In December 2019 large parts of NSW and other states in Australia are burning. Thousands of hectares of National Forest have been reduced to ash, many homes have been destroyed and lives are lost. A huge cloud of smoke hangs above most of the state and Sydney looks like a scene from Bladerunner. This track is inspired by this tragedy.
Using the TOPOGRAF and TRIQ164 to sequence KICK, DRUMS010 and LOPAG for percussion and the NYLE filter to wail in an increasingly frenzied lament.
When you set your filter’s resonance and cut off frequency JUST SO that it sings, but a fraction more and it would scream … then move back a little and towards it again. That’s resonance surfing and the AE Modular filters sound really beautiful while doing it.
Trying for something faster this time. The AE Mini is really great for sequences using the lo-fi delay and then going through the Zoom for reverbs.
Inspired by the awesome performance last Saturday by my friend Scott of Abre Ojos, I tried my hand at composing an ambient drone track using just the AE Mini and his friends the Volca Sample and my brand new Volca FM!
This is an experiment with square waves and logic gates. Two oscillators are pitched slightly apart and sending square waves to a logic gate which sends out 3 different output signals: NAND, AND and XOR. Those are then going to various filters and delays before being passed through the MultiFX module.
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The AE Mini Modular is the perfect companion for the Zoom MS70-CDR multi effect pedal. After the last dancey track, I felt like making a dreamy track with just the Mini.
This is a track that uses all the gear that I have installed in my “studio”. For the first time, the big AE Modular and the AE Mini Modular are playing together. I find that the AE Mini works great together with the Korg SQ1 and the Zoom MS70-CDR multi effects pedal.
I just got the Zoom MS-70CDR multi effects pedal and just trying a few patches. This patch uses the flanger going into a nice reverb. Together with the AE Mini Modular and my trusty Volca Sample it is quite a good combo.