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December 22, 2012

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Avi

Very creative and interesting approach to composition, Mark. After how would you notate such complex envelope changes other than using the ...envelopes as the notation as well as the instrument? Sort of self-documenting. It really hilights the notion of how insufficient standard notation is for modern sounds. But then again, Stockhausen already knew that a long time ago and had some ways of his own. This inspires me to explore this method on my own, as I own Alchemy. Thanks!

Mark Mosher

HI Avi,

Yes, self-documenting - once you know Absynth ;^). I gave up on notation for my music a long time ago and instead store within my host or instrument

I own Alchemy as well and you can certainly do this sort of a composition as it too has complex MSEGs. Absynth has the advantage that you can manually enter numeric values for note segments time and amp. For example, so you can be precise enter 122 seconds for a segment time rather than drag the segment. You can also modulate segments with MIDI ccs and add individual LFOs to each segment.

Here are a few vids I did with Alchemy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhOYSZdGuUc&feature=share&list=UUm36lYPbh4W464V_6XPu-ow
And

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmD19lRTwpc&feature=share&list=UUm36lYPbh4W464V_6XPu-ow

Mark

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