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Poly Evolver Music

Poly Evolver Music
« on: October 06, 2015, 07:22:04 AM »
Let this thread provide recordings of music made at least primarily with the Poly Evolver Keyboard and/or Rack for all to hear.

Here's the Evolver Playlist from my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKqGnb-TMh8&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTzYa70uOirGHIWGu72Pui8l
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 11:24:55 AM »
This is truly just a sound demonstration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKqGnb-TMh8

I have to disagree with you on this, after yet another argument with my ageing father (whom I look after) which left me in a sour mood I just listened to this clip and the difference in how I was feeling from the start to the end was marked.

So as far as I'm concerned it isn't just a sound demonstration but rather a beautiful calming piece of music.

« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 01:59:35 PM by Sacred Synthesis »

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 02:00:01 PM »
Well, I'm flattered to have improved your mood today, Bob.  Now you've made my day.  If only we could put your father in a good mood, too!

Here's a more humorous example of a similar thing.  My wife is a music teacher and she's been using some of these pieces in the classroom.  It appears to have a calling effect on the kids.  Another teacher with insomnia heard the music and asked if I could make her another CD of the music. I did...and she's been sleeping soundly ever since. 

But wait...doesn't that mean that she isn't listening to the music?  Ah well, success comes in all shapes.

Thanks for the compliment, Bob.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 03:09:18 PM »
But wait...doesn't that mean that she isn't listening to the music?  Ah well, success comes in various forms.

Worse yet, they are sensing and feeling your music. Your lovely soundscapes actually work as intended! :-)
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 08:14:51 AM »
I'm not claiming this thread for myself nor placing limits on types of music; I'm simply starting the topic.  Let this thread provide recordings of music made at least primarily with the Poly Evolver Keyboard and/or Rack for all to hear.

Here's the Evolver Playlist from my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKqGnb-TMh8&index=1&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTzYa70uOirGHIWGu72Pui8l

Sacred Synthesis- Good idea here.  Maybe we can try to keep different music postings more or less into DSI specific instruments when feasible.  I often use two or more synths in my compositions, but where one instrument is the main voice, this makes a good way to explore that instruments sound.   This is one that I recently completed- and a little out of genera for me- as I don't normally use midi files for my structure.  This one is all PEK.  The midi file was used in the PEK combo mode to produce the windy/mechanical sound, then I went back and added the color of trumpets/percussion/voices/etc.  I obtained permission- as you'll recognize the obvious copy.  PS>  the whinny voices I did using the mod wheel.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 08:17:03 AM by Soundquest »
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 09:49:17 AM »
Sure.  I don't mean to make a strict rule here; as long as this thread contains mostly and prominently Poly Evolver music, so that people can get a good listen to the instrument.

Thanks for the piece.  Some unique sounds in there.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 05:15:47 PM »
Soundquest:

I just watched that old Westworld movie and kept waiting for something like this in the score; your rendition of this western classic would have fit perfectly!
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 08:04:32 AM »
Thanks SQS.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 08:24:58 AM »
Three pieces from a night's improvisations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwT9bnzQN0U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2uBYTDCaeU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucwWnGTkwlc

Sacred Synthesis,  I was good with my Roman Numerals till about your XIII, but now I'm getting lost.  ;D     Nevertheless, the third piece at exactly 3 minutes sounds just like an oboe.  Pretty!
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 08:52:54 AM »
Thanks, Soundquest.  When I started these improvisations, I had no intention of making so many!  The difficult thing about the Roman Numerals is that sometimes they require adding, sometimes subtracting, and other times both.  L = 50, so the latest one is #55.  I'll probably have to devise some other naming system, for the sake of simplicity.  I guess I just don't like the looks of, "Improvisation #55".
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 08:03:51 AM »
Another new piece for the Poly Evolver Keyboard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0L_nGkot04
« Last Edit: November 24, 2015, 09:03:46 AM by Sacred Synthesis »

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 09:03:33 AM »
Nice new piece, Sacred Synthesis! Just had the pleasure of enjoying it.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2015, 09:06:09 AM »
Thanks, Dslsynth.  Nothing spectacular on the synthesizer scale, I realize.  Just a bit of melody and harmony.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2015, 09:17:51 AM »
Just a bit of melody and harmony.

Yeah you know Sacred Synthesis, its that little obscure corner in the synthesis world named 'Music'. ;)
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2015, 09:34:17 AM »
It's all a matter of trying to make one's instruments say what one cannot.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 09:04:21 AM »
And another from the same night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjw6wwogSs

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2015, 09:04:02 AM »
Here's a vintage string machine imitation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRRY6zt_a7g


Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2015, 11:27:01 AM »
Sacred Synthesis,

This sounds quite stringy and nice to me, especially the  ~9:40 to end section.   I think the PEK is great for doing strings- and in fact, its my go to for picked strings- like guitar.   I've tried going at it in sort of reverse direction and started with the digital oscillators being that I was importing a sampled sound wave from an actual guitar.  I set the digitals at about 80% and blended in maybe 30% the analog oscillators in pulse wave.   I'm eager to try a violin.  My sister-in-law plays one professionally and I asked to record her playing a few seconds of different sounds, including plucks.

 
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2015, 12:57:35 PM »
Thanks, Soundquest. 

Sampling?  Now that's cheating. 

Obviously, the Poly Evolver's noisy digital waveshapes would not cause a problem with picked or plucked sounds, since there would be no sustain, and hence, no chance for aliasing.  I find that the Poly Evolver is already excellent at such sounds, including bells and tines, which sound bright and beautiful.  But I'd like to hear the end result of your experiment.
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