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How about some dry percussion?

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These are the extra sounds of the dry spring. The bent wire instrument sounds like what it must feel like when falling down a set of dark stairs in a decaying building while your coat is on fire. That’s the glissando applied to each note. It’s one of these four, depending on duration and chance.

f312 0 256 -7 1 256 1.0625; g11 glide up 17/16
f313 0 256 -7 1 256 .9375; g12 glide down 15/16
f314 0 256 -7 1 256 .875 ; g13 glide down 7/8
f315 0 256 -7 1 256 1.125 ; g14 glide up 9/8




Controlling the indeterminacy

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There is a variable that determines the variability of the choices that can be made. It had been set very low for some reason. I decreased the likelihood of repeating a pattern and listen to the result. Controlling the indeterminacy.

And some even lower notes

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Added the bass bent wire spring instruments. And added a new glissando that drops the tones by .875, or 7/8.

Some low tones too

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Added the lower tones. Next look for some bass. Long time between bumpers, don’t you think?

Drop the sample a few octaves

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Here we have the .080″ twisted piano wire instrument samples taken down a few octaves. Here’s a picture of part of the instrument. It’s made of .080″ piano wire (very thick tempered steel wire), which is bent with a pair of plyers and a blow torch into interesting shapes. The wires are then brazed onto a steel plate, and magnetic transducers are attached to pick up the vibrations. Csound is used to drop the sample by 1, 2, or three octaves.