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Repulse the Monkey

 AMFAT

Artificial    Music    For    Artificial    Times,     seeks    to    capture    the Zeitgeist   of   our   age.   A   time   when   news   is   fake,   authority   is   less trustworthy   than   ever,   and   the   world   is   changing   fast.   The   songs vary   from   intense   and   serious   to   exuberant   fun,   including   a   mini concept   sequence,   inspired   by   a   bus   stop   on   the   Isle   of   Wight.   Its name   became   the   life   story   of   Binfield   Corner,   a   man   who   didn’t exist, but perhaps should have done. Repulse   the   Monkey   is   taken   from   a   Tai   Chi   technique.   Further thoughts   on   what   may   be   meant   by   it   can   be   found   in   Darklife, where    the    band    play    a    peripheral    role    in    the    life    of    a    major character. AMFAT   was   produced   using   a   number   of   IOS   apps   as   listed   below, mostly   on   an   iPad   Air   2,   but   also   using   Logic   Pro   X   on   a   Mac   Mini. The   lead   ‘singer’   is   actually   a   premium   voice   name   Micha,   from the    range    supplied    by    Acapela.    The    primary    purpose    of    such voices    is    text-to-speech,    with    the    intention    of    sounding    as expressive and human-like as possible. We    spotted    an    opportunity    to    use    some    of    Acapela’s    voices    in    a different    perhaps    unique    way.    Then    via    digital    jiggery-pokery    and much   experimentation,   we   arrived   at   something   we’re   rather   proud of, and hope others will like. Apps primarily used to make AMFAT Blocs   Wave,   Auria   Pro,   Fab   Filters;   Pro-MB,   Pro-L,   Saturn,   Timeless   2 and   Volcano,   plus   MicroWarmer.   Voice   Dream   Reader.   Sensual   Sax. Novation   Launchpad.   Earhoof.   Jussi   vocal   synthesizer.   AUM,   Samplr, ReSlice, Twisted Wave and AudioShare. Orfium (album news and downloads) Acapela  (text-to-speech voices) AMFAT  (track by track) Discchord (feature article)
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© Nathan Brazil 2016
Repulse the Monkey

 AMFAT

Artificial   Music   For   Artificial   Times,    seeks   to capture   the   Zeitgeist   of   our   age.   A   time   when news   is   fake,   authority   is   less   trustworthy   than ever,   and   the   world   is   changing   fast.   The   songs vary   from   intense   and   serious   to   exuberant   fun, including   a   mini   concept   sequence,   inspired   by a    bus    stop    on    the    Isle    of    Wight.    Its    name became   the   life   story   of   Binfield   Corner,   a   man who    didn’t    exist,    but    perhaps    should    have done. Repulse   the   Monkey   is   taken   from   a   Tai   Chi technique.   Further   thoughts   on   what   may   be meant   by   it   can   be   found   in   Darklife,   where   the band   play   a   peripheral   role   in   the   life   of   a   major character. AMFAT   was   produced   using   a   number   of   IOS apps   as   listed   below,   mostly   on   an   iPad   Air   2, but   also   using   Logic   Pro   X   on   a   Mac   Mini.   The lead   ‘singer’   is   actually   a   premium   voice   name Micha,   from   the   range   supplied   by   Acapela.   The primary    purpose    of    such    voices    is    text-to- speech,    with    the    intention    of    sounding    as expressive and human-like as possible. We    spotted    an    opportunity    to    use    some    of Acapela’s   voices   in   a   different   perhaps   unique way.   Then   via   digital   jiggery-pokery   and   much experimentation,   we   arrived   at   something   we’re rather proud of, and hope others will like. Apps primarily used to make AMFAT Blocs   Wave,   Auria   Pro,   Fab   Filters;   Pro-MB,   Pro- L,     Saturn,     Timeless     2     and     Volcano,     plus MicroWarmer.    Voice    Dream    Reader.    Sensual Sax.   Novation   Launchpad.   Earhoof.   Jussi   vocal synthesizer.     AUM,     Samplr,     ReSlice,     Twisted Wave and AudioShare. Orfium (album news and downloads) Acapela  (text-to-speech voices) AMFAT  (track by track) Discchord (feature article)