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Ghosts Passing By

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I thought "Ghosts Passing Through" had a lot of potential, but I also wasn't entirely satisfied with some parts of it, in retrospect. Granted, I could probably say that about every piece I've ever written or ever will write, but I decided to go back and restructure this one quite a bit.

If you didn't like the original, I don't know whether you'll like this one, but I think you're more likely to.

As before, compiled with Mathematica, Tracktion, and Audacity.

Constructive criticism (or praise, or questions, or cryptic, meaningless advice, whatever) would be appreciated. And make sure to check out my other music!

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I really dig this. Kinda chiptune stuff going on, mashed up with 80s-esque percussive sounds.

I'm new to your stuff -- how does Mathematica help you make tracks? I thought it was used for things like solving equations or graphing vector spaces.

secantwave responds:

I'm glad you liked this!

Mathematica has a "Play" command, which takes a function, usually a wave, as input and plays back the sound it corresponds to--for example, if you input Sin[440 2 Pi x], it will play back a sine wave at 440 Hz. Most of the base sounds I use for my electronic pieces come out of this procedure, but I arrange them in Tracktion.

This is definitely not what Mathematica is supposed to be used for, but it's flexible and I've learned a lot about the relationship between waveforms and sounds this way.

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Nov 23, 2013
1:45 PM EST
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6 MB
4 min 23 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.