Category: single take

SB-Six & El Campesino Modulation live set online

This is the uncut recording of the live performance of SB-Six and myself an Modulation in Kytopia on July 30th. Overall I’m happy how this went and turned out. There’s some things I’m not happy with, like a loose patch cable, some almost out of tune stuff and the fact that I for my part basically stayed with one sequence the whole stretch. But considering this was a first and a ‘patch from scratch’ performance, I’m pretty satisfied.

 


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.


Disting Delays Braids

Another favourite Braids algorithm of mine is FOLD, which is used for the lead sequence in this patch. The cool thing about the QuBit RT60 module is that all parameters are CV controllable. I use that to get a super big sound from the kick drum while maintaining clarity on the steps that only the lead sequence is heard.

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.


Tube Driven Sequence

I think that a progression in a track doesn’t necessarily have to come from changes in melody or chords. Synthesizers really enable you to create a different energy or feel using only changes to timbre of the actual sounds. Just the simple subtle tweaking of a filter can make all the difference.

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.