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Disquiet Junto Project 0192: Psycatdelic Loop

Record a 10-second loop to accompany an insane cat GIF.

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Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com and at disquiet.com/junto, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate.

Tracks will be added to this playlist for the duration of the project:

This assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, September 7, 2015.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):

Disquiet Junto Project 0192: Psycatdelic Loop
Record a 10-second loop to accompany an insane cat GIF.

This project was initiated at the suggestion of Brian Biggs (aka Dance Robot Dance).

Step 1: You are going to compose 10 seconds of music. First, view the insane animated GIF at this page:

http://disquiet.com/2015/09/03/disquiet0192-psycatdelicloop/

Step 2: Now record 10 seconds that sync to that animation. (Alternately, record an extended piece of music that is intended, every 10 seconds, to sync with the animation.)

Step 3: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. (Bonus points if you manage to sync the audio and animation and upload to a video service.)

Step 4: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work will likely be 10 seconds, but could be longer depending on the choice you make in Step 2 above.

Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this assignment, and be sure to include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0192-psycatdelicloop” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information, and link to (and identify) the two SoundCloud pages for the source audio you selected:

More on this 192nd Disquiet Junto project (“Record a 10-second loop to accompany an insane cat GIF”) at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/09/03/disquiet0192-psycatdelicloop/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/junto/

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums/

Source of the animated image associated with this project uncertain, but used at the suggestion of Brian Biggs.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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3 Comments

  1. [ Posted September 4, 2015, at 12:30 am ]

    To sync to a clip as insane as that, participants might want to download it and run it in their DAW. I just dug out this link to the file if anyone needs it. http://disquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-Muff-Wigglers.mp4

    • 337is
      [ Posted September 6, 2015, at 5:34 pm ]

      Thank you for that link Nick. It really helped me get to this: https://youtu.be/FR5qyOePi7k

    • [ Posted September 6, 2015, at 7:25 pm ]

      Thanks for that video. Gave me a chance to play with the video features of Reaper 5. Very helpful in aligning sounds.

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