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Title: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on November 22, 2015, 06:13:41 PM
Hi all! In good old fashion we'd like to continue providing a place where you can share your music.

Whether you just like to use this thread for shameless self-promotion or you actually like to get some feedback about your latest track(s) from other members: this is the place!

Although this is a DSI/Sequential forum and most of you are here because you own at least own of their instruments, this thread is not necessarily about endorsing DSI and Sequential gear. It's about your music, no matter what equipment you've used to create it. So don't feel intimidated when you'd like to share a piece that doesn't feature any DSI/Sequential instrument. After all, we all enjoy a good tune!



I'll give it a start:

After I did all the Pro 2 videos a couple of weeks ago, I decided to record a track that features only my Moog instruments (oh, the heresy) with the exception of the Volca Beats. Everything has been recorded live.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42O1WKvA4HQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42O1WKvA4HQ)
Title: Re: Share your music
Post by: dslsynth on November 30, 2015, 11:59:21 AM
Interesting demo, Paul Dither! There are many good ingredients in there. It took me a few listens to really appreciate the track. Must be honest and say that it did not impact me as much as I really wanted it to the first few times I listened to it. But its certainly very well done and displays musical skills way beyond what I will ever be able to do.

Like the idea of using the Pro 2 for sequencing the Minitaur. Was wondering if one could feed the Minitaur with some of Pro 2's digital wave shapes via external input for even wilder bass? Imagine the sub oscillator and four supersaws for a starter. These can either be sent via a CV out or via the main output with the benefit that the effects such as character/chorus/flange/distortion can be applied to digital oscillators before being Minitaur'ed. Now add sequence tracks of varying lengths for even more sonic color.
Title: Re: Share your music
Post by: Paul Dither on November 30, 2015, 12:14:35 PM
Interesting demo, Paul Dither! There are many good ingredients in there. It took me a few listens to really appreciate the track. Must be honest and say that it did not impact me as much as I really wanted it to the first few times I listened to it. But its certainly very well done and displays musical skills way beyond what I will ever be able to do.

Like the idea of using the Pro 2 for sequencing the Minitaur. Was wondering if one could feed the Minitaur with some of Pro 2's digital wave shapes via external input for even wilder bass? Imagine the sub oscillator and four supersaws for a starter. These can either be sent via a CV out or via the main output with the benefit that the effects such as character/chorus/flange/distortion can be applied to digital oscillators before being Minitaur'ed. Now add sequence tracks of varying lengths for even more sonic color.

Thanks for your honest comment, dslsynth. It confirms the first impression I had after I was done. I think it has partially to do with where you perceive the 1 to be in the 7/8 rhythm, especially in the opening bars - it tricks me too. That's where the title came from, haha.

As for all the rest: Basically, the Minitaur is just triggered by the arpeggiator of Ableton Live (in hold mode). I just activate key changes with the Pro 2. Bummer, I know. I'd like to do more 'real' interactive stuff between the Moogs and the Pro 2 though. It's mainly a time thing. I also realize, once I've spent a lot of time with one instrument, like the Pro 2 for example, it always takes me a while to get back into the mindset for another instrument, like the Sub 37 for example. Not that both are overly complicated, but once you've immersed yourself fully into one, it takes a bit of a reboot to approach another. It's also easy to forget about some tricks and shortcuts if you're not constantly using it all pretty much nonstop.

But that also has a positive side: It shows me that there's no reason for serious GAS right know, as I've still plenty to explore with what I have. Feeding DSI's digital waveshapes through Moog filters is only one thing.
Title: Re: Share your music
Post by: dslsynth on November 30, 2015, 01:33:51 PM
Oh yes, that darn T-word! Looking forward to hear more of your music and sonic experiments. Good stuff there for sure! And yeah both Pro 2 and Sub 37 are fairly large voice architectures so there be plenty of noise oceans to explore for good sounding islands. Being good at sound design as you have shown in your videos will surely help that process!

Speaking of your excellent track I did not even notice it was in 7/8. :o
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 12, 2016, 05:20:08 PM
Paul Dither,  at 8:35 there's an interesting sound- sort of ring mod or FM thing going on.  That's coming from the moog then?   

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on January 12, 2016, 05:30:42 PM
Paul Dither,  at 8:35 there's an interesting sound- sort of ring mod or FM thing going on.  That's coming from the moog then?   

Exactly, that's the Sub 37. If I remember correctly right off the bat, the filter cutoff is being modulated by a fast LFO.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on January 18, 2016, 12:56:32 PM
I made a new original, all synthesizer, composition. I used my Eurorack Modular, DSI MoPho, DSI Tempest, Korg MS2000B, and one voice/synth sample that I created. It also features Soundole (Peter Anthony Smith) on EWI.

Link to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXR3EGqIoWE&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13vfzjiwkmsvz5nq23bcnog1ub5ulcpa04
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 19, 2016, 12:00:51 PM
A short melodic piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUHXLQgY5o
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 20, 2016, 06:59:59 AM
Okay... it's a rough lot to follow something as great as the last ones, but here's a short Evolver-only thing.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/metro-cloud
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: eXode on January 22, 2016, 02:01:56 PM
Some great stuff posted here! Cheers! :)

I recently made a mood piece as a showcase/demo for a software synthesizer. It's not an emulation of a specific synthesizer but it shares features with many of the classic polyphonic analogue synthesizers of yesteryear. All synthesized sounds are from this synt. I ran all the synth tracks through a shared bus with a delay and a reverb. A .rex loop is providing the beat.

https://soundcloud.com/exodesound/red70
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: eXode on January 22, 2016, 02:06:06 PM
I also made this short piece as an showcase for the Boomstar 5089 synthesizer. It features 4 different takes of the Boomstar. FX were applied quite liberally in this track as well, spring reverb and delay. No other FX except for some gentle mastering.

I love the tone of the Boomstar. It has that larger than life quality to it that I think is rare to find in modern analogues. The next step would be some expensive modular system, imho.

https://soundcloud.com/exodesound/monumental-5089
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 23, 2016, 10:35:57 AM
I made a new original, all synthesizer, composition. I used my Eurorack Modular, DSI MoPho, DSI Tempest, Korg MS2000B, and one voice/synth sample that I created. It also features Soundole (Peter Anthony Smith) on EWI.

Link to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXR3EGqIoWE&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13vfzjiwkmsvz5nq23bcnog1ub5ulcpa04
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Steven,  Nice arrangement and it works so well with that wind controlled instrument. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 23, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
A short melodic piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUHXLQgY5o

Ok, my PO8 doesn't sound like this!  ;)  Really pretty.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 23, 2016, 10:49:04 AM
Okay... it's a rough lot to follow something as great as the last ones, but here's a short Evolver-only thing.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/metro-cloud

This sounds just like an accordion squeezebox.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 23, 2016, 11:24:56 AM

This sounds just like an accordion squeezebox.

I'm really glad that you heard that. The key is just a little bit of velocity-to-attack modulation.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 23, 2016, 12:02:35 PM
Ok, my PO8 doesn't sound like this!  ;)  Really pretty.

Oh yes it does, Soundquest!  The P'08 can do it all.  But thanks.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 24, 2016, 07:46:53 PM
This piece is mostly Prophet '08, with just a few chords from the Poly Evolver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXxc6tMpyRg
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on January 25, 2016, 09:02:35 AM
This piece is mostly Prophet '08, with just a few chords from the Poly Evolver:

Its very good with a nicely calm winter mood ... and no winter solstice celebration... ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 25, 2016, 09:04:27 AM
Thanks, DSLSynth.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 27, 2016, 09:13:50 AM


I decided to put some of my more recent songs into an album. A few of the tracks are exclusively DSI instruments: "Glimmer in the Dark" all PO8 and "The Happy Raccoon" and "Good Bad Ugly Song" all PEK, "Reset Go" all Pro2.

I stuck with my username for the CD title "Soundquest". It can presently be found here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianschaft and so I'm told, on Itunes and Amazon within a few weeks.

I made this CD for family and friends for Christmas.  So the first track is actually some narration explaining basic synth operation since this seems to be a misunderstood and shrouded hobby we have ;)

-Brian
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 27, 2016, 07:51:08 PM
Now I miss the summertime, so here's a diversion for me. It's sort of an attempt to evoke various sounds from my backyard as a beautiful orb weaver waits in my shed waiting for something tasty to come along. It's all MicroBrute, but sometimes the MicroBrute needs love.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/the-orb-weaver-waits
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SKmakesthings on January 30, 2016, 09:29:16 AM
My latest track "Slyrinx" from my "The Reality Dysfunction" project.
#Pro2 #MC303

https://soundcloud.com/skmakesthings/slyrinx (https://soundcloud.com/skmakesthings/slyrinx)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: _ADSR_ on January 30, 2016, 08:42:37 PM
https://soundcloud.com/prophet08/prophet-6-sequence

The Prophet 6 getting all sequenced up.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 31, 2016, 07:30:20 AM
https://soundcloud.com/prophet08/prophet-6-sequence

The Prophet 6 getting all sequenced up.

Nice buildup.  You use the on board sequencer?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 06, 2016, 02:56:22 PM
Really like playing with the Pro 2 sequencer.  Had this neat string sound so I made a folky tune out of it.  All pro 2, except intro accordian which is Studiologic Sledge, passing car is Novation K station,  rhythm is Korg EMX.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/road-outta-orleans
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 06, 2016, 06:47:50 PM
Really like playing with the Pro 2 sequencer.  Had this neat string sound so I made a folky tune out of it.  All pro 2, except intro accordian which is Studiologic Sledge, passing car is Novation K station,  rhythm is Korg EMX.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/road-outta-orleans

That's an excellent acoustic guitar sound, really nice.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 07, 2016, 08:44:43 AM
Thanks Sacred Synthesis.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 09, 2016, 02:28:18 PM
Prophet '08 and Poly Evolver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1qacbzCbT8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 13, 2016, 01:28:51 PM
Prophet '08 and Poly Evolver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1qacbzCbT8

Nice flute-like tones in the whole intro.  Is that the Evolver or PO8?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 13, 2016, 02:25:59 PM
Thanks, Soundquest.  The flute-like sound used for the beginning chords is a digital waveshape from the Poly Evolver, and the high-pitched melody is the Prophet '08.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on February 20, 2016, 08:10:55 PM
I spent the day learning how to do most of what I need to do with MuseScore. The printed output would have looked slightly better with Finale, specifically the spacing of accidentals.

The recording is all Moog today. I hope I'll be forgiven.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/a-boy-and-his-dog
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on March 01, 2016, 06:24:44 PM
This one is sort of an experiment involving the use of the MicroBrute as a second LFO for the Little Phatty.

The melody is produced with teeny tiny movements of the filter cutoff knob. Over the last few days, various serendipitous online explorations have led me to listen to an hour or so of Tuvan throat singing. Without indulging in cultural appropriation, a bit of that influence certainly crept into this short piece.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/straightline
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 01, 2016, 09:06:05 PM
That's an effective rendition of synthetic throat singing.  And as I listened to it, the spaghetti noodles on my plate began to slowly rise up.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 05, 2016, 07:42:57 AM
I'm at it again with the birds, well, "seagulls".   Unfortunately I lost my PO8 patch for seagulls, which was quite convincing.  So seagulls you hear this time will be from the Roland Gaia.   Waves and wind are Novation K-Station ( I haven't turned that on in a few years), but all the rest is Poly Evolver Keyboard.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/the-mariners-return
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 05, 2016, 07:51:28 AM
This one is sort of an experiment involving the use of the MicroBrute as a second LFO for the Little Phatty.

The melody is produced with teeny tiny movements of the filter cutoff knob. Over the last few days, various serendipitous online explorations have led me to listen to an hour or so of Tuvan throat singing. Without indulging in cultural appropriation, a bit of that influence certainly crept into this short piece.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/straightline
Right on,  that does sound like the Mongolian throat singing Chysn.  Maybe put some flute to it and get the rest of those noodles on Sacred Synthesis' plate to stand on end ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 05, 2016, 02:08:49 PM
I'm at it again with the birds, well, "seagulls".   Unfortunately I lost my PO8 patch for seagulls, which was quite convincing.  So seagulls you hear this time will be from the Roland Gaia.   Waves and wind are Novation K-Station ( I haven't turned that on in a few years), but all the rest is Poly Evolver Keyboard.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/the-mariners-return

Those seagulls were fairly good.  I like this sort of thing - imitating natural sounds.  I've been meaning to do some myself. 

I think we should have a bird imitation contest here.  We'll call it, "Beat My Birds".
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on March 05, 2016, 02:17:05 PM
It is a good seagull sound. Perhaps blown to somewhat Hitchcockian proportions. On the other hand, I've never been on a ship at sea, only on the Great Lakes, where the gulls may be more sparsely distributed.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 06, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
Thanks guys.  I like the bird contest idea ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on March 06, 2016, 01:59:07 PM
"Beat My Birds".

There will be feathers all over the place! . o O ( beaten up birdies )
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on March 06, 2016, 03:49:32 PM
http://www.dsi-lifeboat.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9&p=25
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 06, 2016, 04:32:08 PM
"Beat My Birds".

There will be feathers all over the place! . o O ( beaten up birdies )

No bird violence will be tolerated.  If anyone harms as much as one fowl feather, we'll send the PETA police after you. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on March 06, 2016, 05:07:50 PM
No bird violence will be tolerated.  If anyone harms as much as one fowl feather, we'll send the PETA police after you.

Better keep the eagles (https://youtu.be/EwTul9-HGu8) out of the equation then!

But yeah I have had the synth protection agency after me a few times.

. o O ( :o )
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 29, 2016, 12:18:02 PM
Nothing spectacular, but....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUVyYbwqNe8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on March 30, 2016, 02:24:14 AM
Nothing spectacular, but....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUVyYbwqNe8

Way to sell it! It was a very nice start to the morning.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 30, 2016, 10:16:24 AM
Thanks, Chysn.  Yes, quite the self-promotional, I know.  Well, I had rearranged my set up in such a way that I wasn't able to record for a few weeks, until I had gotten a cable.  Once the cable arrived, I was impatient to post something new.  So, it was a quick and minor production.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 03, 2016, 02:20:10 PM
All Pro 2, except for the Simmons electric drums.   

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/seismic-slop

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 03, 2016, 02:22:22 PM
Very pretty, and then interesting, Soundquest.  I thought you had sold or returned your Pro 2?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 04, 2016, 01:26:21 PM
Very pretty, and then interesting, Soundquest.  I thought you had sold or returned your Pro 2?

Thanks Sacred Synthesis.   No,  after I first got the Pro 2 it I had a keyboard issue where a few of the keys were bad.  After a few e-mail conversations with DSI , they sent me a new keybed.   The Pro 2 I really like and I think it's laid out  well.    I have two favorite things about it:

1) I find that the Pro sequencer draws me in whenever I turn the unit on.  That is a refreshing deviation from how I think of the sequencers present on my other instruments- where the control for sequences are difficult, or needing software to really utilize.   For example,  the PEK has amazing stuff you can do with the sequencer,  but the soundtower software isn't really that great for controlling it.  Programming PEK sequences with the onboard controls is possible, but not a likely way I'm going to go about it.

2)    I think after I had gotten the Mopho, my interest waned quickly because I was not much of player that would use (or could use) mono keys very effectively.  I didn't expect to get another monophonic keyboard synth anytime soon.  But then the Pro 2 changed that.  Its paraphonic ability is a really neat dimension of sound and quite different than polyphonic.  I had gotten earlier experience with such paraphonic mode using the Vermona MKII and figured another paraphonic instrument couldn't hurt.  So that was that, and I ordered the Pro 2.     It was after the fact though that I discovered that the Pro 2 has some hidden tricks    I'm finding that plucky strings (like guitar, banjo type strings) are able to made on the Pro 2 very nicely.  I hope to write much more about it and explore some of it's softer elements and sounds. 

 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 09, 2016, 09:39:49 PM
A late night exercise in creating hands-free crescendi.  Pardon the audio annoyance in the first minute.  I probably should start using a little compression.  All things in their time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3iD4v82q7Q
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 12, 2016, 05:03:31 PM
Sacred Synthesis,

Nice buildup to 1:30.  (I guess hence the name).  There's a neat background "drone" ~ 5:13 too. (it that the bass peddles ??).  Probably my favorite of your music postings thus far.  I want on listen on something other than these lousy computer speakers of  mine. 

PS> I like your nature pictures too,  but this picture on this video allows me to see how cool two PO8's looked stacked.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 13, 2016, 08:53:23 AM
Thanks a lot, Soundquest.  That "drone" is a pedal point played on the Hammond pedalboard wihich controls the Evolver Desktop.

Personally, I prefer the nature pictures as well (which are all local photographs taken by my wife), but unfortunately, I have to occasionally "play the game" by using a studio photograph, which gets the video a much wider reception.


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Razmo on April 28, 2016, 02:45:06 PM
Well... just an Ambient doodle I made while trying to make a lush reverb with my Fireworx unit... still getting to know that FX box...

Just some random playing in layers for about two minutes... nothing serious, and actualy only made to test the reverb program.

Only one synth was used here... no EQ'ing or mastering of any kind done... just raw and dirty...

http://razmo.ziphoid.com/TheGirlAndTheButterflies.mp3
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 12, 2016, 11:51:04 PM
A simple piece of music using three pads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azcDglUP7sE
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 13, 2016, 10:26:07 AM
A simple piece of music using three pads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azcDglUP7sE

Simple idea and great development. I didn't expect the pad to kick in around 8:06, that's how I got lost in what was happening before.  ;)
Tasty as usual. And I like this sort of hybrid, i.e. brass and string type pad I referred to above.

I had to smirk at the understatement in the description, where it says, "The piece begins with a soft digital pad played on the Poly Evolver Keyboard. After the simple theme is stated, the Prophet '08s embellish it with two more animated patches." Makes it sound very modest about the great PEK pad. It's also a funny inversion if one thinks about the intruments' features, meaning that usually one would expect the PEK to take over the more complex part.

This piece also made me think whether you ever considered a Minitaur for bass pedal duties.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 13, 2016, 10:38:59 AM
I just post these tracks here again before they get lost in the Prophet-6 subforum.

This piece features 8 tracks of the Prophet-6: https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/bric-a-brac (https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/bric-a-brac)

And this one has been done with 28 tracks of the Prophet-6: https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/shoulder-pads-noisy-smacks (https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/shoulder-pads-noisy-smacks)

It's all pure Prophet-6 including the effects, i.e. except for the usual mixing and mastering tools no external effects have been used. I hope these rather eclectic pieces show a bit of the variety that's possible with the Prophet-6 although it might seem limited in terms of modulation options.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 13, 2016, 10:53:34 AM
Simple idea and great development. I didn't expect the pad to kick in around 8:06, that's how I got lost in what was happening before.  ;)
Tasty as usual. And I like this sort of hybrid, i.e. brass and string type pad I referred to above.

I had to smirk at the understatement in the description, where it says, "The piece begins with a soft digital pad played on the Poly Evolver Keyboard. After the simple theme is stated, the Prophet '08s embellish it with two more animated patches." Makes it sound very modest about the great PEK pad. It's also a funny inversion if one thinks about the intruments' features, meaning that usually one would expect the PEK to take over the more complex part.

This piece also made me think whether you ever considered a Minitaur for bass pedal duties.

Thanks, Paul.  The "inversion" is part and parcel of my set up.  The PEK-PER combination is to my left, while the two Prophet '08s are directly in front of me, with the bass pedals below them.  Occasionally I do change things around and put the Poly Evolvers in the central position, but then I miss the bi-timbrality of the P'08s.  So, the Poly Evolvers are second-class instruments in my music room because of my preference for purer analog sound. 

Now why would I need a Minitaur?  Because my pedal lines are generally a lot more than just long sustained notes, those little stubby pedals are by no means sufficient, nor is the Moog's limited key range.  Plus, because of the use of quarter and eighth note lines, an overwhelmingly dense bass sound would sound muddy.  I like the job the Evolver Desktop does , especially since it has four oscillators.  I would, though, like to add a Tetra to the bass section.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 13, 2016, 11:04:00 AM
Thanks, Paul.  The "inversion" is part and parcel of my set up.  The PEK-PER combination is to my left, while the two Prophet '08s are directly in front of me, with the bass pedals below them.  Occasionally I do change things around and put the Poly Evolvers in the central position, but then I miss the bi-timbrality of the P'08s.  So, the Poly Evolvers are second-class instruments in my music room because of my preference for purer analog sound.

Do the numbers indicate that you've sold one PEK by now?

Now why would I need a Minitaur?  Because my pedal lines are generally a lot more than just long sustained notes, those little stubby pedals are by no means sufficient, nor is the Moog's limited key range.  Plus, because of the use of quarter and eighth note lines, an overwhelmingly dense bass sound would sound muddy.  I like the job the Evolver Desktop does , especially since it has four oscillators.  I would, though, like to add a Tetra to the bass section.

Oh, it was just a thought. The Minitaur doesn't sound muddy though. But yeah, depending on what you would like to add, the limited key range might end up being an obstacle.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 13, 2016, 11:17:54 AM
Do the numbers indicate that you've sold one PEK by now?

No, I've still got both PEKs.  One is sleeping in a case.  I've warned the poor thing that it could be sold at any time. 

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 14, 2016, 10:38:57 AM
Good stuff recently.

Sacred Synthesis: I think that's my favorite of yours to date; the pedal harmonies are especially amazing.

Paul: Thanks for the impressive Prophet 6 music. You're helping to make my life difficult.

Raz: I love the theatrical feel of the Girl and the Butterflies. What synth is that?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 14, 2016, 11:34:26 AM
Paul: Thanks for the impressive Prophet 6 music. You're helping to make my life difficult.

I take that as a compliment.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 14, 2016, 11:35:31 AM
I also uploaded the tracks to YouTube, as it provides a slightly better quality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMaspA13xuQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMaspA13xuQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0xqT_Of98 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0xqT_Of98)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 14, 2016, 12:52:38 PM
Paul: Thanks for the impressive Prophet 6 music. You're helping to make my life difficult.

I take that as a compliment.  ;D

That was the intention, of course. I admire both the instrument and what you do with it, and I've been recently considering changing direction and getting a Prophet 6 instead of building a eurorack system (the "instead" part is pretty much set in stone). So when I hear stuff this good, it's another important piece of information for the crossroad.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 14, 2016, 12:55:38 PM
Paul: Thanks for the impressive Prophet 6 music. You're helping to make my life difficult.

I take that as a compliment.  ;D

That was the intention, of course. I admire both the instrument and what you do with it, and I've been recently considering changing direction and getting a Prophet 6 instead of building a eurorack system (the "instead" part is pretty much set in stone). So when I hear stuff this good, it's another important piece of information for the crossroad.

Thanks a lot, chysn!

Eurorack or Prophet-6 - that makes quite a difference. Is there anything you'd still like to know or I could help you out with in terms of the Prophet?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 14, 2016, 01:46:56 PM
Eurorack or Prophet-6 - that makes quite a difference. Is there anything you'd still like to know or I could help you out with in terms of the Prophet?

Thank you, but just listening to what you and others have done gives me plenty of information. It's not about sound nor capability, but what I think I'll enjoy. I ordered a eurorack case today, so SchrŲdinger's Cat could be out of the bag at this point.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 14, 2016, 03:03:59 PM
Sacred Synthesis: I think that's my favorite of yours to date; the pedal harmonies are especially amazing.

Thanks, Chysn.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 14, 2016, 03:24:56 PM
Eurorack or Prophet-6 - that makes quite a difference. Is there anything you'd still like to know or I could help you out with in terms of the Prophet?

Thank you, but just listening to what you and others have done gives me plenty of information. It's not about sound nor capability, but what I think I'll enjoy. I ordered a eurorack case today, so SchrŲdinger's Cat could be out of the bag at this point.

That sounds like it's the right decision - at least with regard to what I've heard from you and the flexibility you're looking for.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 18, 2016, 01:50:25 PM
Here's my first thing using the Evolver and the Mother-32. It should be easy to tell what's doing what.

I used no plug-in effects, but I did use the Evolver as a delay unit for a few of the Mother-32 parts.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/pirate-kite
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Razmo on May 23, 2016, 01:56:08 AM
Good stuff recently.

Sacred Synthesis: I think that's my favorite of yours to date; the pedal harmonies are especially amazing.

Paul: Thanks for the impressive Prophet 6 music. You're helping to make my life difficult.

Raz: I love the theatrical feel of the Girl and the Butterflies. What synth is that?

Sorry for the late answer... it was made with the Blofeld and Fireworx :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 24, 2016, 12:47:42 PM
I neglected my Pro 2 a little bit while I was spending a lot of time with the Prophet-6. So here's my return to another good friend of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUy_VYl51ec (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUy_VYl51ec)

(Make sure to use headphones or decent speakers.)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 24, 2016, 07:16:12 PM
I neglected my Pro 2 a little bit while I was spending a lot of time with the Prophet-6. So here's my return to another good friend of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUy_VYl51ec (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUy_VYl51ec)

(Make sure to use headphones or decent speakers.)

I bought the OB6 too quick after my Pro 2.  I know the quagmire you're in  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 24, 2016, 07:20:02 PM
Here's my first thing using the Evolver and the Mother-32. It should be easy to tell what's doing what.

I used no plug-in effects, but I did use the Evolver as a delay unit for a few of the Mother-32 parts.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/pirate-kite

Actually which is doing the main metallic sound,  Evolver I take it?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 24, 2016, 07:24:21 PM
A little piece to show some both odd and traditional sounds of the Vermona MK2.   

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/thought-dimension
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 24, 2016, 07:50:26 PM
Here's my first thing using the Evolver and the Mother-32. It should be easy to tell what's doing what.

I used no plug-in effects, but I did use the Evolver as a delay unit for a few of the Mother-32 parts.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/pirate-kite

Actually which is doing the main metallic sound,  Evolver I take it?

The Evolver is doing the rhythm part, and is layered (fairly low, just to provide some harmonics) on the first lead part, and then the Mother-32 is going through the Evolver's delay on two or three parts.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 25, 2016, 05:22:11 AM
A little piece to show some both odd and traditional sounds of the Vermona MK2.   

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/thought-dimension

That Vermona sounds nice. Was it doing the drums, too?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 25, 2016, 08:54:00 AM
A little piece to show some both odd and traditional sounds of the Vermona MK2.   

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/thought-dimension

That Vermona sounds nice. Was it doing the drums, too?

Yes, drums also.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 29, 2016, 04:43:02 PM
Mostly Prophet '08 music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ETd88Rq1g
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 29, 2016, 04:57:05 PM
Mostly Prophet '08 music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ETd88Rq1g

Superb sounds and dynamics, the latter of which make this particularly convincing with regard to orchestral playing. Your most cinematographic piece so far I'd say.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 29, 2016, 05:02:33 PM
Thanks, Paul.  I did it last night under the worst of conditions - rather irritated with a mother-in-law in the house whom I thought would never go away.  The musical juices were not happy, but I managed to sneak a quick little piece in.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 29, 2016, 05:05:41 PM
Thanks, Paul.  I did it last night under the worst of conditions - rather irritated with a mother-in-law in the house whom I thought would never go away.  The musical juices were not happy, but I managed to sneak a quick little piece in.

Hence the melancholy?  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 29, 2016, 05:08:46 PM
Thanks, Paul.  I did it last night under the worst of conditions - rather irritated with a mother-in-law in the house whom I thought would never go away.  The musical juices were not happy, but I managed to sneak a quick little piece in.

Hence the melancholy?  ;D

Is that all it was?  Huh, I thought it was despair.  It's a good thing my little music room is down in the basement, where I can hide!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on May 29, 2016, 05:10:37 PM
Thanks, Paul.  I did it last night under the worst of conditions - rather irritated with a mother-in-law in the house whom I thought would never go away.  The musical juices were not happy, but I managed to sneak a quick little piece in.

Hence the melancholy?  ;D

Is that all it was?  Huh, I thought it was despair.  It's a good thing my little music room is down in the basement, where I can hide!

Yes, towards the latter third, there was also lots of despair despite nicely interwoven pads.  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 29, 2016, 05:13:48 PM
Thanks, Paul.  I did it last night under the worst of conditions - rather irritated with a mother-in-law in the house whom I thought would never go away.  The musical juices were not happy, but I managed to sneak a quick little piece in.

Hence the melancholy?  ;D

Is that all it was?  Huh, I thought it was despair.  It's a good thing my little music room is down in the basement, where I can hide!

