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Wherein our hero celebrates the changing of your wall calendar by unburdening himself of some crap that hung around through much of the past year.

This year’s entry gives me a certain “Um, Steve, are you feeling alright?” kind of vibe. I got M-Tron Pro early this year, became enchanted with a guitar loop, and struck upon this. I envision it as a soundtrack to an old PSA film reel, in mono no less, something they might have shown to kids in Health class in the 70s, something about poor Misty not feeling right down there, and there’s Johnny, obliviously spreading the clap to all the girls in Grade 11. A little like Larry Clark’s Kids, except with more soft focus. Here it is:

Stupid Riff 2009 – 70s PSA edition

And here are all past entries:

Stupid Riff Dub 2008

Stupid Riff 2007

Stupid Riff 2006

The new version of Audiomulch was released recently. Following a discussion about the new version at the 12k forum, it was suggested to maybe share some synth patches. Despite using Audiomulch every day for near a decade, it’s rare that I actually create patches with just internal synth modules. So, I’ve been rediscovering some of the internal modules. Good practice really as they don’t necessarily cover all obvious bases, but actually extend pretty far with some ingenuity.

I’ll be collecting these patches and putting them up for anyone interested in picking them apart. There’s a dozen available now, more will be added as I make them.

Get them here: http://www.sighup.ca/mulch/

Finally struck upon enough momentum to add some new content to the Sounds Found Project. Not sure what kept from putting some new things.

The new bits (three in all) were recorded in my yard, one in the rain in July and two from my backyard while I tired to get the omnipresent cicadas here in Toronto. Omnipresent that is until I’ve tried to record them, and then they seem to go silent. Took a few tries to get them proper.

Click here to get them, top three files in the list. Here’s a little clip of the loudest cicada bit I captured, isolated for your listening pleasure.

Cicada

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