36 pm

^
cheers construct09!

Anyone hesitating to listen through the whole thing: Hop in at the 2 min mark, and you'll know what's it all about pretty soon.
It *is* a slow and minimalistic intro, which might not be for everyone. (It is the complete performance - warts and all) :tu:
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Post by indexofmetals » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:28 pm

great stuff. I love that whatever equipment you are using I hear your voice coming through. and what is that sound at 17 min's?

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Post by fredguy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:33 pm

Finally got to listen on good speakers.
Great composition and soundscapes. Most impressed that it was a live take.

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Post by Gringo Starr » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:42 am

Damn the link doesn't work on my computer!
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Post by KNYST » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:36 am

indexofmetals wrote:great stuff. I love that whatever equipment you are using I hear your voice coming through. and what is that sound at 17 min's?
Thanks a lot!
Part from the synthetic rhythm (which ends about there), you can hear a modified Sonic Forest (the white thing with wires in the photo).
It is present throughout the performance, used both as a controller and sound source/instrument. 8:00-8:30 is a nice example... Heavily struck at 6:43 and 12:10.

@fredguy: cheers!

@Gringo Starr: If the player/embedding doesn't work for you, go here: http://knyst.bandcamp.com :tu:
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Post by a100user » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:56 am

Great piece been listening to it on off a lot.

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Post by phisynth » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:07 pm

Awesome performance, so spare & tense :yay: :yay:

what's in the wood box ?

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Post by KNYST » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:39 am

Thank you both :guinness:

@phil: It's a passive unit. Wooden box with piezos, strings and output jacks.
I play it with a thin springy piece of steel (from a road sweeper brush), plus my hands/fingers.
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Post by phisynth » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:02 am

oh, but I was talking about the one visible on the right of the picture, with the red and green led lights :hmm:

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Post by KNYST » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:25 am

:doh: sorry! :hihi:

I'll try again:
It's a small diy case with some euro modules (see here)
The Bug stereo out goes into the ADDAC803 Quadraphonic Spatializer - the rest are just to modulate the ADDAC803.

I never added this to the 1st post since the recording wasn't quad anyway, but now you know :)
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