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Some of music's greatest works have been composed by artists who were under the influence; now we have a synth with a sound that's controlled by the demon drink.

Confused? Allow DamagedMeat, the man responsible for this liquor-based lunacy, to elaborate.

"I love Absinthe, and I love modular synthesizers, so I thought it would be a good idea to do something featuring those two wonders."

That something involved plugging a mic into a modular hardware synth (a Doepfer A100, to be precise) and then using said mic to capture the sound of absinthe dripping into a glass.

This sound was then used to change many of the synth's parameters – pan, frequency modulation, filters and delay clock – resulting in the bizarre musical creation that you can watch and hear in this video.

Once the recording was finished, it seems that DamagedMeat decided to drink the absinthe, which, as he explains, did cause one problem.

"I had to make several takes and edited the thing while I was totally drunk."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAlct4GSH1I

Kirk
That's pretty much what it sounds like to me.
Too bad he didn't have a decent glass though.
Rimbaud
That is one of the most retarded things I've ever seen.
Donnie Darko
The name DamagedMeat must refer to the damaged meat between his ears.

Incidentally there is a fantastic software synthesizer that's been out for several years called AbSynth, I use it often:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Native-Instrum…136-i1169036.gc


Doctor Love

Based on the thread title I thought this was going to be much worse!
Absinthesizer
QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Oct 31 2008, 11:11 AM) *

The name DamagedMeat must refer to the damaged meat between his ears.

Incidentally there is a fantastic software synthesizer that's been out for several years called AbSynth, I use it often:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Native-Instrum…136-i1169036.gc

NI makes great software. I use Kontakt all the time. If I weren't such a fogy, I'd get Absynth.
Donnie Darko
Nothing can beat a Memory Moog or an ARP in terms of sound character, but it's nice to have something automatable with easily saved and accessible programs.
Guru Antar Singh
I've dabbled quite a bit in synths and industrial hardware and I'm heavily influenced by Aphex Twin, Trent Reznor and many other pioneers in this genre of audible orgasms. I've been experimenting a lot lately with noise and distortion and I setup a similar contraption involving a blender and sandpaper. While I think this AbSynth is an innovative concept, it would be much better utilized as a background multi-track. Perhaps using Garage Band or some other arrangement software would give it more of a seasoned sound.

Absinthe Trivia #725: In Nine Inch Nails' "Perfect Drug" video, Trent Reznor is preparing Absinthe and the scene is used as an intro for a scene of :Smokin Monkey: and downs (often experienced in the world of narcotics) soundtracked by a multi-layered drum solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k4KIHc9KHk
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