2006/07/28, 09:51:36, UTC


Some Z channel on this one, so if you've Blu-Tacked(R) a speaker to the ceiling, good luck. This piece is in 6:8 because it seemed to fit the six-character theme. The TouchTone DTMF tones C,B,3,0,0,0 rotate around the soundstage from locations +60,0,-60,-120,180,+120 respectively. The dry portion of the synth generated heartbeat track is panned full mono on the A&D scratchy and wildly innacurate cross-stage panner:) The spring tank reverbed wet version of this spins around the soundstage at a rate that increases with the tempo changes. It was at this stage in my eternal battle with "fully surround capable" Cubase that I found that the noise gating necessarily applied to all tracks on previous projects was stereo (or W and X) only. Cue some extensive reading of the unhelp, adding a second dynamics plugin and fiddling with the routing of every channel and remastering of everything thus far created. I digress. The rather nice bass drum sound alternates between +30 dry and -150 very wet on the longest spring reverb tank to give a distressing feeling of something creeping up on you from behind. When the left right "boings" enter the fray, they are panned left to right by routing the pitch CV with some constant voltage added in to the Y input of the custom ambisonic panner after Super-Verb(R), that being the summation of three different time constant spring reverb tanks. The major chords which I've described in my notes as "Protect and Survive chords," for reasons which only a visit to Kelvedon Hatch Bunker are likely to reveal, are positioned at +45,-45,+15,15 in order of entry. Various effects recorded with the cheap soundfield are included, featuring as previously mentioned Z-channel height information for the first time. There's some authentic tape flanging in here too and other fun but I got bored noting the exact details down so that'll have to do. BC3000 is one of the pieces on my CD-R Colossus which is available in the USA from http://www.electro-music.com/catalog/ or directly from myself at this address: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/henry01/ambitunes/ambitunes_records.htm
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Source type: Hybrid
Ambisonic order: F (4 ch) 1st order 3D
Recording device: custom box, Terratec 8X8
Microphone name: cheap soundfield
Array type: tetrahedral
Capsule type: Panasonic $2 WM-55A103
Calibration method: thrown together

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