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KOAN music software (was ORGANIC programming and looping (effects))

Did anyone here ever use KOAN music software?

Eno was using it quite a bit, and it's supposed to have allsorts of
variables to help make things sound organic.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jj 179" <jj179subs@hotmail.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:38 AM
Subject: RE: ORGANIC programming and looping (effects)

> Hi Rick,
> Along possibly related lines to what you're talking about, I have long
> wanted an effects processor that would let you relate different 
> or effects to each other or to various characteristics of the input
> For instance:
> "If input signal strength > x, then delay time = 100ms +10x"
> "If input signal pitch > y, then effect patch = delay, else effect patch 
> reverb"
> "For signal strength x, delay time = 100ms +10x = y, and pitch shift = y
> cents"
> or some such.
> Those are not the best examples admittedly. What got me interested in 
> originally were some of Brian Eno's treatments to things like Harold Budd
> tunes, where it sounded like the EQ of the delay varied with the volume 
> the piano attack.
> It got me thinking ... how about an effects box with truly programmable
> parameters like the above? That would make the effects themselves truly
> *interactive*, and hopefully begin to create a sound that had more
> possibility for random-sounding, more organic, results. Kind of like how
> stacking multiple loops of different loop lengths results in 
> note clusters past a certain point.
> The above is certainly not truly *random*, and in fact no matter how
> complicated the "if-then-else" chain, it could still be mathematically
> mapped out; however, I believe that after a certain point, the human ear
> hears it as "random" and thus more "organic".
> Just my 2cents.
> jj