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    Hi,
    I wanted to share my first SpectraStrobe Session

    It's a recording from a live performance I played on a yoga event in Belgium earlier this year.

    The soundscape is generated by a 'Jungle King' plant equipped with electrodes connected to a synthesizer.
    I was improvising on a F (Ma) bansuri flute and playing various percussion instruments.
    Everything is tuned to A=432Hz

    During the performance, a beamer was flashing lights on the audience.
    The binaural beat track is going from alpha to theta and back again.

    I hope you'll enjoy this recording!

    Free download on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/plantbasedmus...ngle-king-live

    Peace!

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    Thank you so much, Andrew!
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    Hi!

    I just uploaded another Plant Based Session.

    It's a 1 hour deep meditation track featuring musical biodata from an Anthurium Andreanum "White Winner" plant.

    Binaural beats ranging from beta to the delta range (deepest point is 2Hz).
    SpectraStrobe with numerous color cycles.

    I gently played some bansuri-flute over it and calm rhythms are flowing in and out.

    It's tuned to 432Hz and I'm using a microtonal Ptolmy Just Intonation scale for maximum effect.

    Made with love and of course
    free download!

    https://soundcloud.com/plantbasedmus...rium-andreanum

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    Wow!!! This sounds amazing. Thank you very much.
    Could you explain a little about the process and what the data obtained from the plant consist of?

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    Hi Fumanchu,

    The system is sensing galvanic conductance on the surface of the leaves.
    I'm using this device for generating MIDI out of the plant:
    https://www.tindie.com/products/manu...ac_prod_search

    The sound itself is generated on a nice little digital modular synth:
    http://www.axoloti.com/

    I programmed a polyphonic synthesizer that is microtuned to a Ptolmy intense diatonic scale. This sounds very natural and a lot more still and smooth than our usual equal temperament. Since the track only uses 7 notes, the Ptolmy scale really shines I think.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolem...diatonic_scale

    I recorded the plants first,
    then I recorded the beat track, the derbuka, chimes and finally the bansuri flute.
    Did some additional studio trickery and exported everything to Mind Workstation. Added a SpectraStrobe track, some binaural entrainment on the audio and a bit of binaural noise.

    And that's it!

    For the plants:
    I have this set up in my living room and sometimes I keep the plant 'playing' for days on end.
    It's interesting to note the differences in rhythm, melodies and note reach during different times of the day.
    You can also get some extra action when you water them after a short period of drought.

    An interesting question is of course if human interaction has an effect on the music.
    Well, I had some strange coincidences, mainly while playing flute with the plant, but they could well be due to chance/other parameters.
    I'll have to experiment further!!!
    One thing I do "feel" is that the music sounds more interesting when the plant "hears" itself through speakers. When using headphones it sounds less varied I have the impression.
    But this is not a scientific fact, just a subjective feeling :-)

    Thanks for listening/meditating.

    In a live situation I bring a LED-driven AVS system for collective strobing out on the brainwaves.
    I hope Miss Covid will give us break soon so I can go on the road with it again!!

    All the best.

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    Thank you so much

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