Yes, towards the latter third, there was also lots of despair despite nicely interwoven pads.  ;)

That must have been the instant it occurred to me that she might be spending the night.  It made me immediately reach for the modulation wheel and open up the filter.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on June 04, 2016, 02:52:43 PM
Paul, you're featured on the DSI Facebook page today. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 04, 2016, 03:23:34 PM
He's one of their regular features now. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on June 04, 2016, 06:03:27 PM
Paul, you're featured on the DSI Facebook page today. Nicely done.

Thank you, chysn! Glad you liked it.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on June 04, 2016, 06:03:57 PM
He's one of their regular features now.

Come on, I've put my blood, sweat, and tears into it.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 04, 2016, 08:24:30 PM
Of course you have.  And you deserve to be recognized for your excellent work. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on June 29, 2016, 11:51:54 PM
Here's my latest synth composition, called 'The Storm'. It's 100% synth!
I finished putting this together not too long before I left for my trip on Japan-- so I've been too busy to post too much about it. Details are in the video description :)

YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwtqBK7458o
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on June 30, 2016, 06:34:40 AM
Here's my latest synth composition, called 'The Storm'. It's 100% synth!
I finished putting this together not too long before I left for my trip on Japan-- so I've been too busy to post too much about it. Details are in the video description :)

YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwtqBK7458o

Nice to see a modular synth used for actual music!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on July 07, 2016, 12:40:14 AM
Nice to see a modular synth used for actual music!

I always struggle with that, actually! I really love creating sounds with my modular for various projects-- a lot of which aren't 'music' in the traditional sense. Likewise, within this type of music, I'm always trying to add various special effects that are distinctly not musical, but somehow fit in. While all of the parameters are available on a modular, it is easy to create set-it-and-forget-it style patches, whether played on a keyboard or sequenced. In future projects, I really want to start making use of foot pedals and pitch bend/mod wheels in all of my sounds to help add more of a human feel to my patches.

Anyways, here's more new music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBh06jqBHY

While I (mostly) recorded one track at a time, all of the stuff besides the pads that create the chord patterns was improvised. I actually used the Tempest as a synth on a lot of these tracks. It's quite a departure from what I normally do.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 07, 2016, 05:29:05 PM
A synthesizer performance by Nick Batt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewd-oZLU880
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 11, 2016, 09:14:04 AM
This is actually an odd one for me to post, in that it's a track that sounds nothing like anything I've otherwise done. It's a bit of a piss-take on life as an ex-pat in Berlin. And for what it's worth, I've never been clubbing in my life! The video features Pro One and MS-20m, but honestly, I think at least half the tracks here are VST. There's probably a fair bit of Doepfer DE and the second solo is Novation X-Station (the first solo is M-Tron). This came out as a 7" on Beehive Sound and then on my Antronica CD. However unlike me it sounds, I suppose it sounds as much like me as anything, and I hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/clubbing-in-berlin
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 12, 2016, 12:19:57 PM
Nice to see a modular synth used for actual music!

I always struggle with that, actually! I really love creating sounds with my modular for various projects-- a lot of which aren't 'music' in the traditional sense. Likewise, within this type of music, I'm always trying to add various special effects that are distinctly not musical, but somehow fit in. While all of the parameters are available on a modular, it is easy to create set-it-and-forget-it style patches, whether played on a keyboard or sequenced. In future projects, I really want to start making use of foot pedals and pitch bend/mod wheels in all of my sounds to help add more of a human feel to my patches.

Anyways, here's more new music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBh06jqBHY

While I (mostly) recorded one track at a time, all of the stuff besides the pads that create the chord patterns was improvised. I actually used the Tempest as a synth on a lot of these tracks. It's quite a departure from what I normally do.

Steven,  The bass guitar sounds ~ 5:00 are very convincing.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on July 13, 2016, 04:34:43 PM
Steven,  The bass guitar sounds ~ 5:00 are very convincing.

I assume you're talking about Swells-- in which case I did play a fretless jazz bass on my of the tracks, including the one that is playing at 5:00 ;).

If I had to make that sound with a synthesizer, it would require some digital oscillators with linear FM (like the DX7) but with more randomization like that available in Eurorack via noise etc. I suspect something close could be done with an Akemi's Castle!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 14, 2016, 12:34:58 PM
Got it.   Some things- like cymbals, are just hard to mimic.  So,  in my particular case I just usually add the real thing.   If you ever do get the fretless sound down via synth I'd be interested in the details.  I 've always liked that sound.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 23, 2016, 04:17:35 PM
Hey all - I posted on the P6 page that I just received my Prophet 6 today. This song I'm offering up is rather ridiculous, but I've been saving a space inside it for a P6 solo - nudge to 2:30 if the track isn't your bag of tea. I'd only had the Prophet maybe 30 minutes, and I'm sure I coulda toned down the solo tone a hair or three, but I'm hoping my enthusiasm for my new creature comes across... Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/8-times-a-lady-rough-mix

P.S. Micromoog bass, as well as skinny chorus riff. Juno 6 chords. Basic beat Roland R-8, fills TR707. There's a Pro One around 2:40 adding a second bass track. Can't remember what else is on or in!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 26, 2016, 01:03:34 PM
Hope I'm not too piggy here, but I came up with this track last night using only P6, apart from the vocals. It was interesting using only one synth for everything. It's a quick mix here, no effects other than those inside the synth. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sunday-warning-2/s-YW5fX
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: MartinM on August 04, 2016, 01:56:28 AM
Moinmoin,

not very Prophet-heavy, not even keyboard features, and I am even hard to see... But nevertheless I do like it ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJpV6Hu5cU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPN0jjKrss

Martin
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 19, 2016, 11:38:42 AM
New song with DSI OB-6 and Nord Lead 4.

The main melody parts (i.e. last third of song) "warbly/bending keys" is a patch that  made on the Nord.  It sounded sorta oriental to me- so hence the inspiration.  The rest is OB6.  Except Gong, and drum which is Korg EMX.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/pagoda-epiphany

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: BobTheDog on August 20, 2016, 11:04:39 AM
Moinmoin,

not very Prophet-heavy, not even keyboard features, and I am even hard to see... But nevertheless I do like it ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJpV6Hu5cU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPN0jjKrss

Martin

Nice band, have you played together long?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Chaparral on August 20, 2016, 12:16:56 PM
Thought I might break out a new (shorter) edit from my 'Pilgrimmage' featuring untreated pure Prophet 12 recorded in two ancient churches

https://soundcloud.com/andy-15-3/beuno-mary-goes-canterbury
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: PortableFishy on August 22, 2016, 05:26:21 AM
The Prophet 6 is turning out to be one of the most useful synths I've ever picked up, most of the time I end up reaching for it first whenever I want to make a new sound :)

Here's a short background song I made with the Prophet 6 recently for this Lego stop-motion video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXlMw9MjbZo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXlMw9MjbZo)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: MartinM on August 22, 2016, 05:43:34 AM
Moinmoin,

Bob (the Dog) kindly asked
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Nice band, have you played together long?
The band is run by Peter (b), who has been professional musician for his "whole life", which means something, as he is 62 years old. During his carreer he played with some very interesting and high rated musicians from jazz and rock to pop music (and You should really hear him bow a double bass...).
With Reno (guit), Markus (tb), and some other musicians he forms "Final Virus", a band in between jazz and metal for some 20 years. Max (dr) has replaced formerly often changing Final Virus drummers for the last few years. Yours sincerely plays with them for less than 3 years, Yavuz (tp) once played one occasion 3 years ago and was kind of reactivated for the concert. For Missi (voc), this was the very first concert with the band or any of its musicians ever. She was recommended to us by the organizator of the festival and had less than 6 weeks more or less occasional rehearsal with us before walking onstage together.

The video was recorded August 2015, and as the experience was good, we since have added Patros (ts) and form a regular band of 8 muscians. Nevertheless we also recorded a double Vinyl LP with b, dr, guit, tb, kb only and occasionally smaller sections of the entire group performed life.

And: Thank You, Bob, for Your interest and kind words!

Martin
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: AdamPloof on August 28, 2016, 06:54:57 PM
I just noticed that this thread existed so you'll have to apologize if you notice that I posted a similar link on the P12 page.

A friend of mine and I recently started an improv electronic project that features him on modular synthesizer and myself playing a Prophet 12 and manipulating some of the layers of music in Ableton Live. The concept for the project is that we have identified several musical elements that we each share responsibility for, but some of which are only allowed to be played by one person at a time. Our strategy is to manage these elements visually by trading cards back and forth that list which element of the music is available to be played by either of us. So for example, there may exist a couple of cards with "rhythmic bed" available, but only one card with "lead voice" on the table.

We may eventually move away from this approach, but for the time being it's a fun experiment. Have a listen for yourself if you're into slightly dissonant ambient electronic music (or maybe even if you're not :) ). Everything that you hear on this recording was improvised live to tape.

Have a listen here: https://earthquakevoyage.bandcamp.com/

Feel free to share any feedback you may think of.

Thanks!

Adam
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on September 04, 2016, 05:12:31 PM
A long dreamy piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaW-lGTz5Y8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 05, 2016, 05:43:05 PM
An odd one for posting in synth forums in a way, only as it's much more of a 60's/70's pop (with psych-proggy? touches) type ting... Many things people post here are purely electronic, but this has an old Ludwig kit, an acoustic guitar and flute on display. That said, there's also huge globs of Prophet 5, Micromoog, Pro One, Juno 6, MS-10 and MS-20, Wurly 200 and my new and much beloved Prophet 6. I've basically had myself to stop adding more synths atop the main riff. Hope you enjoy... https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/its-the-coffee-that-makes-the-man-go-mad-rough-mix
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: AdamPloof on September 05, 2016, 08:55:39 PM
...I've basically had myself to stop adding more synths atop the main riff. Hope you enjoy... https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/its-the-coffee-that-makes-the-man-go-mad-rough-mix

Fun tune -- it didn't feel too crowded with synths to me. Quite balanced really.

-AP
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 06, 2016, 01:58:44 AM

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Fun tune -- it didn't feel too crowded with synths to me. Quite balanced really.

-AP
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Cheers Adam...

I suppose I started with the thickest synth, the P5, and each synth added after was a little bit thinner in texture. The Prophet 6 was a recent addition, and it's doing a very light bell part on the final choruses. Honestly, I'd thought to get a trumpet player involved to do that part, but that's a whole other direction for a song that's really begging to be mixed and moved on from!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on September 06, 2016, 10:47:40 AM
Adam,

 Let us know when the album releases.  Will you be doing synth stuff on the other songs?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on September 06, 2016, 11:04:03 AM
A long dreamy piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaW-lGTz5Y8

ooh,  that section between 4:00 and 4:30 is really special.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on September 06, 2016, 11:30:31 AM
Thanks, Soundquest.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on September 11, 2016, 10:05:20 PM
A long dreamy piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaW-lGTz5Y8

Super glad I checked in on this thread! I didn't catch this one on my YouTube feed.

Still listening to it, but it is absolutely beautiful so far. I'm really enjoying the super high lead line on this-- it manages to stand out perfectly, but in an inoffensive way.

Please forgive me if I've said this before, but it sounds like you have an approach similar to Vangelis. Have you ever looked into his setup with his volume pedals and split keyboards and all that? I know he uses a lot of that to trigger & fade in arps and things of that nature (which IIRC you aren't the biggest fan of), but he also uses that kind of stuff for layering various sounds or octaves. It sounds like you do some of that in your improvisations-- I'd love to love to read about your particular set up and how you implement various controllers-- foot pedals, expression pedals, sustain pedals, volume pedals and keyboards as controllers for other synths.

I don't think I've ever wanted a proper polysynth more than while listening to this piece!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on September 11, 2016, 10:38:08 PM
Thanks, Steven.  Actually, I don't listen to anything other than classical music.  I've never been a Vangelis fan and have heard only what has been played on the radio over the years.  I have watched a few videos of him, but his approach is very different from mine.  I've never thought of our styles or methods as being that similar.

As for my set up, it's laughably simple, with only two volume pedals and a couple of effects devices.  It's probably 95% musical instruments, and that's just the way I like it.  I'll try to post in the near future some new pictures of my music room.

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on September 11, 2016, 11:48:18 PM
Thanks, Steven.  Actually, I don't listen to anything other than classical music.  I've never been a Vangelis fan and have heard only what has been played on the radio over the years.  I have watched a few videos of him, but his approach is very different from mine.  I've never thought of our styles or methods as being that similar.

As for my set up, it's laughably simple, with only two volume pedals and a couple of effects devices.  It's probably 95% musical instruments, and that's just the way I like it.  I'll try to post in the near future some new pictures of my music room.

Thank you for the quick response! It's a testament to your musicianship that you're able to do all that with so little. I thought you were perhaps using a volume pedal per synth (which could work as an alternative to having to slide faders on a mixer). I'm interested in how you are using your volume pedals. Also, are you not using any sustain pedals??
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 20, 2016, 01:54:02 AM
Hi gang - Here's an older tune of mine called MTV Song (guess which century it was written in!). Originally a two guitars/bass/drums rocker, it's been re-wired and loaded with synths. Pro One bass, plus bit of squirmy sync tone from the P1 in the chorus. Juno 6 doing the chords on the chorus, Prophet 6 doing another sync part and probably other scraps as well. My notes say Micromoog and MS-20, but I couldn't swear to who's doing what - blurry mess!! My old Danelectro in there as well. Oh, and TR-707 drums... Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/mtv-song-antonique-mix
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on October 14, 2016, 01:24:31 PM
I recorded an original arrangement of the Theme of Love from Final Fantasy IV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgcp_lj7H-4

It's mostly Eurorack, although there is also quite a bit of MoPho on the track :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on October 15, 2016, 04:37:24 AM
Nice work!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 15, 2016, 03:01:32 PM
New Improvisation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l33wrj9xKjA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on October 15, 2016, 04:38:03 PM
Nice work!

Thank you! I really really really wanted to use the DSM Feedback module for the 'guitar' part, but it didn't quite come out in time. Ironically that module was released on the exact day that I made this arrangement public on YouTube :P. I think something like an optomix would have worked well for it as well. I almost bought one for it but ultimately ran out of time.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on October 15, 2016, 05:21:38 PM
New Improvisation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l33wrj9xKjA

Beautiful sounds, beautiful changes.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 15, 2016, 05:24:23 PM
Thanks, Chysn.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on October 15, 2016, 05:27:45 PM
Thank you! I really really really wanted to use the DSM Feedback module for the 'guitar' part, but it didn't quite come out in time. Ironically that module was released on the exact day that I made this arrangement public on YouTube :P. I think something like an optomix would have worked well for it as well. I almost bought one for it but ultimately ran out of time.

Should be arriving pretty soon! I think mine shipped yesterday, but I haven't received confirmation yet.

I have the LxD instead of the Optomix (for space reasons), and I think it's going to pair very well with the DSM03.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on October 15, 2016, 06:32:15 PM
New Improvisation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l33wrj9xKjA

Yes! I love that sound that you're getting with your Poly Evolver on this. I've listened to it twice already :).

I know you like to make choir patches, and if I may do so... I'd like to recommend the Doepfer A-104 Trauotonium Formant Filter as it can really add just the right amount of extra resonance. Although I use mine with monophonic sounds and make chords with multiple passes of recording-- I'm not sure how it would handle a polyphonic open voice. I know that formants for the same vowel will change depending on the range. At any rate, if you ever go down the Eurorack hole, I think you would get a lot of use out of that module.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 15, 2016, 07:41:01 PM
Steven -

Thanks for the advice.  That PEK Patch was not my choir patch.  I have one that is much better and more realistic, even though I have no interest in truly emulating a real choir.  But thanks for the filter suggestion.  It does sound intriguing, though.  Can you link to a sample of your use of it?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 15, 2016, 09:55:06 PM
I recorded an original arrangement of the Theme of Love from Final Fantasy IV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgcp_lj7H-4

It's mostly Eurorack, although there is also quite a bit of MoPho on the track :)

I just got to hear this now.  That was a superb arrangement, Steven.  I'm not familiar with the music, but it sounds like a mournful European folk song.  Very tastefully and professionally done.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 16, 2016, 10:38:42 AM
This is a much better version from the same batch of improvisations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwItJ-ps5fw
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: vinnyburns1@mac.com on October 17, 2016, 06:29:14 AM
An odd one for posting in synth forums in a way, only as it's much more of a 60's/70's pop (with psych-proggy? touches) type ting... Many things people post here are purely electronic, but this has an old Ludwig kit, an acoustic guitar and flute on display. That said, there's also huge globs of Prophet 5, Micromoog, Pro One, Juno 6, MS-10 and MS-20, Wurly 200 and my new and much beloved Prophet 6. I've basically had myself to stop adding more synths atop the main riff. Hope you enjoy... https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/its-the-coffee-that-makes-the-man-go-mad-rough-mix

Sounds great. Nice to hear a song. :-)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 17, 2016, 06:39:39 PM
An odd one for posting in synth forums in a way, only as it's much more of a 60's/70's pop (with psych-proggy? touches) type ting... Many things people post here are purely electronic, but this has an old Ludwig kit, an acoustic guitar and flute on display. That said, there's also huge globs of Prophet 5, Micromoog, Pro One, Juno 6, MS-10 and MS-20, Wurly 200 and my new and much beloved Prophet 6. I've basically had myself to stop adding more synths atop the main riff. Hope you enjoy... https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/its-the-coffee-that-makes-the-man-go-mad-rough-mix

Sounds great. Nice to hear a song. :-)

Thanks Vinny. As much a synth-obsessive as I am, I'm a basic, grunty singer/songwriter first and foremost. Can't remember the last time I brought a synth to a gig!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 31, 2016, 03:52:31 PM
This don't count exactly as "my" Music, but I hope you guys enjoy this peculiar version of the Beatles' Love Me Do, all I and I and minor! Prophet 5 bass and solo, M-Tron Pro piano. https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/love-me-do
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Steven Morris on November 04, 2016, 12:48:30 AM
Ant of 12047, nothing wrong with covers ;). BTW, that is a very interesting take on such a cool classic! Love the feel & sounds.

Speaking of covers, I forgot to post this earlier! I had the honor of adding a few parts to one of Ace Waters's video game cover songs. If you guys aren't aware of his channel yet, please check it out! Tons of great synth action :)

Anyways I added some MoPho melodies as well as a little solo as one of my parts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhfMEj6Q3ek
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on November 12, 2016, 06:28:01 AM
(Almost) entirely modular, with heavy reliance on the DSM03. The synthesizer part is all a single take with a single patch. Warning: I've been pretty pissed off most of the week.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/deserves-got-nothing-to-do-with-it
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on November 12, 2016, 06:57:09 AM
(Almost) entirely modular, with heavy reliance on the DSM03. The synthesizer part is all a single take with a single patch. Warning: I've been pretty pissed off most of the week.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/deserves-got-nothing-to-do-with-it

Cool piece and a pretty good outlet for being pissed off (a sentiment I share  :-X)!  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on November 12, 2016, 02:00:27 PM
Warning: I've been pretty pissed off most of the week.

Nice calm piece. I like it!

. o O ( ;) )
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 17, 2016, 11:15:07 AM
In contrast to chysn's quiet piece, I present Secretion of the Wafer. The main keys are Prophet 6 and Juno 6 - the chordal washes. I tracked one the P6 then the Juno, one take each, so it's pretty loose going. The solo is Micromoog and there are slight bits of Prophet 5  scattered about, but not likely noticeable. Hope you guys enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/secretion-of-the-wafer
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 21, 2016, 01:56:31 PM
New improvisation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZYyegOUdQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 21, 2016, 05:03:40 PM
New improvisation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZYyegOUdQ

Lovely.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 21, 2016, 08:43:40 PM
Thanks, Ant.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on November 26, 2016, 02:53:46 PM
I interrupt the soaring beauty and lush grandeur of Tim's latest for sort of an experiment.

There are a couple of concepts in play here:

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/who-are-you-really-and-what-were-you-before

(1) An earnest attempt at Karplus-Strong synthesis with the DSM03. Rather than trying to play the DSM03 as a sound source, I'm providing my own tuned impluses. I'm sort of alternating between struck metallic surfaces and plucked... maybe "strings"... by adjusting the feedback time for a signal that's already in tune. I need to work on this a bit. I think I can combine this with a low pass gate to make the result less harsh, but that's for another piece.

(2) I'm working on developing a compositional technique that involves writing scales instead of notes. I come up with several motifs on the piano, and write down the notes in the motifs until I have four "scales." They're not full scales as we usually think of them, though; they're just sets of notes that include all the notes in each motif, so they're between 4 and 7 notes. I go through these scales one at a time, entering them into the ĶScale. Various modulation sources decide what notes are actually played, but the notes are constrained to the ones in the original motifs. Since I'm not immediately shifting from one scale to another (I'm just toggling buttons on the ĶScale), a listener can sort of hear gradual transitions from one scale to the next.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jdt9517 on November 27, 2016, 08:26:49 PM
Finally got some time over this holiday weekend to go into the music room.   "Moonlight Over the Rockies" is a blend of orchestral and synth.

The P-08 is featured.  The initial melody, cellos and string accompaniment are the P-08.  the P-08 really makes this production.

The orchestral sounds are EastWest Symphonic Orchestra software.  The piano and bass are my trusty old Yamaha S90, which I also use as my controller.  The echo snare and some bell sounds are a DX-7.

BTW, there was no sequencing and no quantizing.  What you hear is what I played.   :)

Enjoy!


https://soundcloud.com/jdt9517/moonlight-over-the-rockies
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: fxbip on November 30, 2016, 01:47:29 PM
As a VERY HAPPY user of the Mopho desktop i just upgraded my gear with a used Tetra and:oh my god!! i love it so much!
Such a MONSTER! and the fact that you can upgrade with polychain makes it so amazing too!
This is the first proper track i made ONLY with Tetra for synths to test its capabilities and Neunaber for FX.And I'm very excited and satisfied by this synthesizer!!

https://soundcloud.com/fxbip/tetra-talk
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on December 15, 2016, 05:02:35 PM
Anyways I added some MoPho melodies as well as a little solo as one of my parts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhfMEj6Q3ek

My eight-year-old son was humming this melody today, and I said, "Where did you hear that?" and he said it's from a game his friend plays. And I said, "I've heard that before... wait a minute..." I showed him this, and he pretty much lost his shit. And then he made me look up the original on YouTube, and when it was over, he said, "I like the original better." What do kids know, anyway?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: fxbip on December 19, 2016, 07:34:00 PM
 https://soundcloud.com/fxbip/analogue-prayers

https://soundcloud.com/fxbip/tetra-impro-pedal-test-2


some melodic experimental done only with Tetra and delay.

second one is multi dub impro
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 21, 2016, 01:58:58 PM
Dear DSI-loving peeps! Well, I'll just say upfront there's not a synth in sight on this tune, though I'm sat next to a Prophet 5 as I type. Still, it's solstice and I'm sharing my Christmas song everywhere I can. Jangly 12-strings and a Ringo-kit in lieu of a P6 or Evolver, but I'll make up for that next time around... Cheers to all and hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3AndZZEXg&index=9&list=PLKKnWmd5llyIPDRtSaM5QrY6tAgKmkJq7

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on December 24, 2016, 11:47:40 AM
Dear DSI-loving peeps! Well, I'll just say upfront there's not a synth in sight on this tune, though I'm sat next to a Prophet 5 as I type. Still, it's solstice and I'm sharing my Christmas song everywhere I can. Jangly 12-strings and a Ringo-kit in lieu of a P6 or Evolver, but I'll make up for that next time around... Cheers to all and hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3AndZZEXg&index=9&list=PLKKnWmd5llyIPDRtSaM5QrY6tAgKmkJq7

No synth!  Ok,  but I hear bells @3:25   Don't tell me those are real orchestra bells  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 24, 2016, 12:30:10 PM
Dear DSI-loving peeps! Well, I'll just say upfront there's not a synth in sight on this tune, though I'm sat next to a Prophet 5 as I type. Still, it's solstice and I'm sharing my Christmas song everywhere I can. Jangly 12-strings and a Ringo-kit in lieu of a P6 or Evolver, but I'll make up for that next time around... Cheers to all and hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3AndZZEXg&index=9&list=PLKKnWmd5llyIPDRtSaM5QrY6tAgKmkJq7

No synth!  Ok,  but I hear bells @3:25   Don't tell me those are real orchestra bells  ;)

Ha! Quite right! I had to give a fresh listen meself. I think the producer had an Emulator II, so the bells would likely have come from that. I did want (sampled) tubular bells, but they were too plodding. I've always been fond of this recording - originally for a local charity CD, with studios around town giving time to various bands for free, so lots of good Xmas vibes , even as we baked through sessions in August!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 26, 2016, 02:26:28 PM
Hey folks - well, again, this isn't a DSI-rich song, but it's got a few synths and such scattered amongst the very kitchen-sink production. The main chordal synth is actually a GForce VSM OB-8 patch, but there's Micromoog and probably/possibly Pro One, MS20 and Dark Energy in the mix. I don't have the Pro Tools session file handy so can't look it up. Oh, there's loads of M-Tron Pro fx on the track. And Roland R8 and maybe TR707. "Real" drums and bass and guitar and and a million of everything else. A mess, but the video is wonderful, I'd say. Very pleased! Shot in Oxford, so properly Alice-vibe'd.

I'll post a few more DSI/Sequential-focused tracks soon, but this video was premiered today and I figure a few of you will enjoy the madness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krhKujax3js&list=PLKKnWmd5llyIPDRtSaM5QrY6tAgKmkJq7&index=1
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: blewis on December 28, 2016, 08:51:02 AM
My band, Roxaboxen, just posted a new video for our song "Ignite". A local vocalist, Janxx, collaborated with us on this version and we are super pumped about the result.

Check it out please!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wue0q0Ol0s

The visuals used are primarily from our stage projections for this song.

DSI stuff appears quite often throughout (and a Roland):

Tempest: main drum loop through the first 13 secs switching in and out the internal Distort circuit (producer added some grainy reverb). Mixed in pretty low at 0:45 and 2:41 in the bridge too and other places.  We have a live drummer who plays a Roland drum brain. The main "human" drums were recorded with MIDI and sound replaced later (cymbal overheads and a kick mic were acoustic). Main groovy hi-hat is a sample loop (not tempest).

Evolver: The original chord progression was written on an Evolver. On the final version, the Evolver's part is primarily chopped up using a rhythmic stutter edit tool. You'll hear this throughout. I think it may be mixed in really low for the pad too, but I'm not sure.

JD-XA: The JD-XA took over the main pad duties. The patch I made had several layers and wound up with too much bass. It's significantly high passed in this mix. The supersaw stuff wound up better on the Roland than the original patch on the Pro-2. Part is mainly analog with digital supersaws sent through the analog Roland filter.

Pro-2: Badass Pro-2 sequence for the bridge (if I may say?). Starts at 2:30. Comes back at 3:53. The slew rate dials played a key part on the feel of this. Something I've not been able to replicate on any other sequencer/synth.




Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on December 28, 2016, 09:33:57 AM
Great track, blewis! Really like it. Is it the same vocalist as the singer on the "Reckless" track you posted some time ago?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: blewis on January 01, 2017, 07:41:05 PM
Hey dslsynth, thanks for the kind words and thanks for being engaged!  We were unable to keep things going with the previous Reckless vocalist. A shame because she was quite amazing, but that opened the door for other opportunities...

This track features a different vocalist, Janxx. You can check out some of her other stuff at http://janxxmusic.com . She's quite good and her solo stuff is all her: all the songs, instruments, and vocals. We wanted to do a collaboration with her in a electronic band setting and I think she nailed it helping us re-ignite our track Ignite.

Great track, blewis! Really like it. Is it the same vocalist as the singer on the "Reckless" track you posted some time ago?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 10, 2017, 06:33:04 AM
An all-Prophet '08 piece using a PWM pad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWYw8b8fsWk
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 15, 2017, 10:09:05 AM
A very challenging piece!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkS3LgRRqA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: BobTheDog on January 15, 2017, 11:41:21 PM
A very challenging piece!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkS3LgRRqA

I like this one, nice job.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 16, 2017, 10:03:13 AM
Thanks, Bob.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 16, 2017, 11:26:50 AM
A very challenging piece!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkS3LgRRqA

Sounds like quite an endeavor,  but the result is very easy to appreciate! Lovely stuff, as always. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 16, 2017, 11:52:49 AM
Thanks, Ant.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 17, 2017, 05:53:16 AM
I like it, very nice melody. Are you scoring by hand or with software?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 17, 2017, 06:00:22 AM
Thanks, Chysn.  I'll score by hand, but then I'll re-score it using MuseScore2.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 17, 2017, 06:01:23 AM
Here's a new one from me, though it's decidedly retro in its newness. All the 80s ick I couldn't stand in the day has come back to haunt me and I'm happy to share! Power ballad with endless drum Phils? Yup! Epic* guitar solo? Indeed! Day the Earth Stood Still reference? For sure! Hare Krishna chant? Why not!?

