Currently being totally inspired by minimal techno stuff, I created a rather reduced audio track which develops into a quite danceable deep house tune in the end. The track has been created and performed live on a Korg Electribe 2s, with some EQ’ing and compression from Ableton Live 10.
No cuts have been applied, so please excuse me, that I have been carried away by the flow of music and created a 16+ minutes track… 😉
I am so excited to finally have this new track published! It was a long journey, to get it finished.
Based on an initial jam with a Volca Drum, a Volca Bass, a Behringer TD-3 (which I call my „Acid Flute“) and two multieffect devices (Zoom MS-70 for Volca Bass and TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb for TD-3), I was quite content with a rather minimal / reduced, strong acid character. Initially…
It seems, I cannot stay minimal. Once I worked on the parts in Ableton Live, I started enhancing. Some arpeggios were added by VST synths, all tracks got multiple effect additions.
Still not being really convinced, it took me quite a while to find the missing parts: One day I heard my daughter talk to her friend about some dresses – they were really excited about the „knallgelbe, neongelbe“ dress they talked about (that’s yellow, neon-yellow). Sampling this, I found the missing part for the track. The vocal sample got heavily processed, some parts stretched, some with a delay or gated, nearly everything added with Valhalla Shimmer reverb goodness and finally this added the missing spice to the track.
I am proud of this piece of music and hope, you like it, too!
You may find the track on many digital music platforms, if you like to give it a try. Perhaps, it makes you dancing, too! 😉
Currently I am working on a track called „Body Control“. Initially, I planned to create some dark techno style, minimal music with fierce acidy arpeggios. Well, the outcome was quite different, again, the patterns morphed to become a techno house track with some trancy elements. Ok, accepted, that’s nice, too.
In this jam, I played the different patterns and transitions live on my Electribe 2s as well as on the Korg Volca Bass.
In my latest post, I posted a video of a melo-technoid-wave jam I recently played. As I am quite proud of the melodic progression and the sound design of the track and of the transitions played in live, I decided to release this exact take.
The song was written and performed live solely on my Korg electribe 2s, using some samples I created with elf-audio’s brilliant Koala Sampler app. It was recorded live as a one-take in Ableton Live 10 via a Zoom R16 in audio-interface-mode. In Ableton, some EQing and compression was applied for final mastering, no effects, no cuts, no additional programming.
You may find the track on all major streaming platforms, find some links below.
We are going through crazy times, currently. I am very sorry, about what’s going on in the world around us. About people getting severely sick, about people dying. And I am worrying about the outcome of this situation, how will it affect our daily lives? Will society remain as it is? What will change?
Creating music is one of my ways to cope with this situation. So I started with the idea of lush, melody driven song that provides some good vibes, see my jam in the last post. The feedback I received from you pointed to giving it a bit more beat. Well, this reminded me of the fun I had in the early 90ies with my trusty Casio FZ-1 in breaking the beats. Ok, challenge accepted, I thought and worked a bit on this track.
The track ended up as an industrial style Drum and Bass beast in the middle, showing the chaos that surrounds us all, currently. And it creates an outlook on good times in the end.
I created it on my Korg electribe 2s and played it live into Ableton Live 10, where I added some mastering and two effect transitions.
Hope, you like it 😉
Please find some links here of my music on major streaming platforms.
Digging deeper, this time. The multiple times restructured, mutated and re-compiled voice sample builds a strong and intimate basis for the post-acid, psychedelic musical outburst.
The lyrics evolve by reusing single words and rearranging them to give the original statement new and different meaning:
They were told that it wouldn’t hurt, I proved them wrong. I told them, they wouldn’t hurt. They told them, I wouldn’t hurt. They told them, I wouldn’t hurt. They were wrong. I told them, they were wrong. They told them wrong. I proved them, they were wrong. I proved them wrong.
I hurt. I hurt them. I hurt them. I hurt them.
They were wrong.
You can find this two track EP with the post-acid, progressive-house Original Mix and the vocals focussed Wrong Edit on all major streaming and music download platforms and on my Bandcamp site. Here are some links, I will update them as the release is published on different services.
I recently bought this little drum machine beast, the Korg Volca Drum. I really enjoy jamming around with it, as it delivers deep sound creation functionality together with an easy comprehensible, Korg-Electribe-style sequencer.
So why not create a complete track from the 6-pattern device, I thought? Four patterns for the drums and percussions and two for constantly changing sounds based on the profound sound of the box should be a good basis for a minimal techno, house track.
Good idea, as I had a lot of fun jamming around, creating the flow and playing with the Volca Drum. Everything has been played live in one take, out-of-the-box, the only two additions are a guitar pedal that was used for additional delay effects and a little bit of multi-band compressor added in Ableton Live 10.
I hope you enjoy this track, too. 😉
You can find it on all major streaming and music download platforms and on my Bandcamp site. Here are some links: