Here is a thread of music sketches that I made with #TidalCycles, originally to post on Instagram (hence the 1-minute long format) ⤵️
Tidal sketch number 1
Originally posted on 23/09/2019
A very simple loop, gradually building up complexity, showcasing a homemade SuperCollider synth of mine.
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.
Tidal sketch number 3
Originally posted on 29/09/2019
A soft melodic snippet, in a fashion I would use over and over again in the future.
Tidal sketch number 4
Originally posted on 30/09/2019
Distorting a voice sample to make it sound otherworldly, and then feeding them to a haunting melody
Tidal sketch number 5
Originally posted on 01/10/2019
A catchy tune made up of several layered arpeggiations, which would later become the track Horizon on my latest EP "Wilderness"
Tidal sketch number 7
Originally posted on 06/10/2019
A little generative melody carried by heavily filtered piano samples
Tidal sketch number 12
Originally posted on 19/10/2019
A chill melody, and also an exercise in progressively switching keys, third by third
Tidal sketch number 16
Originally posted on 27/10/2019
A chill tune with a Pythagorean intervals and a lot of occurrences of the number 3
Tidal sketch number 19
Originally posted on 05/11/2019
An aerial tune with voice pads and guitars because I'm an extremely original person
Tidal sketch number 24
Originally posted on 11/11/2019
Rewatching this, I'm wondering why I'm not using `chunk` more, it's a cool function (probably because I had forgotten about it)
Tidal sketch number 25
Originally posted on 15/11/2019
Stole the chords from the intro of "Half-Light" by Porcupine Tree
@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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