I’ve just released the first “official” Makrotulpa release. Five movements in one mix over 24 minutes.
The synthesis is predominantly Nord Modular G1 Rack and MicroModular, patched live and recorded to six separate 96k 32bit stereo tracks. I’m also using Metasynth to morph some of the recorded files into shortwave sounds sourced from WebSDR. Finally there is a rhythm in track four that came from a Doepfer Dark Energy II. Tracks were mixed and mastered in Adobe Audition at 96/32, then downsampled to 48/24 for uploading to Bandcamp.
In think these kinds of videos are awesome, particularly in how they illuminate different approaches to technology that aren’t given a focus in promotional videos. Honestly all the very mainstream demos of the Elektron Analog 4 on YouTube tend to turn me off despite reading the impressive specs. The CV outs pretty much highlight it as a gateway to Modular money-sink land – wish it had multiple MIDI outs. Then again I wish my Nord Modular’s had proper MIDI outs as well. Anyway… (1st world problems!) Scott has an awesome looking CD/DVD release called Gates out on Secrets of Giza. Continue reading “An embarrassment of riches that continues to overwhelm”→
I’ve been very busy the last few weeks teaching and working on other people’s projects. One of the things I’m involved with is a test of a system for computer based duets call CIM. Andrew Brown is curating a show called Musician & Machine at the Queensland Conservatorium this Friday to demonstrate various practitioners and their varied approaches to the system. Here is a video where i’m demonstrating the technology. Some more deep thoughts after the jump.