Prophet 6 for the chords, Prophet 5 is the bass, with PolySix as the sort of harpsichord-y ting. Roland R8 is in charge of the dreaded drum track. I think that's it for the electronics. Hope some of you folks can dig it... Thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/ice-in-the-rain-mix-2
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Mr Kay on January 17, 2017, 03:18:35 PM
Hi,

Here are some track, with all synths sounds made with Prophet 12 ('currently working on new material)

https://soundcloud.com/thedisease/dawn
https://soundcloud.com/thedisease/nowhere-prophet-12-rework
https://soundcloud.com/thedisease/pulse-prophet-12-rework
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 26, 2017, 12:28:59 PM
A very challenging piece!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkS3LgRRqA

SS: You should just play and get yourself a recording engineer  ;)  In all seriousness,  I'd imagine a nice multi track of one of your songs would tally up to something amazing.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 26, 2017, 12:40:27 PM
It's tempting to go the way of multi-tracking, and I certainly will experiment with it.  But no doubt, something will be lost.  I like the clarity, directness, and simplicity of compositions that are performed all at once.  If there's one thing I don't like about synthesizer music, it's the seemingly endless layering that is common.  Layering in moderation?  Fine.  But still, I'm interested in a fresh and original approach to this, to rethinking synthesizer music, and clarity of sound is front and center.  I want every measure of music to be easy enough to follow with a moderately musical ear, and every note and sound that doesn't substantially contribute to the piece to be removed.  Multi-tracking brings with it the temptation to do just the opposite.  Just as much, is it even necessary?  What need do I have of multi-tracking.  I don't consider making things easier to be a need.

Regarding engineers, I was actually going to teach my wife how and when to make various changes for me while recording.  I'm sure she'd be happy to do it, but then I'd have to take her out for dinner afterwards.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on February 19, 2017, 09:03:49 AM
Here's a new piece that features the DSM03 quite prominently. Actually, pretty much everything I do now features the DSM03 in some capacity, but here it's front-and-center as a rhythmic instrument, in conjunction with a low pass gate.

This was recorded directly into my Tascam DR-05, which is another thing I've become quite fond of.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/total-protonic-reversal
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 19, 2017, 09:57:37 AM
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on February 19, 2017, 12:25:50 PM
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6

I love the song, and I'm glad you gave me an excuse to hear it twice. I can't say which version I like better. The Prophet 6 clearly does a great job with the bouncy synth baseline, though.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 19, 2017, 04:51:58 PM
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6

I love the song, and I'm glad you gave me an excuse to hear it twice. I can't say which version I like better. The Prophet 6 clearly does a great job with the bouncy synth baseline, though.

Thanks, Chysn! I did hold things back, keeping tones simple in a square-or-saw kinda way, but the P6 does love being a bass machine.

I'm pushing my luck, perhaps, but here's the original version - bass and drums from the guys in Cake, backwards guitars (Kimberley Rew!) and loads of Wurli. Very organic, not a synth in sight!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/you-can-move-a-mountain

Hope you enjoy it as well!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 23, 2017, 09:55:01 AM
Hey gang - an updated version of my "Prophet 6 vs Juno 6" track, You Can Move a Mountain. This new version def. favors the P6. I've re-done a few parts, augmented bits etc. New bass-line from the P6, plus some Evolver and 808 thrown in. Long story short, I'm not presenting this as a "vs" battle by now, but instead am shaping up the track into a more proper form. That said, it's still a work-in-progress. Still, I figured maybe a few here might be curious to hear the development. It feels more like a proper song than a synth demo by now... Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/mountain-p6-vs-j6-all-in-rough-mix
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 14, 2017, 05:23:51 AM
A new piece from me, an Evolver-driven instrumental. I posted this also on the Evolver page, so I won't say much here. Hope you folks enjoy it a bit!
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/plonkee-trawl-mix-3-no-vx/s-Mr4Jw
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on March 21, 2017, 12:28:21 PM
Did a quick demo over the weekend. https://youtu.be/ICPLMQYpM9s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on March 21, 2017, 06:50:57 PM
Cool, that gets intense. I like the Pendereckiesque lead bwaaps. Is that the Prophet 6?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on March 22, 2017, 03:42:25 AM
Cool, that gets intense. I like the Pendereckiesque lead bwaaps. Is that the Prophet 6?

Yup. It's actually a factory patch that I really enjoyed. I need to mix it properly still but it's actually a layer with a low male choir patch on the Kurzweil as well underneath.

The bouncing arpeggiated notes, the "Tom Sawyer" filter sweep and the pipe organ sound are also the Prophet 6 as well. The Moog is just the repeated bass line.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 23, 2017, 08:25:05 AM
An all-Evolver piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGd3v-rC_M
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 24, 2017, 10:50:58 AM
An all-Evolver piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGd3v-rC_M

Makin'  the Evolver proud of it's bass!  At ~9:00 very deep
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 24, 2017, 11:10:08 AM
The bass enters at 6:32.  That would be the Evolver Desktop controlled by the Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on April 28, 2017, 07:02:13 PM
This is a musical cue for an animated series, for a parodic scene in which a dinosaur tramples a plastic city. I listened to a bunch of musical cues from Godzilla et al destroying cities, and the one I liked the most sounded like a half-speed clip of a microphone placed inside a hanging piano which was repetitively dropped onto the ground while its strings are scraped with guitar picks.

The only audio here is the complex oscillator through the DSM03, which is the handling the ringy abused piano duties. A couple function generators are patched into each other's rise CV, so they're sort of fighting over who gets to control the VCA.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/creaturey-destroys-the-city
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on April 28, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
This is a musical cue for an animated series, for a parodic scene in which a dinosaur tramples a plastic city. I listened to a bunch of musical cues from Godzilla et al destroying cities, and the one I liked the most sounded like a half-speed clip of a microphone placed inside a hanging piano which was repetitively dropped onto the ground while its strings are scraped with guitar picks.

The only audio here is the complex oscillator through the DSM03, which is the handling the ringy abused piano duties. A couple function generators are patched into each other's rise CV, so they're sort of fighting over who gets to control the VCA.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/creaturey-destroys-the-city

I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on April 29, 2017, 03:31:39 AM
I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA

YES! Isn't that amazing?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on May 01, 2017, 03:59:07 PM
I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA

YES! Isn't that amazing?

I love how they used it in the new Shin Godzilla film too. I think the effect was achieve by smacking the piano strings with something and modifying the speed later. A similar effect was used for his roar. It's a wet leather glove being scrapped against a detuned upright bass and played back at half speed.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 06, 2017, 07:52:33 AM
Back at it with the Birds :)   Kind of odd actually that I didn't get DSI in here somewhere, but I figured I'd post anyway

Nord Lead 4 -  main bright pad melodies, bright keys, pipe organ,  horns, wind chimes
Behringer DM12- mellow pads w. flutes, violin, cello, harp, wind, first two bird tracks (multi birds)
Analog Solutions Red Square assisted by Vermona Lancet - all remaining birds towards end (solo birds), talking, little sequence at 4:07.
Roland Gaia- crickets
Drum- acoustic large tom

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/abounding-spirit


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on May 29, 2017, 08:13:01 AM
This isn't new, nor is it finished, and there's not a single synth on the track at this point... BUT it's got a couple Mellotron M400 tracks squished up in the mix at the moment. We'll be adding more guitars, real drums and who knows what else, but the rough mix here has a nice feel. Adrian Shaw from Hawkwind on bass. Hope you enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/summer-of-gold-mellotron-and-ade-bass
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 23, 2017, 01:04:00 PM
Just wondering if we spread the music out too much on this forum?   On the old forum all the music postings were in one spot and somehow seemed easier to navigate.  I thought it seemed easier to check the whole posted population if you wanted to see a particular posting.  What I'm saying is that with everything being a reply versus a new thread in a category it makes digging thru posts to find something harder.   This is not a problem for most of us "daily users", but for somebody new,  who  lets say just wanted to browser thru some OB6 music, needs to sort thru a lot of reading.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: AdamPloof on June 27, 2017, 08:33:27 AM
So it sounds like the suggestion is to make separate board for music posts? I like the idea -- I think it would be easier to navigate and would encourage more thorough discussion of particular pieces.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 27, 2017, 12:13:14 PM
Exactly.  Just trying to spawn some shop talk about the music we make, or perhaps encourage more posting.  Don't wanna be a photography club without sharing photo's ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 27, 2017, 12:36:11 PM
I've always preferred the method of categorizing DSI synthesizer music according to the predominat instrument, and keeping the thread always at the top of the page.  That way you don't have to scroll around to find it.  So, for the Rev 2, call the thread "Rev 2 Music" and leave it at that.  The general Music thread makes sense for non-DSI synthesizer music, or music that doesn't have one predominat DSI synthesizer.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 01, 2017, 12:43:40 PM
Just another song.  Used Doepfer DarkTime sequencer to drive DM-12 synth.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/music-box-mind
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 01, 2017, 02:11:43 PM
I've always had a soft spot for sample and hold, and that sequence with a dissonant tone was quite similar to it.  Very pretty.  And I like the ending - haunting in a good way.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on July 01, 2017, 08:15:03 PM
Featuring DSM03, with Moskwa modulating the tuning. This is pretty much why I sold my drum machine.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/bumpy-night
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 02, 2017, 10:38:38 AM
I've always had a soft spot for sample and hold, and that sequence with a dissonant tone was quite similar to it.  Very pretty.  And I like the ending - haunting in a good way.

Thanks for the feedback Sacred Synthesis.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 02, 2017, 10:40:32 AM
Featuring DSM03, with Moskwa modulating the tuning. This is pretty much why I sold my drum machine.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/bumpy-night

Chysn,  sounds like a pattern, but yet random.  Is this some type of randomizer involved?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on July 02, 2017, 12:33:27 PM
Chysn,  sounds like a pattern, but yet random.  Is this some type of randomizer involved?

No. I'm playing the patch live to a recorder in one pass, and any random-sounding parts are probably just me playing Pressure Points or turning knobs, or changing the sequencer gates. I don't have much of an interest in generative music, so I'm never going to just let a patch wander off on its own.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 06, 2017, 01:09:53 PM
ok, got it.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 19, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
Hi gang - I posted the original version of this a while back (I *think* I did... did I?). That one featured a Prophet 6 dueling with a Juno 6. This version has a Prophet 5 as main synth. There are bits of Mellotron in as well, plus ye olde fashioned guitar/bass/drums etc. The video ALMOST features identical Spanish twins. Almost! I hope you enjoy it...

(P.S. This sorta leads to a separate rant/post I'm pondering, my own P6 vs. P5 thoughts, as I've been in a situation where I'm literally living with one or the other these days. But for now, Secretion of the Wafer... with chickens!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypzGbIFdpcM
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 16, 2017, 08:49:40 AM
All OB6.  I already posted this in the OB6 section as a soundcloud link, but this is the youtube version.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=CaVJKyKOa5k

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on August 16, 2017, 08:53:25 AM
Hey Soundquest, I sure do appreciate the free advertising, but you might want to double check that link!  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 17, 2017, 10:49:17 AM
Hey Soundquest, I sure do appreciate the free advertising, but you might want to double check that link!  ;D

Sacred Synthesis.  It seems to be working ok to my video.  Maybe you had youtube already up and it loaded your link somehow.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on August 17, 2017, 04:26:22 PM
Hey Soundquest, I sure do appreciate the free advertising, but you might want to double check that link!  ;D

Sacred Synthesis.  It seems to be working ok to my video.  Maybe you had youtube already up and it loaded your link somehow.

Soundquest, you posted the link to the Edit Video screen. For folks that don't own that video, it goes to that person's My Videos screen instead of the edit screen. So when you click it, you see your video; when he clicks it, he sees his stuff; when I click it, I see my stuff.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on August 17, 2017, 06:13:58 PM
Ah, that's the problem.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 19, 2017, 12:38:51 PM




All OB6  , with the right link this time.  Too bad we cannot edit posts :-\


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaVJKyKOa5k
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on August 19, 2017, 02:11:20 PM
You can always ask the assigned moderator to change one of your posts.  I get requests often enough.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 20, 2017, 10:12:53 AM
Just messing with the Pittsburgh Foundation and Doepfer Dark Time and came up with these funky vowel sounds.  No patch memory here, so I had to record it ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXV19kbp880&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on August 26, 2017, 08:07:33 PM
Greets, gang. I'm presenting a duel of the Prophets. I've recorded two versions of the same song, once using only the Prophet 6 and then again with Prophet 5 playing the identical parts with closely matched patches. There are more tech details on the Soundcloud page, so I won't go into that stuff here. Maybe a main point to make is that the P6 is in Berlin and the P5 is in California. I finished up the Prophet 6 track, then set about replicating it soon as I landed in Cal. A curious exercise. I posted something similar a while back, a song recorded once with only Juno 6 and then with Prophet 6. In both cases I've tried to keep things as matches as possible. With the Juno vs P6 track, I used only one oscillator on the P6. In the P6 vs P5 track, the P6 was recorded in mono, wit no internal effects used, as the P5 doesn't have stereo outputs or any effects. Now, the P5 is a wee bit noisy anyway, but in this case, there's also an amount of USB noise on the MIDI'd tracks. The P6 is super clean in comparison. Anyway, enough talk - here's the music. Thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/magazine-street-prophet-6-vs-prophet-5-variations/s-DBHEZ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on August 28, 2017, 12:27:55 PM
Catchy tune.   I actually like the P5 version better.  But I think its just that the bass line is a little softer in the mix.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 01, 2017, 06:01:14 PM
Catchy tune.   I actually like the P5 version better.  But I think its just that the bass line is a little softer in the mix.

Cheers, SQ. The timbre of the P5 bass patch is also a bit softer, as well as being mixed lower. I mixed the P6 version of the song through both speakers and headphones, whereas the P5 mix was headphones-only. I won't be back in Berlin until October, but I'm curious to compare the versions through speakers in my studio.

Of course, in the meantime, I did a mix combining both P5 and P6. It turned out quite alright - whatever differences between the synths, they certainly add up to something epic! I feel incredibly fortunate to have both Prophets in my life.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on September 09, 2017, 01:54:14 AM
Here we go, my first ever tune featuring the Prophet Rev2. https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently). I am a bit nervous about doing this, as I don't consider myself to be a good musician - but I am too old now to let anything hold me back  :)

Patch consists of two Rev2 layers, driven by Bitwig version 2 on different midi channels (multimode). Because of a small bug in multimode I made sure Bitwig never played the same note simultaneously on each channel (octave apart is fine). Also featuring my very first Blofeld Mellotron patch, sample based. Percussion provided by stock Bitwig samples.

Rev2 patches only have small amount of EQ added, no external effects. Blofeld Mellotron flute external effect is provided by Lexicon MX-400 (chorus + reverb arena in series mode). 

You can download the Rev2 patch sheet here: https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf (https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on September 09, 2017, 02:04:38 PM
Very nice, Gerry.  I especially liked the bass and the beautiful flute chorus.  There were some lovely chord progressions in the upper registers.  More, please!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on September 10, 2017, 08:37:29 AM
Very nice, Gerry.  I especially liked the bass and the beautiful flute chorus.  There were some lovely chord progressions in the upper registers.  More, please!
Thanks Sacred, so kind. There will be more with the Rev2. It is a wonderful instrument and I have started to include it nicely into my work flow. Was worth the wait  :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: gernotreininger on September 14, 2017, 01:16:42 AM
Absolute synthnewbie and the Rev 2 is my first and beloved Hardware. I made my first patches and a little piece with it. All sounds and fx come from Rev2.

https://youtu.be/Qe6Uuzfyc-A
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: gernotreininger on September 14, 2017, 05:13:27 AM
Here we go, my first ever tune featuring the Prophet Rev2. https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently). I am a bit nervous about doing this, as I don't consider myself to be a good musician - but I am too old now to let anything hold me back  :)

Patch consists of two Rev2 layers, driven by Bitwig version 2 on different midi channels (multimode). Because of a small bug in multimode I made sure Bitwig never played the same note simultaneously on each channel (octave apart is fine). Also featuring my very first Blofeld Mellotron patch, sample based. Percussion provided by stock Bitwig samples.

Rev2 patches only have small amount of EQ added, no external effects. Blofeld Mellotron flute external effect is provided by Lexicon MX-400 (chorus + reverb arena in series mode). 

You can download the Rev2 patch sheet here: https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf (https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf)
A beautiful piece of music Gerry! The Rev2 is capable of so many different sounds.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on September 14, 2017, 12:38:13 PM
Here we go, my first ever tune featuring the Prophet Rev2. https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/seeing-things-differently). I am a bit nervous about doing this, as I don't consider myself to be a good musician - but I am too old now to let anything hold me back  :)

Patch consists of two Rev2 layers, driven by Bitwig version 2 on different midi channels (multimode). Because of a small bug in multimode I made sure Bitwig never played the same note simultaneously on each channel (octave apart is fine). Also featuring my very first Blofeld Mellotron patch, sample based. Percussion provided by stock Bitwig samples.

Rev2 patches only have small amount of EQ added, no external effects. Blofeld Mellotron flute external effect is provided by Lexicon MX-400 (chorus + reverb arena in series mode). 

You can download the Rev2 patch sheet here: https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf (https://gezz.eu/tutorials/DSI_Prophet_Rev2_Parameters_Gezz_Gentl_PCM_Seeing_things_differenlty.pdf)

Nice,  the flutes sound like Andean flutes.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: BobTheDog on September 16, 2017, 06:18:24 AM
Absolute synthnewbie and the Rev 2 is my first and beloved Hardware. I made my first patches and a little piece with it. All sounds and fx come from Rev2.

https://youtu.be/Qe6Uuzfyc-A

I like it, nice job.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: gernotreininger on September 16, 2017, 07:20:30 AM
Absolute synthnewbie and the Rev 2 is my first and beloved Hardware. I made my first patches and a little piece with it. All sounds and fx come from Rev2.

https://youtu.be/Qe6Uuzfyc-A

I like it, nice job.
Thank you Bob!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 27, 2017, 02:40:36 PM
Hi gang- a slight change of pace for normally pop-focused me. This is an improvised ambient track I made way back in maybe 1986. Prophet 5, Korg PolySix, Pro One and Korg MS-10 would have been the synths used, with the P5 shining as you'd expect. This has to be the most chill piece of music I've ever made, and it's almost weird for me to hear it now. Hope you enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/dolphins-on-drugs
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on October 08, 2017, 08:16:20 AM
Hi gang- a slight change of pace for normally pop-focused me. This is an improvised ambient track I made way back in maybe 1986. Prophet 5, Korg PolySix, Pro One and Korg MS-10 would have been the synths used, with the P5 shining as you'd expect. This has to be the most chill piece of music I've ever made, and it's almost weird for me to hear it now. Hope you enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/dolphins-on-drugs
Given the discussion about other (digital) synths in the sister forum, this is a track I wrote last weekend featuring the Rev2 and the Blofeld. Enjoy! I will post the patch sheet for the Rev2 shortly.

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/light-in-the-world-ardour-master-20171005 (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/light-in-the-world-ardour-master-20171005)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 23, 2017, 12:08:41 PM
Happy Halloween everyone!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlTwEjjYNxQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 05, 2017, 04:21:00 PM
Pumped another one out this week...https://youtu.be/82k7LdIDXIo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on November 12, 2017, 07:48:16 AM
Look no VST's  involved :) . All hardware, Rev2 featuring prominently as dual bass track, exploring the lower end of the Rev2 here.

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/there-is-nothing-to-fear-take-01 (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/there-is-nothing-to-fear-take-01)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 18, 2017, 07:35:10 PM
Did some Tangerine Dream covers with just the DSI Tempest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC1YvIvALnA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 18, 2017, 08:44:11 PM
Did some Tangerine Dream covers with just the DSI Tempest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC1YvIvALnA

Re-uploaded it cause I noticed a spelling error.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDNG8k5Imz0&t=17s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on November 19, 2017, 05:09:15 AM
First time I used Evolver in a track. This track features only DSI synths, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver Desktop, no outboard effects (needed). Rev2 and Evolver effects sufficient for my taste  ;). Percussion are samples played by the Akai S5000 + some limited effects (Midiverb II).

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/i-am-one-self-ardour-master-20171119
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 19, 2017, 10:55:41 PM
Another track I wrote a while back with my friend. Decided to use it as a basis just test out the Prophet 6 after getting it back from the repair shop. So far so good.

Instruments Used
Prophet 6
Tempest Drum Computer
Fender Stratocaster w/Roger Linn Design-Adrenalinn iii Effects Box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ0ROHrhheo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 26, 2017, 02:48:46 AM
Hi Gang - here's a different type of "Berlin School" for you - it's my attempt at a Kurt Weill sort of number. Apart from the MS20 drones at the start of the track, the minimal backing is all Prophet 6. Only two patches are used- a distorted organ and a basic plonky saw-tooth thing that sounds a bit like a piano in context. What sounds like a bass track is just the low left hand. The drums - kick, snare and hi hat - are also P6. The song is a bit to the left of what I usually do, and I'm tempted to have a singer I've started working with in Berlin have a go at it, as this is more her typical style than mine. For the moment, it's simply a fun song that came quickly together. Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/berliner-grotesque
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 26, 2017, 08:11:36 PM
The Duke Arrives/Barricade (John Carpenter/Alan Howarth cover)
-Prophet 6
-Tempest Drum Computer
-Fender Stratocaster
-Adrenalinn iii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJV7FCM-_o
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 10, 2017, 07:14:25 PM
Something a bit more mellow ala Miami Vice.

Fender Stratocaster
Prophet 6
Tempest Drum Computer
Adrenalinn iii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmjm5XAlsk&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: fuzulu on December 12, 2017, 06:30:31 AM
a couple of lil snippets of a track I made fully on the Tempest.... well as in all the main parts and ideas were made in the Tempest, then I added some more noise fx and drum hits n stuff to it later in the daw, processed etc

https://soundcloud.com/essiomusic/distinto
https://soundcloud.com/ribenmusic/essio-distinto-original-mix
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Shaw on December 12, 2017, 09:09:23 AM
Something a bit more mellow ala Miami Vice.

Fender Stratocaster
Prophet 6
Tempest Drum Computer
Adrenalinn iii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmjm5XAlsk&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmjm5XAlsk&feature=youtu.be)
Right out of the 80s.  Slide a fretless bass in there?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 12, 2017, 03:36:54 PM
Something a bit more mellow ala Miami Vice.

Fender Stratocaster
Prophet 6
Tempest Drum Computer
Adrenalinn iii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmjm5XAlsk&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmjm5XAlsk&feature=youtu.be)
Right out of the 80s.  Slide a fretless bass in there?

Nope thatís all P6, Tempest And Guitar. I was thinking of adding a sax but a fretless bass wouldnít be too bad on the next track.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 17, 2017, 08:26:22 AM
Greets, all - here's a fresh track, conjured on a dark Sunday afternoon in Berlin. I've been so fixated on my Prophet 6 lately that I wanted an excuse to use all the other synths surrounding me. Here's who's doing what...

Pro One - MIDI'd bass

MS-20 - atmospheric drone, with reverb from both RE-20 and PT plug-in.

Evolver - hard sync arpeggio

Juno 6 - chorused filter sweep chords, w "spring reverb" from Boss RE-20

Micromoog - s/h mosquito freak out. (This is the first time I've ever used the pitch ribbon on this thing!)

Prophet 6 - two tracks playing identical minimal melody. One with vague Vangelis' type brass-ish patch, the other a sync tone that sounds a bit cat-yowly.

TR-707 - drums. I run the 707 through the Evolver, sometimes for precessing, but always cos I don't have enough channels on my mixer!! In this case, the processing on the drums comes from a Pro Tools plug, not the Evolver. More spring reverb from a plug.

You can see the gear in the pic on the SC link and the name of the track will make sense then...

Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/clean-your-room2

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on December 18, 2017, 11:23:42 PM
Greets, all - here's a fresh track, conjured on a dark Sunday afternoon in Berlin. I've been so fixated on my Prophet 6 lately that I wanted an excuse to use all the other synths surrounding me. Here's who's doing what...

Pro One - MIDI'd bass

MS-20 - atmospheric drone, with reverb from both RE-20 and PT plug-in.

Evolver - hard sync arpeggio

Juno 6 - chorused filter sweep chords, w "spring reverb" from Boss RE-20

Micromoog - s/h mosquito freak out. (This is the first time I've ever used the pitch ribbon on this thing!)

Prophet 6 - two tracks playing identical minimal melody. One with vague Vangelis' type brass-ish patch, the other a sync tone that sounds a bit cat-yowly.

TR-707 - drums. I run the 707 through the Evolver, sometimes for precessing, but always cos I don't have enough channels on my mixer!! In this case, the processing on the drums comes from a Pro Tools plug, not the Evolver. More spring reverb from a plug.

You can see the gear in the pic on the SC link and the name of the track will make sense then...

Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/clean-your-room2
Nice one Anton, great track. I regularly get complaints from my other half about cleaning my room (of equipment with flashy lights). Deja vu all over: doesn't seem to make any difference if I am 18 or 58 years of age. Ha ha.

Thanks for the tip of running stuff through the Evolver, I haven't tried that yet and forgot about that capability.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 19, 2017, 01:29:31 AM

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Nice one Anton, great track. I regularly get complaints from my other half about cleaning my room (of equipment with flashy lights). Deja vu all over: doesn't seem to make any difference if I am 18 or 58 years of age. Ha ha.

Thanks for the tip of running stuff through the Evolver, I haven't tried that yet and forgot about that capability.
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Glad you enjoyed it, Gerry. My studio at home is small enough that on one hand, there's not much room for cleaning, if that makes sense! Things are only where there's space for them to be! But I'm not a tidy person, it has to be said, and my Novation X-Station, which I use as master controller, is also a table - pens, a lighter, a drum machine, the Evolver, David Bowie guitar pick all resting "neatly" on top at the moment.

I think it's something like Bank 3, patches 30-39, where you'll find the main Evolver "blank" patches for processing. Maybe the ten patches prior are the ones meant for guitar processing. It's all in the manual, so don't take my guess as final word! But yes - the Evolver does a gorgeous job processing external sounds. My first synth was a Prop One and I ran everything in the world through the Audio In. I've got a Korg MS-10 which does a particularly sweet job of fuzzing up electric guitars. The Evolver is set up properly to do external processing in a way that's very appealing. But like I said, it also serves a practical need for me, as I don't quite have enough input channels on my mixer! Thus, the Roland TR-707 lives permanently plugged into the Evolver. I'm due to upgrade my mixer, but I think I might just keep the 707/Evolver combo as-is. They like each other!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on December 23, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
Some live modular music for Christmas Eve, featuring a voltage-controlled Christmas tree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JD4Y3pXUik
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on December 23, 2017, 02:38:03 PM
Some live modular music for Christmas Eve, featuring a voltage-controlled Christmas tree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JD4Y3pXUik

Brilliant Christmas sound installation!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 23, 2017, 05:05:29 PM
Seasonal greets, all. Here's a remake of a song I wrote three years ago during Christmas break in Berlin. It's not a Christmas song, but I do think there's a touch of sleigh bells to the secret vibe. Anyway, this version, apart from drum machine and vocals, is all Prophet 6 and Prophet 5. I tracked it in Berlin with my P6, then augmented or replaced a few tracks via the MIDI'd-up P5. Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/down-around-the-radio-syntho-rough-mix/s-M89y4

P.S. - the song I posted last week, Clean Your Room, has been re-jigged a good bit, also with Prophet 5 added and the arrangement/mix in stronger shape. https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/clean-your-room2

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on December 23, 2017, 05:47:30 PM
Merry Christmas, everybody! 

