I wish someone will build a meter for that!
Date: 02/14/05 10:28:33
Subject: Re: For your listening amusement
I really liked the choice of sounds and textures...
but for an ambient soundscape I found it busy to the
point of distraction. Trust me, I know this topic...
becaues it's one of my biggest issues with my own
music! I've found that what I "feel" is a good amount
of activity is often way way way too much and I need
to play about 1/4 the amount.
A few techniques I've found that work well to "thin"
out my playing are to take frequent breaks during a
performance while really listening to and enjoying the
current loop. Spend some time tweaking the loop with
a performance orientated effects processor like an
Alesis AirFX. Another good technique is take a nice
slow but beautiful movie or scene and score it in real
time. You'll be surprised how little you need to do
to make a great composition.
> Hello Loopy people,
> I've been doing loopy soundscapes for a few months
> and recording some of it.
> I'd like some feedback (heh) on my last one.
> It overloaded in a few places so there's a touch of
> distortion. :( ah well.
> Brutal honesty is appreciated.