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The Trent that feeds

(Tip: GZombie)

I can't really say that I've ever been a particular fan of Nine Inch Nails or Trent Reznor, save for the fact that I always thought his name was vaguely cool. I have a passing familiarity with some of the music, but otherwise, I haven't spared NIN much attention. That's about to change. Reznor has decided to release a track from his upcoming album in GarageBand format, with the idea of giving fans "the ability to tinker around with my tracks - to create remixes, experiment, embellish or destroy what's there." That's from the readme file that comes with the download. Here's a little more:

What I'm giving you in this file is the actual multi-track audio session for "the hand that feeds" in GarageBand format. This is the entire thing bounced over from the actual Pro Tools session we recorded it into. I imported and converted the tracks into AppleLoop format so the size would be reasonable and the tempo flexible. So... Drag the file over to your hard disk and double click it. Hit the space bar. Listen. Change the tempo. Add new loops. Chop up the vocals. Turn me into a woman. Replay the guitar. Anything you'd like.

I downloaded the file, and anticipate at least a few hours of unbridled GarageBand fun. If I have the chance and/or put together something interesting, I'll post it here. For the moment, though, Reznor has my "Utterly Cool!" vote for the month of April.


Dude, I've been way off blogging and the computer lately. Just trying to cope with other crap. But this *rules*. I just got a new G5 at school (haven't even set it up yet) so I think it will have to be garageband for me. The new machine has a gig processor so hopefully that's enough. I'm, as you may know, big into NIN. It's about time for me to get back into music.