It occurred to me (as I re-remembered this comp last night ) that maybe this was a bit vague or sprawling in intent… the intent being a two-phased ting where we
A) cook up and share interesting algorithmically generated clips using Wolfram and
B) take those bits and each create our own tunes using ONLY GM1 (General MIDI 1) sounds.
After a bit of thought there’s a lot going on here.
A total n00b might be into the first one, having no gear/experience, but then not want to follow through because phase B would require more experience for most. For phase B, it seemed obvious that anyone could just use the GM1 soundbank but I’ll be damned if I can find it as a decent quality samplepack. Found it as a Youtube video where they play every sound in sequence but it’s 'verbed…Freesound project has a lot of 'em but no apparent organization… there are some SF2 packs but…
And on top of that we’ve got another comp rolling at the same time that a bunch of us are planning on finishing (Roulette)
Should we revise the idea? Maybe vote on a bunch of phase A (MIDI file) submissions first, and then we go off and all make a phase B tune out of the winner with any sounds we want? Or is anyone interested in the idea of just using GM1 sounds?
- Original Plan
- Two Different Comps in a Row