Really great example of using Gestrument Pro posted on discchord

Just watched this today. Really good stuff going on here.
@LinearLineman might enjoy this.

https://discchord.com/appnews/2019/06/13/adam-hardyman-gestrument-jazz#comment3

Comments

  • Wow, that’s a very cool session!
    Music and video, nicely done! 😊👍

  • edited June 14

    What an amazing way to create music is all I can say. Well, I can say a little more.... I liked watching it more than listening. It was almost jazz (for me) but it was double edged.... interesting yet bordering on the monotonous. I kept waffling between the two. So, for me, it was more involving as an experiment. Simulated jazz is the best I can come up with. Could info better? Probably not. The modal shtick has a downside... it's always modal! You can't hit a wrong note, yet neither can you hit that "right" wrong note,

    But I thought Andy was great at handling the gear and the limitation was in the app-aratus.
    I might join up and post something so he knows jazzers are loving iOS, too.

  • edited June 14

    Great, now I am registered on Discchord. As if I needed another forum! Well, it seems like a nice place. And I can start posting my tracks from a year ago! Thanks @Moderndaycompiler, you've fed the monster in me 😘

  • My favorite usage of the original Gestrument via a Kinetic hookup.

  • @LinearLineman said:
    What an amazing way to create music is all I can say. Well, I can say a little more.... I liked watching it more than listening. It was almost jazz (for me) but it was double edged.... interesting yet bordering on the monotonous. I kept waffling between the two. So, for me, it was more involving as an experiment. Simulated jazz is the best I can come up with. Could info better? Probably not. The modal shtick has a downside... it's always modal! You can't hit a wrong note, yet neither can you hit that "right" wrong note,

    But I thought Andy was great at handling the gear and the limitation was in the app-aratus.
    I might join up and post something so he knows jazzers are loving iOS, too.

    Agreed - the difficult thing with Gestrument is bending it to one’s will to achieve a more organic, less predicable result. I’ve toyed with the idea of recording its midi and then strategically putting in the wrong/right notes in another environment, but I haven’t gotten to that. I would like to be able to do the same thing within the app itself, mostly because I really like the sounds.

  • @LinearLineman said:
    What an amazing way to create music is all I can say. Well, I can say a little more.... I liked watching it more than listening. It was almost jazz (for me) but it was double edged.... interesting yet bordering on the monotonous. I kept waffling between the two. So, for me, it was more involving as an experiment. Simulated jazz is the best I can come up with. Could info better? Probably not. The modal shtick has a downside... it's always modal! You can't hit a wrong note, yet neither can you hit that "right" wrong note,

    But I thought Andy was great at handling the gear and the limitation was in the app-aratus.
    I might join up and post something so he knows jazzers are loving iOS, too.

    My reaction too. The drums were very cool, but modal jazz dies without some chromaticism here and there.

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