Tidal sketch number 2
Originally posted on 28/09/2021
Another rather basic loop using a synth that I wrote myself. I quickly gave up the idea of typing all the code as I record after that, as it became close to impossible as the complexity of the patterns involved increased.
(i am especially fond of how the progression of musical change seems appropriate to human sound processing rates (not assault))
a few questions came to mind:
+ is supercollider generating the audio (if not, that then what)?
+ doesn't seem like a terminal on screen (although it looks like syntactical colored highlighting (common in (terminal) editors)), what is it?
feel free to point me elsewhere to answer my questions
keep up the nice work
@js0000 thanks for the nice words!
yes, the audio is generated by a SuperDirt, a sampler written in SuperCollider. It is the default "backend" for TidalCycles, but I know there are people who are using other software (but I don't know much about them). In the end, it's just a matter of sending OSC messages to something that is able to understand them and turn them into sound.
It's indeed not a terminal, it's just a simple GUI Emacs, themed, and cropped in the video.
(unsolicited suggestion: constant eighth notes get annoying, maybe put a space (rest) in that voice once in a while (either forming a recognizable meter or not))
@js0000 thanks for your suggestion, I understand what you mean, but I think that in this case, it was necessary to the "blast beat" aesthetic that I was going for (which is actually not contradictory at all with what you're saying, given that black metal is a voluntarily harsh and aggressive style)
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