Ellington vs. V.L.A.D

by Carson Reynolds

After a bit of tinkering, I put together a little track using the wavlet remixing techniques I’d wanted to try. It sounds a wee bit psychotic, but sort of interesting too. The track takes some bits of East St. Louis Toodle-Oo by Duke Ellington and Motion Institute by V.L.A.D. and munges them together.

The technique was as follows: Using matlab compute the wavelet decompositions for two tracks. Take the detail coefficients for one track and swap some of the lowest level detail coefficients with the other track. Rebuild the track. Sometimes it is entertaining to just listen to the detail coefficients or approximations at a particular level of decomposition.