Here's a little Advent and Christmas music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FyGwa4Cu9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnxCV4n-lAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOGl_-tEPpE

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5psbnQUX2Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfQf5KO10g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pze_tG6fyNE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRgB5Mi18a8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfEcKxi7y8g
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on January 08, 2018, 02:49:25 AM
R.I.P. Ulli Lommel.  A cover I did of Tim Krog's score for Lommel's film "The Boogeyman"

Prophet-6
Moog Sub 37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UpNuLXBbLo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 23, 2018, 04:57:19 PM
Is this the fatal flaw in the ointment? I found this clip last night of me rocking out in the teenage basement, doing what would now be called "DAW-less jamming" or such. Musically, it's pretty wretched (And Sacred Tim, this is an MS-10 in nothing-but-harsh mode), but for you youngsters, all Stranger Thing'd and such, wondering what it was REALLY like back in the day, I give you the purest display on earth. 1984, with PolySix, Korg MS-10, Pro One, dreadful Korg DDM-110 and a Yamaha Porta Sound. Throw in a Casio digital watch, my high school gym shorts and my Split Enz-inspired haircut and you're almost there. I think the main thing is the dancing. Yep, kids, this is EXACTLY how we looked on the dance floor, I swear! Uh, I promise next time I post something here, it'll be anything but this. But I bet at least 2 or 4 of you might get an "authentic" kick out of this frightening time slice! Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/dkRcMPcE-Kg
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 23, 2018, 07:31:35 PM
"Sacred Tim"?  My, that makes me feel special!

Thank you for that amusing plunge into 1980's culture.  I, too, passed those years playing in bands. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 23, 2018, 09:11:29 PM
Sometimes it only takes one thing to tip a day off the razor's edge from being a crappy day to a cheerful day. And there it is.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on January 24, 2018, 01:55:45 AM
Is this the fatal flaw in the ointment? I found this clip last night of me rocking out in the teenage basement, doing what would now be called "DAW-less jamming" or such. Musically, it's pretty wretched (And Sacred Tim, this is an MS-10 in nothing-but-harsh mode), but for you youngsters, all Stranger Thing'd and such, wondering what it was REALLY like back in the day, I give you the purest display on earth. 1984, with PolySix, Korg MS-10, Pro One, dreadful Korg DDM-110 and a Yamaha Porta Sound. Throw in a Casio digital watch, my high school gym shorts and my Split Enz-inspired haircut and you're almost there. I think the main thing is the dancing. Yep, kids, this is EXACTLY how we looked on the dance floor, I swear! Uh, I promise next time I post something here, it'll be anything but this. But I bet at least 2 or 4 of you might get an "authentic" kick out of this frightening time slice! Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/dkRcMPcE-Kg
Ah wonderful and timeless, those were the days. Where did you get all the money from, as a teenager, to buy all that gear?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 24, 2018, 11:37:49 AM
Is this the fatal flaw in the ointment? I found this clip last night of me rocking out in the teenage basement, doing what would now be called "DAW-less jamming" or such. Musically, it's pretty wretched (And Sacred Tim, this is an MS-10 in nothing-but-harsh mode), but for you youngsters, all Stranger Thing'd and such, wondering what it was REALLY like back in the day, I give you the purest display on earth. 1984, with PolySix, Korg MS-10, Pro One, dreadful Korg DDM-110 and a Yamaha Porta Sound. Throw in a Casio digital watch, my high school gym shorts and my Split Enz-inspired haircut and you're almost there. I think the main thing is the dancing. Yep, kids, this is EXACTLY how we looked on the dance floor, I swear! Uh, I promise next time I post something here, it'll be anything but this. But I bet at least 2 or 4 of you might get an "authentic" kick out of this frightening time slice! Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/dkRcMPcE-Kg
Ah wonderful and timeless, those were the days. Where did you get all the money from, as a teenager, to buy all that gear?

I'm still in shock for having discovered this footage, have to say. My father and I moved into a smaller house when I was a teen and some of the money he made on that went towards kitting out my wee basement studio. Meanwhile, by the time of this vid, I'd started working weekends at a trendy dance club, making handfuls of cash each night. The Korg MS-10 I won in a battle of the bands sponsored by the big music store in town. My "best keyboardist" performance was directly inspired by Ron Mael from Sparks, and included a hands-off one-note synth solo, a moment I'm still a bit smug about! The MS-10 is sat directly behind my laptop at the moment. The PolySix is at my dad's and the Pro One is in Berlin.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on January 25, 2018, 04:28:53 AM
a hands-off one-note synth solo

I'm tempted to delve for details, but that seems... unwise.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on January 25, 2018, 08:30:44 AM
a hands-off one-note synth solo

I'm tempted to delve for details, but that seems... unwise.

Well, how could you play a keyboard while you've got those jumping jitters?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 26, 2018, 02:05:52 AM
a hands-off one-note synth solo

I'm tempted to delve for details, but that seems... unwise.

Well, how could you play a keyboard while you've got those jumping jitters?


To explain both the "dancing video" and the "one note solo" biz in one fell swoop, both were me, in my true teenage glory, mocking the rock of the day, I think. Regarding the hands-free solo, my band was the only "new wave" group in this teenage battle of the bands - the rest of the bands were still pretty steeped in Music Store Rock, if that makes sense. So my band felt we were the edgy (ha!) agitators. For every band/instrumentalist that played as many notes-per-second as possible, we/I were minimalists by design, so I made a show out of playing one note or fewer, ala Ron Mael.

Now, the basement video is a little harder to explain, given that I'm still in shock myself for having just discovered it. I'm one of those "I don't dance, I'm a musician" musicians. I *sorta* tried dancing once at a high school graduation thing in Australia. Don't ask. And I waltzed for 4 minutes at a then-GF's brother's wedding, only because it would have made her look bad if I didn't. Seeing myself twerking and fizzing out in the video I've shared as an analog  teenage hairstyle is baffling, but I'm certain there's a heavy degree of piss-taking going on. It's not like I danced around in the basement when the camera WASN'T on!

Anyway, I'm glad if you guys have gotten a kick out of this clip. Even friends who've known me for ages ain't seen something like this out of me!


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on January 29, 2018, 07:06:49 PM
A far from human birth...I present my cover of John Scott's score for the 80's alien flick INSEMINOID.

Prophet 6, Moog Sub 37 and Tempest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HccMAYJtM
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 18, 2018, 12:46:27 PM
This is an odd synth from Analog Solutions that most may have never seen.  Once in a while i'll toy around with it.

https://youtu.be/R3Ug7n7U4wQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 19, 2018, 06:48:19 PM
12 O Clock. Midnight. The 21st Of April. The Fog rolls in...

Instruments Used
Roland V-Piano
Sequential Prophet 6
Moog Sub 37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5sTzWVP1Z4
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 20, 2018, 12:43:56 AM
This is an odd synth from Analog Solutions that most may have never seen.  Once in a while i'll toy around with it.

https://youtu.be/R3Ug7n7U4wQ

I was half expecting Booji Boy to pop out during the first slice here - this should be the theme to his feature film debut!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 20, 2018, 10:28:45 AM
Ha,  now that's a name from the past.  The Devo guys got their start down the road from me in the Kent/Akron area.  Mark (one of the founders) was very into synths, and IMO, a real inspiration to bands that synthed up music later in the 80's.   And far as boogie boy...that's got to be one of my favorite weird, and I do mean weird, videos.  Devo with Neil Young and boggie boy playing the moog.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 20, 2018, 10:52:22 AM
Ha,  now that's a name from the past.  The Devo guys got their start down the road from me in the Kent/Akron area.  Mark (one of the founders) was very into synths, and IMO, a real inspiration to bands that synthed up music later in the 80's.   And far as boogie boy...that's got to be one of my favorite weird, and I do mean weird, videos.  Devo with Neil Young and boggie boy playing the moog.  ;D

Glad the reference has such resonance, as it were! Yeah, DEVO were such an influence on so many of us, it seems. My high school nickname was Mothersbaugh Spud.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 23, 2018, 08:43:27 AM
I posted this on the Prophet 6 page, so I won't ramble on here. Just to say, this is a final mix of something I posted last Christmas. It's 65% Prophet 6, 34% Prophet 5 and 1% Dopefer DE. A bright, bit-too-lite pop song...

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/down-around-the-radio-syntho-rough-mix/s-M89y4
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 26, 2018, 02:57:11 PM
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on February 27, 2018, 05:29:53 AM
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Recommended, really nice and gloomy (in a good way) atmospheric  :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 27, 2018, 12:57:30 PM
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Recommended, really nice and gloomy (in a good way) atmospheric  :)

Thanks for the kind words sir! :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 01, 2018, 11:31:34 AM
Just messing around with the Vermona MKII and came up with this sequence sent by the Arturia Keystep.  Some nice squeaks and such by moving the mod wheel when the sequence is running.   OB6 is doing the pads and voices.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/gurgly-goop
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 05, 2018, 04:47:37 AM
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on March 07, 2018, 02:22:06 AM
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space
Ah ha great track! You are not the re-incarnation of Klaatu are you?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 07, 2018, 04:46:56 AM
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space
Ah ha great track! You are not the re-incarnation of Klaatu are you?

Cheers, Gerry! I suppose having Klaatu come up in a mushroom-related post on a synth forum must mean we're getting somewhere good and weird in the world! Glad you liked the track. It's from 2006, and a very nailed-together piece. I was recording on a Roland 1824, using a different click track for each section and recording each section in different parts of the house, sometimes to my father's dismay. I did have fun, though!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 07, 2018, 11:55:49 AM
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on March 07, 2018, 12:17:41 PM
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau

Nice work and great bass playing as well! Extra points for coffee and cats.  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 07, 2018, 12:30:42 PM
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau

Nice work and great bass playing as well! Extra points for coffee and cats.  ;)

Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on March 07, 2018, 12:43:59 PM
Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...

Yeah, that came to my attention as well, particularly the Scary Monsters LP.  ;)

A slight OT question: Since you're partially based in Berlin, will you be at Superbooth?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 07, 2018, 01:09:38 PM
Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...

Yeah, that came to my attention as well, particularly the Scary Monsters LP.  ;)

A slight OT question: Since you're partially based in Berlin, will you be at Superbooth?

Scary Monsters is my fav Bowie. Well, along with Black Star, Heroes, Lodger etc...

I've never been to Superbooth, but I'll be in Berlin during the dates it's running, so perhaps!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sander Cliquet on April 01, 2018, 11:36:28 AM
Hey Guys!

I'm a REV 2 owner and have a band called 'Sun Gods' where the Prophet is really a main ingrediŽnt of our sound :)

Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshx4gfKgKs

Greetings, Sander
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on April 14, 2018, 05:16:30 AM
It was time for another Rev2 and Evolver track, really great fun having multiple Dave Smith designed instruments (got to get some more, ha ha ;-).

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/fear-is-a-stranger-to-the-ways-of-love-take04

Feauturing:
Directly recorded into Audacity, no further eq. and processing except on the synths and samplers themselves.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on April 30, 2018, 04:38:59 PM
In this house...what you don't know....will hurt you.

RETURN TO GHOSTHOUSE

Prophet-6
Moog Sub 37
Tempest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Oc4THD9Bo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 16, 2018, 05:21:39 PM
I'm going to leave this here without comment, except to say that it makes heavy use of the DSM03.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/laurel
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on May 16, 2018, 09:04:36 PM
Exterminators 3000

Fender Stratocaster
Prophet 6
Moog Sub 37
Tempest Drum Computer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=63EN4ac5RVQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 19, 2018, 12:37:57 AM
Improvisation #83 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEwn8lO26g0
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on May 20, 2018, 07:55:10 AM
Sacred Synthesis, I know it's mainly a string pad but it develops to bit of a "clarinet" too from 12:30-13:30. That worked well.     We're you running the PEK HP filter on the metallic pad?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 20, 2018, 09:28:46 AM
Soundquest -

Do you mean the melody sound?  I put a ton of time into developing that patch, and there is such an assortment subtleties to it that it can have a variety of characteristics, including flute, clarinet, and a touch of oboe.  As for the PEK patch, no high pass filter was used.  Based on the position of the cut off frequency controlled by the modulation wheel, you can get that throaty metallic quality when you want it that is the magical quality of the Evolver.  Still, I just love that Poly Evolver Keyboard.  I've not grown tired of it in the least.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on May 20, 2018, 08:16:35 PM
A few covers for tonight.

First up SCALPS

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/scalps-drew-neumann-and-eric-rasmussen-cover

next up

VALLEY

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/valley-bill-wyman-cover
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on May 31, 2018, 02:58:07 AM
Dave Smith and Elektron combination. I am amazed how well the Evolver combines with the Digitone. Evolver is connected to the audio ins of the Digitone, effects on the patch are coming from Digitone. Only internal effects on Rev2 patch.

This is my very first track (ever) without any Windows/Linux computer sequencing involved. Recorded directly into Audacity on Linux, no further eq or mastering, just as they are.

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/all-locked-doors-are-open (https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/all-locked-doors-are-open)


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 01, 2018, 11:11:58 AM
Congrats on being freed of that computer sequencing Gerry.  Let the hardware do it's thing!  :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 01, 2018, 11:46:58 PM
Congrats on being freed of that computer sequencing Gerry.  Let the hardware do it's thing!  :)
Thanks Soundquest. Next step later this year a Cirklon  :) I am on the waiting list since December last year. Then I need Bitwig only to be able to re-record my old tracks, the laptop will be shutdown and put on a storage shelf.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 04, 2018, 09:29:17 AM
Well that's a good looking sequencer.  I'd really love to get the Polyend, but it's out of my price range.  You ever look at those?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on June 07, 2018, 11:46:20 PM
We found something in the ice...
We found something...
We found some thing
We found some THING

Prophet 6
Tempest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM5B39jXvGY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on June 19, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
Wendy....give me the bat....

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/the-shining-wendy-carlos-cover


and

Revenge Of The Ninja (Rob Walsh cover)

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/revenge-of-the-ninja-rob-walsh-cover
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 03, 2018, 11:52:30 AM
Classical piece I did for a WWI film called "HUMANITY"

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/humanity-score
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 03, 2018, 12:13:19 PM
Classical piece I did for a WWI film called "HUMANITY"

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/humanity-score

What did you use for instrument?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 03, 2018, 01:08:06 PM
Classical piece I did for a WWI film called "HUMANITY"

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/humanity-score

What did you use for instrument?

Just a Roland FA-08. Originally it was more synthesizer based along the lines of Chariots Of Fire and Apocalypse Now  (With LOADS of Moog). The director changed his mind a few times and decided he just wanted a basic classical/orchestral piece so I just redid everything, including re-writing the main melody, from scratch.  Just a quick sketch on the FA-08 sequencer. Was hoping the PX would arrive in time for me to use that but the FA-08 is good enough.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: fuzulu on July 21, 2018, 05:23:04 AM
hey guys,

just finished n released a new 6 track album... would love for you guys to hear it and share some thoughts... cheers.

http://essio.bandcamp.com/album/tribal-hunter
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Shaw on July 21, 2018, 07:37:53 AM
hey guys,

just finished n released a new 6 track album... would love for you guys to hear it and share some thoughts... cheers.

http://essio.bandcamp.com/album/tribal-hunter (http://essio.bandcamp.com/album/tribal-hunter)
Not my style of music, but I like it.  Thereís some quality synth work in there for sure.  Are you using any DSI products in there?
ďDeep JungleĒ could use a guitar solo starting at around 2:28 IMHO...  8)


Good work!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 21, 2018, 11:02:00 AM
Prophet X with touches of Prophet 6 in a more traditional Orchestral performance.

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/crystal-lake-harry-manfredini-tribute-with-prophet-xprophet-6
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: fuzulu on July 22, 2018, 04:00:54 AM
hey guys,

just finished n released a new 6 track album... would love for you guys to hear it and share some thoughts... cheers.

http://essio.bandcamp.com/album/tribal-hunter (http://essio.bandcamp.com/album/tribal-hunter)
Not my style of music, but I like it.  Thereís some quality synth work in there for sure.  Are you using any DSI products in there?
ďDeep JungleĒ could use a guitar solo starting at around 2:28 IMHO...  8)


Good work!


Hey, thanks a lot for checking it out n the nice words...

yea, I have used the prophet 12 in there for sure... lots of other non dsi synths too, access virus, blofeld, loads of soft synths...

feel free to lay a guitar over it, I'd love to hear what that sounds like... if u want the unmixed lemme know... maybe we can make a 2.0 version :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 22, 2018, 08:16:08 PM
Midsummer Meditation I:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpzevvpDF7E
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 23, 2018, 09:13:10 AM
Sacred Synthesis,    The "saw bass" when it comes in ~ 3:30 I assume you triggered with your foot pedals?  I like the piece, especially the change ~ 3:30.  It seems somewhat different for you perhaps (meaning with the theme rhythm played throughout).
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 23, 2018, 09:49:27 AM
Thanks, Soundquest.  Yes, the bass was naturally played on the pedals, and the patch itself consisted of four oscillators of sawtooth and PWM tones tuned to 16' and 32' octaves, so it's very deep.  Plus, it's polyphonic.  The P'08 module is perfect for the purpose.

If the music seems a little different, that's because it's a composition, rather than an improvisation.  When I do a synthesizer improvisation, I tend to drift near ambient electronica territory, which is never my intention.  I like much better producing carefully designed compositions.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 23, 2018, 07:18:44 PM
Some Prophet X pieces

Akira Ifukube

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/godzilla-comes-ashore

and

Les Baxter

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/the-beast-within-improvisation-les-baxter-tribute-prophet-xprophet-6
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 23, 2018, 09:23:51 PM
Midsummer Meditation I:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpzevvpDF7E

Easily my favourite piece youíve done. Great job.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 23, 2018, 09:33:06 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 25, 2018, 04:39:03 PM
https://youtu.be/x_JSFDcxoss
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 25, 2018, 04:54:53 PM
https://youtu.be/e2win6m4LEM
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on July 26, 2018, 05:58:18 AM
Here's my first widely accessible Rev2 piece ever. It's a classical (or film-music if you like) sounding microtonal piece, made after retuning the Rev2 to a Bohlen-Pierce scale. But don't let that scare you away, I like to think it's quite accessible, although feel free to disagree!

Throughout the piece I used preset P2 F1 (VeloStrings), in some measures I also used a homemade oboe-like patch (based on a heavily tweaked version of F4 P61 (Morning Woodwind). Layering the patches was done in ardour5. All sound is pure Rev2, no equalization or external effects (apart from volume normalization) have been applied.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWrdtfCT4Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWrdtfCT4Y)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 26, 2018, 06:47:18 AM
Here's my first widely accessible Rev2 piece ever. It's a classical (or film-music if you like) sounding microtonal piece, made after retuning the Rev2 to a Bohlen-Pierce scale. But don't let that scare you away, I like to think it's quite accessible, although feel free to disagree!

Throughout the piece I used preset P2 F1 (VeloStrings), in some measures I also used a homemade oboe-like patch (based on a heavily tweaked version of F4 P61 (Morning Woodwind). Layering the patches was done in ardour5. All sound is pure Rev2, no equalization or external effects (apart from volume normalization) have been applied.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWrdtfCT4Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWrdtfCT4Y)


Weirdly refreshing to hear this on such a hot day in Berlin! Like a glass of lemonade with a lizard in it! Very nice piece.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on July 26, 2018, 03:07:41 PM
Weirdly refreshing to hear this on such a hot day in Berlin! Like a glass of lemonade with a lizard in it! Very nice piece.

That sounds about right :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on July 27, 2018, 03:34:27 AM
Hi all - I've just released my third installment of my Antronica series. Many of the tracks on Antronica 3 have been previewed in this forum already, as much of this album was recorded in a fit of Prophet 6 vs Prophet 5 frenzy etc. Loads of Sequential and DSI on this album. The aforementioned Prophets, plus Pro One and Evolver.

I'm only selling the album via my Patreon page, but I wanted to share a track with the forum. This is one of my earliest songs - maybe I was 15 when I wrote it, compared to 51 now! This version is mostly comprised of Prophet 6, with a touch of Prophet 5. There's some Mellotron M400 in here as well. The drum track switches between TR-808 and LinnDrum, both are owned by the guy with the Mellotron. It was pretty cool to use both drum boxes for this tune. Maybe the Linn is mixed a bit loud, but ah well! And yeah, cheesiest drum fills ever, but it had to be done.

Oh - the album was mastered with LANDR, by "robots with ears," or such. I tried out the "high intensity" setting at first, but the stereo spread suffered a bit, with anything panned left or right being over-squashed. What you're hearing here is "medium intensity" robot mastering.

Hope you enjoy this ancient track brought back to life...

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/03-pilot-for-landr/s-SBo1q
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 27, 2018, 09:47:51 PM
I wanted to test out using all of my gear in a single Carpenter jam. They Live's score is Carpenter and Howarth showcasing their love of the blues. A perfect hymn for the downtrodden and forgotten working class. The entire piece was sequenced on the Tempest (which is sequencing the main bass line which is being MIDI'ed out to both the Prophet X (with a VS bass and Electric Finger Bass patch) and the Moog Sub 37. The Dobro, Sax and faux harmonica are all done on the Prophet X. I tried to pan a lot of the instruments through the stereo field to give a wider sound. The Prophet-6 is doing some huge pads and filter sweeps. Hope you enjoy and remember to put your sunglasses on!

INSTRUMENTS USED
DSI/Sequential Prophet-X and Prophet-6
Moog Sub 37
Tempest Drum Computer

EQUIPMENT AND EFFECTS
Soundcraft Signature 22MTK

COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE
ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer System
Presonus Studio One Digital Audio Workstation


https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/coming-to-la-jam

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 28, 2018, 08:37:15 PM
Did some Morricone on the PX tonight.

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/shades-of-revolver-morricone-tribute


Also did a remake of one of my original composition...now featuring the PX :)

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/sequence-4-prophet-x-prophet-6-moog-sub-37-tempest
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 04, 2018, 12:00:25 AM
Another tribute to another one of my favorite composers.

Alessandroni Alessandroni is a name that almost never gets mentioned when discussing classic composers and classic soundtracks. A multi-instrumentalist is best known as "the whistler" for Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western scores as well as the fuzzed out electric guitar (and classical nylon guitar) for them as well. Alessandroni's own scores venture into the experimental realm with loads of variety and methods far ahead of their time. You have classical string quartets mixed with fuzzed out buzzsaw guitars for Lady Frankenstein, polka beats and cheery harpsicord for The Mad Butcher and many others. His most powerful work comes in the form of a unique and powerful film: Killer Nun. Despite what the lurid title suggests it's actually an interested character study and comes highly recommended.

The score itself is as almost as bizarre as the film. In 1979 we have Alessandroni doing loops, samples being manipulated (via Gregorian chants played on a reel to reel player and having the tape moved around and slowed down by hand, funky fuzzed out wah guitar, slurping synth bleeps and bloops (done on either a Moog or ARP) and most shocking of all: Hip hop beats....on an analog drum machine (I'm guessing CR-78). This is 1979 we are talking about here!!!!!

Alessandroni was playing live concerts well past 90 years of age until he passed March of last year at the well lived age of 92.


INSTRUMENTS USED
DSI Sequential Prophet-X
Moog Sub 37
DSI Tempest Drum Computer


https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/killer-nun-alessandro-alessandroni-cover
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 04, 2018, 02:33:04 PM
Did some experimenting with a Prophet X pipe organ patch I made.

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/carnage-castle
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 08, 2018, 09:37:27 PM
Absolutely proud to put this track up. My best friend Allan Rˇppl and I haven't recorded anything in ages. This is something we are certainly going to redeem in the near future. Always thrilled to jam with this guy. He's a fantastic musician and an amazing friend. This one goes out to all the gut munchers out there!


Moog Sub 37 and Prophet X are the synths used.

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/cannibal-lust-feat-allan-ryppl
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 25, 2018, 03:23:55 PM
The Stalker.

Prophet X and Tempest

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/the-stalker2
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 26, 2018, 06:51:46 PM
Wanted to try my hand at a more rockin/blues guitar oriented track. For some reason I have always associated werewolves and blues so I figured now would be as good a time as any to express that and what better werewolf to sample than the great Spanish Horror Icon himself, Paul Naschy.

I'm not much of a guitarist but I decided to try my hand at some slide guitar which I think suited the overall piece well.

The Prophet X is doing the drums, dobro and some lead electric guitar. I think it handles it really well. Very realistic.

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/full-moon-blues-prophet-x-fender-stratocaster
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 26, 2018, 08:12:59 PM
My first attempt at Italo Disco. :)
Prophet 6
Prophet X
Moog Sub 37
Tempest

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/night-of-1000-screams-prophet-6-prophet-x-moog-sub-37-tempest
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 31, 2018, 10:33:11 PM
My first Music Video :)

https://youtu.be/jpVm7QT-5F4
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on September 08, 2018, 08:27:08 PM
Watch out for those manholes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1xHCdHDICU
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on September 23, 2018, 01:10:18 PM
The idea is that you are standing in a Bog listening to the sounds around you.  It's done entirely with Vermona MK2.  Well, except for the  Vermona Lancet HP filter, which helps with the thunderstorm.  A little ambiance from the Lexicon, and the "music" itself is thru Strymon BigSky- at times.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/the-summer-bog
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 23, 2018, 01:44:48 PM
The idea is that you are standing in a Bog listening to the sounds around you.  It's done entirely with Vermona MK2.  Well, except for the  Vermona Lancet HP filter, which helps with the thunderstorm.  A little ambiance from the Lexicon, and the "music" itself is thru Strymon BigSky- at times.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/the-summer-bog

Pretty. Like a beefed-up Enoscape!
Title: First Track Using Prophet X
Post by: blewis on September 23, 2018, 04:55:27 PM
https://soundcloud.com/bran13/arytm-sketch

Elektron Analog Rytm mkII lays down the main beat with a cool sample played back with echo.

2 Tracks of Prophet-6 goodness and last night I added a track of Prophet X goodness. Only a touch of EQ on one Prophet-6 track, but other than that the synth were printed to the DAW straight.

Lots of guitar. (don't hold it against me (they're a bit out of tune too))

I took horrible notes, but after 30 minutes of searching for what preset I used from the Prophet X, I think it was a tweaked F3 P114 Sinwave Memories.

If you make it to the end, you'll hear the Prophet X Sinewave Memories taking me into that Pink Floyd zone - although I'm no Gilmour (it's the tape loop/string machine sounding bit from the Prophet X that threw me into it).
Title: Re: First Track Using Prophet X
Post by: Ant of 12047 on September 23, 2018, 07:09:47 PM
https://soundcloud.com/bran13/arytm-sketch

Elektron Analog Rytm mkII lays down the main beat with a cool sample played back with echo.

2 Tracks of Prophet-6 goodness and last night I added a track of Prophet X goodness. Only a touch of EQ on one Prophet-6 track, but other than that the synth were printed to the DAW straight.

Lots of guitar. (don't hold it against me (they're a bit out of tune too))

I took horrible notes, but after 30 minutes of searching for what preset I used from the Prophet X, I think it was a tweaked F3 P114 Sinwave Memories.

If you make it to the end, you'll hear the Prophet X Sinewave Memories taking me into that Pink Floyd zone - although I'm no Gilmour (it's the tape loop/string machine sounding bit from the Prophet X that threw me into it).

Nice one. Enjoyed it as a track, forgetting to pay geek-attention to which synth was doing what. And I'm all for guitars!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on September 24, 2018, 03:14:42 PM
You have the right to remain silent....forever!

One of my favorite composers is Jay Chattaway. I absolutely adore his scores from the 80s with films like Maniac, Red Scorpion, Invasion USA and Maniac Cop. I love how he combines traditional acoustic and orchestral instruments and compositions with electronic elements, drum machines, sludgy synths. Peter Levin often did the keys and synths for Jay's scores and one of his key sounds is an Oberheim SEM 6 Voice. I haven't got 6 SEM's but I recently acquired a Tom Oberheim SEM-Pro and I couldn't do this tribute without getting some slurping Oberheim drones in there.

Hope you enjoy!

INSTRUMENTS USED
Sequential Prophet-X (For 99% of the score)
Oberheim SEM-Pro (Low slurping filter sweeps)
Tempest Drum Computer(Played by hand)

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/maniac-cop-lives-jay-chattaway-tribute-prophet-x-oberheim-sem-pro-tempest
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on September 27, 2018, 08:51:36 PM
A tribute to Linda Blair and the gang.

Prophet X (Steinway Grand Piano layered with a Prophet VS wavetable as sampled string attack and synthesised FM string type sound)

Tempest (Steady beat on the Linn Drum kit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbTCOCc5GE
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 01, 2018, 07:45:17 AM
 Improvisation #84 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfIjd53Hos
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on October 02, 2018, 04:37:07 AM
Sacred Synthesis: that's a very nice tune. I played it three times already.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 02, 2018, 05:29:25 AM
Thanks very much, Jok3r.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jazzygb1 on October 03, 2018, 08:09:26 PM
Here's a link to my current single.
It's mostly soft synths, but the strings and the synth lead towards the end of the track are prophet 12.
Enjoy! :)
https://blottuk.bandcamp.com/track/this-isnt-how-it-started
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on October 04, 2018, 06:50:31 AM
Here's a link to my current single.
It's mostly soft synths, but the strings and the synth lead towards the end of the track are prophet 12.
Enjoy! :)
https://blottuk.bandcamp.com/track/this-isnt-how-it-started
Cool! There are not enough shuffle rhythms nowadays.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on October 07, 2018, 02:17:43 PM
Toccata Arpeggiata on REV2. Enjoy the ride!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJYCof3ViLk
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 07, 2018, 03:19:11 PM
Fabulous chord progressions.  You could get another piece of music out of those dramatic changes.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 07, 2018, 03:19:52 PM
Improvisation #85 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-7pNQZoiYY
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on October 07, 2018, 10:46:28 PM
Fabulous chord progressions.  You could get another piece of music out of those dramatic changes.

