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Old 2005-01-22, 20:34
tormod tormod is offline
 
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Historical Event! Song made ONLY with ET sounds!

Hello, boys and girls!

The successful landing by the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan has had most of us recapture some of that childhood awe that surrounds these groundbreaking space exploration events.

Good job, everyone involved.

My new song, "Far Out", is made EXCLUSIVELY with the recording of Titanic wind made by the Huygens probe. To make it absolutely clear: this sound was recorded using a microphone on the outside of the probe as it was falling towards the moon's surface, and beamed the 1.25 billion kilometers back to Earth. The atmosphere rushing by (or the probe falling, whatever...) makes a wind-like noise, the recording of which has been released and can be downloaded many places. The sample is REALLY a recording of wind on a different celestial body.

I stuck a little 10 second clip of the wind noise into a bunch of NN-XTs and went to work. I've made all these sounds by micro-looping the same sample, often ending up with nearly basic waveforms, and then I've stuck a shitload of choruses, compressors, eqs, filters, reverbs, you-name-its on there, to end up with the sounds that went into this song. You might say "But that's cheating!", but I'll say the same goes for almost all recordings of sounds recorded or generated on Earth, and no-one disputes that they are terrestrial in origin.
I stress that ONLY NN-XTs with the Titanic sample produce sounds here. There are NO earthly samples, nor synthesizer generated sounds.

I know the song could have been better from both arrangement and technical points of view, but in this case I felt I was in a hurry, because I really really wanted to be the first earthling to make a song using ONLY samples from another planet (or moon, to be accurate). I learned most of the techniques I used in the process of making it - less than a week - so I know Titanik will improve.

I'm going to make more songs using the Titan recording, but this one was the first, and the time stamp of this post will prove it for all eternity: Titanik was first!


I hope you like it, and I hope you tell all your friends.


Enjoy.
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Old 2005-01-22, 20:36
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And the song can be heard here...

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Old 2005-01-23, 22:56
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Old 2005-01-23, 23:43
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That's beginning to smell of spam now, Charlie... n/t

Hi
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Old 2005-01-30, 13:46
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Re: And the song can be heard here...

from 10 seconds of wind???
that's excellent, man!
goes to show good music can be made from just about anything, if it's used in the right way.
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Old 2005-01-30, 18:40
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Thanks, mate

I knew *someone* would appreciate it



from 10 seconds of wind???
:that's excellent, man!
:goes to show good music can be made from just about anything, if it's used in the right way.
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Old 2005-01-30, 20:57
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nj Tormod. Where can I get the sample?

I could start working on Part 2 if I have the patience you do...

But actually I just really wanna see what you had to work with This was a great idea.. could possibly start a new trend too.

NOTE: The tone of a blackhole is B flat.
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Old 2005-01-30, 21:10
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Re: nj Tormod. Where can I get the sample?

The Titan recording is all over the net, I got mine from NRK, I think, or ESA. Can't remember where I downloaded it. You can get the wav I used in all those NN-XTs here (I made 7 or 8 different instruments from it).
You won't recognise it from the song

Titanic wind here (4 seconds only)
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Old 2005-01-30, 23:41
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Congrats

You sure are a great sound designer!
The song is realy nice!

Sorry for being so short in words but i'm very tired right now.

Regards!
Marando
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Old 2005-02-08, 09:54
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far out

hi tormod

well done with this

a fine sound design job.

all that from a bit of extra-terestrial wind noise!!!

pity they didnt have a wind-beater on the mic lol

nice work

rp
 

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