February 3, 2006

Four Measures Of Fury! v1.0

by Chris Randall

Look at all those tasty peaks and zero crossings, like it's just begging to be set upon with a Split tool, right? I hearby announce the first of what will hopefully become a monthly event here at Analog Industries, Four Measures Of Fury!

Here's the idea: I provied a four-measure piece of some source material. You download it, reorganize it in to a new piece of music, and send it back to me. I then string all the four-measure pieces in to one continuous chunk of group-think IDM. This is obviously along the lines of the CDM one second thing of the New Year, but with more timing constraints, because I'm linear like that.

So, the first Saturday of every month will be Four Measures of Fury Day, when you can grab the loop in question. You then have one full week to turn it in to something far more poignant than it is. All entries I receive by the following Saturday morning will be strung together that day in the order received, and a list of the participants will be provided, in order, along with websites if available/provided.

For our inaugural trip, I've chosen an easy one, so everyone can get in the groove. Here is the loop, a stereo WAV file of the second drum break from the Enoch Light Moog travesty, "Pass And I'll Call You," as made famous in my most recent HCGPF post. Marvel at the panning drums! Thrill in anticipation with the first note of the amazing Moog melody that you don't actually hear. Basically, you've got a four measure drum break and a single bass note.

The tempo is 153 bpm, and any submissions I receive that are more (or less) than four measures exactly, and not 153 bpm exactly will be automagically removed from the queue, as well as any submissions that use any sounds besides what's already in the loop. Here's your chance to show off your drum break dissecting skills. Don't miss out!

I will provide a drop box starting Monday where you may send your submissions.




Feb.04.2006 @ 1:31 PM
Hey, it's like a classic break, only not quite. That bass note at the end is a bit ass-tastic. I've never heard the original track, but now I really want to.

Right then, I'll be the first to through in my hat for this. Not even going to wait for an upload directory:

link [www.sighup.ca]">link [www.sighup.ca]

I'm reasonably certain I kept up with the rules - only used sounds from the loop, 153 bpm, 4 measures. I assume effecting it up was allowed. I even used several AD plugins for extra authenticity.


Feb.04.2006 @ 1:40 PM
Chris Randall
Well, using AD plugs is going to score you brownie points, for sure!

That aside, yup, that's what we're talking about, exactly. Effects are okay. You could even snip out tiny little waveforms and make synthy noises with 'em. Just stick to the original source material and all is well. Note that yours will probably sound hinky if you depart from the original key that the bass note informs, which is C.



Feb.04.2006 @ 3:21 PM
I went for some reggae:
link [www.smoothouse.co...]">link [www.smoothouse.co...]
or small WMA: link [www.smoothouse.co...]">link [www.smoothouse.co...]

link [www.smoothouse.or...]">link [www.smoothouse.or...]


Feb.04.2006 @ 8:39 PM
I really don't know how to describe mine, so I'll just post it. I can't wait to hear the final frankenstien...what a bitchin idea.

link [www.rugerseeds.co...]">link [www.rugerseeds.co...]

link [www.rugerseeds.co...]">link [www.rugerseeds.co...]


Feb.05.2006 @ 4:50 AM
nice idea!

here is my crappy contribution:

link [www.yourfilelink.co...]">link [www.yourfilelink.co...]


Feb.05.2006 @ 2:17 PM
Lots of nice submissions! Mine is somewhere below:

link [www.skore.de]">link [www.skore.de]


Feb.05.2006 @ 11:22 PM
Buckets of fun!

Here's mine:

link [unempty.com/dowun.wa...]">link [unempty.com]


Feb.06.2006 @ 9:28 PM
Ok, I posted mine in the other topic too, but I think I probably ought to have put it here ...
link [www.timeshard.co...]">link [www.timeshard.co...]

kinda funkay.




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