Quick tryout of my new Akai Tomcat, recorded live in one take. It's also driving Korg SQ-1 step sequencer and a Korg X3 keyboard. (Yes, the snare is a bit loud, but it's new...... :~)
Actually just a a demo track of my latest musical invention, the extremely weird Wack-EQ extreme tone control box, But it came out well, so I've posted it here anyway :~) Completely non-linear and unpredictable, but in a good way, processing a continuous one bar loop on the Korg Monotribe, two bars straight, then all the changes made by twiddling the knobs on the Wack-EQ. Not your usual tone control...... Picture here - http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davepegz/37794214
A misplaced and overlooked tune from some years ago, originally done as a joke, but actually sounding pretty cool.... Possibly the most extreme vocal compression/gating you'll ever hear :~)
Lo-Fi ambient soundscape written for an Animation. Doing more with less :~) Sample looper on Android phone, through Korg Monotron filter section and TC Electronic M350 delay/reverb
What happens when the machines take over..... There I was late last night fiddling away on my newly acquired Novation K-Station (an instrument designed and manufactured by God :~) ), when it reached a point where it was playing this all by itself. All I had to do was press record. Doesn't go very far tune-wise (hence the title!, but the sounds are pretty amazing.......
Based on an obscure format called a Trick Canon, something a bit different from me :~)
A little live groove on a Tuesday morning on the mighty Korg Monotribe - the funkiest little black box on the planet :~)
....'cos it's my day off :~) A little Monday Morning live jam on Korg Monotribe and Novation Nova 2. The unashamedly analog Monotribe was synced to the immutably MIDI Nova 2 using Sync Unit AC, a wonderful free VST plugin that lets you send an analog sync clock through any audio output on any sound card :~) http://www.rv0.be/suac.html if you want it.......
Ambient piece, the result of a major programming binge on the Novation Nova 2. The entire track was played live, simply by turning the Mod wheel :~)
I've got a VSC3 to play with for a while :~) Live recording, one take, no overdubs. VSC3 and TC electronics delay
The love song of a Numbers Station Numbers stations are mysterious broadcasts over shortwave radio, transmitting secret messages to spies: rampant during the cold war, and still used today. Visit the Conet project at http://www.archive.org/details/ird059 for more details and a huge number of recordings. This track uses some clips from there, but mainly recordings from my own shortwave radio. All sounds, including the beats and the main vocal line are from shortwave radio based sounds. She was from the East - He was from the West, and on an adjacent frequency. But alas, although their voices intermingled, they could never meet..........
Another 'recorded live on the bus' Kaossilator 2 track. The astronaut samples were played in from an Android phone :-) Music on the move is fun, much better than reading the paper......
More on-the-bus jamming. If only the other passengers knew..... Marsham is a small town approx. 5 mins. from where I live - Mainly famous for my nice friends Kate and Jerry living there :-)
Played and recorded live on a Kaossilator 2 on the 44a bus to Sheringham. Recorded with the built-in recorder, the only post production was to fade the ending. First time I've had a chance to play with this properly and I'm very pleased for a first track, despite the fact that the subtle loop fades were a bit messed up by going ound roundabouts too fast :-)
Minimalist electronica on the Kaossilator 2. Played and recorded live on the 44a bus to Norwich :~)
A little bit of ambientness :-) Recorded live in one take on real hardware synths. No artificial additives....
Odd electronica! Vocal sample is from a 1960 performance of 'I Am' by sound poet Brion Gysin. Original lyrics may well have been by Popeye The Sailor Man :-)
The result of too many ghost stories over Christmas File under 'Uneasy Listening'
Groovy little old school electronica thing, sort of reminiscent of THAT track on Dark Side Of The Moon :-)
Multi track, but performed entirely on the wonderful Korg Kaossilator.
Every sound, except the hi hats, comes from a Stylophone. All effects added live whilst multitracking. NO post production mixing :-)
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