Category: modular

Live debut @ Modulation in Kytopia

This was awesome! Om july 30th I had my first ever live modular performance with my modular buddy SB-Six. We went for an improvised set, starting with almost empty cases. Just some clocking and audio output set up. I have to say I am super pleased with how it turned out. We didn’t really have a choice but to start slowly and quietly. Building up towards some big D&B with some edgy sounds. We managed to tone it back down a little at some points, to keep some tension in the set. All in all, we were really happy with this gig. And to top it all off, the audience gave us a lot of love after we finished. All I know now is I have to do this again!

The audio of whole set was recorded. I will post it as soon as it’s online.


The bear is back

I’ve had my MFB Tanzbar for over a year now and the only issue I had with it was that it didn’t always switch patterns properly when synced externally by CV. I contacted MFB, sent them a video explaining the issue. Turns out it was in fact an oversight in the firmware and they fixed it right away. I sent my bear to them and received it back promptly. So now I’m a super happy noodler because it works flawlessly! In this little clip I’m not even using any pattern switches, but that’s not the point.


Dancing Hadron Collider

The other day I saw that it’s already been 5 months since my last single take video. Although I’ve been having lots of fun with some new modules, I just didn’t get to recording a video and posting it. Also because I have been busy working on the EP and some other side projects. Just to let you all know I’m still alive, I put up this little jam using my MFB Tanzbar with the summing cable I mentioned in my previous post.


Purple Pizza: SB-Six and El Campesino modular jam

SB-Six and I are planning to do our first live modular performance somewhere in 2017. This is the recording of another jam/rehearsal session. Aiming for a performance of at least a half hour straight, we talked about transitioning to a completely different patch/sound along the way. In this session, at some point I thought we were about done so faded out my sounds. SB-Six just kept playing to the point that I realised: “SB is not done with this session at all!” So I pulled some cables, re-arranged some stuff and jumped back in. From there, we built back up to a combined patch that was something completely different from where we started.


Bowed Strings Kindof

The Doepfer A196 PLL is one of my favourite modules. Unpredictable as hell. But once you find a way to tame it, it can really sound awesome. In this case it generates some kind of overtones that resemble a bowed string instrument in my opinion. I also like to use odd measures, should do that more often.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Dixie Locked Loop

At some point in 2016 the idea popped in my head that I might want to take my modular out for an actual performance for actual people some day. Since I didn’t want to lug around that humongous Doepfer monster base I figured I should downsize and get a nice looking portable case. This would also speed up the patching process. I’m super happy with this one and found out you don’t necessarily need a big case or a lot of stuff to get big sounds.

This was all with 200hp of eurorack modules and an arturia keystep for transpositions.

That first public performance is yet to happen still…

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


First collab session with SB-Six

Making music is a lot of fun by yourself, but even more fun when you’re doing it together. SB Six and I decided we should try to do some live jamming from scratch on our modulars. I brought over my little orange case to his place and this is one of the recordings we made. I was really surprised by the result. Didn’t really expect much since we didn’t even know each other at all before this. But for a first jam session this turned out pretty well.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Harmonics Melody

Using the same oscillator output for different signal paths can often lead to interesting results. Sometimes you wouldn’t even imagine that they came from the same source. In this case it may be somewhat obvious. By multiplying the Braids output and using different processing and envelopes on the VCA’s, there’s both slow and distant pad kind of sounds and brighter short percussive sounds.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Braids Geiger Countered

WMD Geiger counter is a one of a kind module. With no effort at all it can absolutely destroy any signal that it is fed. However, it is also quite capable of more subtle treatments of incoming waveforms. In this patch I used a relatively subtle approach while edging towards a harsh noise kind of sound.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Act as if

Nothing beats a a good jungle break every once in a while. In this track I used a single take modular recording as base material for my own jungle track. There’s also a sample of the Dutch ska band Doe Maar. You can find the original modular recording in this post.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.