Max​/​Min

by Jack Laidlaw

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    Also includes a bonus track from the Max/Min sessions.

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  • USB Flash Drive + Digital Album

    One for the audio geeks! As well as the EP you get a USB flash drive containing 5.1 surround sound sessions for Pro Tools and Ableton Live: featuring tracks 1-4 from the EP. Includes a help file to get you up and running. Please note that you must have the necessary playback equipment as well as the software, including rear monitors, sub and multi-output audio interface.

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  • USB Flash Drive + Digital Album

    The EP, all of the 5.1 stuff, AND two bespoke music apps which I developed to write the EP. Both were developed using Max/MSP; which you'll need to install on your machine (no extra payment necessary, you can use the apps without paying for the software, you just can't make any apps of your own. Go here to get it: cycling74.com/downloads/#.V5nBuZMwjOY ).

    'Drone Machine' is an app designed to help you make 'ambient bed' type sounds, featuring 16 independent oscillators, 4 waveshapes plus a noise source, and various modulation options. You create the sound and export it as an audio file, which you can then import to any program you like. You can watch a video of me showing how it works here: youtu.be/A-zVaMJAGQs


    'Maximal Rhythm' is designed to help you make 'non-standard' beats, a lot of which I used whilst writing the Max/Min EP. It sends MIDI data to any DAW that will accept it (I use it with Ableton Live, but Cubase, Reason etc will all work too. There are 5 independent modules which send MIDI data on individual MIDI note channels. You can choose between relative time (bars/beats) and absolute time (mins/seconds) for each module independently. There is a designated 'kick' module via which you can run various non-standard time signatures. It also comes with an Ableton Live project to get you up and running quickly (you'll need to install Ableton Live on your machine, get it here: www.ableton.com/en/trial/). You can watch a video of me showing how it works here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCbeRK5XFpI

    There's also a tutorial video of me using both apps together with Ableton Live to compose, it's here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjOdggopkmY

    The tutorial videos should be enough to get you up and running, but if you need any help I will answer all queries by email.

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Minimal: one thing. Maximal: one thing after another. Musicians working with extreme forms do so because they seek to manipulate time perception; yours and theirs. Stars of The Lid; La Monte Young; Frank Zappa; Captain Beefheart; Venetian Snares; Soundmurderer; Meshuggah. The Max/Min EP proposes that there is no real difference between stasis and arrhythmia: both are a challenge to the relentless march of time. This music invokes multiple temporal domains: attend the past; present; and future.

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released August 1, 2016

Composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jack Laidlaw. With thanks to Chris McGreevy and Chris Allen.

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Jack Laidlaw North Shields, UK

Jack has been making electronic music since 2002. As an ex-member of John Peel favourites Mos Eisley, and The Motorettes, he has plenty of releases under his belt. Though the rock n roll aesthetic is still an important part of his music, these days his primary instrument is a Macbook Pro. As an experienced engineer, he composes, mixes and masters his own work. ... more

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