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A Map To Everything

from @​@​ERROR by Schemawound



Previously released as part of Disquiet Junto Project [disquiet0062-lifeofsine]

This week’s project involves making music from the basic building block of sound: the sine wave.

You will compose and record a piece of music using just three different sine waves, and nothing else — well, nothing else in terms of source material, but the waves can, after the piece has gotten underway, be transformed by any means you choose.

These are the steps:

Step 1: Devise which three sine waves you will employ. They should be different from each other in some evident way.

Step 2: The track should open with just one of the sine waves.

Step 3: Add the second sine wave at 5 seconds.

Step 4: Add the third sine wave at 10 seconds.

Step 4: Only at 15 seconds should you begin to in any way manipulate any of the source waves.

Frequencies Used: 125Hz, 237Hz, 1012Hz

My Process:
Coding up something quickly in Supercollider on lunch break and did final adjustments at home. I decided to see how much I could get out of the sound of just the three sines without any effects. The click is created by purposely cutting the waveform at non-zero crossings. Every other sound is made from adding or multiplying the three sines.


from @​@​ERROR, released August 13, 2013




Schemawound New Haven, Connecticut

Schemawound is a solo electronic project of Jonathan Siemasko. Free from the constraints of genre Schemawound is able to evolve and change with every release.

Please check my website for more releases.

I have previously released material through
Subterranean Tide, Waxen Wings, Dystimbria, Xylem Records a/b HNT records.
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