Thank you Sacred Synthesis for listening and commenting! Given how many pieces of music have been made with simple I IV V and similar progressions, no doubt there's more to be found :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on October 10, 2018, 03:03:13 PM
Well, "simple chord progressions" is where I jump in ;-)

Usually i don't publicate any of my stuff, since normally it consists of unfinished ideas. But since it's so simple this time, I think I could make an exception.

I created an arp/pad 2-layer patch on my Rev2 this evening and recorded some simple chords with a slight touch of a melody with it. The pad gets mixed in via the modwheel. Somehow I like this patch very much.

I didn't add any effects or further processing to the recording. That's purely my Rev2. It sounds best on headphones, because I'm doing some panning modulation.

https://soundcloud.com/user-113276372/no-name-yet

Since I don't have a good name for this track/patch yet, any suggestions are welcome ;-)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on October 11, 2018, 05:08:43 PM
Another microtonal piece, this time dividing the octave in 10 equal parts (as opposed to the usual 12).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4YuLfRQoQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 12, 2018, 10:25:30 AM
Another microtonal piece, this time dividing the octave in 10 equal parts (as opposed to the usual 12).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4YuLfRQoQ

Hold down "preset" and press 0 - should hopefully fix this.

(I make joke - I love your stuff!)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on October 12, 2018, 11:35:11 PM
Hold down "preset" and press 0 - should hopefully fix this.

Tried it, but it sounded even worse. Now how do I break it again?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on October 13, 2018, 05:20:38 AM
Another microtonal piece, this time dividing the octave in 10 equal parts (as opposed to the usual 12).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4YuLfRQoQ

This is how all music would sound if we adopted the metric system for music!   ;)  I kid.

Actually the microtonal scale created a dissonance that matched the subject matter of the footage. 

Well done!

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on October 13, 2018, 08:11:44 AM
This is how all music would sound if we adopted the metric system for music!

How dare you spoil my carefully tuned master plan ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jdt9517 on October 16, 2018, 07:26:21 PM
https://soundcloud.com/jdt9517/moonlight-sonata

While this is a classical piano piece, it does have a place discussing electronic instruments.  This instrument sound is the EastWest Pianos Steinway D sample.  The important fact is this is all MIDI created.

Dave Smith, by creating MIDI, you have helped me tremendously in creating piano performances.  I have nerve damage in right arm (age related) and it is difficult for me to record a clean performance.  Recording by MIDI allows me to digitally go into the performance and fix my errors. 

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 17, 2018, 07:15:21 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, Jim.  And I'm sure your mistakes would only have improved Beethoven's piece!  It may be "pop" classical music, but I've always loved Moonlight Sonata.  Now if only MIDI would allow us to fix our mistakes in live performances!

Regarding your comments on Beethoven, it strikes me that, when a person endures personal sorrow with virtue, the world is blessed with another introspective painfully sweet composition, as in this case.  But when a person responds to sorrow without virtue, the world is afflicted either with more ugliness or with more violence.  Thank God Beethoven chose the high road.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on October 17, 2018, 08:22:49 AM
I had to practice this piece as a kid at the age of about 11 years. And I hated it! I wanted to play music that sounded more fun and more like the stuff I listened to on the radio.

Ironically, it was in my stormy puberty when I learned to love classical music. I was looking for my old sheets and practiced this piece again and had a lot of fun while doing so.

At the moment I don't play my real piano very often, because of job, girlfriend, rock band, synthesizers ;-)... but when I do, I still love to play this song. It's one of my all-time-favorites.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 20, 2018, 10:46:19 PM
One for Poly Evolver Keyboard and one for Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdizu0njYxw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsbuydINfxI
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on October 21, 2018, 06:39:29 PM
Tim, the Prophet 08 improv is beautiful. I'm sure the Evolver one is, too, but I haven't gotten around to listening to it yet. I don't know why I decided to click on Prophet first.

jdt9517, I love a bit of the Ludwig Van. I never learned Moonlight, but the first movement of Sonata Pathetique was the hardest piece I ever had to tackle. Listening to Beethoven and playing Beethoven both make me cry for entirely different reasons :) Well done!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 22, 2018, 07:52:04 AM
Thanks, Jason.  I guess your instinct is prophetic!  Or perhaps you like rivers more than lakes?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on October 22, 2018, 08:03:50 AM
You do put the evolve in Evolver. I like it.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 22, 2018, 08:05:07 AM
Thanks very much, Sandy.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jdt9517 on October 22, 2018, 08:07:50 PM
Thanks all for the kudos on Moonlight Sonata.

@SS- Great work (as always)!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 22, 2018, 08:09:24 PM
I appreciate it, Jim
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 22, 2018, 11:25:19 PM
I haven't uploaded a video in a while as I'm currently in pre production on a short film I'll be directing in November. I've been swamped in pre-production and trust me that's a great thing. I'm very fortunate to have met a wonderful producer in Toronto here who really is helping me get things going. I'm very fortunate and blessed to be surrounded by so many supportive and wonderful people.

Howard Shore's score for Videodrome is quite a unique score. What he did was he scored and recorded a real string orchestra and then re-sampled that recording into his Synclavier synthesizer. So the whole score has synthesized string recordings and authentic string recordings which fits the film's plot perfectly.

I used the Prophet-X for this and approached it in a similar way. I used the beautiful string samples from 8Dio and layered them with the same strings but altered through frequency modulation and amplitude modulation. Lots of Bit and Hack used on the strings as well as some oscillators mixed in there as well. I think it turned out very well. Hope you enjoy! Long Live The New Flesh!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6axsOhaiNI&t=5s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 24, 2018, 10:20:49 AM
One thing I've learned about YouTube: if you don't post music with some regularity, then you quickly lose your audience.  Even a few weeks can cost you.  My preferred standard is one or two pieces about every two weeks.  Anything less than that and you quickly become relegated to a "dead channel" status, and that's in spite of having hundreds of subscribers.  There are definitely tricks to this game.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 24, 2018, 08:26:33 PM
One thing I've learned about YouTube: if you don't post music with some regularity, then you quickly lose your audience.  Even a few weeks can cost you.  My preferred standard is one or two pieces about every two weeks.  Anything less than that and you quickly become relegated to a "dead channel" status, and that's in spite of having hundreds of subscribers.  There are definitely tricks to this game.

Agree 100%
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 25, 2018, 12:23:58 AM
A melancholic mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gGajwLuKfo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on October 25, 2018, 11:28:38 AM
A melancholic mood:

Thanks, just what I needed! :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 25, 2018, 11:45:45 AM
A melancholic mood:

Thanks, just what I needed! :)

Sorry about that.  I'll have to create some music one of these days that is giddy, fun, and light-hearted.  But it'll be like twisting myself into a pretzel!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: dslsynth on October 25, 2018, 11:52:23 AM
Sorry about that.  I'll have to create some music one of these days that is giddy, fun, and light-hearted.  But it'll be like twisting myself into a pretzel!

Not to worry, my old friend. It was very good and worked well for my current mood. Thanks again! :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 25, 2018, 12:59:33 PM
A melancholic mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gGajwLuKfo

Excellent!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 25, 2018, 01:03:42 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 29, 2018, 10:41:00 PM
He's Not Jason
He's Not Freddy
He's Real...

For my next installment I wanted to do something a bit more minimalist, and it doesn't get much more minimalist than Robert McNaughton's score for Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer.

McNaughton's score was done with a pretty basic setup

Roland Juno 106
Korg Polysix
Ensoniq Mirage Sampler

It's very percussion oriented with blasts of discordant synth stabs and off sounding arpeggiated metallic samples.

Instruments Used
Sequential Prophet-X Sampler (Heavy percussion hits, piano, whispering and screams)

Sequential Prophet-6 (A simple drone with a Phaser on it)

Enjoy!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz0PjKCRtYw&t=12s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 30, 2018, 10:51:27 AM
You are now in the deep end....of HORROR!

Richard Einhorn's score for Shock Waves is downright terrifying. Done entirely on both a MaxiKorg and MiniKorg and swamped in plate reverb gives a perfect atmosphere for this underwater Nazi zombie flick. In fact, I think it might have been the only score recorded with the MaxiKorg and MiniKorg ever.

Low synth drones, electronic bleeps almost mimicking the bleep of a sonar of a submarine. Lots of thunderous distorted synth blasts as well. Einhorn also used a recording of a crowed yelling "Zeig Heil" over and over as things become more intense. Oddly, I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech off of Archive.org.

I couldn't help but also add a "Goosestep" patch to further add to the atmosphere. That was done with The L Train patch on the Sub 37. When you slow it down it gives a perfect militant march type sound.

The only synth used here was the Sub 37.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 30, 2018, 05:34:58 PM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on October 30, 2018, 08:07:24 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didnít get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think Iíll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 30, 2018, 08:21:10 PM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 30, 2018, 08:25:16 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didnít get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think Iíll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)

As it stands I have about 11 floor to ceiling shelves filled with Cult Films and about 8 racks of vinyl soundtracks. I think Iím the only person in this thread that has spent as much money on posters, Blu Rays, masks and horror memorabilia as I have on synths and guitars.

YouTube put the video back up but with a censorship warning stating the content could be considered offensive.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 30, 2018, 09:07:31 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didn’t get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think I’ll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)

Although I know this is said in jest, I'm quite happy to read it. 

Let me say something strange.  When I was about twenty years old, I spent a long late night trying as best I could to imitate to cries and moans of hell with synthesizers, reverb, and a large loud PA system.  Controversial for this forum, I realize, but so be it.  The effort was related to a very dark song I had written.  I dare say, I did as well as a synthesist could with the imitation.  Later that night - or morning, actually - I had an experience that scared the living daylights out of me.  Laugh if you want, but you weren't there. 

I have no doubt that evil can be attained through art.  If you give yourself to exceedingly dark music, you can arrive some place or meet something that you didn't intend to.  Sometimes intentions don't matter.  Hence, I will not approach exceedingly dark music, nor will I produce it.  Perhaps some of my music could be forced into such a category, but it just isn't the case.  I would admit that I'm inclined towards the somber and introspective; that's an admission of a personality.  Sad?  Yes, at times.  But dark?  No, never. 

It's only one opinion on a synthesizer forum, and you can all laugh at the religious fanatic.  Regardless, I would warn anyone and everyone to beware of exceedingly dark music.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 30, 2018, 10:29:59 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didnít get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think Iíll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)

Although I know this is said in jest, I'm quite happy to read it. 

Let me say something strange.  When I was about twenty years old, I spent a long late night trying as best I could to imitate to cries and moans of hell with synthesizers, reverb, and a large loud PA system.  Controversial for this forum, I realize, but so be it.  The effort was related to a very dark song I had written.  I dare say, I did as well as a synthesist could with the imitation.  Later that night - or morning, actually - I had an experience that scared the living daylights out of me.  Laugh if you want, but you weren't there. 

I have no doubt that evil can be attained through art.  If you give yourself to exceedingly dark music, you can arrive some place or meet something that you didn't intend to.  Sometimes intentions don't matter.  Hence, I will not approach exceedingly dark music, nor will I produce it.  Perhaps some of my music could be forced into such a category, but it just isn't the case.  I would admit that I'm inclined towards the somber and introspective; that's an admission of a personality.  Sad?  Yes, at times.  But dark?  No, never. 

It's only one opinion on a synthesizer forum, and you can all laugh at the religious fanatic.  Regardless, I would warn anyone and everyone to beware of exceedingly dark music.

Thatís awesome! You know it would be somewhat of a cool concept to do a Sounds Of Heaven/Sounds Of Hell EP. Iím totally down to do a collaboration.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 31, 2018, 03:12:45 AM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 31, 2018, 07:03:35 AM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!

I certainly sympathize and understand why people would be offended but Iíve always stood by the mentality that people shouldnít have to change their personal interests simply because someone else is offended by them. Really the whole point of an exploitation film is to take a subject, be it war, sex, counter culture, death, revenge, religion, or race and make it so over the top to the level of cartoonish proportions. Perhaps in some way itís a nice coping mechanism or somewhat cathartic? Iím not sure. Iím also a filmmaker and growing up with exploitation films they are likely going to be a big influence to my work. I canít worry about someone being offended by a film that happens to have nazis anymore than I can be concerned that someone else is offended by a film with a murderous nun. Life is too short.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 31, 2018, 07:46:37 AM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!

I certainly sympathize and understand why people would be offended but Iíve always stood by the mentality that people shouldnít have to change their personal interests simply because someone else is offended by them. Really the whole point of an exploitation film is to take a subject, be it war, sex, counter culture, death, revenge, religion, or race and make it so over the top to the level of cartoonish proportions. Perhaps in some way itís a nice coping mechanism or somewhat cathartic? Iím not sure. Iím also a filmmaker and growing up with exploitation films they are likely going to be a big influence to my work. I canít worry about someone being offended by a film that happens to have nazis anymore than I can be concerned that someone else is offended by a film with a murderous nun. Life is too short.

To be clear, I'm not offended by the idea behind the film in any way, or you paying homage to it, or to the exploitation genre. We use films and music and art in general sometimes to examine our culture at its worst, or to face our collective fears from the safety of the screen, etc. I dig how deep into film-making/soundtrack work you are. My issue is with the direct use of material from a Hitler rally. "I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech..." is what I find objectionable. Considering you're doing a cover here, I'm not sure I understand the artistic merit in using something so genuinely horrific.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 31, 2018, 08:10:58 AM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!

I certainly sympathize and understand why people would be offended but Iíve always stood by the mentality that people shouldnít have to change their personal interests simply because someone else is offended by them. Really the whole point of an exploitation film is to take a subject, be it war, sex, counter culture, death, revenge, religion, or race and make it so over the top to the level of cartoonish proportions. Perhaps in some way itís a nice coping mechanism or somewhat cathartic? Iím not sure. Iím also a filmmaker and growing up with exploitation films they are likely going to be a big influence to my work. I canít worry about someone being offended by a film that happens to have nazis anymore than I can be concerned that someone else is offended by a film with a murderous nun. Life is too short.

To be clear, I'm not offended by the idea behind the film in any way, or you paying homage to it, or to the exploitation genre. We use films and music and art in general sometimes to examine our culture at its worst, or to face our collective fears from the safety of the screen, etc. I dig how deep into film-making/soundtrack work you are. My issue is with the direct use of material from a Hitler rally. "I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech..." is what I find objectionable. Considering you're doing a cover here, I'm not sure I understand the artistic merit in using something so genuinely horrific.

Because the soundtrack is littered with sound effects and samples from the SS. I figured it would fit just as well as the Zeig Heil sample. I didnít want to be going around looking for this specific sample or asking around for this specific sample as it would eat up too much time. It was the only audio sample I could find that somewhat fit and since it was off of the public domain archive, I could use it freely. It is appropriate in the context of the filmís plot and was used as an effect to create unease and judging by everyoneís reaction, it was successful.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on October 31, 2018, 06:36:08 PM
Happy Halloween LoboLives.  Iím sure you made some ghoulish tunes today.
Title: Re: Your Mu
Post by: Gomjab on October 31, 2018, 06:56:41 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didnít get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think Iíll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)

Although I know this is said in jest, I'm quite happy to read it. 

Let me say something strange.  When I was about twenty years old, I spent a long late night trying as best I could to imitate to cries and moans of hell with synthesizers, reverb, and a large loud PA system.  Controversial for this forum, I realize, but so be it.  The effort was related to a very dark song I had written.  I dare say, I did as well as a synthesist could with the imitation.  Later that night - or morning, actually - I had an experience that scared the living daylights out of me.  Laugh if you want, but you weren't there. 

I have no doubt that evil can be attained through art.  If you give yourself to exceedingly dark music, you can arrive some place or meet something that you didn't intend to.  Sometimes intentions don't matter.  Hence, I will not approach exceedingly dark music, nor will I produce it.  Perhaps some of my music could be forced into such a category, but it just isn't the case.  I would admit that I'm inclined towards the somber and introspective; that's an admission of a personality.  Sad?  Yes, at times.  But dark?  No, never. 

It's only one opinion on a synthesizer forum, and you can all laugh at the religious fanatic.  Regardless, I would warn anyone and everyone to beware of exceedingly dark music.

Yes my post was in jest but like most humor it was grounded in some truth.  I donít consider LoboLive evil but he wears his taste in the horror film genre on his sleeve in this thread.  As your music here I find beautiful and calming. They do make an interesting contrast.  And I enjoy hearing both.

I do agree that music is a very powerful medium that can definitely tug at your heart and soul. Those great soundtracks are so effective cause they create that emotion in you to fit the scene on the screen.  I think in the future, those studying great music will often look back at the things created to accompany a movie as the great works of our era. Like some music Bach created to be played as lite entertainment for some social parties of the aristocracy.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 31, 2018, 08:06:30 PM
Happy Halloween LoboLives.  Iím sure you made some ghoulish tunes today.

Thanks!
Actually I was at auditions with my producer all day for a film Iím directing. Iíll be in the studio tomorrow though. :)
Title: Re: Your Mu
Post by: LoboLives on October 31, 2018, 08:24:18 PM
Sacred Synthesis and LoboLives are definitely the Yin and Yang or Heaven and Hell of this thread. Their styles and themes are so different.  LoboLives, you must have grown up watching all those Saturday night horror flicks.  I didnít get to see your last one as YouTube pulled it. It is fun hearing such a diverse collection.  Being that it is bedtime here I think Iíll listen to some Sacred Synthesis as it is less likely to induce nightmares! ;)

Although I know this is said in jest, I'm quite happy to read it. 

Let me say something strange.  When I was about twenty years old, I spent a long late night trying as best I could to imitate to cries and moans of hell with synthesizers, reverb, and a large loud PA system.  Controversial for this forum, I realize, but so be it.  The effort was related to a very dark song I had written.  I dare say, I did as well as a synthesist could with the imitation.  Later that night - or morning, actually - I had an experience that scared the living daylights out of me.  Laugh if you want, but you weren't there. 

I have no doubt that evil can be attained through art.  If you give yourself to exceedingly dark music, you can arrive some place or meet something that you didn't intend to.  Sometimes intentions don't matter.  Hence, I will not approach exceedingly dark music, nor will I produce it.  Perhaps some of my music could be forced into such a category, but it just isn't the case.  I would admit that I'm inclined towards the somber and introspective; that's an admission of a personality.  Sad?  Yes, at times.  But dark?  No, never. 

It's only one opinion on a synthesizer forum, and you can all laugh at the religious fanatic.  Regardless, I would warn anyone and everyone to beware of exceedingly dark music.

Yes my post was in jest but like most humor it was grounded in some truth.  I donít consider LoboLive evil but he wears his taste in the horror film genre on his sleeve in this thread.  As your music here I find beautiful and calming. They do make an interesting contrast.  And I enjoy hearing both.

I do agree that music is a very powerful medium that can definitely tug at your heart and soul. Those great soundtracks are so effective cause they create that emotion in you to fit the scene on the screen.  I think in the future, those studying great music will often look back at the things created to accompany a movie as the great works of our era. Like some music Bach created to be played as lite entertainment for some social parties of the aristocracy.

I was watching an interview with composer Christopher Young and he said a lot of conservatories looked down on film music for many years (considering it rushed, sloppy and commercial) and it wasnít until composers like Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone started to branch out into other styles and incorporate different genres into their classical pieces that more and more conservatories started to change their view. Iíve always considered soundtrack music to be the most pure form of music because itís rarely written for a specific listening audience. Itís simply there to accompany a mosaic of images. Remove those images and suddenly the music becomes its own thing and can sometimes be taken completely out of context.

I remeber playing a Riz Ortolani piece once at work and this older woman who was really into classical music came up to me and said that was one of the most beautiful pieces of music sheís heard. The music? The opening theme to the film Cannibal Holocaust. A film banned in numerous countries for its content. Go figure lol
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on November 01, 2018, 03:39:12 AM
I can't even watch the video in Germany.   >:(
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 01, 2018, 07:12:38 AM
I can't even watch the video in Germany.   >:(

Itís also censored in the UK, Italy and other places apparently.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Quatschmacher on November 02, 2018, 05:06:11 PM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!

Iím curious, are you by any chance living near Bayrischer Platz in Berlin, the Jewish area where a lot of the street names were renamed once? A friend of mine used to live in HaberlandstraŖe so Iíve been in that area quite a bit. Iíll be in Berlin next week actually.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on November 02, 2018, 07:40:13 PM
I couldn't help but also add a "Goosestep" patch to further add to the atmosphere. That was done with The L Train patch on the Sub 37. When you slow it down it gives a perfect militant march type sound.

The only synth used here was the Sub 37.
Finally got a chance to listen to this. That was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 02, 2018, 10:23:57 PM
I couldn't help but also add a "Goosestep" patch to further add to the atmosphere. That was done with The L Train patch on the Sub 37. When you slow it down it gives a perfect militant march type sound.

The only synth used here was the Sub 37.
Finally got a chance to listen to this. That was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing it.

Thanks Sandy!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 03, 2018, 03:30:26 AM
I couldn't find a sample of this anywhere so I had to settle for a Hitler Speech...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrpPOlz9VE

Never words I thought I'd come across on the Sequential forum. Huh. Your dedication is impressive, credit due, but I'd encourage further efforts towards finding a sample from the film or faking your own foley etc. The whole "Hitler thing" is deeply uncool, to put it gently! I'm not familiar with the film you're paying tribute to, admittedly, so I don't know if there's a point I'm missing, but if you ever pay homage to the Wicker Man, say, I'll definitely give that a click.

Mods - if I'm out of line with this, I apologize, and I'll understand if you delete my reply here.

Well the video was flagged anyway lol

I donít think you are out of line at all, you simply are curious what a real life tragedy has to do with a synth video. The film Shock Waves is a 70s cult film staring Peter Cushing and John Carradine. It is about a group of people who are shipwrecked on an island and stumble upon a desolate SS battleship. They end up waking up the cargo, which in this case happens to be immortal underwater SS super soldiers. The whole movie is on YouTube as are itís trailers and the soundtrack just got remastered and released on vinyl.

Not much I can do about the origin of the underwater super soldiers Iím afraid. Even the opening title has a swastika on it and as I said the soundtrack does have a lot of Third Reich sound effects so I just take it as part of the film. Much like how I look at real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas talking about killing his mother as part of the film Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (video I posted before Shock Waves). It just comes with the territory with these types of films.


Like I said, I've not seen the film, but I'm sure it's a fine piece of schlock. I'm a pretty broad-minded film freak, and often come home from the video store with about 5 or 6 titles in hand, anything from Maya Deren to  Wes Craven. It was probably one (or more!) of your posts that prompted a weeks-long John Carpenter binge (He's my ex-cousin-in-law, innit!). But yeah - touching on something Sacred Tim said, there's a certain darkness out there/within that's very real - our culture lives through it again and again and we're doing a "tremendous" job with it on the planet at this very moment in time. I'd never (rarely, anyway!) wish to censor someone else's voice/opinion, but I felt (and still feel) that putting actual audio from a Hitler speech out into the world right now isn't on. Maybe if it was used to illustrate a powerful point, or to inspire a moment of consideration and compassion... but otherwise, it's gratuitous and a reminder of real-life horror.

(I'm just back to Berlin after two months away, very jet-lagged, and perhaps edgier and more sensitive than usual. There are 4 Stolpersteine on the doorstep of my apartment building, commemorating the people who once lived here, maybe in this very flat. It's easy to spend my time surrounded by synths and cranking out ABBA or Amon Duul while the kettle boils, but sometimes the human darkness of the world we share hits hard.)

Uh - sorry to belabor this! I'll post a jaunty synthpop tune soon to make it up to y'all!

Iím curious, are you by any chance living near Bayrischer Platz in Berlin, the Jewish area where a lot of the street names were renamed once? A friend of mine used to live in HaberlandstraŖe so Iíve been in that area quite a bit. Iíll be in Berlin next week actually.

I'm over in 12047, about a 12-minute walk from Schneidersladen!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 03, 2018, 01:55:52 PM
I think I might switch over to Vimeo for certain videos. It seems to be a bit more of an open minded platform.

For those that were interested in seeing my Shock Waves video but couldn't,  I will be doing a series entitled "The Audio Nasty" ( a nod to "The Video Nasty" scare in the UK in the 80s) which is going to be focused on films that require a bit more of a mature audience.

Turning a negative to a positive.

https://  vimeo.com/298775123
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 05, 2018, 01:06:46 PM
Macabre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFKFULgtb0
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 05, 2018, 02:55:54 PM
Macabre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFKFULgtb0

Just the right thing. Lovely. Thank you.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 05, 2018, 03:20:29 PM
Thanks, Ant.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 05, 2018, 07:28:35 PM
Macabre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFKFULgtb0

This is easily the best thing youíve done. Absolutely breathtaking. The choir and pitch bends offer the right amount of unearthly emotion. I was actually listening to it while watching the film The Sentinal and was pleasantly surprised at how well your music fit. Would love to hear more like this from you. Great job. What instruments did you use? Poly Evolver?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 05, 2018, 08:05:29 PM
Thanks.  I used the usual: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Poly Evolver Rack, 2 Prophet '08 Keyboards, 2 Prophet '08 Modules, plus a Hammond pedal board.

This music is not where my mind is; it's far too morbid.  I can make the stretch for an occasion or two, but that's enough.  Unfortunately, I've been told it's not dark enough.  Good grief.  I was hoping to be done with it, but no.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 06, 2018, 07:10:00 AM
Thanks.  I used the usual: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Poly Evolver Rack, 2 Prophet '08 Keyboards, 2 Prophet '08 Modules, plus a Hammond pedal board.

This music is not where my mind is; it's far too morbid.  I can make the stretch for an occasion or two, but that's enough.  Unfortunately, I've been told it's not dark enough.  Good grief.  I was hoping to be done with it, but no.

With all respect to your deep sensitivity, I'd suggest this piece isn't, according to common-law standards, actually morbid or even macabre in the least. It's dark in tone, or darker than your previous work, but there's true light in this music. It's a lovely contribution to the world. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 06, 2018, 07:52:28 AM
With all respect to your deep sensitivity, I'd suggest this piece isn't, according to common-law standards, actually morbid or even macabre in the least. It's dark in tone, or darker than your previous work, but there's true light in this music. It's a lovely contribution to the world.

Thank you for that happy comment, Ant. There will always be Light in it, and I wouldn't ever want to get it out.  I would only like it to be purer Light.

I couldn't even find a slightly morbid picture for the piece in all our photograph files.  The closest thing I could come to was a strange looking horse stable near Cobh, Ireland, taken by my wife!  Perhaps I should have subdued it a bit by changing it to black and white; but sakes, the green leaves were just too pretty and cheerful.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 06, 2018, 11:47:08 AM
With all respect to your deep sensitivity, I'd suggest this piece isn't, according to common-law standards, actually morbid or even macabre in the least. It's dark in tone, or darker than your previous work, but there's true light in this music. It's a lovely contribution to the world.

Thank you for that happy comment, Ant. There will always be Light in it, and I wouldn't ever want to get it out.  I would only like it to be purer Light.

I couldn't even find a slightly morbid picture for the piece in all our photograph files.  The closest thing I could come to was a strange looking horse stable near Cobh, Ireland, taken by my wife!  Perhaps I should have subdued it a bit by changing it to black and white; but sakes, the green leaves were just too pretty and cheerful.  ;D

Ha! At the risk of back-and-forthing this for days, I'd say the photo was a perfect fit for the piece. Pretty, yes, but mysterious. And maybe that's the best word for my take on your piece - as I said, I didn't find it macabre or morbid, but it's got a mysteriousness to it. Again, nice one. You've struck a nice nerve.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 06, 2018, 04:28:07 PM
I've covered some pretty well known themes to some pretty well known films (well amongst cult movie buffs anyway) but there's some real hidden gems out there such as Shuki Levy's score for Dawn Of The Mummy. The film itself is a bizarre mix of classic Universal/Hammer style Mummy film and Dawn Of The Dead....I guess that's where the title comes from haha. I have no idea what Levy used on the score but his main riff is just infectious and plays in different incarnations through the picture. I went for more of a driving, hard hitting death march type of approach. The only synth I used was the Sequential Prophet-X. Lots of choir sounds layered with some VS wavetables to give an unapologetically digital sound. The drums are all from the PX as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hzt6oRVCk8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on November 06, 2018, 06:30:11 PM
https://soundcloud.com/jdt9517/moonlight-sonata

While this is a classical piano piece, it does have a place discussing electronic instruments.  This instrument sound is the EastWest Pianos Steinway D sample.  The important fact is this is all MIDI created.

