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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject:  Captain Collider - Collidoscope
Subject description: album coming soon!
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Captain Collider - Collidoscope
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I finally finished this album which I started on about 5 years ago. At that time there was the 24/7 live event
(7 days of live streaming 24 hours a day!), during which many people participated but it was Blue Hell, jfox and me
that kept the stream going in between for most of the time. We were pretty much working in shifts like 3 captains
on a (space)ship during which I took on the alias Captain Collider. At that time the gear I had was very limited
compared to what I build since, so to make it a bit more interesting I started downloading free samples and loops
from the internet which I played using mixere.

After the event was over I had a small collection and there where some combinations of samples/loops I tried
that I wanted to work into some tracks. I remembered using ACID Xpress years ago so that's what I worked with
but it was a bit limited so later on I switched to ACID music studio. The first track I made was 'Cherokee', which
was called 'The Lost Indian' at the time. I renamed it later after I had several tracks starting with the letter C
and decided to do that with all tracks. It was actually the first track I made completely on a PC apart from a
Beastie Boys remix I did years before (which is how I knew about ACID Xpress).

The second track was Collision Course and if I remember correctly the third was Captains Log, but I extended that
one later on. I think these first three tracks where played by DrSteve on his Organized Sound show although maybe
not in their final form. Captain's Log (reprise) is actually an earlier verion of Captain's Log before I changed it into
what the final track became. After that I started collecting more samples/loops and some of the tracks I made got
released right away under the name PHOBoS, but because I had the idea to do a full Captain Collider album I saved
some for that.

At first it was just a collection of tracks but after a while I started to notice that there was actually a bit of a theme,
so a couple of tracks where made with that in mind and it's also what decided the order of the tracks to some
degree. The theme is loosely evolution/life/creation/revolution etc. starting with a 'big bang' and ending with,..
well, I don't want to give too much away. Also because I got more experienced with making music over the years the
tracks themselves evolved a bit in complexity, but the order of the tracks on the album is not the same as the order in
which they were made. The cover art is sort of a visual representation of the album made with images instead of sounds.

I hope you enjoy this album and would advice you to listen to it from start to finish in the correct order at least once,
also some headphones or good stereo setup is adviced.



Before I upload the tracks the album will be premiered on the electro-music.com radio stream but I haven't set a date yet,
so watch this thread for an announcement. I will also upload high quality versions to archive.org (maybe even burn some
physical CD's if there is any interest in those)


not official yet but I'm thinking friday the 14th of august for the album premiere.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Interest is peaked! I will be interested in a physical CD if you decide to make them, at cost or no cost. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I got a few questions:

1.) Is this your first album?

2.) Who did the mastering and what gear or plugins got used?

3.) Why all titles start with a "C"?

4.) What kind of music is it?

Normaly I know that you do very experimental voltage like glitch stuff if you cann call it even like that.

I will not listen to this today because I´m still without no sleep since yesterday. I was the complete night up and made music. Passion goes over physical needs. You probably know what I´m talking about.

I new to feel fresh and get first a good sleep to be in the right mind for your stuff so I will wait till friday which is tomorrow.

So friday I will listen to your album for the first time. I did till now not listen even to one second of it. I need time and the right mind for your stuff.

The cover art is very nice, really enjoying the cover art, so by looking at the cover images, it looks like some ambient is coming. Maybe with some glitchy voltage like beats? Not sure. Who knows.

The cover art looks on the other side like some goa or trance is coming with a touch of ambient and complex effects.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:
Interest is peaked! I will be interested in a physical CD if you decide to make them, at cost or no cost. Smile

flower If I do decide to make some physical CD's there would indeed be some costs involved to get the covers and probably
the CD's professionaly printed (+ shipping). It shouldn't be very expensive though and I'm not interested in making any profit.
I wish I could give them away freely but that's just not something I can afford. Rolling Eyes

I can try printing it myself (in case you're the only one interested) to see how that turns out. I actually did buy 2 label kits
many years ago with labels and covers, but it's for an inktjet printer and it didn't work with a laser printer (which I have).
however my parents have an inktjet so I might give that a try to see how it turns out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Omega Wood wrote:
I got a few questions:

oh another one of those interview thingies Laughing

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1.) Is this your first album?

