Thank you for this VolcaRock.
Thank you for this VolcaRock.
Being a drummer first and keyboard noodler second, this, I likey…
As seen on Matrixsynth, the fastest lean green synth posting machine bar none.
Now before you accuse me of being nasty here, I used to play in a keyboard band called ‘Instinct’, my mum chose our clothes and our beige suits had the sleeves rolled up. ’Crockett’s Theme’ had never been played by such a dashing duo.
Looking back, it wasn’t surprising we were hardly beating away the girls like Don Johnson and er, the other one.
I’m still a proud knob twiddler but let’s face it, even mentioning the word ‘synth’ to a non-nerd brings on looks of pity and trying to explain ‘modular’ to someone is even worse – you instantly see eyes glaze over and internal voices go ‘BORRRRRINGGGGG!’
Let’s celebrate our norm-ness though with a few highlights of some YouTube sensations….
This first one is pretty new with our star of the show rocking the QuNeo like you’ve never seen before:
That’s a bit too glitzy though so let’s take it down a notch with the fella’s from International Electromatics. I hope someone had a go at the crowd for the pitiful intro applause. Shame on them…
This last one though is an absolute winner. What Dave Vosh lacks in dynamism he makes up for in sheer intensity. Dave – I’m sending my mum over to sort out your stage clothes.
!! BONUS FUN – PLAY ALL THREE VIDEOS AT THE SAME TIME !!
Yes, I told the wife. How else would this box get nearly full so quickly…
It’s coming together nicely and lovely sounds are popping out. When I’ve got a little more of a grip on it all I’ll video some noise of the system and the modules. Actually not noise, I’m not a fan of modular blips but each to their own.
Here’s what’s we’ve got at the mo:
I’ve saved the rack on Modular Grid if you’re interested.
Love a bit of painstaking rendering me…
…and there is a problem.
It is very VERY addictive. When those little boxes arrive in the post, the frisson of excitement builds, you’re proud you haven’t spent too much, you plug it in, make some sounds and slowly realise you HAVE spent too much as it’s not just that module you’ve bought but a steady stream of knobby circuit boarded goodness.
I’ve started making some noises but the studio is in disarray so as soon as that’s sorted I’ll have everything wired in properly and will start to video some stuff.
So far the system is…
Its looking like the OP1 will finally come into its own in this set too as a sound source and recorder
Hello. It’s been a while. How the devil are you?
Hopefully I’m talking to the millions that have missed me or perhaps just Synthy Steve from Dagenham.
Either way, the last X months (I’ve lost track how many) have been a rollercoaster ride with the wife and I having a little one.
It’s now time to get back to writing and sharing my audio journeys.
It hasn’t all been babies the last few months though, the studio has seen many bits of kit come and go. Digital is going (Korg microKorg, Roland D-70, Virus A and B – all gone) and analogue is definitely making a dent in my wallet, most notably an Alesis Andromeda A6 taking up a chunk of space.
Perhaps more interesting is the arrival of my first modular set up – or bits of it anyway. I can see the beginnings of a particular addictive hobby starting. More on that and some very exciting modular news soon.
First up, no, I’m not paid to endorse this product. I just like it. With that out the way…
Following on from my first noodle with the 3003, I set about creating a track just using this lively little beast.
I got sidetracked and added other stuff but here’s just the 3003 parts with a few bars of (unfinished) track context at the end (inc Ableton Live Operator, Maschine and Waldorf Blofeld). The sections are either one, two or three 3003 layers with a touch of UAD EP34 delay on some elements.
Absolutely loving it!