Dave Smith, by creating MIDI, you have helped me tremendously in creating piano performances.  I have nerve damage in right arm (age related) and it is difficult for me to record a clean performance.  Recording by MIDI allows me to digitally go into the performance and fix my errors. 

Enjoy!


Been off-line for a few weeks.  Neat to return and hear some great music posts.  Really pretty
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on November 06, 2018, 06:38:03 PM
A melancholic mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gGajwLuKfo

oooh, I  like that change at 7:26.  This could be in a movie soundtrack or something.  This is one of my top favorites on your postings Sacred Synthesis. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on November 06, 2018, 06:47:05 PM
I've covered some pretty well known themes to some pretty well known films (well amongst cult movie buffs anyway) but there's some real hidden gems out there such as Shuki Levy's score for Dawn Of The Mummy. The film itself is a bizarre mix of classic Universal/Hammer style Mummy film and Dawn Of The Dead....I guess that's where the title comes from haha. I have no idea what Levy used on the score but his main riff is just infectious and plays in different incarnations through the picture. I went for more of a driving, hard hitting death march type of approach. The only synth I used was the Sequential Prophet-X. Lots of choir sounds layered with some VS wavetables to give an unapologetically digital sound. The drums are all from the PX as well.

Lobolives,  I watched the first 39 seconds before i started asking...hey, where's the far-out video?  Nevermind, it came ;) How you liking the Prophet X?  Seems like the perfect tool for your interests.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hzt6oRVCk8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 06, 2018, 07:21:55 PM
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Lobolives,  I watched the first 39 seconds before i started asking...hey, where's the far-out video?  Nevermind, it came ;) How you liking the Prophet X?  Seems like the perfect tool for your interests

I love the Prophet X. It really has been a game changer for me sound design wise and just soundtrack wise in general. It really is a tool for experimentation.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 06, 2018, 07:23:07 PM
Oooh, I  like that change at 7:26.  This could be in a movie soundtrack or something.  This is one of my top favorites on your postings Sacred Synthesis.

Thanks, Soundquest.  That's actually what it's supposed to be for.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 11, 2018, 09:29:30 PM
Mystery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rods-iHD7JQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on November 13, 2018, 08:05:31 AM
Love those filter sweeps at the end. I am a sucker for them.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 13, 2018, 12:47:27 PM
Thanks, Sandy.  That's the 2-pole filter. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on November 26, 2018, 01:58:42 PM
New, all-Prophet 6 recording of a track that originally came out in 2007 and got used in a weird clip that went viral. Before it was pulled, it hit something like 6,000,000 plays, so by some standard, this is my massive worldwide hit! Uh...

I hope no one takes offense at the lyric - the song is aimed at fundamentalists; it's not mocking any religion per se. Anyway, it's a catchy tune and loaded with synths, what else is there in life?!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/automatic-door-synth-remake-2018-mix-1
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 01, 2018, 01:10:22 PM
Recently I got around to watching 1974's House Of Seven Corpses and it's quickly become one of my favorite films. It was awesome to see stars of the 40s and 50s like John Ireland and Faith Domergue and John Carradine star in a 1970s horror flick about a film crew filming a horror film in a legit haunted house. Some genuinely creepy moments with a really creepy choir based score. I decided to do a little tribute to this flick. Not a cover but my own composition inspired by the flick.

I used the Sequential Prophet X for this one with two choir samples split across the keyboard. With loads of Reverb, BBD Delay and a thick Phaser over top of them. There's also some Hammond organ samples and Ambient samples underneath too. I also used various cymbal samples loaded with long delays to add to the atmosphere.

There is some incidental Moog Sub 37 bleeps and bloops saturated in reverb and delay as well.

© Everett Dudgeon 2018
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/house-of-seven-corpses-prophet-x-moog-sub-37
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on December 01, 2018, 08:03:16 PM
Recently I got around to watching 1974's House Of Seven Corpses and it's quickly become one of my favorite films. It was awesome to see stars of the 40s and 50s like John Ireland and Faith Domergue and John Carradine star in a 1970s horror flick about a film crew filming a horror film in a legit haunted house. Some genuinely creepy moments with a really creepy choir based score. I decided to do a little tribute to this flick. Not a cover but my own composition inspired by the flick.

That is a great piece Lobo!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 01, 2018, 08:26:08 PM
Recently I got around to watching 1974's House Of Seven Corpses and it's quickly become one of my favorite films. It was awesome to see stars of the 40s and 50s like John Ireland and Faith Domergue and John Carradine star in a 1970s horror flick about a film crew filming a horror film in a legit haunted house. Some genuinely creepy moments with a really creepy choir based score. I decided to do a little tribute to this flick. Not a cover but my own composition inspired by the flick.

That is a great piece Lobo!

Thank you! I've really been getting into doing non synthesizer sounding soundtracks using the Prophet X. With maybe some incidental synth textures here and there to compliment the orchestral stuff. Especially when the soundtrack is minimalistic and utilizing only a few instruments. There is a certain charm when a soundtrack is just a piano, organ, trumpet and single cello or a line up a Rhodes piano, basic mono synth (Moog or ARP) and jazz drummer.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on December 01, 2018, 10:26:43 PM
Recently I got around to watching 1974's House Of Seven Corpses and it's quickly become one of my favorite films. It was awesome to see stars of the 40s and 50s like John Ireland and Faith Domergue and John Carradine star in a 1970s horror flick about a film crew filming a horror film in a legit haunted house. Some genuinely creepy moments with a really creepy choir based score. I decided to do a little tribute to this flick. Not a cover but my own composition inspired by the flick.

That is a great piece Lobo!

Thank you! I've really been getting into doing non synthesizer sounding soundtracks using the Prophet X. With maybe some incidental synth textures here and there to compliment the orchestral stuff. Especially when the soundtrack is minimalistic and utilizing only a few instruments. There is a certain charm when a soundtrack is just a piano, organ, trumpet and single cello or a line up a Rhodes piano, basic mono synth (Moog or ARP) and jazz drummer.

The small incidental sounds added a lot of atmosphere.  You did a good job with the levels of those sounds. They added with distracting.



Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 02, 2018, 12:38:24 AM
Recently I got around to watching 1974's House Of Seven Corpses and it's quickly become one of my favorite films. It was awesome to see stars of the 40s and 50s like John Ireland and Faith Domergue and John Carradine star in a 1970s horror flick about a film crew filming a horror film in a legit haunted house. Some genuinely creepy moments with a really creepy choir based score. I decided to do a little tribute to this flick. Not a cover but my own composition inspired by the flick.

That is a great piece Lobo!

Thank you! I've really been getting into doing non synthesizer sounding soundtracks using the Prophet X. With maybe some incidental synth textures here and there to compliment the orchestral stuff. Especially when the soundtrack is minimalistic and utilizing only a few instruments. There is a certain charm when a soundtrack is just a piano, organ, trumpet and single cello or a line up a Rhodes piano, basic mono synth (Moog or ARP) and jazz drummer.

The small incidental sounds added a lot of atmosphere.  You did a good job with the levels of those sounds. They added with distracting.

Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gomjab on December 02, 2018, 08:36:46 AM
That was obviously supposed to say ďwithout distractingĒ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 02, 2018, 03:58:26 PM
That was obviously supposed to say ďwithout distractingĒ

Lol ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 07, 2018, 10:39:18 AM
One of my top 10 favorite films of all time...maybe even in my top 5! 1963's ground breaking film Blood Feast. Without it, there would be no slasher movement of the 70s and 80s. PERIOD! Absolutely adore H.G. Lewis and all his works and much like John Carpenter, Lewis also did the music for his films!

The theme for Blood Feast is simple but iconic with it's kettle drums and trombone playing a slow dirge.

The Prophet X is the only synth on this and unlike most of my other works, I wanted to use it in a more "Traditional" sense as opposed to as a synthesizer. I designed some faux kettle drums with some tonal percussion samples, a monophonic trombone, clunky upright piano and single violin.


Enjoy! And the next time you are at a wedding...make sure you contact Fuad Ramses for his catering service! I hear he does an excellent Egyptian feast!!! MWAHAHAHA!


℗ Everett Dudgeon 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJNrbnwqDAo
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 18, 2018, 11:30:37 PM
Amando de Ossorio's immortal Spanish horror series, The Blind Dead is beloved by many fans. The images of the sightless, undead Templar Knights emerging from their tombs on skeleton horses should be considered one of the definitive icons of horror.

The soundtrack for the Blind Dead films was done by Antůn GarcŪa Abril. It's incredibly minimalistic and relies heavily on atmosphere. I tried to recapture this with the ever versatile Sequential Prophet X.
Hope you all enjoy!

©Everett Dudgeon 2018
℗Everett Dudgeon 2018

https://vimeo.com/307207358
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 20, 2018, 11:21:52 AM
An original piece!! A tribute to one of the greatest science fiction films ever! Mario Bava's immortal Planet Of The Vampires. No overdubs or outboard effects. Everything is done in real time and with the onboard effects of the Prophet X. I think the organ and eerie reversed whispers really capture the gothic essence of vampires while some cinematic stingers and oscillator bleeps and bloops capture the classic 1950s/60s outer space feel. Loads of Plate Reverb and BBD Delay enhance the atmosphere.

Hope you all enjoy!

©Everett Dudgeon 2018
℗Everett Dudgeon 2018

https://vimeo.com/307554261
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on December 20, 2018, 01:23:26 PM
Hope you all enjoy!

I think that's my favorite piece of yours that I've heard so far. Thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 20, 2018, 03:58:52 PM
Hope you all enjoy!

I think that's my favorite piece of yours that I've heard so far. Thanks for sharing it!

Thank you! I recently have been experimenting with the idea of composing a piece entirely on the PX without the use of overdubs. With the sliders and mod wheel bringing in various sounds. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 20, 2018, 05:41:11 PM
Another original! Continuing to experiment with using the Prophet-X for an "off the floor" type composition with no overdubs or external effects. The inspiration is my favorite Tobe Hooper film (yes, even more so than Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Eaten Alive aka Death Trap aka Starlight Slaughter aka Horror Hotel aka Legend Of The Bayou and probably a dozen other alternate titles.

I tried to capture the feel of a swampy bayou with the use of a digeridoo and dobro guitar droning along with samples of water splashes and "psycho sounds". There's some synthesized sample and hold sounds which help add to the uncomfortable atmosphere.

Hope you enjoy and remember if you are ever lost in the bayou, just look for old Judd's place, The Starlight Hotel. He's a friendly fellow and even has a pet you can play with. ;)

©Everett Dudgeon 2018
℗Everett Dudgeon 2018

https://vimeo.com/307608503
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: aaron aardvark on December 27, 2018, 11:21:43 PM
New song with Sequential Circuits Pro One (and some non-Sequential synths) I have owned since 1981: it is called "Something For Nothing".  Please tell me how you like the song and how it can be improved.  The song is at the top of this link:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=224436

 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on December 31, 2018, 04:36:41 PM
Kicking off my new year with something "normal" (i.e. not microtonal). It's a tribute to a classical composer that influenced my musical taste back when I was (much!) younger: Dmitry Kabalevsky.

The following is the result of some improvisation on his op39 no22 "Novelette", played live on a rev2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzmOdQ6YTc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzmOdQ6YTc)



Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on January 01, 2019, 11:00:11 AM
Kicking off my new year with something "normal" (i.e. not microtonal). It's a tribute to a classical composer that influenced my musical taste back when I was (much!) younger: Dmitry Kabalevsky.

The following is the result of some improvisation on his op39 no22 "Novelette", played live on a rev2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzmOdQ6YTc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzmOdQ6YTc)

Wonderful.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on January 01, 2019, 02:46:28 PM
Wonderful.

Thanks for listening!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on January 27, 2019, 01:47:02 PM
One of my all time favorite films is Richard Stanley's Hardware. A punk rock, visually stunning, industrial nightmare. The score was done by none other than Simon Boswell who, in line with the cybernetic feel of the film, sequenced the entire score on an Apple 2E with a Greengate Sampler software. I attempted to recreate the same feel with the Sequential Prophet X sampler.

Dark synth pad driven landscapes with sweeping melancholy strings and some bluesy slide guitar go on for what seems like forever...until you meet the Mark 13 at the end.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗  Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/no-flesh-shall-be-spared-hardware-tribute-prophet-x
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on January 28, 2019, 01:14:46 PM
And now for something completely different...

Inspired by the Jerry Goldsmith score for The Mephisto Waltz, I wanted to use the Prophet-X in a more classical oriented score using only the amazing piano and string samples from 8Dio. I synced all the sequences from my DAW (Studio One) and used the onboard effects, sequencer and features of the PX.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019


https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/the-devil-commands-prophet-x
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Dale Ong on January 31, 2019, 05:58:18 AM
Greetings fellow DSI/Sequential enthusiasts.  I've spent a lot of time this week listening to many of the great songs here and have decided to add a couple of tracks to this massive online mix tape.  Both feature original Prophet 12 and Prophet X sounds with an Analog Rytm and Analog Four playing supporting roles.  I hope you enjoy them.

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/meet-me-in-bangkok

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/no-soup-for-you
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: blewis on January 31, 2019, 07:01:02 AM
Nice work! I like those.

Greetings fellow DSI/Sequential enthusiasts.  I've spent a lot of time this week listening to many of the great songs here and have decided to add a couple of tracks to this massive online mix tape.  Both feature original Prophet 12 and Prophet X sounds with an Analog Rytm and Analog Four playing supporting roles.  I hope you enjoy them.

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/meet-me-in-bangkok

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/no-soup-for-you
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 31, 2019, 07:38:24 AM
Greetings fellow DSI/Sequential enthusiasts.  I've spent a lot of time this week listening to many of the great songs here and have decided to add a couple of tracks to this massive online mix tape.  Both feature original Prophet 12 and Prophet X sounds with an Analog Rytm and Analog Four playing supporting roles.  I hope you enjoy them.

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/meet-me-in-bangkok

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/no-soup-for-you

Dale,   I like both,  smooth and mellow. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Dale Ong on February 02, 2019, 12:02:24 PM
Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad you liked them!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 03, 2019, 10:27:37 PM
Greetings fellow DSI/Sequential enthusiasts.  I've spent a lot of time this week listening to many of the great songs here and have decided to add a couple of tracks to this massive online mix tape.  Both feature original Prophet 12 and Prophet X sounds with an Analog Rytm and Analog Four playing supporting roles.  I hope you enjoy them.

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/meet-me-in-bangkok

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/no-soup-for-you


Awesome! Following now!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 12, 2019, 09:30:43 PM
The whole track is done in one take on the Sequential Prophet X.

"When you have spent your life like a fortune that never seemed to end.
A second chance will come like a long lost friend.
Great joy will fill you and flush you hot.
No more will you ever be cool
for she is the Devil's honey pot.
And you'll drown in her you fool."

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/the-devils-honey-prophet-x
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 13, 2019, 11:56:21 PM
It's been ages since I posted here, and honestly, I've lost a bit of track which of my older tunes I've shared, but pretty sure this ain't one of 'em. This was me at age 19, in the basement, with a P5 (rev2, I found out long after the synth had died) and PolySix, amongst. TR-707 drums. Recorded on a 4-track cassette, every inch of tape crammed with sound. Unlike some of the other teenage Ant tracks that were released on Antronica 2, this one features my original angsty vocals. Only way to sound like a teenager is to be one, I guess! Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBOb4TNM8n8
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: SandyS1 on February 14, 2019, 05:46:04 AM
This was me at age 19, in the basement, with a P5 (rev2, I found out long after the synth had died) and PolySix, amongst. TR-707 drums. Recorded on a 4-track cassette, every inch of tape crammed with sound.

Wow. How many times did you bounce tracks to fit all that onto that machine!?!

Very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 14, 2019, 06:12:56 AM
This was me at age 19, in the basement, with a P5 (rev2, I found out long after the synth had died) and PolySix, amongst. TR-707 drums. Recorded on a 4-track cassette, every inch of tape crammed with sound.

Wow. How many times did you bounce tracks to fit all that onto that machine!?!

Very enjoyable.

Glad you liked it. I just checked the transferred tracks in Pro Tools, and sounds like track 1 is main keyboard (P5), plus TR-707, PolySix strings and... maybe that's it. Bit murky in there! Track 2 says "piano/bass," so that's acoustic piano and some synth (P5? Pro One? MS-10?) doing long note bass. There's also PolySix choir on that track. I assume I must've played either the bass or choir part while bouncing. There are two vocal tracks, but they also have all sorts of stuff going on in the spaces where I'm not singing - there's a "guitar solo" played on a Casio SK-1, another PolySix doing a sort of Ultravox thingy, a snare drum track and sound fx. It's a shame the tapes themselves didn't hold up so well - in Pro Tools I can hear how much they've degraded, but back in the day these tracks were pretty clean, considering the format.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 19, 2019, 11:56:42 AM
One of my all time favorite synth composers is the highly underrated Carlo Maria Cordio. While this isn't directly a cover of his score for the film Body Puzzle (aka Misteria) it is heavily influenced by it.

There's no sequencing or arpeggiating whatsoever here. The acoustic guitar and reversed piano strikes are simply looped and playing back at different speeds.

No overdubs at all. Everything is played in real time in a split patch on the Sequential Prophet X. On the upper half the melody is played by a Prophet VS wave layered with a choir. The choir is having it's sample size stretched and shrunk by an LFO creating a "glitch" type effect.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/body-puzzle-prophet-x
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 24, 2019, 12:29:19 AM
This is an original piece I recorded last week and I'm really proud of it. It's something completely different. I've always been a big fan of combining dark synth music with slow jazz. Here I brought out my trusty Prophet 6 and the ever versatile Prophet X. The PX is doing the drums as well as the Wurlitzer for the main them as well as the saxophone solo. The Prophet 6 is doing some vintage sounding brass/pads. I think it fits very well. Hope you enjoy.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/city-in-fear-prophet-x-prophet-6
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 24, 2019, 12:42:21 AM
An original piece as a tribute to one of my all time favorite films. Seriously, The Manster is downright creepy! Absolutely love it. There's no overdubs or sequencing at all here. The low brass and Taiko drums (since the film is set in Japan) are simply looped with the loop speed being modulated by an LFO. On the upper half of the synth is an organ as well as a faux theremin (Which is a MUST for 50's monster flicks) and there's also some menacing trumpet effects as well.
Hope you enjoy!

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://vimeo.com/319277307
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on February 24, 2019, 09:45:22 AM
Unleashing my inner church organist (who'd have thought?!).

I'm taking some medieval chant (which normally consists of only monophonic human voice)
and serve it with creamy REV2 sauce:

https://soundcloud.com/stefaanhimpe/tantum-ergo-sacramentum
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 24, 2019, 01:28:17 PM
Nicely done. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on February 24, 2019, 02:08:40 PM
Nicely done.

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on February 24, 2019, 05:13:12 PM
Unleashing my inner church organist (who'd have thought?!).

I'm taking some medieval chant (which normally consists of only monophonic human voice)
and serve it with creamy REV2 sauce:

https://soundcloud.com/stefaanhimpe/tantum-ergo-sacramentum

This is a great example of what a difference a rearrangement makes and a nice juxtaposition of different historical approaches to harmonics.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 28, 2019, 11:12:02 AM
So what's the good news?

Here's a nice original jazz number done entirely on the Sequential Prophet X (drums, detuned piano and trumpet. Overall...it was good efficient butchery.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/bay-street-killer-prophet-x-jazz
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Paul Dither on March 01, 2019, 06:33:56 AM
Just two random ditties from last December:

https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/five-fluttering-tequilas

Basically a multitracked Prophet-6, some ride cymbal and the Moogerfooger MF-104M delay.

https://soundcloud.com/pauldither/stubborn-drizzles

Apart from an electric bass (also responsible for what sounds like a tremolo guitar), this only features the Prophet-6 and the Pro 2. The latter does the squelchy bass, the restrained lead, and the noisy sound that can be heard from the first few seconds onwards (not the harpsichord sound, the other stuff). All the rest is the Prophet-6 and some additional FX.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on March 01, 2019, 10:46:40 AM
Last December I released my third EP called "Tertiary". All 5 tracks on the album feature the Rev2. You can hear tasters on my site" https://gezz.eu and of course EP is available on all streaming sites (just search for my artist name "Gezz").

My first experiment with the Maninkin Schrittmacher:  https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/schrittmacher_digitone_rev2_20181209 great way to learn non-linear composing / playing.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 06, 2019, 07:35:33 AM
Last December I released my third EP called "Tertiary". All 5 tracks on the album feature the Rev2. You can hear tasters on my site" https://gezz.eu and of course EP is available on all streaming sites (just search for my artist name "Gezz").

My first experiment with the Maninkin Schrittmacher:  https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/schrittmacher_digitone_rev2_20181209 great way to learn non-linear composing / playing.

Gerry,  I like that percussive tone used on the Schrittmacher track.  Was that the Digitone?   
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on March 09, 2019, 12:43:31 PM
While I'm not a huge fan of the Nightmare On Elm Street series, the films have some heavyweight composers attached to them. From Charles Bernstein's iconic original to Christopher Young and Craig Safan. Each soundtrack has it's own identity. This piece is heavily influenced by Angelo Badalamenti's synth score for Part III: Dream Warriors but it's also given it's own flavor.

The Prophet X is doing everything. There's no overdubs except for the scream at the end. Everything else is real time. I tried to give it a really lo fi sampler type feel.

℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/freddys-not-dead-prophet-x
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 10, 2019, 05:22:08 PM
A first start with a new Tascam DR-100 MK III:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXdfoLkrQs
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on March 13, 2019, 12:26:08 AM
Last December I released my third EP called "Tertiary". All 5 tracks on the album feature the Rev2. You can hear tasters on my site" https://gezz.eu and of course EP is available on all streaming sites (just search for my artist name "Gezz").

My first experiment with the Maninkin Schrittmacher:  https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/schrittmacher_digitone_rev2_20181209 great way to learn non-linear composing / playing.

Gerry,  I like that percussive tone used on the Schrittmacher track.  Was that the Digitone?
Yes it is. This was an ad hoc performance, recorded in one take, all sequencing done by Schrittmacher (not using the Digitone as sequencer).

I believe I used factory presets on the Digitone. If you want I can double check for the name. I didn't save the project on the Digitone,  I will have to look for it.

I am very impressed with the sound quality and patch design capabilities of the Digitone, even it's quirks are impressive (do not trigger the same note within the release time of the previous note ..... ha ha). For the price it is selling here in the Netherlands it is a bargain ;-).
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on March 13, 2019, 12:43:01 AM
Released my first collaborative album today. It features my partners singing voice and the Rev2 primarily with occasionally the Korg Microstation for background choir effect. It is in a relaxing style, ambient electronic.

The collaboration is with my partner Evelien. So we released the album under the artist name "Flien&Gezz", it is called "Just Be". It features Evelien's singing voice, abstract, no words, with reverb provided by my Boss RV-500. I do like the sound of her voice combined with this particular patch of the Boss reverb.

Releasing it worldwide didn't quite go as I expected. The different platforms mangled the artist name. Sometimes (like with Amazon) it was taken as one word "Flien&Gezz" as we intended. Sometimes the software changed the name into two words "Flien & Gezz". Unfortunately the Spotify word mangler made a complete mess out of it and it created a new album under my artist name ("Gezz") and quoted "Flien" as the artist, weird. Unfortunately it makes it more difficult for our friends and acquaintances to find the music. I will check with our label to see if they can correct it.

You can find a taster on https://gezz.eu/ click "Collaborations" and it will scroll down.

All recordings are done live in the studio, in one take. Which is what we wanted, to generate the spontaneously evolving nature of the tracks. Including "mistakes"  obviously ;-).
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on March 13, 2019, 03:04:20 AM
A first start with a new Tascam DR-100 MK III:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXdfoLkrQs

I listened to this several times now... very nice piece of music, as always. I simply like your organ-like music.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 13, 2019, 12:14:25 PM
Thanks, Jok3r.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 18, 2019, 04:18:05 AM
Sacred Synthesis, 

The new Tascam recorder seems to be capturing it well.  You should pick out some of your favorites pieces and put them all in one spot (an album of sorts).  I say this because I could see the value in having one continuous play, like you see on some of the relaxation, classical, meditative compilations.  Playlisting works but there's those the gaps and commercials.

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 18, 2019, 06:22:51 AM
Soundquest,

What else do you mean other than playlisting, of which I've done quite a bit?  On my channel, you can go to the various playlists and hear one piece after another for an hour or two.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 25, 2019, 04:58:14 PM
Bit of teenage new wave nostalgia for you, mixed with the facts and fictions of my current life between two countries. Prophet 6 for bass, solo, string wash and synth riff (with Pro One) on final chorus. Juno 6 chords on chorus. TR-707 drums through Evolver. Written in Berlin, in anticipation of my pending trip back to California.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/across-the-drama-pond-early-version/s-RU9dy
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on March 26, 2019, 04:49:06 PM
Also posted in the sequencer thread, my development to work out slowly a live set using just two sequencer and a limited amount of synths.

Latest (written and recorded tonight): https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/live005

Last weekend: https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/live004

Few weeks ago: https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/live003

All featuring the Rev2 of course! Most recent one also the Evolver.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on April 13, 2019, 06:39:49 AM
The collaborative creative musical fruits of Gernot Reininger and myself are now available online (at all the usual streaming/download sites). Five tracks on our first EP. The album is called "Orbit" and we call ourselves "Synthernational". Artwork by Gernot's daughter  :). Inspired by both our love for adventure and space related stuff.

We are really proud and we had such a great time writing the tracks together. Of course there is plenty of Rev2 action as we both own one. Enjoy!

Check it out at our site for tasters:  https://synthernational.eu/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20CEf01OTPngmx39gxJMGX?si=m62b6-SPTvmC9Y0iuXXT_Q

Gernot and I "met" through this forum. A very big thank you to Sequential for providing this forum.

I had no idea writing music collaboratively with another like minded person, a few hundred kilometers away, would work so well. Inspiring and (for me) also kind of safe - helping me build confidence in my own abilities to write and play electronic music and instruments. Having sat on the fence for 40 years, this for me is a huge step. Thanks Gernot

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on April 17, 2019, 04:15:22 PM
I've no idea where this might sit amongst the collective ear here, but it's a cover I did a few years back of Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," imagined, I imagine, as the Magnetic Fields doing the Velvets. There's an obvious and obnoxious Pro One featured throughout the track...

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/ill-be-your-baby-tonight-bob-dylan-cover
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: gernotreininger on May 03, 2019, 03:45:08 AM
Hi there. Today my first Solo EP has been released on various streaming platforms as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Youtube and so on. My artist name is "Reger" and the EP is called "Ex(track)te". Maybe some of you want to give it a listen and enjoy the music.
I really want to thank Gerry Havinga for encouraging me to work on my tracks, release and share them with you.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 05, 2019, 12:10:41 PM
Crescendi #2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qB2l3Mm5AQ
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on May 10, 2019, 08:31:04 AM
Gang! My latest album is out today and here's the first video. The track features two tracks of Prophet 6 playing the main chords - distorted organ and a piano-ish sound. Bass is Micromoog. The "drum machine" is also P6, with a real drummer lurking beneath. Pretty minimal backing track, but it suits the song. Hope you enjoy. We had great fun with the video, as you can probably tell...

https://moofmag.com/2019/05/10/music-video-premiere-berliner-grotesk-anton-barbeau/
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on May 12, 2019, 04:53:06 PM
Gang! My latest album is out today and here's the first video. The track features two tracks of Prophet 6 playing the main chords - distorted organ and a piano-ish sound. Bass is Micromoog. The "drum machine" is also P6, with a real drummer lurking beneath. Pretty minimal backing track, but it suits the song. Hope you enjoy. We had great fun with the video, as you can probably tell...

https://moofmag.com/2019/05/10/music-video-premiere-berliner-grotesk-anton-barbeau/

I loved this song when I first heard it (maybe a couple years ago?). Back then, as I listened to it like nine times in a row, I went down a Google rabbit hole learning about fonts.

