I was looking to make an interesting sound with a lot of low end. My intention was to have the sound both felt and heard – something close to the 20hz low end range of human hearing (you need speakers that can reproduce tones that low). In working on it, I could hear speakers in my headphones buckling in and out – and it made my head feel funny, so I think I stumbled on to something cool. Also – Here’s a pdf of a roughly sketched patch diagram -> Humdinger Patch Diagram
Enjoy & caution, it could harm your health and/or speakers.
I’ve always been an advocate for new sounds, tones, & instruments in worship. It keeps things fresh and inventive in terms of musical ‘sound’ when it comes to playing worship music – and after playing music on Sunday mornings for over a decade, I’m always searching, creating, and open to the new. I remember being so excited to hear Misty Edwards’ Point of Life album because she simply incorporated a chapman stick on the album – an instrument that would most certainly bring progressive rockers to salvation. And with albums like Point of Life and Bethel Music’s Without Words, it’s a wonder why I haven’t brought my thumb piano to worship, or invested in a theremin…. I have; however, been adventuresome with a vocoder. And even with these ideas and innovations on earth, there’s more to worship than we see now!
Hey All! I am so very proud to announce my newest electronic EP ‘The Very Machines Will Cry Out’ – Hymns For Analog Synthesizer. Also included in the download package is the exclusive sheet music for ‘O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing’ as well as MIDI FILES for the ENTIRE EP. So; For all you techies & music nerds — Re-sequence them with new sounds/samples, filters, modulations, or whatever you want! And don’t forget to share it with the world! It is currently available exclusively on JohnnyNewman.Bandcamp.com for $1
It’s a ridiculously low price & I know everyone’s strapped for cash; You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money for unique music. Enjoy the EP!
The Very Machines Will Cry Out EP – Track listing
- O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
- All Creatures of Our God & King
- Were You There
- All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name