Experimenting with feedback in Live
I've said it somewhere before that I don't like piano rolls or writing patterns of notes. Maybe I'm lazy, or I'm afraid that what comes out of my musical intentions will always be the same. I guess what I find so attractive to working with sound this way is the continuous feedback process of sound influencing my decisions, and vice versa. I think I would be hypocritical in believing that the frequencies I hear were the result of random events—I do, after all, choose to intentionally accentuate different parts of the sounds I hear—but there is a large degree of unpredictability when it comes to which frequencies will be present in the first place. It's also a matter of timbre. Creating complex feedback loops is a great way to get some amazing textures. I love programming synths but I sometimes get tired of being limited by synth architecture.
Posted by Unknown on 9/01/2010