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.
This is just a quick jam with the Volca FM, Deluge and Wavestate just to do something different for a change!
I wanted to shake things up a bit and not do another ambient or spacey track. So this is almost dance-able …
Join me for a day out on Mars as we will follow those smart little robots Spirit Rover and Curiosity as they discover the Red Planet. This Saturday Jam starts with an ambient wave sequence from the Korg Wavestate followed by a thumping beat from the AE Modular. The final part of the journey is supported by a song composed and performed on the Synthstrom Deluge.
I’m so happy that I again found the inspiration to combine these three amazing instruments into one coherent performance. It took a whole day to experiment, patch, tweak, practice, perform and finally mix and master the video. Even though I had to do it from good old Earth, it was a day well spent!
This track is now also on Bandcamp!
Jamming with all the new modules. I really love the SPRING REVERB for the atmosphere it can create when coupled with a DELAY … it’s a great ambient backdrop. The SEQ16 is vastly improved when followed by the QUANTIZER. Finally real notes that sound good together! There is a lot of modulation in this piece, things fade in and out and filter cutoff frequencies are controlled by LFOs and ENVs. It just shows that it’s incredibly useful to have a bunch of the those and VCAs to be able to do that.
This is a jam with the Wavefolder and all 5 filters in my system. The AE Modular can really create huge sounds and this jam shows this. After the jam I’m explaining how this patch works and also how the Wavefolder affects a triangle wave.
This Saturday the 30th May 2020 is World Drone Day and I will be streaming live from my little studio in Bega, Australia!
This will be my first ever attempt at streaming, so let’s see how it will all work out!
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:
An ambient drone using 5 oscillators, 1 sub oscillator and the Solina String Machine of the AE Modular system from tangible waves. Using various VCAs, filters and envelopes it’s possible to create changing and varied soundscapes that always on the edge of the resonant filters which adds a special ring to it.