Challenge for any BugModular users - Radiophonic

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Challenge for any BugModular users - Radiophonic

Post by BugBrand » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:55 am

Partly inspired by Radams' recent 1964 sound-clip and by the fact that my local Microplex, the Cube Cinema, will be holding a Radiophonic Workshop weekend at the start of April...


Here's a challenge - make a short recording primarily using your BugModular setup and inspired by the work of the Radiophonic Workshop.

[Let's suggest a max time of 3 or 4 minutes? or how about making several jingles - like the little radio idents they used to make?]


I'll then pass the tracks on to the Cube and they can be played throughout the weekend (or something like that).

Hit me!


***Compilation of tracks***

SandyB
Radio Bugs 1
Radio Bugs 2
Radio Bugs 3

a100user
BugPhonic1
BugPhonic2
BugPhonic4
Inside the Ship

Arlaharen
Generator

Dan P
Radiophonic Jingle

BugBrand
CHEAT!
Brumble

Darenager
BugPhonic Performances - set of seven tracks
Performances - set of two tracks
BugPhonic Set3 - set of four tracks
Double D

Indexofmetals
The Ocean of Night
The Great Road of King Orry

KNYST
British Racing Green

Radams
Imaginarium
Imaginarium Outro - with voice by A100User
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Post by a100user » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:45 am

Nice challenge Tom,

Even I only produce rubbish it will focus my mind

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Post by a100user » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:54 am

I might try and get down for some of that event actually.

I saw something similar at the Royal Festival Hall a few years back.

Plus I'm currently reading Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop by Louis Niebur

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Post by sandyb » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:47 am

:banana:

guess what i'm doing this weekend!

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Post by BugBrand » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:53 am

Cooooool!

Preliminary details are already up on the Cube Website:
http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary ... ys=92#5656

I'll update when more is confirmed
(working on getting some interesting people involved!)

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Post by indexofmetals » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Definitely up for this. everything I do with the bugbrand is inspired by 60's Radiophonic Workshop.

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Post by KNYST » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:01 pm

Cool! I'll try to make something too.
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Post by darenager » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:44 pm

I'm in :tu:

And I'm really looking foreward to hearing everyones contributions, great stuff :hihi:

Maybe it would be good to stick all the tracks up on a soundcloud page - fancy setting up a SC bug group?

:party: :goo: :sb:

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Post by BugBrand » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:30 am

Yes, I'll look into SC groups - haven't investigated yet.

I was listening to one of the Radiophonic Workshop Retrospective CDs this morning - so amazing - reckon I'll have a play later with such things in mind.

sandyb

Post by sandyb » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:06 pm

here's a couple of quick things i did. all bugbrand except a cyndustries quad bandpass filter.

more to come.

radio bugs 1

radio bugs 2

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Post by a100user » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:26 pm

A quick single pass trying to get the early 60's feel and not nailing it :despair:

http://soundcloud.com/a100user/bugphonic-1

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Post by a100user » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:03 am

Nice sounds Sandy

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Post by BugBrand » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:41 am

Nice work guys!
Keep 'em coming!

My trials over last weekend didn't really go to plan. Nothing to post as yet..

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Post by a100user » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:26 am

That's my problem too Tom,

I even cheated and had a couple of refernce CD's to refer to; Dr Who Vol 1 Early years and BBC Radiophonic Music.

My plan is still to submit something Sci Fi 'esc but also something along the lines of the jingles and TV theme material they used to do.

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Post by dan_p » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:42 am

Hi guys, will try to listen to your posts today. I haven't had time to start this either!! only time I have had has been with some new gear that turned up yesterday (KV-100) but even then I was too guilty about not working I didn't spend too long on it. quick play whilst having breakfast this morning but I'm away for a couple of days tomorrow and weekend looking busy. I need to become a Modular hermit and shut the world away.....

I haven't got anything Radiophonic to reference and I am struggling (mainly due to time, to find anything decent on the web, particularly about the jingles) Does anyone have any decent links they can share? There was a great documentary about Delia D on radio 4 last year too, would be great to find a recording of that.

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Post by sandyb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:24 am

the delia derbyshire radio 4 documentary is up on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/straypixel

some other good stuff there too!

also the tone generation series is worth listening to for similar sorts of sounds. they're downloadable here:

http://www.simonsound.co.uk/sound

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Post by dan_p » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:31 am

Thanks Sandy :tu:

Just listened to the sounds guys, both brilliant :yay:

David, you did nail the vibe dude.

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Post by Arlaharen » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:32 am

Since my setup is rather limited this is what I came up with:
http://komfortbrus.bandcamp.com/

Sound by:
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B&K 1612
Reverb

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Post by richard » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 am

what is a B&K 1612?

whatever it is I want one!
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Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

Richard Scott - Several Circles https://cuspeditions.bandcamp.com/album ... al-circles

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Post by Arlaharen » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:20 am

richard wrote:what is a B&K 1612?

whatever it is I want one!
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Brüel & Kjær 1612 band-pass filter.
Unfortunately they are rather hard to come by since they were made in the 1960-70s. It's a real beast at about 17kg.

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Post by KNYST » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:12 am

Nice track!

gotta love 17kg gear! :lol:
It sure is a cool filter (have tested it once)
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Post by a100user » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:32 pm

Thanks for the links Sandy and :tu: Dan.

Arlaharen, that is one mean filter and Generator is great.


Number 2
http://soundcloud.com/a100user/bugphonic-2

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Post by sandyb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:01 pm

a100user

:yay: they were both really good david. you captured the essence well i thought.


Arlaharen

nice sounds :) i am very jealous of your 1612.



i was messing around with something involving touchplates, delay and wavefolder tonight. i'll try to post it at the weekend.

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Post by KNYST » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:21 pm

sandyb: that first one is yummy
a100user: cool

love to hear these as they pop up. hope to make something soon :)
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Post by Arlaharen » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:51 am

Thanks, though I think I missed the mark on the radiophonics style.
Both sandyb and a100user are better examples. :yay:

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