I'm happy there's a video!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on May 12, 2019, 05:57:24 PM
Gang! My latest album is out today and here's the first video. The track features two tracks of Prophet 6 playing the main chords - distorted organ and a piano-ish sound. Bass is Micromoog. The "drum machine" is also P6, with a real drummer lurking beneath. Pretty minimal backing track, but it suits the song. Hope you enjoy. We had great fun with the video, as you can probably tell...

https://moofmag.com/2019/05/10/music-video-premiere-berliner-grotesk-anton-barbeau/

I loved this song when I first heard it (maybe a couple years ago?). Back then, as I listened to it like nine times in a row, I went down a Google rabbit hole learning about fonts.

I'm happy there's a video!

So glad to hear all this - thank you! It's funny, but I'm pretty certain which font we'll use for my next record. The album is to be called Manbird, a sorta homage to the film Lady Bird, which was set in Sacramento, my home town. I think we're fated to use Armador, the distinctive font used for the film. I'm not actually a font geek by any means, but next thing you know... etc!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 27, 2019, 09:53:07 AM
Improvisation #94 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_UmcE_7ctA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on May 31, 2019, 09:04:13 AM
This piece is mostly Prophet '08, with just a few chords from the Poly Evolver:

The very high melody adds lots of atmosphere. I like it a lot!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on May 31, 2019, 08:14:01 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: skipgilles on June 05, 2019, 01:13:13 AM
Really cool thread is this. Very interesting to see all the ways people use their instruments. I own a Prophet Rev2 and in one of my bands, I use it rather untypically, namely for live bass playing. (in another band, I do more interesting stuff with the sound capabilities of the Rev2, no worries :) ) See the videoclip we just released starring Rev2 for bass. (and a nord electro 3 in disguise)

https://youtu.be/OyQRZIqUut0
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 08, 2019, 01:16:11 PM
Really cool thread is this. Very interesting to see all the ways people use their instruments. I own a Prophet Rev2 and in one of my bands, I use it rather untypically, namely for live bass playing. (in another band, I do more interesting stuff with the sound capabilities of the Rev2, no worries :) ) See the videoclip we just released starring Rev2 for bass. (and a nord electro 3 in disguise)

https://youtu.be/OyQRZIqUut0
Wow man what a truly great track! So many transitions and energy, rhythmic variations, awesome good. Following you guys on Spotify now. This is the kind of music that gets better and better the more I listen to it. Really well done.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 08, 2019, 01:26:00 PM
Really difficult to follow such a great act as Dick Laurent ..... but my style is a tat different. Still preparing for a live performance, now working on attempt number 14 (previous 13 attempts partially successful, but will fix that).

Prophet X patch on layer A based on a sample from the cinematic types, stretched and modulated in many different ways. Percussion from Prophet X on layer B (world percussion set). Layer A of the Rev2 and my trusted Evolver playing lead at different places and Digitone providing some background here and there.

Sequencing from the Digitone (P X layer A, Rev2 and Evolver) and Schrittmacher (P X layer B percussion). From the Scrittmacher I am also adjusting the Rev2 filter cutoff when I am playing.

EQ from Bitwig and I used the Ik Media Lurssen plugin for mastering for the first time (still learning....).

Directly recorded into Bitwig live in the studio.

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541/live014-ambient-magic
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: skipgilles on June 10, 2019, 01:19:43 AM
That is so nice to hear Gary, thanks for your compliments! And indeed, your music is from a different corner of the musical universe than Dick Laurent's. :) Although, one thing in common: a lot of experimentation going on! Good work, liked your mellotron track too!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 10, 2019, 11:05:00 AM
That is so nice to hear Gary, thanks for your compliments! And indeed, your music is from a different corner of the musical universe than Dick Laurent's. :) Although, one thing in common: a lot of experimentation going on! Good work, liked your mellotron track too!
Thanks. Indeed experimentation, sound design, building tracks, so much fun.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 10, 2019, 02:28:03 PM
Very nice piece, Gerry.  Some nice warm tones and a certain restless suspense to the music. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 12, 2019, 05:34:00 AM
Very nice piece, Gerry.  Some nice warm tones and a certain restless suspense to the music.
Thanks Sacred.  I finally convinced myself, composing and playing this track, that I am ready to start performing "live" without a DAW. Of course at my current level the sequencers are still doing most of the heavy lifting, but that is a matter of practice.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 12, 2019, 07:46:02 AM
Thanks Sacred.  I finally convinced myself, composing and playing this track, that I am ready to start performing "live" without a DAW. Of course at my current level the sequencers are still doing most of the heavy lifting, but that is a matter of practice.

That could be the beginning of a new "career" for you - or perhaps, of a professional hobby.

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 13, 2019, 06:11:08 PM
Improvisation #95:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pueDW0dY_ak
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 13, 2019, 06:14:14 PM
Gerry,  I like the sequenced rhythms at 4:00.  May I say "daring" for "ambient" as not being cluttered with effects.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on June 13, 2019, 06:35:58 PM
Sacred Synthesis.  Re #95 improv.   Your music always puts me into a wonderful cathedral and reminds why you had probably chosen your old your old forum name "The Analog Organist".   So many of the bass notes sound exactly like a church organ.

I still wish we could post music in a fashion like on the old forum- whereas the post of a song was segregated where it would not be buried as other posts were made, but could be easily indexed by member.  Not sure i'm making myself clear, but those who remember how the music post section was arranged on that forum might know what I mean.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 13, 2019, 06:44:46 PM
Thanks, Soundquest.  I actually wish the bass pedal had been a bit louder.  I like the powerful effect a pronounced but not over-bearing bass can have.  The piece was a test run for uploading to Tunecore, but it failed because there is a touch of distortion and one bad note. 

I wish I could remember the old system we had on the previous forum, how it differed from this forum.  But I agree, posting music here is kind of hit or miss, since it does quickly get buried. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shiihs on June 14, 2019, 03:39:48 PM
Improvisation #95:

It's good, but too short ;) I wish it could go on for a bit longer.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 14, 2019, 04:45:00 PM
Improvisation #95:

It's good, but too short ;) I wish it could go on for a bit longer.

Sorry - I seldom go on for less than ten minutes, and usually quite a bit longer.  You're the first person ever to tell me one of my pieces was too short!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: OakBloodThree on June 22, 2019, 09:25:32 AM
I just used my Rev2 in the latest Disquiet Junto project (https://disquiet.com/2019/06/20/disquiet-junto-project-0390-pace-quickens/).  (The Disquiet Junto is a weekly songwriting/recording prompt that you have to complete in 4 days or less.)

The bass part is a slightly-tweaked version of the "Sad Bass" preset.  The arpeggios are a bespoke patch for the project.

https://soundcloud.com/oakbloodthree/disquiet0390-still-black-still-friday-still-slow

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 23, 2019, 06:45:45 PM
Just a ditty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dcUYb9Ptxc
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on June 24, 2019, 05:12:27 PM
Just a ditty:

By your standards, this is absolutely jaunty! I like it a lot. The big pedal point sound is fantastic.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 24, 2019, 08:02:49 PM
Just a ditty:

By your standards, this is absolutely jaunty! I like it a lot. The big pedal point sound is fantastic.

Thanks, Chysn.  It's a weird little bit, something like a daydream, that probably belongs as an interlude between two more elaborate sections. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 29, 2019, 03:27:27 PM
Alas, the seemingly impossible has happened:

https://www.amazon.com/Improvisation-95-Musical-Synthesizer/dp/B07T3ZHJLQ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+musical+synthesizer&qid=1561846246&s=dmusic&sr=1-2
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on June 29, 2019, 07:05:51 PM
Alas, the seemingly impossible has happened:

https://www.amazon.com/Improvisation-95-Musical-Synthesizer/dp/B07T3ZHJLQ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+musical+synthesizer&qid=1561846246&s=dmusic&sr=1-2

Not authorized, I assume? What are you supposed to do about that?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 29, 2019, 08:05:06 PM
Alas, the seemingly impossible has happened:

https://www.amazon.com/Improvisation-95-Musical-Synthesizer/dp/B07T3ZHJLQ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+musical+synthesizer&qid=1561846246&s=dmusic&sr=1-2

Not authorized, I assume? What are you supposed to do about that?

Oh no - I did it through Tunecore.  It's legitimate.  Perhaps my "alas" is misleading.  I meant it's been a long and difficult road to the present.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: chysn on June 30, 2019, 07:38:45 AM
Oh no - I did it through Tunecore.  It's legitimate.  Perhaps my "alas" is misleading.  I meant it's been a long and difficult road to the present.

Oh, good! Yeah, the alas threw me off. Thought you were going to have to lawyer up. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 30, 2019, 07:52:59 AM
Alas, the seemingly impossible has happened:

https://www.amazon.com/Improvisation-95-Musical-Synthesizer/dp/B07T3ZHJLQ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+musical+synthesizer&qid=1561846246&s=dmusic&sr=1-2
And on Spotify, I must be your very first follower there.

Well done. Album please, please, please.  :)

Who did you use to publish the content - ah sorry I just re-read previous post: Tunecore?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 30, 2019, 08:08:32 AM
Thanks, guys.  Yes, I started with Tunecore, and they distribute it to the other sites/platforms.  Next, I'll work on Bandcamp.  I'm just fumbling around here, learning by doing, but so far so good.  I'll have to get more serious about the composing, though.  Thus far, I've just improvised my way along.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on June 30, 2019, 09:05:41 AM
Thanks, guys.  Yes, I started with Tunecore, and they distribute it to the other sites/platforms.  Next, I'll work on Bandcamp.  I'm just fumbling around here, learning by doing, but so far so good.  I'll have to get more serious about the composing, though.  Thus far, I've just improvised my way along.
Well I wouldn't worry about that. As far as I can see all your tracks I listened to so far are release worthy. It is up to you to decide which ones you want to publish first.

You might want someone else to create a final master for release for the target platforms (streaming/CDs/LPs/Bandcamp/etc.). This works for me as this is still outside of my own expertise. Please don't get me wrong, listening on Spotify with my ATH-M40X headphones, the track sounds very good. This is just an idea.

Please keep going! Don't forget to register the released tracks' author rights (royalties) locally in your country (USA?).
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on June 30, 2019, 10:50:00 AM
Please keep going! Don't forget to register the released tracks' author rights (royalties) locally in your country (USA?).

Gee, I knew I forgot about something.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 03, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
Thanks, guys.  Yes, I started with Tunecore, and they distribute it to the other sites/platforms.  Next, I'll work on Bandcamp.  I'm just fumbling around here, learning by doing, but so far so good.  I'll have to get more serious about the composing, though.  Thus far, I've just improvised my way along.

It's nice to have it out there.    I've used CDBABY for about 5 years now and am satisfied with them.  They similarly will post  to all the musical outlets.  They have a statistics page where you can watch your sales and source of sales generated from those outlets.    I think I'm approaching my first payout of $25, but it has been years ;)   

While these sites will stock your physical CD's as well, generally, I see that people don't want physical CD's anymore.  I started seeing this really change when I was playing with the R&R band.  Ten years ago you could still sell CD's at gigs when the medium had perceived value.  As recently as 5 years ago it took a final nosedive.    Today, if you give CD's away for free, you're unlikely to get any feedback, but perhaps it might get used as a cup coaster.  Then there's the idea that an album is not digestible to the younger generation since they prefer bite-sized streams for what appears to them as being free.  CD is not a good format for singles.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 03, 2019, 02:14:40 PM
Yes, it's all true, but who said anything about CD's?  It's all about digital downloads, with CD's only as an option.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 09, 2019, 04:34:26 PM
I'm actually thinking about doing a small batch of vinyl releases of some faux movie soundtracks with some artwork/photography by yours's truly.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 10, 2019, 08:26:57 AM
Vinyl, that'd be cool.  I wanted to do something like that just for the novelty, but it's still pretty pricy which discouraged me.   Besides, even my own turn-table doesn't work anymore, so then I'd need to buy a new one :-\

If you want to go even more underground, Remember those LP-sized laser discs?  They were very short lived, preceded CD's, but had the art work printed on them. 


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Matthew John on July 19, 2019, 08:21:57 AM
Here's an all ages rap song I did mostly using the OB-6 and P-6.  There's also a Minimoog Model D at the end, and a Fender Rhodes driven through a Fender Princeton amp. 


https://youtu.be/SIb9uKonO30 (https://youtu.be/SIb9uKonO30)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 21, 2019, 01:38:09 PM
Just messing around with this pattern on the Deepmind 12 and Korg EMX.  My once a year stab at techno.

  https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/minor-trifle
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 21, 2019, 02:01:38 PM
https://youtu.be/ZSy9aQiQWS0

Had an excellent jam with my best friend Allan Ryppl this weekend. Got to watch some movies and record this little number. Can't go wrong with some Tangerine Dream.

A little breakdown on the instruments

Tempest-Doing the main bass line, the kick drum (using with Boss DR55 sample) as well as some white noise sample and hold type percussion. There is also a slight phaser effect as well.

Prophet X-Doing the filtered, arpeggiated bongos and some pads at the beginning and end of the piece, these pads are actually samples imported into the synth (the one at the start is a sample of a Roland D50 Soundtrack patch layered with a Fairlight Arr1 sample-the one at the end is a custom patch using the onboard samples trying to emulate the Korg M1 Universe patch)

Prophet-6 is doing a pad with a heavy phaser effect on it that's panning back and forth.

Alesis Strike Multipad-Doing those classic "in The Air Tonight" gated reverb style drums.


℗ Everett Dudgeon & Allan Ryppl 2019.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 28, 2019, 09:23:18 PM
Finally got some user samples into the Prophet X.
Got to check out Lamberto Bava's film The Ogre over the weekend.
Had some spare time in the studio...
Why not? :)

This isn't a cover of Simon Boswell's fantastic theme for The Ogre but a quick little piece I wrote/recorded in about an hour today. I figured I would go for a style you might hear in a late 80s early 90s Italian horror flick. Very digital/rompler sounding. Some brooding atmospheric pads at the beginning before going into a soft melody.

Loads of user samples:
Synclavier (Bell Gong),
Fairlight (Arr1),
Roland D50 (Digital Native Dance/Soundtrack/Time)
As well as some Korg M1 inspired patches (Universe/Magic Piano) created on the Prophet X using 8Dio's factory samples.

The Tempest is keeping a nice steady Linn Drum beat. Nothing fancy but I think the piece turned out pretty good for a quick job.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019


https://youtu.be/0KV_stgE0Fw

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on July 29, 2019, 05:23:47 PM
Sounds good, very clear. PS- You seem to find the most far out videos  ;)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on July 29, 2019, 08:30:37 PM
Sounds good, very clear. PS- You seem to find the most far out videos  ;)

Thanks so much! It's odd most people into synths got into it through bands like Depeche Mode and others, but for me it was 80s synth soundtracks from having a small video store behind my house and I would constantly keep buying movies after school.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 05, 2019, 02:04:05 PM
Arpeggiator/Sequencer party! I was at the studio this weekend and decided to record a few tunes. John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score for Big Trouble In Little China is easily one of the best synth scores out there and it features probably the greatest synth setup in history. I decided to do a small tribute using the synths I have. Not a direct cover but there's certainly some motifs and riffs from the amazing score.

Sequential Prophet X Sampler-Slap bass, Middle Eastern percussion, Mandolin and Glass Marimba samples as well as some string, choir, Prophet VS and ethnic instrument overdubs.

Prophet 6-Some filtered pad sounds at the beginning, the iconic "rising brass" stab and some low arpeggiation.

Tempest-Lots of frantic percussion using the built in arpeggiator with both the LM-1 and Linn Drum Samples

It's all in the reflexes. :)

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://youtu.be/BpcA9e3Rgag
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 09, 2019, 10:36:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-84NazI6FA

Big shout out to Chris Alexander who's been posting about the surrealist 1986 horror flick "Nomads" and inspired me to do this track. The score for that film was done by Bill Conti and features nonother than Ted Nugent on guitar!

This is not a cover of that score but it certainly is heavily influenced by it.

Sequential Prophet X is doing some atmospheric droning ambiences (Done with a looping sample of an Electric Guitar as well as some Sunn O))) style feedback drones as well as some piccolo flute effects and Prophet VS wavetables blending in and out of each other)

My American Fender Strat is being run through the Roger Linn Adrenelinn iii Guitar Effects Pedal and has a heavy Mesa Boogie amp simulation as well as some chorus on it.

The Tempest has a "TomCart Kit" which has the samples from the expander cartridge from Sequential's old drum machine "TOM". Incredibly heavy sounds run through a gated reverb effect.

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 11, 2019, 12:04:11 PM
Vinyl, that'd be cool.  I wanted to do something like that just for the novelty, but it's still pretty pricy which discouraged me.   Besides, even my own turn-table doesn't work anymore, so then I'd need to buy a new one :-\

If you want to go even more underground, Remember those LP-sized laser discs?  They were very short lived, preceded CD's, but had the art work printed on them.

Laser Discs were actually for movies not music I believe I have a bunch of Abbott And Costello and Gamera movies on them.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on August 17, 2019, 10:11:39 AM

I'd intended to post this on the P6 page in response to a question about the 6's sequencer, thinking I'd built up this whole track with a layering of sequences. When I opened up the PT file, I was surprised to see that much of the track appears to have been played by hand. The song is 4 chords, repeated, with no variation, so the sequencer would've made sense. This was a quick and early take, intended for a singer in Oxford, hence it being a bit out of my vocal range at points. Nothing came of this track, but it's a really lovely presentation of the P6, at least. There's a hint of Evolver in as well, looks like.
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/dust-demo-for-laima-bite/s-0ljYH

EDIT: Turns out that indeed much of this recording is based on P6 sequences - two different versions of the chord loop, one quite hazy, the other quite pretty and bell-ish. The bits that don't repeat, or are a bit finger-flubbed were recorded "live" after the fact.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 18, 2019, 02:59:30 PM
All week I've been listening to some really obscure soundtracks from cult films like Hide And Go Shriek, The Lamp, and others and decided to try my hand at doing my take on the score for Hell High (aka Raging Fury). Although made in 1984, it wasn't released until 1989.  Not sure what gear Rich Macar  and Chris Hyams-Hart used by I decided to work with a fairly simple setup and have a much more electric guitar oriented score than the original (which sort of fits in with the "high school punk" type vibe).

Anyway the gear breakdown is.

American Fender Stratocaster running through the Roger Linn Adrenalinn III Guitar Effects Box. I wanted to use one of Roger's own amp creations so I went with the RLD Sizzle Preset.

Prophet-6 is doing everything from strings, sequenced bass, synth choir and synth clavinet. I used some of the original Prophet-5 patches on here.

Prophet-X is only used for the upright piano at the beginning and end (I used the "Bar Piano" preset)

Tempest Drum Computer is doing a heavy metal type beat with frantic kick drums on a "Tom Cart Kit".

Enjoy and remember...stay in school kids. :)

℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_yx0d2qv8c

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: maNĆuvre on August 22, 2019, 06:12:16 PM
My music is going through something of a change lately. Iím trying to draw in my wilder wandering. This track is a wild one though. Largely made in iOS, with Sampler, Auria etc. Prophet 6 in the background of course. Hoping to do better/more soon. https://man-oeuvre.bandcamp.com/album/the-kismet-circuitry
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on August 25, 2019, 04:02:39 PM
Further exploring the user sampling feature of my Sequential Prophet X. Had a bit of a rough week and I've been on a big Mindhunter binge on Netflix.

The samples are taken from the excellent documentary "The Killing Of America" with an interview with serial killer Ed Kemper. You can hear me mangling the samples with LFOs, pan spread, arpeggiators, loop size manipulation, as well as some bit reduction through the entire piece.

The Prophet 6 is doing a heavy drone with an LFO modulating the low pass filter. .

The Tempest is doing an 808 beat with some analog distortion on it to give a nice gritty sound.

Enjoy! Please check out Severin Film's release for The Killing Of America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsa7F...

©Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗Everett Dudgeon 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euqgtf9-z4&t=212s

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on September 02, 2019, 08:52:45 PM
Very quick track I did tonight on the Prophet-X. I've been listening to a lot of scores recently from Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Species, Dorm That Dripped Blood, Def-Con 4, The Power) and I decided to do a quick track in his style. I noticed that, despite not using any synths Young focuses a lot of ambience and atmosphere conveyed. His score for Def-Con 4 showcases this and I wanted to try my hand at something a bit more "Freestyle" with not a whole lot of traditional structure. I used a lot of "Ambience" and "Cinematic" samples from the Sequential Prophet X for this piece as well as some Brass, Flute and String effects. Ironically the PX even has a category in the Cinematic section called "Def-Con"...I couldn't resist using a sample of it at the end. ENJOY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PDgFrsXks
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: allandbyallo on September 06, 2019, 06:01:59 AM
Hi there!

So after a couple years off, I am back to releasing my own original music again. I quit DJing and nightlife after 20 years of doing it all professionally, from playing to throwing parties and everything in between. So this is me just having fun, no pressure to please promoters, bookers, managers, agents, random people half my age at the party  ::)

Deep house, broken beat kinda thing on the first EP, but thereís a whole lot of other stuff coming up from ambient to weird drummy techno, synth patches, sample packs, art printsÖ Just gonna have me some good olí fashioned fun.

https://allandbyallo.bandcamp.com/album/rule-of-thirds (https://allandbyallo.bandcamp.com/album/rule-of-thirds)

And itís my first time using gear on a release. I only got into hardware rather recently, so this is also me validating the investments! ;D This stuff features the Rev2 and the Moog Sirin.

(http://fullbleedsound.com/img/abstudio.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: OakBloodThree on September 06, 2019, 09:28:03 AM
I decided to create a SoundCloud playlist to contain anything I do that includes my Rev2:

https://soundcloud.com/oakbloodthree/sets/rev2

So far it's only got three short pieces done for the Disquiet Junto (https://disquiet.com/2013/04/25/disquiet-junto-faq/), but there will be more coming very soon.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: blewis on September 06, 2019, 04:50:42 PM
This is an odd one for me in that no Sequential products here harmed in the making of this track.  :-)

My friend wrote the song and came with bassline, vocals, and chord progressions. I added drum programming (Elektron Rytm mkII), guitar (custom Jazzmaster and Kemper), and synth (Peak) And did the recording:

https://soundcloud.com/kirk-bryson-420449859/auralface-runaway

I really like the feel of the chorus that starts around 1:30. Proud of my synth addition.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: blewis on September 06, 2019, 04:59:16 PM
In contrast, this one is nearly all Sequential. All the synth is Pro 2, the darker distorted drums are Tempest. The 808 groove is actually the Avid Venom!

I took an audio sample from YouTube where a user had fed the text from a Bladerunner 2049 book into to a text to speech program. The text is an expanded version written by Gosling of the baseline test - which I find fascinating.

I think it would be good for a set opener.

https://soundcloud.com/bran13/baseline
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Gerry Havinga on September 08, 2019, 12:15:13 PM
I couldn't resist calling my "ambient" generative new album "Music for Dentists", as the idea came to me while sitting in the waiting room of my dentist a few months ago.

http://gezz1.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-dentists

Featuring on track 1 the Prophet Rev2 with a twinkle of Digitone and Deepmind 12. On track 2 Prophet Rev2 plus Digitone. Sequencing from the Schrittmacher, running several loops with different speeds, rarely repeating themselves.

This is also my first attempt using Bandcamp ...... Enjoy ;-)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on September 30, 2019, 04:37:23 PM
I'm looking at selling my Moog Sub 37. It's just not getting as much love as it should and I decided to do at least three tracks over the next few weeks with it as a primary instrument.  First up we have a Ivor Slaney's awesome synthesizer score for the Canadian cult flick DEATHSHIP.

Ivor Slaney was actually a classically trained composer and recorded many classical and jazz pieces through his prolific career with his later years dabbling in experimental funk jazz and synthscapes. Highly recommend checking out his score for "Terror" and "Prey" as well.     

The Moog Sub 37 is doing everything here except the drums. The brassy lead, Theremin lead, low drones as well as some unnerving sound effects. Everything is run through loads of reverb with some slap back delay in some eras.     

The Tempest is doing a steady military beat on a Boss DR55 Sample Kit.     

ENJOY!!!!   

℗Everett Dudgeon 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZaNtz8ZYhU&lc=z23iipfber2ayxfxx04t1aokgb5ro2mef14bwag513hvbk0h00410
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on October 02, 2019, 10:59:58 AM
Hey all - here's a fresh video, a slice of my Berlin, for a song due next year on an album called Manbird. Unusually for me, this features no Sequential/DSI action, and despite the DX7 featured on film, this was tracked entirely with a Korg Prologue. (There's a touch of M-Tron on here - maybe it's real Mellotron, I honestly can't remember!!) Anyway, one thing I love about the Prologue is that is can get those yowling Korg MS sounds. This song, inspired by and filmed in my beloved Neukolln, is scratchy and messy to suit. Hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/2ZL9KCn851E (https://youtu.be/2ZL9KCn851E)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on October 31, 2019, 02:46:35 PM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSpecC5iPR8

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on November 04, 2019, 12:35:23 AM
Finally a piece from a series of movies I know, because horror movies are not my favorite genre ;-) I've been waiting for you to do a tribute on the halloween soundtrack since I'm following this thread ;-)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: narkosys on November 04, 2019, 08:43:07 AM
I am in the process of writing my first song.  I am using this opportunity as a means of reinforcing what I am learning about my instrument, music theory, as well as Cubase.  I am finding this intimidating as I am struggling to put what is in my head into music.

But it is a great way to learn.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on November 07, 2019, 08:14:20 PM
Finally a piece from a series of movies I know, because horror movies are not my favorite genre ;-) I've been waiting for you to do a tribute on the halloween soundtrack since I'm following this thread ;-)

Ha! I figured it was the right day to do it. Lol truth be told I think the score for Halloween iii is the best....I actually think itís the best film of the series as well...Iím not a huge fan of the Michael Myers story or character.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on December 25, 2019, 08:46:37 AM
It's me Billy! Wishing you a Black Christmas everyone.

No overdubs. Everything you hear is played directly from the Prophet X with samples I put in.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ida3znpzWao
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 25, 2019, 10:37:47 AM
Pretty much synth-free, this one - my Christmas song from the mid-90s, all 12-string jangly and Ludwig drums. Maybe there's an Emulator doing the bells, but otherwise, not an electron in sight...
Meanwhile, the vid is from my Cambridge days. This track is about three former lives behind the times, but it's a sweet song and I hope you guys enjoy it. Best to everybody!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe3AndZZEXg&list=PLKKnWmd5llyIPDRtSaM5QrY6tAgKmkJq7&index=13&t=0s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: DieterKoma on December 28, 2019, 01:54:31 PM
Here are my two albums, die Lazerpolizei (80s influenced pseudo soundtrack) and Azimut (70s influenced synth album). I use Mopho Keyboard very heavily on Azimut, it is so very versatile. Other instruments include Waldorf Streichfett, Novation Supernova, Moog Slim Phatty and mainly Arturia plugins.

https://dieterkoma.bandcamp.com

And my FB page https://www.facebook.com/Dieter-Koma-105842877590545/
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 28, 2019, 07:02:57 PM
Here are my two albums, die Lazerpolizei (80s influenced pseudo soundtrack) and Azimut (70s influenced synth album). I use Mopho Keyboard very heavily on Azimut, it is so very versatile. Other instruments include Waldorf Streichfett, Novation Supernova, Moog Slim Phatty and mainly Arturia plugins.

https://dieterkoma.bandcamp.com

And my FB page https://www.facebook.com/Dieter-Koma-105842877590545/

Quite liking this! Danke!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on December 29, 2019, 02:56:11 PM
DieterKoma,  I like it, retro yet new.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on December 29, 2019, 02:58:01 PM
This is done with Prophet 12 (all pads) and Deepmind 12 (piano)

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/open-window
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: DieterKoma on December 30, 2019, 10:34:22 AM
Thanks for the comments. I already have some new ideas brewing, but I'll have to work on my band's album first and then make some ambient tunes for my wife's hypnotherapy recordings.

