drone day is coming up on may 29th this year, and like the previous three years i will make a
long-form drone and publish it for free download on bandcamp, with contributions from you guys and gals!
previously we made this:
this year i will be making the drone again in e, but using the pentatonic hon-kumoi-joshi scale.
in e this scale is e f a b c. the lack of 3rd and 7th gives it a haunting, floating, unresolved character.
maybe, similar to last year’s drone, we can at the end resolve it to e major. so if you want to submit something for that, let me know.
this year i want to go for a theme of forgotten technology. i’m imagining some early industrial era lo-fi electronics and steampunk vibes.
so, please send me your stems, field recordings, and anything else that would fit in a drone piece. i will mix it all together into one long-form drone.
i would prefer your stems to be dry, or with just a short reverb, as I will apply a long lush reverb in the mix.
dropbox, google drive, wetransfer, etc should all work just fine. lossless files (flac, wav) preferred. you can email me at email@example.com with your link(s).
deadline: wednesday may 26th.
If I can find the time in the next few days I would very much like to make a contribution.
How long should the track last?
anything between one second and one hour…
i can always cut, process, etc.
some people like sending multiple shorter recordings, others a half-hour experiment. all is welcome and i’ll see what i can do with them.
if you listen to the projects from previous years, you’ll see that i try and make an organic whole out of them.
Just shared something with you via Dropbox. I think I pressed the share button before I finished typing the message, so it might just say, “Further…” and then nothing else. Edit: It’s basically five minutes of this patch… (careful when you first open it as it can get loud.)
0008 Radio 2020 B.vcv (30.8 KB)
I will totally try to make something for this. It sounds awesome
Can’t I just put a link on here from Soundcloud with a few of my drones?
O go on go on!
Just making some now in my rendition of the Ultomaton in VCV Rack.
Or if I can get wetransfer.com to work, I could use that!
Just sent 2 files via wetransfer-hope they make the grade!
received, and thanks for the support!
Hi, I sent you my tracks via wetransfer, they are in a folder titled “V”.
i have already received some good stuff. but i’m hoping for more!
- simple drones in e, that i can fade in and out of
- atonal textures
- recordings of machinery or old tech (radio noise, dial-up modem, etc)
I can supply drones in E, just made some, also approximations of electrical m/cery in VCV Rack. Would tape machine mc hum do? I’ll send by wetransfer again a bit later on.
Right just sending now!
Not sure whether this is what you want but here is a set of 5 (with the patch to generate more if necessary) in tuning E3, F3, A3, B3 and C4. The tuning mainly affects the overtones.
Each section is 57 seconds long with a small lead-in lead-out but I think you can cut in anywhere and loop using crossfading tricks. Samples are including in the patch zip.
Hey @ablaut, here’s a WeTransfer link to some stuff I hope you find useful. I included some VCV texture samples I had lying around, some radio samples, and a long field recording.
Everyone else is free to download them as well.
Contribution sent via email, hope it makes its way over to your side of the planet!
okay, this is starting to shape up! i’ve got lots of wonderful contributions. here is the cover image i plan on using:
the list of contributors i have currently is:
if i missed you, let me know! if you wish to be attributed differently, let me know!
Congratulation everybody, nice work