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Old Town Acid (demo)

Noggin – Hautjaam

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Title: Hautjaam
Artist: Noggin
Album: Old Town Acid
Date: 2010

From the Red House, somehow maybe evolved from working on a Karl Blau set?
A live favorite.
Download: noggin-hautjaam (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Here is a beautiful bunch of Bryan TX locals getting down to this very track. Thank you whomever took this picture.
identities obscured to protect the innocent and punk rok

Fall Tape

Noggin – Chillfest (rough draft)

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Title: Chillfest (rough draft)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Another one off the recently bounced Fall Tape. This path was formed by placing one stone at a time.
EPS sampling Logic sounds, sequenced via mpc, sequence recorded to logic, re-sequenced back to eps, tracked to logic in whole song and chunk sections (for looping), sent to cassette tape, bounced back to pc, cut up / mastered briefly mostly to raise cassette output, disseminated on the trackaday faces.
I love the interplay of different machines from different time periods because it brings up interesting techniques that might not have been explored otherwise. Ever notice a hardware samplist’s tendency to raise both notes of a interval equally? That’s the machine talking as much as the musician (this led to a lot of ‘jazzy’ hip hop and electro-lounge).
TX on the bass.
Download: 03 chillfest (rough draft) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

TreeVerb demos

Noggin – bliqbloq

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Title: bliqbloq
Artist: Noggin
Album: Treeverb demos
Date: 2003

update: player fixed.
Chalk the name of this one up to a finnicky synth-keyboard interface and kind of letting it name itself as I stumble through the characters.
This one is actually entirely out-the-box, in that it 100% comes from a Yamaha AN1X being played live. You gotta love the sequencer on that thing. Add to that the complete bi-timbrallity and you can get pretty creative with multiple sounds at once and getting close to a full composition from the synth itself.
I know I recorded this one around 3am in my house off Dartmouth in San Marcos.
Rebirthed in 2008 to help with the demo at AES of Spratt’s TreeVerb algorithm.
Download: 11 bliqbloq (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations remixes remixes and covers

Noggin – Brinesta (Full Mix)

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Title: Brinesta (Full Mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2010

After too much delay, I got around to modding a Nintendo (graciously donated to science by DJ Dag-Nab-It) to output two independent channels of audio. The original NES is mono (one cable), and this mod has been described as a ‘stereo’ mod. What’s actually going on is a little bit cooler.
The NES can only make five sounds, 2 square wave tones, a triangle wave, a noise channel, and a very lo-fi sampler. From the chip inside the game system, the two square waves come off one pin, and the rest of the sounds off the next pin. That means you can hack in a couple jacks, run one channel (square waves) into one channel of a mixer, and run the rest into another…giving you hands on control of each track independently.
If you’ve ever heard me talk about mixers before, you might know that the mixer is probably my favorite instrument to play. So having such immediate, analog control over such raw, mathematical signal feels really good. This is the first time I fired up MIDINES with the MPC sequencer.
The second half of this track is a remix / rejiggle of Smile Transylvania’s excellent re-jAm / repurpose of a track from the Super Nintendo game Super Metroid.
We even made a video of what midines synthesises to the incoming midi messages.

Download: hutchines20100410 (right click and choose ‘save as’)
This the original version of this track: http://turntablearchives.com/trackaday/music/eps/live-at-johnny-picassos/noggin-brinesta-live-version