Quarantine session looper improvisation composition.

Posted: 3/27/2020 5:21:47 AM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

My first try to upload something to Youtube (audio with poster / still image). Three gigs cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis regulations

Posted: 3/27/2020 12:24:03 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Very nice DreadVox, thank you for sharing that!  How did you upload the audio, as a video?

Posted: 3/27/2020 1:49:29 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

Thanks Dewster, I used ffmpeg (commandline media tool) to combine audio and a still image into an mp4 video file to upload to YT.
The commandline for that is:
ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image.jpg -i audio.wav -c:v libx264 -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -shortest output.mp4

Posted: 3/27/2020 5:16:41 PM
JPascal

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

Thanks for sharing. The harmonious combination of different guitars, voice and theremin so never heard before. Congrats for your first own youtube creation!

Posted: 3/27/2020 10:35:59 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

Thank you JPascal, I'll be checking and postprocessing & (re)mixing/mastering what I've been recording on my Loop Station lately and I'm planning to start using photos of my own drawings and paintings as the still image for new pieces to come. I've found a recommendation from youtube to use a bitrate of 384 kbps for the AAC encoded audio within an mp4 file, so I will try that for the next one.

Posted: 3/28/2020 6:17:05 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

Uploaded a new one in which I used the recommended audio bitrate settings. This one was made in the days after the WHO declared Covid-19 to be a pandemic, with theremin, voice, bowed singing bowls, tingshas and a small Chinese cymbal and a self made two-stringed electric (piezo element taken out of a 'musical postcard') cigar-box fiddle.

Posted: 3/30/2020 4:18:16 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

A bluesy reggae dub track, drumming/percussion, bass guitar, bluesharp, selfmade bamboo flute, voice and theremin:

[Audio] Grounding Dub - Theremin, Bluesharp, Bambooflute - Dread_Rat EarthDragon on YouTube, duration: 3:18

Posted: 3/30/2020 8:02:24 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Bravo DreadVox!  I'm really enjoying these.  Thanks for brightening up our COVID-19 incarceration!

Posted: 3/30/2020 10:04:18 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

Thanks Dewster!
I'm wondering if people prefer these as links or rather embedded within a message.

Posted: 3/31/2020 11:47:54 AM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

I prefer the embedded video as your beautiful artwork makes a nice presentation, and I don't have to go to YouTube to listen to it (Firefox says they track you).

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