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Thursday, 31 July 2014

This must have taken some storyboarding!

20syl - Kodama (official music video)

Music's beautiful too.

20syl - Kodama (official music video) from 20syl.

Complex atmospherics from modular synth

I suspect there's a bit of Minimoog patched in to provide the bass drones, but another subtle slow-burner nicely shows the intricate atmospheres you can build with these complex instruments.

idea sketch ES 14.59 from Kurt Kurasaki.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A night time improvisation

"More or Less" 

From millolab.

Millolab says "Headphones highly recommended. Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld, Arturia Microbrute, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra."

I particularly like the gentle percussive sounds from the Machinedrum.

Self-playing soundscape

"Lost Horizons"

From ikjoyce.

A continually evolving sound carpet as the modules cycle through their particular functions, each at their own rate, and probably never exactly repeating the overall effect.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Contrapuntal invention for Scottish synth

Macbeth Micromac-D Paraphonic Demo

From maisonvague

Maisonvague says "It's an original composition written specifically for the video employing 18th century contrapuntal techniques. I had Bach in mind during parts of it -- especially his Two-Part Inventions. But there are hints of Schubert and Mozart in there as well."

Ken MacBeth makes these very nice but expensive synthesizers in Edinburgh. (It's the blue one at top-right in the video.) It feels good that these things are designed just down the road from here, but I can't afford to buy them:(

Taming Lynch's Weirding Module

From davidryle.

Just about as far as you can go with modular synths! Not an especially cheap way to heat your house but wonderfully mad. No melody to speak of here but a great soundscape produced very organically. About 8 minutes in, it edges into more tonal territory with exhilarating effect.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Waldorf Nave: iPad synthesizer - sound design 1

I've been getting deep into programming Nave, the most amazing synth for iOS! This isn't a finished piece of music; more of a showcase for the sound design possibilities.

You're hearing the raw sound output from Nave with no additional effects on the iPad. Just a touch of compression afterwards in Logic to tame the spikes.

Best enjoyed in stereo!

Salve intemerata (Thomas Tallis)

From Richard Galbraith

Wonderful use of modular synths to re-imagine this choral work by the greatest composer of the English Renaissance.

Springtime Sequence 1

From DJRexParis.

Nicely shot video with lovely dark ambience. These downtempo tunes take a few bars to get under way! Be patient.