At Noon today, the Cacophonator decided to enter the RPM Challenge! This challenge is simple: Compose and record an album entirely during the month of Februrary, be that 10 individual songs or a single 35+ minute track of original material! After a thirteen second test, Cacophonator was proven to not be up to this challenge as a solo act – It’s just too loud. Enter Mohoganator: The distortion reducing, level adjusting perfect partner for this challenge.
The Dynamic Duo of Cacophonator and Mohoganator teamed up with Auditionator (I.E. Adobe Audition) to record a session for 10 minutes and 32 seconds at a blazing fast 192kHz sample rate. This recording was then slowed down to the customary rate of 44.1kHz, thereby expanding the work to its final 45.5 minute length. Within twenty minutes after the recording was made, Cacophonator had a profile set up on the RPM Challenge site and the piece normalized, saved as a low bit rate mp3 and uploaded. You’ve read that correctly, in less time than it takes to listen to this piece, it was composed, recorded, processed, mastered and uploaded. Talk about Non-Causal Audio Delight! Check out the piece here, by scrolling down to “my player.” This all happened very fast, but Cacophonator still isn’t quite finished – it hasn’t yet mailed a CD to RPM HQ, 10 Vaughan Mall, Suite 201 Portsmouth, NH 03801. Interested participants still have over 11 days to enter the challenge!