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by Residual / RT
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:31 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD
Replies: 233
Views: 61640

Re: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

Just bought a Tasty Chips GR-1 granular synth and it's really interesting. Anyone else fuck with granular synths? I've tried some VST's and apps before, but having a tactile UI just makes it a lot more playable, like a real instrument. I've put in junk abuse and synth stuff, coming up with some real...
by Residual / RT
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:39 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD
Replies: 233
Views: 61640

Re: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

I wonder if there's people who would buy noise on a Minidisc. Not sure about noise but I personally started /r/VaporwaveMiniDiscs/ as a joke one time and it's unexpectedly blossomed into a thriving scene of people releasing vaporwave on minidisk :D I'm surprised there weren't more Noise MD releases...
by Residual / RT
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD
Replies: 233
Views: 61640

Re: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

It's maddenning. Some cosmic trickster at work, no doubt! BTW, without getting too in the weeds, though I realize MiniDiscs actually record lossy audio, something about them always sounded nice to my ears. There's some kind of subtle magic happening with the analog/digital conversion or compression...
by Residual / RT
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD
Replies: 233
Views: 61640

Re: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

The world goes mysteriously silent when you point a fuzzy mic at it. :D (Likewise stops moving much when you take the Super 8 camera out.) It's maddenning. Some cosmic trickster at work, no doubt! BTW, without getting too in the weeds, though I realize MiniDiscs actually record lossy audio, somethi...
by Residual / RT
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:49 am
Forum: The Rest
Topic: Punk/Hardcore
Replies: 125
Views: 19442

Re: Punk/Hardcore

I saw NoMeansNo live around 20 years ago, they were really good back then.
by Residual / RT
Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Noise in the Mainstream
Replies: 44
Views: 7883

Re: Noise in the Mainstream

Without totally meaning to shamelessly plug myself here, I was shocked to see my most recent album Commuter - No Longer Penitent make it into Spin's "The Best Albums of 2023 So Far" list. https://www.spin.com/2023/06/the-best-albums-of-2023-so-far/ Amazing. Well earned in my opinion, if v...
by Residual / RT
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Vertical pedalboard performance setups.
Replies: 20
Views: 2477

Re: Vertical pedalboard performance setups.

I have one of these at home: https://www.thomann.de/gb/gravity_ksx_2_rd.htm

Packs up pretty nicely so you can take it out if you want to.
by Residual / RT
Tue May 16, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Opinions on digital subscriptions to labels
Replies: 36
Views: 5785

Re: Opinions on digital subscriptions to labels

Such a huge part of what I love about noise is the physical releases. I've on and off been a subscriber to both WCN and Noisextra, but digital content just doesn't give me enough to support the creators continually. Same goes for digital only releases, just not into it enough to pay for it. I want t...
by Residual / RT
Tue May 09, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: A Post-Discogs Future
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: A Post-Discogs Future

I hope that buyer habits change and in person sales escalate, but I already have lots of people who are local, and somehow prefer to pay the fees, AND shipping on an item that they could just grab in person easily. Maybe now that i’m moving to a more easily accessible location this will change, but...
by Residual / RT
Sun May 07, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: A Post-Discogs Future
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: A Post-Discogs Future

Yeah, Facebook groups and Instagram, I guess discord maybe altho I don't use it. Haven't bought anything from discogs in ages, I get all of my stuff locally or from closed social media groups
by Residual / RT
Thu May 04, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: What is your criteria for how you decide if you like noise?
Replies: 35
Views: 4665

Re: What is your criteria for how you decide if you like noise?

Imagery matters a lot to me as well. I've heard the whole "only the sounds should matter" thing across genres, ad infinitum. I disagree. I want imagery. It could be something I really like, or it could be that I hate it and need to reconcile it with the sounds (or vice versa). As someone ...
by Residual / RT
Wed May 03, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Time signatures in noise
Replies: 23
Views: 13721

Re: Time signatures in noise

Interesting topic. I think just about ten years ago, maybe from 2012-2019, there was a lot of noise, industrial, adjacent genre-stuff that was widely distributed and good visibility that coincided with an explosion of gear being made more available at a somewhat decent price. Elektron samplers, seq...
by Residual / RT
Tue May 02, 2023 6:40 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Domestic Noise
Replies: 47
Views: 6022

