Submissions by Arcana tagged idm

Believe it or not, I was aiming to create a dance music track, but then this came out and I thought it was better.

What happened

  • I bought an Analog Four, but since it's pretty new still I was getting some sounds out of it but it was pretty boring and uninspiring.
  • I was running it through my Octatrack, which had a bunch of the samples from last week loaded into it
  • Yeah I don't know what happened either

Industrial improv track based roughly off of the improv live performance I did this afternoon at the local Modular Synth meetup. (Hint: The live performance, which I didn't record, was better).

Done in Eurorack modular, featuring mostly Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Cursus Iteritas, DubJr Mk2, and Cat.

Sunday, Nov 5.

14:15: I'm trying to learn the sequencer on the Linnstrument. It's taking a bit of time (I probably started an hour ago). I also have to go out tonight in less than 2 hours and I don't have any songs yet, so if I don't get anything started soon you might end up with another modular noise improv this week.

15:45: Finish. The end result is pretty different from what I was practicing because my mini-keyboard that I was playing leads with ran out of power. I wasn't a huge fan of it in the first place, but without it I can't really play a melody so you get random accents instead.

I used Linnstrument's step sequencer for the bass. The wavetable was selected by modulation value, so it ends up being that each note in the sequence is different from the last.

Total time: 1h 30m (without setup time).

Stuff used:

Synthesis Technology E352 for bass

Intellijel Dixie II+ for accents

Roland TR-8 for drums

Linnstrument as a controller/sequencer

Sunday, May 7, 2017. 13:00 - 15:00. Looking at the Oberheim Xpander. This is a beast of a synth that I don't entirely get. It's from 1984 and it has a totally different UI than most modern synths - tons of menu diving.

At this rate, if I make one or two good sounds with it in an hour I should be pretty happy, as I haven't ever really gotten the mental model of it before.

OKAY SUCCESS I think I managed to figure the Oberheim out. It's playing the organ-like lead in this song.

Lots of weird stuff in this song overall...

Total time: 2h

Edit: The file didn't upload.