Category: Noises and Ponderings
its a Plinky Plonky type of day
Distractions in the time of … C19 plague
Brains too fried to be clever so reverting to a combination of old pathways and completely inconsequential tweaking…
Apologies to Jon H
Exploring the touch response of the MicroFreak. Tip of the hat to the boggling Jon Hassell.
All part of the 1 pass, no edits and 3 mins to make the sound series
Kia Kaha! Stay Strong!
It seems the NZ police are brilliant.
Thought id try to learn Ableton, but it became more about the #MicroFreak
So, Sitting around Self Isolating …
Thought id teach myself Ableton LIVE
Yep is Music for old people, buy hey IM OLD so …
Made this track using its 909 kit and an Arturia MicroFreak.
Excuse the less than inspired drum part, got lost in the Synth:+)
To make things interesting, made some rules:
All sounds from Default on the micro freak had to be made in less than 3 mins and the parts had to be played in with no edits.
45 mins later;…
By request. the no crappy beats version, you can REALLY hear the bad playing now!:+)
for absolutely NO reason…
Too Much Coffee
Is anything ever really ‘Finished’ now? Not sure, but in the mean time…
Really soul restoring to be playing real bass again, kicks in hard after the second chorus. #RiffyFun.
Something caught in my throat.
Just messing with the MicroFreaks Voice Oscillator.
Suss’ing the FREAK
Been playing with the @ArturiaOfficial #MicroFreak. Its FUN. Its Bonkers Fun.
Its quite an interesting cross between ya bog standard 1 Osc subtractive, and something more modular with some west coast elements. Consequently as a sad old synth geek, it’s quite interesting. The conductive pads that respond polyphonically are really what made me get this as it seems like an interesting controller for future projects regardless of its own synth engine. Anyway, its a hilarious machine for creating riffy ‘acid’ type synth loops. So I’ve been reliving my 90’s dance producer life, and wishing i’d had one of these back then.
It seems to be working…
#SoundDesign #Kontakt #ModWheel
Really delighted how well my new toy has been received
From the very Wonderful Jeff Rona
“Modwheel’s new WaveSkimmer is a deceptively simple and incredibly powerful instrument. I am always looking for ways to add subtle movement and rhythms to my cues, and WaveSkimmer has pretty close to infinite sonic and musical possibilities. It’s helping me with my deadline right now!”
AN Apple, passed through a Camels eye.
Noises to help decompress between flights.
Seems to like it!
Not Strictly EXS24
Got tasked to make some samples useful in EXS24…
Decided to take it up a notch…
ALCHEMY is rather GOOD.
This looks Useful
The Only Good Reich, is a STEVE Reich!
Im starting to LIKE this…
Spent 10 mins doing this…
So far… Quite FUN!
9 hours of adjusting gain in the arcane Kontakt interface and my brain is …
SO SO good.
Not an 808
2 Old Blokes make old noises
Given that i spend most of my time playing with the more bleeding edge sounds generators, its been an interesting discipline to keep within the bounds of this somewhat retro oeuvre!
Teaching aid… When trying to learn a bit of software, i make scratch tracks.
Heres one of them:
Chase Sequence that just Fizzles out?
Sound Design Geekery
Came across this track i did a couple of years ago, while trying to sort my rather messy iTunes library.
Early onset Alzheimer’s has meant i have no idea how this track came about.
Rather repetitive visuals from a trip to sydney