It's the first album released by Captain Collider, actually it's the first time anything is released to the public by CC, besides some
tracks that I send DrSteve to play on his show and 2 tracks I put on a special compilation CD for Dave (Skrog_Productions).
There are some albums by PHOBoS (you can find links here) but those are mostly just long improv sessions that I cut into bitesize
pieces. So yeah I would say this is the first real album, it's not professionaly released on a label or anything though.

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2.) Who did the mastering and what gear or plugins got used?

All tracks are made using only ACID music studio. Since I'm used to mixing music as a DJ it's a somewhat similar method
except that instead of tracks I use samples and loops. The quality of those ranges from low quality mp3's to high quality
wavs, but I'm not really trying to make some seriously good sounding music it's more of a fun project so that doesn't matter.
Not that I just threw some stuff together, I did put some effort in it Cool
fun fact: there's one track that uses 145 different samples/loops

After I finally finished all the tracks I was pretty happy with it, but I did notice that a lot of tracks where lacking a
bit in the high frequency range (I often have that), so I wanted to try if I could do anything about that. Since I don't
use a DAW or any plugins my initial idea was to see what I could do with Audacity but the equalizer function is one
of those graphic ones where you can make as many bands as you like (well maybe there is some limit) at any frequency
you want. Which is a bit more freedom than I can handle Shocked and the biggest problem is that it doesn't work realtime,
although you can preview a section but that's still not very practical.

So I looked around a bit and found AAMS (Auto Audio Mastering System) and decided to give that a try. It has a lot
of options and you can do all kinds of manual things but I wasn't planning on spending a couple more years to figure
all that stuff out now. So I gave the basic automated setting a shot and that worked out better than expected.
Fuller low end more high frequencies and a much louder sound overall which makes sense since it uses compression
which I've never used before. Some tracks had some frequencies that got boosted too much and got a bit painful in the
midrange or just too much in the low end so I just turned those down in the original mix and remastered untill I was
satisfied. Might be a bit of a lazy method but hey I'm no pro and still have to learn an awful lot. Also I don't have any high
quality headphones or speakers so I hope it sounds ok for other people Rolling Eyes

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3.) Why all titles start with a "C"?

That's just a fun thing. I already had the name Captain Colider (CC) and the album name Collidoscope and after having
a couple of tracks starting with a "C", which wasn't on purpose, I decided to make every track title start with it.

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4.) What kind of music is it? Normaly I know that you do very experimental voltage like glitch stuff if you cann call it even like that.

That's a tough one, there is some variation in styles although a couple of them might be somewhat dance oriented.
I used to listen to artists like The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim etc. so there are some influences from that,
but I'm not trying to copy anything or make a specific style. You could listen to Z3ta Fx (feat. Dr Steve) which was made
with ACID aswell, that might give you a bit of an idea or maybe Dr Lobotomy's Mansion of Doom.
I guess you just have to listen to it and tell me what it is Wink

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I will not listen to this today because I´m still without no sleep since yesterday. I was the complete night up and made music. Passion goes over physical needs. You probably know what I´m talking about.

I new to feel fresh and get first a good sleep to be in the right mind for your stuff so I will wait till friday which is tomorrow.

So friday I will listen to your album for the first time. I did till now not listen even to one second of it. I need time and the right mind for your stuff.

yeah I know what you mean, but you can't listen to it anyway since it's not released yet Wink

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The cover art is very nice, really enjoying the cover art, so by looking at the cover images, it looks like some ambient is coming. Maybe with some glitchy voltage like beats? Not sure. Who knows.

The cover art looks on the other side like some goa or trance is coming with a touch of ambient and complex effects.

Thanks! I spend a lot of time putting that together. Everything you see represents sounds that I used to make the tracks,
so there are a lot of animal sounds in it. (did you see the elephant ?)

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