After owning my Nord Rack 2X for months I finally started to actually create some patches instead of lazily using presets, and I quickly realised that the envelopes are very slow at their longest, ideal for ambient pads.
This is a bit of one of them with the Medusa joining in towards the end using a home made MS70-CDR version of the Zvex Lo-Fi Junky, which I really want to buy but can't justify £170 on right now. Fairly pleased with it.
Got my JX-03 back and there is something about the sound of it that just makes me think of John Carpenter movies.
This is all JX apart from some Yamaha RX21 (iirc) drum samples. Not too happy with the arp, but it was bashed out oretty quickly, so it'll have to do.
I've managed to get myself behind again :/
Another hip hop thing, piano from the Wavestation doing the bulk of the work, Neutron on bass, PO-32 on the drums and Blofeld for some pads.
Pretty happy with this, gonna try and get some lyrics and cuts recorded over it.
Pretty happy with this ambient-type thing. Lead line could do with some polishing, but that'll have to wait, away for the next week or so.
Blofeld on main pads, Medusa on more pads, PreenFM2 on the twinkly arp, PO32 for the drums, Wavestation and Nord Rack for the piano parts.
Might come back to this, I think it has some potential.
Finally! It's only taken about two months.
Quick hip hop loop using the PO32, Neutron and Medusa with the new 2.0 firmware. The updated smoothed wavetables are lovely, making these basic three note chords much more interesting thanks to a synced LFO.
Just playing around with the Nyx (badly) over some Blofeld chords.
Finding it very difficult to catch up with my subs, almost no time for music stuff. This is pretty rough, really just a bunch of layered synth parts.
Getting to grips with the Medusa now though, the modulation matrix is particularly excellent, this uses one of the LFOs to modulate the shape of another LFO which is modulating the filter cutoff. LFOception!
Who needs drums! Another dark ambient track, which I'm really quite happy with.
I think it's almost complete. Perhaps a little overlong, but I didn't want to rush it, it's all about mood after all.
I'm coming to realise that the thing I enjoy most about all this is the sound design. Think I'm going to try and get an ep of this stuff done.
Not had much time this week, but this came together pretty quickly.
Been a LONG time since l since I've made any drum and bass, this has got a distinct 2004 Cause 4 Concern vibe I think. Pretty happy with it although, as usual, it could do with some fills and drum variation, and a little trimming here and there.
The Neutron saw is fairly pleasing, with a sub under it it'd be chunky as hell.