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 album has a live recording of the set that I developed while performing a YouTube Live Stream on World Drone Day. If you don’t want to sit through 6 hours recording, then this album captures the essence of that night.
All sounds recorded live from AE Modular from tangible waves, Synthstrom Deluge, Korg Wavestate and Korg Volca FM.
It was a fun journey, fuelled by GAS and not knowing what to do and how to do it. But now I feel that with my latest acquisitions I have narrowed it down to the essentials: The AE Modular from tangible waves for for modular experimentation, the Deluge from Synthstrom Audible for all sequencing, sampling, looping and beats and now for all the digital and bombastically orchestral sounds – the brand new Korg Wavestate. For FM sounds I also have the Korg Volca FM, but currently I’m not sure when I will have time for it.
With these instruments I have now finally no more excuses. I can (theoretically) make any sound that I would ever want. The Deluge can play any sample and even single cycle waveforms. The Wavestate has a store of over 1000 different sounds that can be morphed, cycled and shaped.
I was invited to play a short set in Sydney at the Synthstrom World Release Tour 2020 in Sydney. I was delighted to be there and didn’t mind the 6 hour drive up to Sydney past the beautiful countryside where everything was green again after all this rain and the burnt bush was in full recovery. The event was amazing! Everyone there was so skilled with their Deluges, it just made it very clear to me that I’m really only at the very beginning of using this deep and amazing instrument. Thanks to DJ Jon Dent (Jono), True Cuckoo, Terminal Race, Hentaimagi, TactileAF and the truly breathtaking Filmmaker for a wonderful and inspiring evening. I was so nervous that I rushed through my track and played it in half the time that I intended, so here is the proper version recorded directly on the Deluge at home with some impressions from the trip and snippets of the live performance.