Doctor Nerve's Loop Machine
Set up to eight Nerve Events looping against each other, each with
independent loop times.
Events 1-26 are available. Use '0' to shut one up. Delay time is in milliseconds.
These miniature compositions were recorded by Doctor Nerve for the CD
Beta 14 ok (Cuneiform Rune 26). Each sound event was on its own cd track,
so the user could program her cd player to create an interactive musique concrete.
The experiment was so successful, that it gave birth to an entire cd full of
compositions derived from these 44 events [Transforms, The Nerve Events Project
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LYTLE, DUBOIN: 2 loud sforzandos each, any pitch
WAGNON: 4 quiet muted pitches
DIDKOVSKY: 4 quiet pitch/harmonic combinations
ANDERSON: one quiet 4-note chord
CIESA: Loud low-tom flam on BEGINNING and END
FULL BAND: non-pitched non-rhythmic rapidly changing dynamic noise. Stop when
you notice someone stopped.
DOUGLAS, LYTLE: Slow quiet trill, any interval any pitches
DUBOIN, WAGNON: One loud squawk or bleat each
CIESA: Rapidly changing dynamic 32nd notes on high tom
WAGNON, DIDKOVSKY, ANDERSON: One gliss up or down
4 seconds or so
DUBOIN, DIDKOVSKY: Staggered pops. Avoid coincidence. Stop as soon as
your pops coincide.
Events 8 - 19 (chromatic scale)
1 second each
FULL BAND: attack each note of chromatic scale differently, different dynamic
levels, timbres, octaves, doublings, etc. Start with C
ANDERSON, WAGNON: One loud low major second, let fade
DOUGLAS: Breathe through horn
LYTLE: Loudly sing "eeee" while pounding chest a few times
DOUGLAS, LYTLE, DUBOIN: Medium loudness, agree on and sustain some pitch
slightly out of tune with each other.
WAGNON: Play any five low pitches in any continuously changing order as
fast as possible.
DIDKOVSKY, ANDERSON: make buzzes with the ends of guitar cables.
LYTLE, DOUGLAS, DUBOIN, ANDERSON: Pass sustained note around. Note should
overlap slightly at head and tail. Note can change from player to
player. Bass gtr use volume pedal if necessary.
FULL BAND: Play a single note repeatedly, staccato, as fast as
possible. Do not necessarily play for the full 4 seconds. Do not
necessarily start immediately.
FULL BAND: Play any single short noise repeatedly. Don't repeat until
you think you've heard each member play.
DIDKOVSKY: Sustained distorted power chord
WAGNON: Loud sustained major 7th chord
DUBOIN: Kill event with a single squeel
Jeff McLeod's favorite loop:
"I came up with a fantastic loop
on your site. Here are the coordinates for your listening approval:"
1 at 5000
4 at 5000
8 at 4000
7 at 5000
5 at 5000
just came across the drnerve homepage and had a great time playing around
with the loop machine. (my favorite settings being: #2: 600, #9: 800, #14:
1000, #15: 1250, #17: 1563, #18: 1953, #19: 2441, #1: 3052)
and i wondered wether you might like to take a look at a similar program i
wrote some time ago. you can find it at: http://www.mur.at/~lu
Java programming by Nick Didkovsky, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org