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Symphony of Chaos

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Striving for the next experiment with sound is always my thing. This time is how to create the ultimate glitch track, seemingly chaotic and random, yet organic and not overwhelming. This was a difficult task, took 5 separate experimental projects to get here. I was careful not to over compress the track like I did with Memory Malfunction.

I realized rhythmic plugins like Movement, Rounds, Flesh and Form were not enough to get what I wanted. Randomized yet orderly. This led to me creating a custom Reaktor synth to help me on this job. Sloppy and buggy as hell. Slapped together a quick UI that probably only myself could understand wtf going there. My Reaktor scripting skill is still trash, heh.

But finally I got what I wanted. A pristine and majestic glitch track.

Edit: I forgot to explain what this Reaktor synth does and why it was a great experiment. Refunction (lame name), aims to do everything Flesh, Form and Rounds have, but with much more revolutionized work. To have Rounds ability to combine samples. Form's feature to manipulate and generate sound from sample. And Flesh's power of rhythmic generation.

What Refunction does further than those is to generate all of these FX, beat and melody in real time. Meaning on-the-fly generation of learning algorithms. When you listened to the track, you will notice many non-repetitive patterns of arp and synth. They were all generated from samples fed into Refunction. This synth will be released free on Native Instruments' Reaktor user synth. I gotta work on the damn UI first...

Enjoy. And awaiting downvotes! :P

Original art by YakovlevArt.


Edit 2: holy cow frontpage!!!!!! thanks to mods who frontpaged me and other ppl!

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you sound hopeful in this melody , aside from the name of chaos .

I didn't review this earlier, but I really like it!
Sorry for the short reviews today. Sometimes I don't manage to write as much, haha :D
I really enjoy the listens either way, though :)

Montron responds:

Thank you :)

congratulations on the front page! This is a great loop that has interesting sound design.

Montron responds:

holycrap, frontpage!!! :O

thanks for the review dude! and thanks to the mod who frontpaged me and everyone else!

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4.11 / 5.00

Feb 20, 2017
8:58 PM EST
File Info
15.9 MB
6 min 57 sec

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