Re: Domestic Noise

I am surprised I have not read anyone mention Ashley C's Drift album on Freak Animal. It is a remarkably low-key album, almost pitch-black, cold, flowing, almost floating noise release. If you want to turn your evening living room into barren dead-zone, turn this album on. I have always thought tha...
by Residual / RT
Mon Apr 24, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Looking for a noise podcast that talks process and gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Looking for a noise podcast that talks process and gear

If you pay a few bucks per month on Patreon, you can get access to Noisextra Trashware, special episodes that revolve around gear and noise making techniques only. There's dozens in the archive at this point and a new one out every two weeks. Well worth the insignificant amount of money they ask for...
by Residual / RT
Wed Apr 19, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Time signatures in noise
Replies: 23
Views: 13721

Re: Time signatures in noise

It wasn't. I didn't see any samplers/sequencers but I'm really new to modular/eurorack, so I might have missed something. In his defense, I don't think he was referring to a literal clock that was determining the time signature/rhythm, but rather a "feeling" and seeing "movements&quo...
by Residual / RT
Wed Apr 19, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Time signatures in noise
Replies: 23
Views: 13721

Re: Time signatures in noise

I mean time signatures are dependent on context I like this sentiment! I think that's partially what I was suggesting when I said it's cultural. We impose a time signature onto what we listen to and what we listen to imposes its time signature on us. I also realize I am opening up a can of worms wh...
by Residual / RT
Wed Apr 19, 2023 6:27 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Time signatures in noise
Replies: 23
Views: 13721

Re: Time signatures in noise

how did your friend come to this conclusion? I mean time signatures are dependent on context. You can count a birdsong or an engine running and come up with a time signature for it, but it doesn't mean that it's actually in any specific time signature, it's just that your brain found a rhythm. we hu...
by Residual / RT
Tue Apr 11, 2023 6:22 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Listening Environment
Replies: 25
Views: 3835

Re: Listening Environment

Prefer headphones simply because I rarely get the chance to blast noise from my stereo as loud as I'd want, so headphones are the best way to achieve the optimal volume level. I do have Genelecs tho, and blasting harsh noise loud from them is a totally different experience.
by Residual / RT
Mon Apr 03, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Self Releasing/Starting Labels
Replies: 51
Views: 7531

Re: Self Releasing/Starting Labels

I think each format has its strenghts and weaknesses which both the artist and label should consider when deciding what format to use. Tapes have a distinct sonic quality, they slowly degrade over time but in an appealing way that fits noise very well (as opposed to CD-R's that just stop working). S...
by Residual / RT
Mon Apr 03, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD
Replies: 233
Views: 61640

Re: THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

Has anyone modded any FM radios for a sound source?
by Residual / RT
Thu Mar 30, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Self Releasing/Starting Labels
Replies: 51
Views: 7531

Re: Self Releasing/Starting Labels

Gimp has gotten better over the years. Yeah for sure, I use it at work and it's honestly very usable and a good tool, especially for being completely free. With GIMP available I wouldn't pay for an image editing software unless I was a serious professional, and I was in the industry for many years ...
by Residual / RT
Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:58 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Pathways to Noise / Place and Time
Replies: 52
Views: 9099

Re: Pathways to Noise / Place and Time

I wonder if there are any 2nd generation noise artists who like heard Merzbow for the first time as a toddler.
by Residual / RT
Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Pathways to Noise / Place and Time
Replies: 52
Views: 9099

Re: Pathways to Noise / Place and Time

Grunge & Alt. rock in the 90s, then indie and noise rock and hardcore / different punk subgenres and finallyy sludge via EHG with small detours into hip hop and electronic music, all of which led me to search for more intense and obscure stuff which led me to japanoise & industrial in the ea...
by Residual / RT
Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:29 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Generational differences in the noise community
Replies: 61
Views: 9363

Re: Generational differences in the noise community

the investment to get into noise is simultaneously smaller and bigger then it was previously, which is to say that you can of course do all the online things with forums and social media and free programs like vcv rack but also that the classic noise pedals such as the jason lamb dod ones are getti...