In May 2022 I visited Robert and the tangible waves team at their headquarters in Murnau in Bavaria. After a series of interviews and videos about the production workflow, Robert showed me his little sanctuary, a former chapel within the building which he has rented to play music and to get inspiration for his module creations. Here, Robert is showing us his process of creating a performance from scratch in the style of Klaus Schulze who had just died a few days before we recorded this video.
Winter’s End – a meditation
Just a droning meditative piece to celebrate that winter is slowly ending and that we can look forward to warmer weather.
Here is a little jam from my new studio setup. After many weeks of low energy, creative block and procrastination I finally took the time to sit down with my synths and try to merge them all together into a short jam.
Jamming February 2022
Just jamming with the AE Modular …
Jamuary 2022 Day 2
This is my second jam for Jamuary 2022. This time I’ve been playing a lot with modulation. Random modulation of the Nyle Filter via the RBSS, LFO modulation of the Core.ae from Wonkystuff and a rhythmic modulation of the waves from the Wavetables via the SEQ8 sequencer. The cool thing in modular synthesis is that you can use a CV/Gate sequencer for so many other things than just pitch.
Happy Jaemuary 2022
My first jam in 2022 … enjoy the sounds of the Wavetable module which is going through a delay which is just so slightly modulated to produce a very satisfactory wonky sound.
Merry xmAEs 2021
This is a xmAEs patch which I came up with, as usual completely by accident with detailed explanation of the patch in the second half of the video.
Weekend jAEmming #1
Just a quick jam with the TBD and Cirrus in the really small Synth Explorer system.
Synth Explorer – Wires Everywhere
This started as an experiment with passing the sound of the Synth Explorer through the Korg NTS-1 for delay and reverb effects. Then it somehow got out of hand and soon wires criss-crossed all over my desk to the various AE Modular racks. It shows how easy it is to cross connect different AE racks if they are all powered by the same power supply so that there is no grounding issue.
This synth is made for music and STEM education and is now also for sales on the tangible waves website:
Synth Explorer – More Jamming
The more I play with the Synth Explorer from tangible waves, the more I learn and it’s just fun! This time I am sending the drums through the WASP filter for bubbly bleeps, a fast pitch modulated OSC for strange sounds and the musical part is done via the SEQ8 and the Quantizer set to fifth notes.