I started practicing for a video about the “first basic patch” and then it got out of hand quickly 😉 The Electribe adds the nice driving wubb wubb bassline, everything else is the AE Modular. Usually I record video and sound straight into my phone, but since the latest Android update that function is not working anymore. So I’ve recorded the audio into Reaper and the video on my phone and then had to stitch it together. It works, but is way more hassle than I liked.
This is my first music track in 2020. I had a late start because I just couldn’t concentrate to make music. Since beginning of the year we were threatened and surrounded by the largest bushfires that Australia has ever experienced. My town was luckily spared, but the fires were close to the North, West and South and we had to prepare to evacuate twice. Then there was the thick smoke that turned day into night and made it hard to breathe. Overall a very stressful start of the year. And we are the lucky ones. There are many families close by that have lost their homes. Over 400 houses destroyed within a 50 km radius from us. It’s a complete catastrophe. But we had a bit of rain and the air is clearer. The army is here helping the firies and they seem to get a handle on the fires, even though they won’t be able to put them out. So this is my first track to break the spell and to start making videos again! All sounds from the Electribe 2 synth version.
In this video I will show you how I record the audio of my AE Modular when making these videos. I use the Behringer UCA 202 or UCA 222 audio interface to connect straight with my iPhone or Android phone while recording the video. When out and about I also use the Zoom H1n to record only audio.
Just fooling around with the SLEW/EDGE module I discovered that I can get a squelchy bass going. Not sure if this is Acid? I also played with the SEQ16 by patching the reset into different pattern lengths.
This time an experiment in rhythm after all the ambient tracks of the last few weeks.
One LFO is the central clock which feeds the TRIQ164 and SEQ16. Channel 4 on TRIQ164 sends a clock to TOPOGRAF which in turn drives the KICK and DRUM 010. TRIQ164 Channels 1 sends triggers to LOPAG for another percussion voice and channels 2 and 3 go to envelopes that modulate the bass and lead sounds.
The WASP filter’s cutoff CV is modulated by the CV out from the SEQ16. This gives the lead sound some rhythmic variation even though it’s playing the same note for 4 bars.
The bass line is just the OSC1’s sub oscillator going through the NYLE filter.
This is an ambient track with some Topograf rhythms and keystep noodling. The bulk of the sound is created by the 2OSC module with the second oscillator hard synced to the first. Movement is created by sending this through the wavefolder with LFO modulation of the shape. Also modulating the filters with LFOs and even using the MM Divider to create rhythmic sub oscillations.
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.
This is the final video of my first live performance together with Adam on guitar at Oscillations 2019 the first ever synth festival in the Bega Valley in NSW, Australia.
Big thanks to Sats Kramer and Ray Toms for the camera work and especially Scott Baker for mixing and cutting it all up into this video!
First jam with the AE Mini Modular and Korg Electribe 2 together. The electribe sends a MIDI sequence to the AE and the AE’s audio goes into the electribe’s input for processing using the built in effects.
To do this you need 2 parts on the Electribe. Part 1 is sending the MIDI notes to the AE on MIDI channel 1 and part 2 is set to Audio Input. To hear the sound of the AE you need to record a continuous note on part 2 for the whole pattern.
Detailed explanation at the end of the video.