Here’s what the studio looks like at the moment. I have installed my new Adam A7X monitors and switched around the stuff in the rack. Now there should be room for some euro modules as well.
If you missed the exhibition you can catch it again and again since it’s a travelling exhibition. Next up will be in Vilnius, Lithuania and the National gallery of art, the branch of the Lithuanian art museum, between Oct 10 and Nov 9, 2014.
I did a demo of some of the possibilities using sample & hold on the System-100. This is a bit different from the usual stuff I do nowadays but here you go..
Here is my first bootleg remix of the summer. My Deep House summer version of Bibio – Down to the sound. Listen and download before Soundcloud takes it down.
Check out this brand new, refurbished version of my old track called Heavy Skitz. This will be part of the second, still unamed EP which will be released in the autumn on 2014.
For a while now I have been working on refurbishing some of my older and previously unreleased tracks. When I’m done I plan to release them as two EPs. One with some Electronica tunes and the other with the more banging Progressive House, Tech House stuff. I have uploaded one of the tunes that will part of the latter EP and it’s called FGP. Some of you that have been following me for 10-15 years may remember it as Future Gene Pool. Originally made in 2003, but never properly released. Anyway.. This is pounding Tech House / Progressive House / Techno. Deep deep bass on this one.
Check it out and don’t forget to listen to my other music on soundcloud.com/knatter.
So what does the LXR actually sound like? Too show you, I just recorded some loops that I made last weekend. The sounds on this demo uses a mixture of imported samples (from TR707/808/909) and sounds synthesized live on the LXR. This is a pretty straight forward basic demo with not much manipulation of the sounds. I’ll try to add some more demos in the future with examples of the digital madness you can cram out of this baby.
Check out the LXR on www.sonic-potions.com
This DIY project has been laying around in pieces in my studio since I bought it a couple of months ago from Sonic Potions. Around christmas I decided to pick up the soldering iron and today it was finally finished.
I’m happy to report that it works as promised. I will be making some loops and play around with it this weekend. Happy days! 🙂
I noticed I haven’t been writing anything on my web site for a while, so here goes. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of music on my new Elektron Monomachine and soon I will probably have enough tracks to actually release my third full length album. So why this sudden burst of creativity? Well, it’s probably because of the workflow of the Monomachine. I find that it’s much much easier for me to record my ideas when I get a burst of inspiration. Making music with Ableton Live on a computer is not particularly difficult but it still takes longer time to convert the ideas to sounds and music. On the Monomachine I can go from scratch – no sounds and no music, to an almost complete track in a matter of hours. I also like the sound machines on the Monomachine. It’s easy to create stuff that sounds good. I really like this box.
And I also bought a X0xb0x for the studio. It’s a TB-303 clone. Expect more acid-like basses in my music in the future.
Right now I’m redesigning my studio a bit. Lately I got three new pieces of equipment – An Elektron MonoMachine, a Pultec clone and a circuit bended Speak & Math. The MonoMachine is a wonderful little box. I’m planning to use it to create new beats and improvising stuff. The Pultec clone is a dual EQ with vacuum tubes. It’s a really, really good EQ, but it’s very sensitive to ground loops from the power lines. I need to get myself an isolating transformer to get rid of the 50 hz hum before I can use it fully. The Speak & Math thing is just for fun but maybe maybe I will use it in some techno or acid tunes. In a couple of days I will get an LXR drum machine kit, but that’s another story.