This is an overview of the two new drone modules for the AE Modular Synth from tangible waves. I’m presenting a short demonstration of the sound in the beginning and then will explain the functions of each module in detail. Towards the end there are some thoughts on how to approach making music with these modules.
In this podcast episodes Zach, Felix and I are chatting about DIY in the AE Modular community and everyone’s favourite patching techniques.
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!
This was the first episode of (hopefully) a new series of podcast videos (vodcast?) with Felix aka The Tuesday Nightmachines. In this episode we played a little game in which each of us took turns to try to explain a random AE module in only 10 seconds. At the end I performed a little jam with explanation of how I made it.
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.
An introduction to the use of the AE Modular SEQ16 sequencer in combination with the QUANTIZER.
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!
Tim Held has established quite a following with his weekly podcasts which he aptly named Podular Modcast. He approached Robert and I at Synthbooth and asked us whether we would like to do an interview with him to which we gladly agreed. This was again one of those 2020 Zoom interviews over 3 continents: Tim in Seattle USA, Robert in Germany near Munich and I in Australia. It was a very relaxed interview with Tim being a fantastic host and interviewer.
At the end he posed a patch challenge for the words “PURE DAWN” to which I obliged mainly because coincidentally I had recorded a good 30 minutes of birdsong one morning just a few days prior and I always wanted to use this in a song anyway. So my track at the end of the interview features our early morning bird concert.
I hope when you listen to this interview you will enjoy it as much as I did while being “on the show”. Thanks to Tim for doing this and thanks again to Robert for the creation of this fabulous synthesizer system.