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a feeling : no really new music can be recorded any more.
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Dog 3000
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Edited Aug 30, 2008, 23:56
Re: It's all in the machines
Aug 30, 2008, 23:54
I think Stockhausen was doing a lot of that wave-building stuff and sample-distorting way back in the 50's & 60's though. The difference is, it took years doing a piece by hand with tone generators, magnetic tape and a razor blade!

On a certain level, I think he's already taken the "science of sound" approach to music as deep as it can go.

Though of course, as you indicate the possibilities of this approach are "free" to the point of being pretty much infinite (limited only by imagination and the range of sounds that can be heard by the human ear), so obviously there's plenty of territory left to explore!

I have been messing around with Reason software recently, which basically emulates a whole bunch of classic analog gizmos. My problem is always figuring out where to start! Literally, there's too many possiblities . . . !

PS - I bet you'd find this book a really interesting read:

http://www.amazon.com/Stockhausen-Music-Karlheinz/dp/0714529184
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