Modular Jam #7 Car in the desert

As ferramentas AI tornaram-se muito gratificantes e imediatas, e na maioria das vezes os resultados são supreendentes. Existem tantos parâmetros e detalhes técnicos para explorar que tornam estes processos em viagens intermináveis.

Obtive estas três imagens e pensei que poderia ser um exercício interessante fazer uma foto-montagem, e aproveitar para sacudir a ferrugem das skills de photoshop.

A imagem final está longe da perfeição, mas adorei o processo.

A música é gravada ao vivo por mim.

It’s very gratifying the way AI tools work and interacts with you, and most of the time returns always great results. There are so many parameters and technical details to explore that make this an endless journey.

I came out with these three images and thought it would be a great opportunity to remove the rust out of my photoshop skills. It’s far away from being a perfect image, but it was a great exercise.

The music was recorded by me performing live.

Modular Jam #6 Uma Contemplação

Video capturado na ilha da Madeira.
Som generativo gravado em tempo real.

Video captured in Madeira Island, Portugal.
Generative sound, recorded live.

Modular Jam #5 Temple Tsunami // Disco Diffusion

Temple Tsunami

I started to play with Disco Diffusion a couple of days ago, and I really got overwhelmed by its simplicity and power.

This video is composed by a set of short animations, with simple prompts like “Temple sitting on an ocean with a huge tidal wave” or “sitting in the clouds with the form of a tsunami”.

The animations were mixed in After Effects and sent to FlowFrame.
Brought everything back to After Effects, re-arranged the composition and stretched everything about 300% and applied Frame Blending with Optical Flow.
This workflow is just an experiment, and not a final recipe. My exploration continues.

The sound was recorded live using a modular system.

Modular Jam #4 Cosmik Riders

Recorded live with a modular system

Edited the mix in Ableton Live, mainly some minor EQ and compressed the mix a bit.
Edited the video in Adobe Premiere to make a proper intro and development.
Modular Recipe:
KSP random arpeggio to MI Rings straight to Befaco STMix
The same CV that goes to Rings is being compared with ADDAC208 and triggering an Envelope. This envelope opens another VCA channel with a copy of Rings output, connected to Desmodus Versio
Rings Structure is being modulated by PNW attenuated Square wave, connected to ADDAC215 Dual S&H in Track&Hold mode with Slew fully dialed in
Previously recorded Rings output to Morphagene
A random trigger opens the Morphagene VCA, it’s connected to Strymon Magneto
A slow clock is switching Magneto play mode forward/reverse
KSP is triggering drums samples 1010Music Bitbox Micro, with samples from Ableton Live.
Randomly triggering hihats that are stereo panned by Endorphines Milky Way
Snare has a slight reverd from FX Aid
Bass by Tiptop Buchla 258t and 281t
Adittional textures with Plaits going thru a Reverb algorythm by Expert Sleepers Disting EX
Everything recorded on Zoom H6
Video gear:
Sony a6400
7artisans Fish-eye 7.5mm
Video cover by:

Modular Jam #3 Dragon Flyer

Video recorded in Serra da Arrábida, Portugal

Sound recorded live using a modular eurorack system

Video gear used in this video:
Sony A6400
Sony 90mm Macro lens

Audio gear used in this video:
Mutable Instruments Veils
Mutable Instruments Rings
1010 Music BitboxMicro
Buchla & Tiptop Audio 281t
Strymon Magneto
Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio
Happy Nerding FX Aid XL
Endorphines Milky Way
Befaco STMix
Arturia Keystep Pro
Zoom H6

Modular Jam #2

My jam sessions tend to always lead me to deep drones and ambient atmospheres, and its becoming a confort zone, so I’ve been trying to runaway from this place and explore other sonic realms.

Everything was recorded directly from the rack to an Zoom H6, one stereo track for the drums, other stereo track for the rest of the instruments. Edited the drums track in Live, attenuate the hihats a bit and compressed all the mix slightly.

There’s a crossfade on the video, otherwise it would be repetive and boring to watch. Still so much to learn 🙂

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