Category: video

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.


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.


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.


Ring Mod Mayhem

The big advantage of hardware synths over plugins in my opinion is the immediate control it provides. In this patch I use my control modules to the max. I was jamming along for quite a while when I figured I should record this…

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Give me a sine

When strapped for inspiration, sometimes it helps to challenge yourself. You could take on a three module challenge. You could also challenge yourself to work with only a single instance of the simplest of wave forms: the sine wave. By mixing all kinds of CV sources and changing the balance of those you can get both percussive sounds and melodic elements from the same oscillator.

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.


Erratic Wavetable Melody

It is not that hard to introduce randomness and chance to patches on a modular synth. The big challenge is to do it in a way so that it maintains some kind of musical quality and not go completely overboard. That can be interesting too, but in this case I wanted to keep a melodic feel to the recording.

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.