In this jam I’ve hooked up the Korg Volca Modular together with my AE Modular via the new VMBRIDGE module from tangible waves. This patch has both systems completely interconnected, with the complex oscillator from the Volca going through the Wasp filter of the AE and the sound of the AE going through the reverb of the Volca and many more cross patches. It really open up innumerable possibilities with these two devices.
This Saturday the 29th May 2021 is World Drone Day and I will be streaming live from my little studio in Bega, Australia!
I AM NOW LIVE STREAMING!!
More information about World Drone Day here: https://droneday.org
Hopefully there will be other people from the AE Modular Forum that will participate, see the post below for more info:
I was experimenting with a few of my new modules, TRIP, PHASER, JOYSTICK and the MIXCONSOLE when this jam happened. I feel that it has a different sound from my previous jams, and that’s a good thing because I’m getting a bit over my old sound and want to do something new.
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!
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.
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!
Today I was on a Zoom call with Robert which was streamed live to the tangible waves YouTube channel. Robert talked about how the AE Modular system came about and we gave a quick overview of the various modules that are available from the tangible waves website. I then showed a performance that showcased most of those modules.
I’ve received the Korg Volca Modular today and it’s so much fun to play with, I had to do a jam with the other gear. I also want to play more with the Volca FM and the Deluge … so that’s what I’m using in this video.