You can find my band's music on Bandcamp as well, the intro of Leviathan is my personal favourite:
https://mshornblower.bandcamp.com/track/leviathan
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on December 30, 2019, 12:19:50 PM
All synths on this track are Korg Prologue.
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/synthbeak-mixed-unmastered/s-fT5z5
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Quatschmacher on December 30, 2019, 05:28:48 PM
All synths on this track are Korg Prologue.
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/synthbeak-mixed-unmastered/s-fT5z5

I enjoyed that. Some great sounds from the Prologue.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on December 30, 2019, 06:08:01 PM
This is done with Prophet 12 (all pads) and Deepmind 12 (piano)

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/open-window

A beautiful piece, Soundquest.  I love the piano-like patch.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on December 31, 2019, 10:29:05 AM
Thanks sacred synthesis
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Jonas on January 04, 2020, 12:38:56 AM
I recently moved myself, my cat, and all of my instruments from Minnesota, USA to Moscow, Russia.  It's going to be a while until I can set up a studio again, and all of my synths (All Sequential / DSI) are resting in flight cases for now, and so currently all I've made room for is the Tempest, OB-6, and a recording mixer on top of a writing desk. The video I'm sharing here is an excerpt where I pick up from where I left off on a song I started four years ago on the Tempest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPWpo0B8LM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPWpo0B8LM)

Link to earlier video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNLls2xnVkU
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on January 16, 2020, 05:03:24 AM
I recently moved myself, my cat, and all of my instruments from Minnesota, USA to Moscow, Russia.  It's going to be a while until I can set up a studio again, and all of my synths (All Sequential / DSI) are resting in flight cases for now, and so currently all I've made room for is the Tempest, OB-6, and a recording mixer on top of a writing desk. The video I'm sharing here is an excerpt where I pick up from where I left off on a song I started four years ago on the Tempest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPWpo0B8LM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPWpo0B8LM)

Link to earlier video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNLls2xnVkU

Excellent stuff as always. Enjoy Moscow! 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: allandbyallo on January 17, 2020, 03:13:47 AM
Hey gang. New release out today!

Bit of Rev2 in here, though not too much this time. Worked with a very talented keyboard player out of NZ, so the focus here is Rhodes ŗ la Nord.

Electronic music, jazzy broken beat deep house stuff. Hope you enjoy it! Can be bought in all digital shops, streaming thingies and all the other whatnots.

https://youtu.be/i4R48_GJM4o

Here's the Bandcamp for sending a couple bucks for a tune, if you feel so inclined. https://allandbyallo.bandcamp.com/album/dilatant-ft-matt-paull

If you can't swing the coin, I also accept deep dish pizza, tacos, oxen or small satchels of grain as payment.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on January 28, 2020, 07:39:28 AM
A somewhat ridiculous song perhaps, but I have to say I really had a ball making the voices.

Starts off with Modor NF1 doing the opera voices. This synth is fantastic for voices.    Then OB6 has some angry exchanges, then Pro 2 comes in with the main sequence.  OB6 is the pads and keys.  Korg EMX for percussion.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/incident-at-the-opera
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 03, 2020, 06:22:06 PM
Haven't posted on my SoundCloud for a long time but did this track while over at the studio this weekend. Totally off the cuff but really proud of how it turned out.

Inspired by my love of Italian Horror/Sci Fi flicks from the 70s/80s, this one I envision about a killer shark in the style of films like Tintoera and The Last Shark.

The Sequential Prophet X is doing pretty much everything except guitar. The timpani samples and gong hits are user samples while the string runs are all done with the onboard 8Dio Samples and sequenced with the onboard sequencer.

The guitar is an American Fender Stratocaster running through a Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii Effects Processor with an octave fuzz effect...totally evoking those Alessandro Alessandro fuzzed out guitar stings.

The Sequential Prophet-6 is doing a few stingers and filter sweeps as well as a bass line near the end during the "attack" sequence

The structure of the track is actually in two parts, the first would be what a title sequence or main theme would sound like while the other is what one might hear during the shark stalk/attack sequence.

ENJOY THE BEACHES!

© Everett Dudgeon 2020
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2020

https://soundcloud.com/user-523209234-123574856/tiburon-ripple-of-death-prophet-x-prophet-6-stratocaster
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Dale Ong on February 04, 2020, 05:02:22 PM
Hello Friends,

Here's the first track I have completed since relocating to Chiang Mai.  Instruments used:  Prophet-12, Prophet-X, Sub 37, Analog Four, and Analog Rytm.  I hope you enjoy it!

https://soundcloud.com/dale-ong/a-small-collection-of-atoms
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 07, 2020, 10:26:13 AM
Dale,  I think I hear the P12 doing the main sequence thruout, correct?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Dale Ong on February 08, 2020, 07:01:40 AM
Dale,  I think I hear the P12 doing the main sequence thruout, correct?
Yes - thatís a stack of 2 copies of the same sound panned hard left/right each running a random arp.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 16, 2020, 09:14:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JoNVjag-JE

Did a series of ambient/drone pieces with my best bud Allan Ryppll. All had an Earth: Hex era type vibe to them with some Spaghetti Western type influences. Allan is playing a Fender Stratocaster through a Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii Effects Processor with some Univibe effect as well as a slow drum groove playing out of it. I'm just doing some ambient guitar pads on the Prophet-X.

ENJOY! Plenty more to come.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 19, 2020, 09:16:22 PM
https://youtu.be/VZIqHAV7Hzo

Second installment in Allan Rˇppl and I's ambient/drone/shoegaze adventures.

This is a mixture between the Prophet X looping some electric guitar strums through a rotating speaker effect as well as some sequenced timpani hits (from a User Sample I installed) and Allan playing an American Fender Stratocaster to his heart's content through a Roger Linn Adrenalinn III Effects Box
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 23, 2020, 07:22:52 AM
This is all done using the Novation Summit.  I've spent the last few weeks familiarizing myself with it.  About half the patches used are factory patches and the rest are my own.  The opening scene is a cool sound effect (factory patch) for a sci-fi song. The weird voices are aided by the digital wave shapes labeled as such.  All onboard effects.   Has a Stellardrone influence at the beginning using the appeggiator, then goes into some of my usual voices and pads.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/outpost-light-year
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 23, 2020, 10:12:33 AM
A nice assortment of sounds and music, Soundquest.  On the steely side.  And some beautiful chord progressions.  How would you compare the Summit's pad quality to the Prophet 12's?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on February 23, 2020, 09:30:35 PM
https://youtu.be/CXOYQD3q1mE

Following up on my Death Ship video. This is my second installment in my final Moog Sub 37 series. One more video and then I'll put it up for sale.

Toronto had a pretty cold winter so I decided we should heat things up with a cover of Richard Einhorn's score for one of my favorite flicks, Don't Go In The House.

Lots of low monophonic drones and filter sweeps as well as some softer melodies. I'm positive Richard used the same synths he did on Shock Waves: Korg Maxikorg and Korg Minikorg.

Richard's wonderful score was just released by Waxworks records and I urge you to check it out...

https://waxworkrecords.com/products/d...

Crank this baby up! Mother says you can play your music loud!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 24, 2020, 02:07:25 PM
A nice assortment of sounds and music, Soundquest.  On the steely side.  And some beautiful chord progressions.  How would you compare the Summit's pad quality to the Prophet 12's?

Thanks Sacred Synthesis.  Nothing really struck me just yet -specifically as far as if I can make a better pad sound here or there.  I say "not yet", because I think I need more time.  I want  to go back to the P12 after playing with the Summit for three weeks now and get a fresh perspective.   As a happy P12 owner going into this purchase I knew the Summit would have many overlaps with the P12.  But, I was really looking for a slightly different sound in addition to a few features I desire.  Such as... I liked the ease of layering prospects on the Summit, along with the ring mod, more wave shapes and the effects looked enticing.   As Razmo was mentioning, the oscillators really do stay tack sharp on the high end avoiding aliasing.   They are indeed very "exact" but, like on the P12, there are slop parameters available (what they call "divergence").  This can makes a noticeable difference in the overall warmth.   There's a couple of factory pads that are really quite nice.  I think I'll be able to make some really nice pads eventually, but just like the P12 , it took me a little time to find the sweet spot. 

My only complaint so far (besides a stiff aftertouch) is that I'm not a huge fan of pre- routed lfo's to filter or pitch.  They do this on the Summit, and its that way on the Deepmind as well, and its just plain annoying to me.  Seems I'm always looking for a buried lfo effect to turn off.   Let me route my darn lfo's where I want too!  For that, I'm grateful to Sequential for leaving an open slate on the mod matrix in this regard. 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 24, 2020, 11:20:46 PM
All Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf27fGrG3i4
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 25, 2020, 03:15:20 AM
Sacred Synthesis - I was perhaps thrown off by the image of the waterfall and expecting a slice of tonal bliss! A lovely piece, as always, but with some rather ominous elements. A nice surprise. (And, a nice sales pitch for the 08, a synth - in Rev2 form - I keep giving a fresh ear to whenever I'm in the music store...)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 25, 2020, 03:51:22 AM
Thanks, Ant.  If you could have seen the whole area, you'd appreciate where the "ominous" came from.  When civilization decays, it often looks more menacing then nature in all its wildness.

One thing I really like about the P'08/Rev2 design is the location of the modulation wheels.  I never could have made this piece if they were in the usual place to the left of the keyboard.

Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 25, 2020, 06:16:08 AM
Thanks, Ant.  If you could have seen the whole area, you'd appreciate where the "ominous" came from.  When civilization decays, it often looks more menacing then nature in all its wildness.

One thing I really like about the P'08/Rev2 design is the location of the modulation wheels.  I never could have made this piece if they were in the usual place to the left of the keyboard.

Funny, but the photos are saying "serene" - it's quite a lovely scene you've captured. The music has a tone that must be in the photos you're not posting!

I don't even remember where the wheels on the Rev2 are - I'm assuming they're upper left, above the keyboard (sorry, "keybed" as the kids are all sayin'!)?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 26, 2020, 05:12:51 AM
It's cool that there's been an uptick of posts in the Your Music thread. I've been busy with a new track that seems fit for sharing. It's all Prophet 6 (plus drum machine and vox). I tried Pro One for bass but - gasp - I found the P6 to be the right guy for the gig. I think the song is in a presentable place, but I can imagine new lyrics/vocals and an edited arrangement with perhaps a few further bells and whistles. There's a vocoder waiting at my GF's, and that's got to be on a track like this. Etc. For now, it's fresh and it's all Prophet 6! Thanks.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/my-dirty-animal-early-version-13
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 26, 2020, 08:44:55 AM

Ant,

 That synth part reminds me of early Devo synth sound, which is a good thing.   Hey, I gotta agree with you on Sacred Synthesis's waterfall throwing us for a loop  :D   But I really like the sounds he pulled out of the PO8 at 2:40. 

Guys,

Probably blasphemous for me to say here, but I recently sold my P08. Don't kick me outta the forum ;)  I still have my P12, Pro 2, OB6 and PEK and they aren't going anywhere.      Actually selling it was sort of sad, being it was my first "real" synth.  I found I just wasn't using it much anymore and I needed the room quite frankly.    Seems like ages ago, but I'll never forget the anticipation waiting for the UPS driver to show up with the PO8.  It took a month because it got lost in shipment!   Anyway... I had a Korg R3 and Novation K station at the time, so PO8 taught me about analog.  I sold the Korg like a month later because it sounded so thin to me ;D

   


Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on February 26, 2020, 10:06:58 AM
Aw, come on now, fellas.  As strange as it might have seemed, that sample and hold effect represented the rocks tumbling down the ravine.  Okay, so maybe I went too far with it.... :-[ 

My next piece will be all white noise.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 26, 2020, 11:07:48 AM

Ant,

 That synth part reminds me of early Devo synth sound, which is a good thing.   Hey, I gotta agree with you on Sacred Synthesis's waterfall throwing us for a loop  :D   But I really like the sounds he pulled out of the PO8 at 2:40. 

Guys,

Probably blasphemous for me to say here, but I recently sold my P08. Don't kick me outta the forum ;)  I still have my P12, Pro 2, OB6 and PEK and they aren't going anywhere.      Actually selling it was sort of sad, being it was my first "real" synth.  I found I just wasn't using it much anymore and I needed the room quite frankly.    Seems like ages ago, but I'll never forget the anticipation waiting for the UPS driver to show up with the PO8.  It took a month because it got lost in shipment!   Anyway... I had a Korg R3 and Novation K station at the time, so PO8 taught me about analog.  I sold the Korg like a month later because it sounded so thin to me ;D

 

Funny, but I just got back into DEVO last month, not kidding. In the midst of "nothing but acid folk from 1971" kick, I  found a DEVO greatest hits CD in an antique shop for $3 and thought, well, this will last a spin or two. Instead, my girlfriend and I became obsessed, so perhaps no surprise the synth tones rubbed off. I really love their tight, clean bass patches especially. My nickname in high school was Mothersbaugh Spud, it has to be said!

I miss my R3, I *think*. It had a few really nice patches, like the string synth and Wurli-ish thing. I brought it to a band gig and it just didn't fly, sonically, though, and thus I sold it. It did have some odd charm, though, but doesn't ANY synth?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on February 26, 2020, 11:15:35 AM
Aw, come on now, fellas.  As strange as it might have seemed, that sample and hold effect represented the rocks tumbling down the ravine.  Okay, so maybe I went too far with it.... :-[ 

My next piece will be all white noise.

Dare ya! (Seriously, I've wanted to try that, but the best laid plans of white noise mice etc...)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on February 27, 2020, 09:14:47 AM

Ant,

 That synth part reminds me of early Devo synth sound, which is a good thing.   Hey, I gotta agree with you on Sacred Synthesis's waterfall throwing us for a loop  :D   But I really like the sounds he pulled out of the PO8 at 2:40. 

Guys,

Probably blasphemous for me to say here, but I recently sold my P08. Don't kick me outta the forum ;)  I still have my P12, Pro 2, OB6 and PEK and they aren't going anywhere.      Actually selling it was sort of sad, being it was my first "real" synth.  I found I just wasn't using it much anymore and I needed the room quite frankly.    Seems like ages ago, but I'll never forget the anticipation waiting for the UPS driver to show up with the PO8.  It took a month because it got lost in shipment!   Anyway... I had a Korg R3 and Novation K station at the time, so PO8 taught me about analog.  I sold the Korg like a month later because it sounded so thin to me ;D

 

Funny, but I just got back into DEVO last month, not kidding. In the midst of "nothing but acid folk from 1971" kick, I  found a DEVO greatest hits CD in an antique shop for $3 and thought, well, this will last a spin or two. Instead, my girlfriend and I became obsessed, so perhaps no surprise the synth tones rubbed off. I really love their tight, clean bass patches especially. My nickname in high school was Mothersbaugh Spud, it has to be said!

I miss my R3, I *think*. It had a few really nice patches, like the string synth and Wurli-ish thing. I brought it to a band gig and it just didn't fly, sonically, though, and thus I sold it. It did have some odd charm, though, but doesn't ANY synth?

Some good talent came out of Kent Ohio, which is just down the road from me.  They're having a 50 year anniversary of the Kent State shootings there in May.  I'm sure devo will be one of the bands there.   

The R3 was bi-timbral and some nice patches were in there as you said.  I didn't really know much about how to program a synth yet when I had that.  I sold it and picked up a used Roland SH211 which was perfect for learning the basics.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on March 18, 2020, 02:42:10 PM
https://youtu.be/LfKvwGfav2Y

This was all done using the Prophet VS waves in the Prophet X. In fact Iím actually using a few factory patches such as ďWavetable E.P.Ē And ďWave StrummerĒ. I programmed the classic Prophet VS choir patch as well as a Vector Synthesis string sound (with LFOs fading in and out two Prophet VS Wavetables and the PXís own oscillators set to square waves. 

The drums are all Tempest using the Sequential TOM samples but also the arpeggiated rhythm is all done using an onboard Prophet VS wave.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on March 21, 2020, 01:46:21 PM
There are some really fantastic underrated synth scores for some obscure films out there and John Ross's score for the 80s department store slasher Hide And Go Shriek is no exception. Have no idea what John used but it sounds like it might be an Emulator or some type of sampler with an analog synth.
Breakdown of the instruments:

Sequential Prophet-X: Low fi horn/string sample (modified from the factory 8Dio samples) and timpani hits and rolls (from an imported User Sample)

Sequential Prophet-6: Slurpy brass.

Tempest Drum Computer: Almost a hip hop style beat on a "909 Kit" with a low analog bass line pumping behind it.

Enjoy!
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2020

https://youtu.be/59JKdemUPlA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 26, 2020, 01:28:01 PM
Some more weird voices from the Modor NF1.  The Vermona MK2 is the main sequence, Percussion Korg EMX.  As a sequence, it drones on a bit,  but its interesting if you're curious what the Modor can do with making human-like sounds.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/if-you-feel
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on March 26, 2020, 03:00:20 PM
What a weird group of friends you have there, Soundquest!  Is it the local accent.  ??? 
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on March 26, 2020, 03:51:01 PM
Some more weird voices from the Modor NF1.  The Vermona MK2 is the main sequence, Percussion Korg EMX.  As a sequence, it drones on a bit,  but its interesting if you're curious what the Modor can do with making human-like sounds.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/if-you-feel

Groovy, innit! I'm sat staring out a farm window on a very grey day. Perfect soundtrack, and I'm a fan of "drones on a bit..."
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: noticeom on March 26, 2020, 06:50:47 PM
I released this 3 track ep a few weeks ago. Used my prophet 6 for all the chord progressions!

https://soundcloud.com/noticeom/sets/run-away
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on March 30, 2020, 12:12:12 PM
I released this 3 track ep a few weeks ago. Used my prophet 6 for all the chord progressions!

https://soundcloud.com/noticeom/sets/run-away

This has nice sound, it sort of reminds me of New Order.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on April 07, 2020, 01:49:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf73iYs1Kj4&t=175s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on April 07, 2020, 03:03:28 PM
It's rather primitive... but it's a little something...

PEAK on bass, Rev2 with Strymon pedals on the noisy arpeggio in the back, ableton on drums, Kronos everything else.

https://soundcloud.com/user-113276372/monotony
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Quatschmacher on April 08, 2020, 03:40:10 AM
Iíve only just learned how to use Ableton so am shamelessly late to the party. This is my first attempt. Still need to work on this a fair bit, including replacing the one-bar drum loop with something for each section and tweaking the synth voices.

https://soundcloud.com/peter-kenney-750235819/im-gonna-go-my-way
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on April 08, 2020, 05:21:06 AM
Iíve only just learned how to use Ableton so am shamelessly late to the party. This is my first attempt. Still need to work on this a fair bit, including replacing the one-bar drum loop with something for each section and tweaking the synth voices.

https://soundcloud.com/peter-kenney-750235819/im-gonna-go-my-way

I find this track quite funny... sounds like the menue screens in some of our Nintendo Wii Games   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 13, 2020, 01:57:19 PM
This is a mix of synths but all doing their specific purpose.   The P-12 is doing some fiddle/cello in the middle.  The Nord Lead 4 is doing the breathing, random noise thruout (via Polyend sequencer), as well as the radio sound at the beginning and end.  Made a patch on DM-12- that is plucky strings -that I use quite a bit in conjunction with the Linn Instrument for slide and tremolo effects..  The Summit is used for the LFO bass and voices, best noticed in the beginning and ending minutes.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/breathe-for-me
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on April 14, 2020, 09:20:36 AM
I've posted a few of my teenage synthpop things here before, but pretty sure I've not posted this one. It's me in the basement, back in 1986, I think. The main synth is Prophet 6, with a bit of PolySix choir amongst. TR-707 drums. I was into Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel at the time, which comes across for better or worse! This was done on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette deck.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting (https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting)
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on April 14, 2020, 12:27:47 PM
I've posted a few of my teenage synthpop things here before, but pretty sure I've not posted this one. It's me in the basement, back in 1986, I think. The main synth is Prophet 6, with a bit of PolySix choir amongst. TR-707 drums. I was into Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel at the time, which comes across for better or worse! This was done on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette deck.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting (https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting)

I love it! I would like a high quality remake of this song!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on April 14, 2020, 01:37:29 PM
I've posted a few of my teenage synthpop things here before, but pretty sure I've not posted this one. It's me in the basement, back in 1986, I think. The main synth is Prophet 6, with a bit of PolySix choir amongst. TR-707 drums. I was into Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel at the time, which comes across for better or worse! This was done on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette deck.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting (https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting)

Cheers, jok3r! I have started re-making some of my teenage tunes, and this one would be a blast. One of these long C-19 days, maybe!

I love it! I would like a high quality remake of this song!
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on April 15, 2020, 05:59:20 AM
I almost missed your answer inside the quote...  :D :D :D

Yeah, the C-19 crisis is hard for many... but it gives oppotunities to others and to do stuff you couldn't for years. I'm training my classical piano skills at the moment. If I had some spare time for music, I needed to program sounds for my cover band in the past years. Now all gigs are canceled and I can play for myself... and I enjoy it very much, to be true. I started to build up a little home studio, too.

I know this may sound like sheer mockery to people that need the gigs for a living. I hope you don't feel offended by me and that you will find your way through the crisis.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on April 15, 2020, 09:45:31 AM
I almost missed your answer inside the quote...  :D :D :D

Yeah, the C-19 crisis is hard for many... but it gives oppotunities to others and to do stuff you couldn't for years. I'm training my classical piano skills at the moment. If I had some spare time for music, I needed to program sounds for my cover band in the past years. Now all gigs are canceled and I can play for myself... and I enjoy it very much, to be true. I started to build up a little home studio, too.

I know this may sound like sheer mockery to people that need the gigs for a living. I hope you don't feel offended by me and that you will find your way through the crisis.

I'm still not the world's great Tech Guru when it comes to forums and text formatting!

And I'm not sure if you're speaking directly to me or to the gigging musicians on the forum in general, but I, for one, took zero offence at your words. These are deeply challenging times and we've all been affected by the pandemic, in all sorts of ways. I know people who've had C-19 and recovered, and I know people in hospital at the moment. Still, it's human nature to carry on however we can. In the face of this frightening tragedy, Tiger King has become a "comforting distraction!" And I say this having watched it myself. But meanwhile, on the "why we're here" front, many of us are trying to find ways to keep making music, keep getting it out into the world. I don't know if I miss gigging, oddly. I'm probably making more cash writing for a French band I'm in than I would from gigs right now. My gig life is scrappy and inconsistent lately. I would've done a small solo Spanish tour in July followed by recording and gigging with the French band, and that would be my income for summer. Instead, everyone in the French band is stuck at home, and the bandleader keeps writing and sending me tracks to which I add melodies and lyrics. Because it's all we can do right now towards a second album, everyone is extra keen to make it work.

There's no shame in finding an upside in this unprecedented and freaky time! That said, I'm having a harder time working on my own songs. My gf is working from home and I don't have the blocks of open writing time I normally would if she was in the office! And I'm sure this won't be weird to the folks of the forum, but I'm trying to find a way to buy a second-hand Prophet 6 here in California. Mine lives in Berlin and the thought of being without it for months is unsettling! Priorities, eh?
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: jok3r on April 15, 2020, 11:32:30 AM
Oh, well... in the beginning it was more directed to you personally... but then I remembered that we are on a forum and that others will read this, too. So I added something more general.

I felt a need to add the last line, because I have strange feelings about being so happy because of the crisis, while the existence of others is in pure danger. I have really great luck that my (and my partners) job is not affected by the crisis at all... and in fact almost no one of our friends is in trouble, too. At the moment of writing the lines I remembered being in a musicians forum where a lot of professionals are, and that there might be a lot more people having troubles than I have in my little world. I just wanted to show them, that it's not a matter of course for me being happy at the moment and that I know that it's really, really bad what is going on.

Perhaps I'm reading too much newspapers, but when I read about well known politicians, other VIPs and countries that talk the whole thing down, I thought when writing the above lines in an international forum I have to point out that I'm not such a dumbass who doesn't care about this (If someone feels offended by that, then he/she should ;-) ), because this seems not to be a matter of course, too. Sad, but true.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Soundquest on April 15, 2020, 11:36:17 AM
I've posted a few of my teenage synthpop things here before, but pretty sure I've not posted this one. It's me in the basement, back in 1986, I think. The main synth is Prophet 6, with a bit of PolySix choir amongst. TR-707 drums. I was into Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel at the time, which comes across for better or worse! This was done on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette deck.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting (https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting)

I agree w jok3r,  this deserves a remake.  Great happy 80's sound.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on April 15, 2020, 12:05:19 PM
I've posted a few of my teenage synthpop things here before, but pretty sure I've not posted this one. It's me in the basement, back in 1986, I think. The main synth is Prophet 6, with a bit of PolySix choir amongst. TR-707 drums. I was into Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel at the time, which comes across for better or worse! This was done on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette deck.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting (https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/valeries-waiting)

I agree w jok3r,  this deserves a remake.  Great happy 80's sound.

Thanks, Soundquest... I'm glad you like it. A remake would be a blast to work on.

Funny that I've ended up with a second P5, a second TR-707 and I now have the same PolySix again that was mine at the time I wrote the song. I'm easily set to do a remake, I guess. I'd love to get a real drummer and bassist on the case this time around. Of course, the bass would have to be a fretless for proper '80s vibe!

I lose track of what I've posted to the forum, but I did indeed recently re-do another song of mine from the same era. My current California band are on it, with me playing a nice squash of Prophet 5 and Prophet 6. I'll upload it to SC one of these days...
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: grayxr on April 17, 2020, 01:54:46 PM
Just got a prophet 6, having a lot of fun with these INHALT patches, they're right up my alley. I really want to complete this DAWless rig with a Zoom recorder, MPC (in lieu of a Cirklon), another poly (maybe a Multi-Trak, Matrix 6, or Rev2), and possibly a Bass Station II, because currently my Tempest is tasked with bass duties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhMsgogaLEw&t=141s
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on April 22, 2020, 03:54:55 PM
https://youtu.be/r_Gbq1peo04

I'm unfortunately locked out of my studio space for the foreseeable future due to quarantine so I've been going through some files on my computer and decided to put a few tracks out. This one is longer and pretty chilled out.

Allan is on the Strat running through the Roger Linn Adrenelinnn iii Guitar Effects Box (Which is also doing the tribal drum beat).

I'm on the Prophet-X playing a Rhodes patch with a phaser on it and a nice blend of orchestral strings and Solina-esq synth strings near the end.

Enjoy!

The title comes from the 1945 film of the same name.
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: will.taylor on May 17, 2020, 03:45:44 PM
Vermona DRM Mk3 and Mopho sequenced form my daw. I accidentally sent my drum sequence to my synth and it sounded surprisingly groovy. The result:

https://soundcloud.com/willtayl0r/jungle-boogie
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Ant of 12047 on May 20, 2020, 10:57:42 PM
Here's one of mine from a forthcoming album called Manbird. The song is "Space Force," and it's based on the real deal, not the Orange Man's chewing gum fantasy! SCI synths only make a cameo here, with a touch of Prophet 6 and Pro One doing the "beeyyow" drone note once or twice. Drumtraks (mixed with bits of poorly mic'd Ludwig) make up the drum kit. That's a Korg Prologue doing the solo. I love the Prophet 6 as a lead synth, but the Prologue is a lovely one as well. Bryan Poole on mad, wiggly guitars! Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/13-space-force
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: shay dan on May 21, 2020, 10:20:34 AM
 My music ... :) :)

https://soundcloud.com/group-of-light

All the productions with synths  8)

Enjoy the ride......

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxs5acLVfYzscwaHI2mweVg?view_as=subscriber
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: Matthew John on May 23, 2020, 04:58:58 AM
Renewal by Callistella, an ambient EP to accompany psychedelic journeys, used the Prophet 6 and Ob6 as the main synths.

https://open.spotify.com/album/52Svh2j8SAYZcwXajgcvN6?si=PAVL2OFOTfyAowcwdsvWSA
Title: Re: Your Music
Post by: LoboLives on May 25, 2020, 03:55:50 PM
Although I'm locked out of my studio during quarantine, I am trying my best to cope with my mental health. I've been going through some older recordings and I'm going to try my best to keep posting some new videos on here. Even if it's nothing people haven't heard before from visiting my SoundCloud.

Today is a track I did a while back with my best friend Allan and it's one of the more intense pieces we've done. Inspired by the 1970s rape/revenge genre with films like Rape Squad, Ms. 45 and Lipstick it features a freestyle jazz drum solo done entirely using the Prophet X's arpeggiator. There's a few slurpy filter sweeps underneath as well. Overtop a frantic saxophone goes insane channelling John Zorn while Allan incorporates some dissonant "Slayer-esq" guitar chaos overtop with loads of delay from the Roger Linn Adrenalinn 3 Guitar Effects Box.

Fun fact: The title is actually a reference to the track "Paint Her Mouth" by Herbie Hancock for the original Death Wish soundtrack....I couldn't help but give Jeff Goldblum a cameo.

I hope you enjoy. Be safe. :)

©Everett Dudgeon & Allan Ryppl 2020
℗Everett Dudgeon & Allan Ryppl 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTt6hnzYY68