It might seem a little odd that i’m posting so soon but… I have something I MUST speak of… but first… listen to this!
I took the setup from the previous blog post and video, minus the V-Synth, around to Joe and Bec’s for a jam and it was an exceptional time.
Feel i’m getting to grips with using the System-1m in a creative way… a lot of nice minimal tweaks along with some great sound FX.
The very playful nature got me thinking again about performative focus vs mixing focus and so…
With this setup I can control all but the Nord Modular Rack without looking in the direction of a monitor – really nice to have such a performatively focused table. One (sorta) problem is that I have to stand up to use the V-Synth but I guess that will be good exercise for my 40+yr old pudge. 🙂
There’s also something else I picked up for very cheap that you can just see in the lower left – a little something that will hopefully prove to be a creatively useful boundary / limitation.
Pulling from a slightly old-school mentality (perhaps a tinge of hipster retro) this little device uses SD cards to replicate the experience of old school 8-track recording. My plan is to use the computer (with the exceptional help of Ableton Push) as a musical instrument – recording multiple tracks to the Zoom R8 which can then be transferred to the computer for proper mixing later. What i’m hoping to inspire is something of a shift away from my improvise, post-produce and that’s it mentality to include a greater focus on arrangements. By providing a sensible limitation of 8 tracks I will hopefully finish more tracks and it certainly doesn’t remove the possibility of micro-editing later… just takes it out of the jamming phase.
It also will potentially assist in live mixing of prepared material but… cross that bridge… and things…