This is an overview of the two new drone modules for the AE Modular Synth from tangible waves. I’m presenting a short demonstration of the sound in the beginning and then will explain the functions of each module in detail. Towards the end there are some thoughts on how to approach making music with these modules.
In this podcast episodes Zach, Felix and I are chatting about DIY in the AE Modular community and everyone’s favourite patching techniques.
As per popular demand on Instagram … here is my very first jam with the DRONE38 and DRONX modules from tangible waves.
I have just received these modules yesterday in a large batch of new modules from Robert and I already am in love with them! Super big sounds, great playability … it’s an instrument in itself!
This was the first episode of (hopefully) a new series of podcast videos (vodcast?) with Felix aka The Tuesday Nightmachines. In this episode we played a little game in which each of us took turns to try to explain a random AE module in only 10 seconds. At the end I performed a little jam with explanation of how I made it.
I was feeling homesick after so many years away and so I felt inspired to make this jam as an homage to Moabit, my favourite district of Berlin. I also tried to make it sound a bit like Berlin School.
An introduction to the use of the AE Modular SEQ16 sequencer in combination with the QUANTIZER.
Introducing and explaining how to use the new quad VCA module from Wonkystuff.
Here I was playing with a new Grains firmware and ended up really enjoying the digital oscillators in my system, the SAWVOX and WAVETABLE, which, with some careful filter modulation, sound really nice and fat analogish (if that’s a word).
This jam is much slower and almost follows a very slow breath – in – out – in – out. The finale somehow became strangely ominous, but as I don’t really know where inspiration leads me, I just have to follow.
Again the thumbnail was made by my son Robin, who’s getting really good at this!
This recording is also the first made with my new audio interface, the Behringer UMC-404 HD and. oh boy, does this make a difference! No more hissing noises! Clean sound, manageable levels, I should have bought this ages ago! This time I’ve also recorded it straight into Reaper and applied some light compression to the mix.
This is my first jam for the year in the spirit of Jamuary. Already the year starts much better than last year with plenty of rain instead of bush fires! Now I have a few more days of holidays and want to spend them jamming!