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SF-EMM June 2010


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Meeting notes for the June 2010 meetup.

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SF-EMM June 2010

  1. 1. JUNE 2010<br />
  2. 2. JUNE 2010<br />Jam Session #2 in May rocked!<br />Next meetup: Hot Spot bar, July 7<br />Introductions!<br />Cool toy:<br />Jerry– New electronic orchestra + Q&A<br />J.B.Vries– “Creepin’ In ft. Goldie”<br />Keller<br />McKay– iPad/Bebot/Sounddrop thing<br />Eric Odland– “What You Do To Me”<br />Ed<br />
  3. 3. MIXWIDGET.ORG<br />Mixtape player<br />Customizable<br />
  4. 4. MIXWIDGET.ORG<br />Mixtape player<br />Customizable<br />
  5. 5. MIXWIDGET.ORG<br />Mixtape player<br />Customizable<br />See Rekz’ usage at:<br />
  6. 6. MIXWIDGET.ORG<br />Mixtape player<br />Customizable<br />See Rekz’ usage at:<br />
  7. 7. JERRY GERBER<br />Composed for film, games, TV, concerts, dance<br />Electronic symphonies<br />SONAR DAW, uses VSTs like Massive and Gigastudio for symphonic samples<br /><br />
  8. 8. JERRY GERBER<br />Source: From Walter Piston's book on Orchestration<br />
  9. 9. JERRY GERBER<br />Orchestral Unison<br />Single instrument to entire orchestral tutti<br />Octave duplications considered unison<br />Melody and Accompaniment<br />Melody sometimes has more orchestral weight<br />Accompaniment can consist of several instruments<br />Source: From Walter Piston's book on Orchestration<br />
  10. 10. JERRY GERBER<br />Melody and Accompaniment (cont’d)<br />Some possible accompaniment textures:<br />Ostinatos and repeating figures<br />Chords<br />Pedal points<br />Specific melodic notes extracted (heterophony)<br />Arpeggiated chord outlines<br />Source: From Walter Piston's book on Orchestration<br />
  11. 11. JERRY GERBER<br />Secondary Melody<br />This is two-part counterpoint with accompaniment<br />Choral Texture<br />Mid-way between chords and counterpoint<br />Utilizes non-harmonic tones<br />Polyphonic Texture<br />Contrapuntal texture with no non-polyphonic accompaniments<br />Source: From Walter Piston's book on Orchestration<br />
  12. 12. JERRY GERBER<br />Chords<br />The entire orchestra, or parts of it, moving in chords<br />Complex Texture<br />Any combination of previously mentioned textures<br />Source: From Walter Piston's book on Orchestration<br />
  13. 13. JERRY GERBER<br />
  14. 14. J.B.VRIES<br />“My songwriting process is very similar to any other instrument but with a twist of about 65% songwriting 20% coding process and 15 experimentation process.”<br />
  15. 15. J.B.VRIES<br />Creepin’ In ft. Goldie<br />“… I was actually working with a Phillip Glass classical music piece in my project trying to learn from his note progressions and the main melody from Creepin' In was the result.”<br /><br />
  16. 16. KELLER<br /><br />
  17. 17. MCKAY<br />McKay’s demo<br /><br />
  18. 18. ERIC ODLAND<br />DAW = Reaper<br />Plugins: Automat, TAL instruments, CheeseMachine, VOPM, Orca<br />Vocal fx = Csound<br />Other stuff = MIDI keyboard, bass guitar<br />
  19. 19. ED<br />Piano w/ effects, WAV edited by hand<br />
  20. 20. NEXT MEETUP<br />Next meetup: July 7 at Hot Spot Bar1414 Market St. (at Fell St.)<br />Notes on the website<br />Next jam session = ???<br />~ Thank you! ~<br /><br />