Here I’m demonstrating the following micro modules which are great for shaping, distorting, destroying or otherwise mangling your sound: µTONE, µDISTORTION, µ2SIGAMP, µBITCRUSH, µSUBOCTAVE. The micro module system has been released mid last year and has already revolutionised the AE Modular system by tangible waves by making the modules even smaller!
In May 2022 I visited Robert and the tangible waves team at their headquarters in Murnau in Bavaria. After a series of interviews and videos about the production workflow, Robert showed me his little sanctuary, a former chapel within the building which he has rented to play music and to get inspiration for his module creations. Here, Robert is showing us his process of creating a performance from scratch in the style of Klaus Schulze who had just died a few days before we recorded this video.
I performed live at the Elk Elektronik Synth Sessions in Wollongong, where I demonstrated how to create an 80’s disco track from scratch using the Synth Explorer from tangible waves with a few extra modules.
Check out Elk’s website for more information of upcoming synth sessions: https://www.elkelektronik.com.au/synth-sessions
The Canberra Synth Facebook Group invited me to perform at the newly organised monthly “Evening of Electronica” so I went and did “patch from scratch” where I created a patch on the fly while explaining what I’m doing and why.
Overall, I think it was well received and I’m looking forward to performing there again next year, hopefully.
Just a droning meditative piece to celebrate that winter is slowly ending and that we can look forward to warmer weather.
Here is a little jam from my new studio setup. After many weeks of low energy, creative block and procrastination I finally took the time to sit down with my synths and try to merge them all together into a short jam.
I had a wonderful time with Sascha, aka HAND Tapeloop in his studio which is actually right on the same grounds as Superbooth! Sascha’s perspective on making music with the AE Modular is shaped by his practice as a drummer and also from making music with tape loops.
Here I talk with Toby who approaches the AE Modular by designing very creative faceplates and DIY cases.
It was great to catch up again with Felix aka The Tuesday Nightmachines at Superbooth 2022. He was instrumental when we set up the AE Modular Forum back in 2018 and he has done incredible work promoting the AE Modular systems with his videos, reviews and tutorials over the last few years.
Here I had a great time chatting with Toms aka Kyaa who came all the way to Chicago to meet our small AE Modular group and to show off his newly developed 2AUTO module.