[LAU] Music made with linux: Modlys/Flow

Jeremy jeremy at autostatic.com
Mon Mar 8 08:34:48 EST 2010

On 03/08/2010 07:29 AM, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> rosea grammostola wrote:
>> [offtopic]
>> One thing is popping up in my head, after listening quit a bit to music 
>> made with Renoise, posted on this list and other places at the internet. 
>> The music made on Renoise sounds good most of the time, but I get the 
>> feeling that there might also be a negative aspect of the tool. I'm not 
>> sure if I'm right about this and not sure about what it is exactly but I 
>> think that 1) you can hear that people use the same tool, e.g. they have 
>> similarities in sounds/rhythms/musical tricks... 2) the mixing is always 
>> sounding 'smooth' in my ear, a bit too smooth maybe. The first music I 
>> heard made in Renoise sounded really good in my ear, but I feel I'm 
>> getting a bit bored about it sometimes.... not sure what it is...
> Hmmm. Since this implies you're getting a bit bored with my music I have 
> to answer :-)
> I don't think the program sounds in any particular way, and I can't 
> think of any "renoise tricks". But two things might make renoisers 
> sounds similar:
> 1) The simple fact that people with similar musical goals are attracted 
> to the program. Makes sense for a not-so-general-daw as renoise (I 
> wouldn't record my jazz quintet with it, for instance).
> 2) The community is sharing their music, much like we do here, and 
> although there's a lot I don't care so much for, there's some that 
> really inspires me. It might work the same way for others.
> An example of something that changed for me it master compression. When 
> doing the first album I swore I wouldn't take part of the loudness war, 
> and no master compression was used. Now I realize that on most tracks on 
> the new album, the sound I hear in my head involves quite heavy (for my 
> standards at least) master compression. My involvement in the renoise 
> comunity, might play a role in that. But it's not really renoises (or 
> the communitys) fault, just something I picked up and decided had to be 
> a part of my music.

I like the album so far, it reminds me of things like Encre
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsA8xuoiAHw) and Telefon Tel Aviv
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCspF-lz24A) with a bit of DJ Shadow and
The Album Leaf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jYr2fDgn64). Nice piece
of work!

One question though, how is your music licensed?



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