First exploration in a more more chopped up, broken rhythmic style. No loops used, all percussion was handcrafted in Live. (Handcrafted as in even the samples are chopped up and modified.) You will need headphones or something that is capable of reproducing deep bass to hear all the parts of the track.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think! :) ANY feedback is more than welcome!
If you are curious about what types of music / sounds people create with modular synths, and especially the Doepfer system, there’s a Soundcloud group you might be interested in.
In this moderated group you’ll find everything from melodic tracks to drones, space, ambient, Berlin style and techno. Check it out to learn more about the infinite sonic possibilities of the world of modulars.
Here’s the usual ‘sorry-for-the-lack-of-updates-but-I’m-really-busy’ post. Truth is there’s a lot of interesting stuff in the works right now and updating the blog has fallen far down on the priority list. The little time I have to dedicate to music I spend making it instead of writing about it right now.
This does not mean in any way that I do not intend to maintain or update this blog going forward, I have great plans for this place, but I need to deal with some personal and other professional things at the moment.
On the music front I’m currently experimenting more with some very minimalistic sounds that have intrigued me for many years, but it will take a while before it’s in a shape where it holds to up to a releasable standard / state.
Part two in the tentatively named Cumulus series. Based entirely on the modular synth, with the exception of the kick drum. This track continues to explore the theme of sound textures started with the Cumulus 1, but this time with a higher tempo.
The track was recorded in multiple layers with the Morphing Terrarium as the primary sound source, except for some guest play from time to time by the Bubblesound VCOs. Only reverb was added as an effect while mixing the layers. There are no other computer generated effects.
Of course, all layers where recorded as continues ‘live’ recordings, each track ‘over dubbing’ the previous ones. The video was recorded in separate takes for each layer, and since all I have is a web camera and iMovie the results are… not exactly stellar. But at least it gives you some pretty light to look at as an excuse to listen to the track! ;-P Not all of the layers where filmed so if you are trying to match up knob-wiggling with actual sound it wont exactly match all the time :).
Modules are from Doepfer, XAOC Devices, Synthesis Technology, Bubblesound, TipTop Audio, Pittsburgh Modular and 4ms.