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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. BandCamp (album news and downloads) Orfium (old album) 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. BandCamp (album news and downloads) Orfium (old album) Acapela  (text-to-speech voices) AMFAT  (track by track) Discchord (feature article)