I did my first live set in front of an audience. I prepared this for about two weeks and performed it last night (July 20, 2019) in front of an audience of about 10-15 attendees. Overall I got a lot of compliments afterward and even though I know I had mistakes during the set, no one seemed to notice.
I took the recording from a combination of an iPhone recording and a recording that was connected to the mixer because the recording on the mixer missed the introduction. I amplified and compressed the clean recording a little bit to increase the levels a little bit, but it's still a bit on the quiet side.
The total set is about 22 minutes long, so it's a bit on the long side for a WeeklyMusic submission. I hope that some of you check this out. Enjoy!
May 28, 15:30-17:20. Not in a good mood today. Nonetheless, songwriting time means songwriting time. Also, I borrowed a Korg Electribe EMX-1 to see if I want to buy it so I have to try it out and see if it's something that'll inspire me to do interesting things.
A few things I learned:
- Analog synthesizer tuning sucks
- Korg has some pretty cool SFX in it, but I'm still not clear if I really need a groovebox like it.
- I really really lazied out on this track, it needed a few more parts.
Total time: 1h 50m
Sun, Apr. 23: 13:00 - 15:10. An attempt at a jam.
I'm trying to make more interesting jams. I heard a few things from some other synth guys recently, like:
- They like to use multiple short phrases (8 or even 4 steps)
- Different time steps
- Cut off steps every once in a while
- Use reset a lot
I figure that I can try out some of these techniques in a live jam and see how it goes. A lot of the techniques they mentioned apply to a Eurorack format but I should be able to do a lot even without it.
Total time: 2h 10m