Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project



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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Paul_C » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:49 pm

I don't know !

With my approach to creating pieces it doesn't usually take me long (usually an hour or two), and I'd reached a point where I wasn't sure where to take my own recordings, so I thought I'd do one for a change. Unfortunately once I do one I often want to do another, and another etc.

If I do any more I'll keep them to myself if that's preferred, or stick them up if they provide inspiration, I really don't mind and I don't want anyone to think I'm grabbing all the cool stuff before anyone else gets a chance ;)
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 pm

Ahoy! I was Away From Here for a couple days, so time to delve more into what we are expecting of each other for Phase II, the mixing of the submitted sounds.

First up, and super important, I want to re-state that I'm trying to be more of a coordinator than a dictator here, so my ideas are by no means definitive. That said, here's what I was basically envisioning for the second half: that everyone combs through the submitted sounds and re-fashions them into a single track, which then becomes part of a semi-coherent bandcamp album. Now, we're talking ambient music here, so tracks don't have to be four-minute singles... but they should be more compact than, say, Thursday Afternoon.

As a practical matter, vanilla bandcamp accounts have a max upload size of 291MB per file, so maybe that's a good limitation to set? (that's about... maybe roughly 17 minutes that at the 24/48 we should all be working in.)

I also say, as advice that I myself need: the mixing is a good time to exercise restraint, and hone in on best ideas/sounds, instead of just letting everything drift on forever.

If you do have a couple tracks/disparate ideas, I'd suggest fitting them into a medley of sorts, pivoting from one cloudy scene to the next.

shikawkee has offered to do some mastering on all the submitted tracks to give them some sonic coherence, so that should enhance the idea of listening to an album that hangs together.

And then, if you've got an idea for a second track, or a extended version of your main idea, maybe hang onto it... maybe for your own soundcloud (or etc.) usage, or, if things work out (and there's demand), maybe we could do a companion volume of alt. cuts + long mixes... bandcamp does allow infinitely-long albums, so we could really go to town with, like fifteen hour long tracks for a real endurance version!

Anyway, that's basically what I was thinking, but feel free to counter/bounce ideas around.
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Paul_C » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 pm

I have done YouTube pieces of 30mins + before ;) so I don't have a problem making a longer piece, but I'm just as happy if a shorter piece is used to fit in someone else getting carried away - you could consider it a palette cleanser !

If anyone who has contributed sounds confirms they're happy for me to do so, then I'd be delighted to use bits and pieces for my own recordings (I'd prefer to have confirmation than assume it'll be ok and cause annoyance to anybody).

I've just finished a 4th 5 minute piece using some sounds from HAk, shikawkee and ProCarsteNation, but I'll keep it to myself for the time being.
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby shikawkee » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:10 pm

I'll get on making some songs week after next. Busy mixing three projects and two mastering jobs and then SNAMM next week but after that I'll be good I think.
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 am

Should have some time to start composing a track this week.

I agree with your proposal HA - I'm only intending to make one anyway (not that it isn't fun to make more and pick the best) :thumb:
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby ProCarsteNation » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:35 am

Labor Day is September 2nd?
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:05 am

ProCarsteNation wrote:Labor Day is September 2nd?


That is correct — sorry, I should not have been so chauvinistically North American in my thinking. (Therefore I will apologize like a Canadian.)
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby JM Charcot » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:43 am

Just listening to some tracks at the moment,
Ognoy's Track 2 seems to be silent?
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jvk9m73i4pvc ... tracking=1
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby ognoy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:00 am

JM Charcot wrote:Just listening to some tracks at the moment,
Ognoy's Track 2 seems to be silent?
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jvk9m73i4pvc ... tracking=1


That's correct!
I'll try to fix it in a couple of days. Need to go over to my studio to bounce out the track.
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Dowi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:58 am

Hey guys, just read the last two pages I missed in the last weeks. If the deadline is September I will be able to work on a track for sure.
I think I'm gonna have some time in August to concentrate and work on it. :thumb:
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm

Dowi wrote:Hey guys, just read the last two pages I missed in the last weeks. If the deadline is September I will be able to work on a track for sure.
I think I'm gonna have some time in August to concentrate and work on it. :thumb:


Sounds good! I admittedly haven't really put any thought into create work for the second part yet myself.
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby MrNovember » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Yeah I've been hoping to find some time to sit down and go through the samples. Maybe take some notes while listening to them or something. I just haven't had a chance yet
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby ProCarsteNation » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:28 pm

Ye gods! Is it just my ghastly slowness of an internet connection,
or should one refrain from trying to download all the stems as zip? :lol:

I'm on my fifth go or so, and still the zip won't unpack.... :rant: :facepalm:


I guess I'll just pick a few and work with those then.... :thumb:
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby Paul_C » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:39 pm

Before I forget to ask again, are the finished tracks expected to be wav files ?

My Sonic Koala etc. stuff I export from Audacity as an MP3 mostly because a lot of people don't have nice things to say about MP3s and I amuse myself by being contrary :)
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Re: Okta - ILF collaborative ambient/drone project

Postby shikawkee » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:35 pm

Paul_C wrote:Before I forget to ask again, are the finished tracks expected to be wav files ?

My Sonic Koala etc. stuff I export from Audacity as an MP3 mostly because a lot of people don't have nice things to say about MP3s and I amuse myself by being contrary :)


I can import MP3's for final files and convert them but sonically speaking wav's are better.
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