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Re: Your Music
« Reply #440 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!

Re: Your Music
« Reply #441 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
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #442 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!

Re: Your Music
« Reply #443 on: May 31, 2019, 08:14:01 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #444 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

Gerry Havinga

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #445 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.
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/gezz_havinga
https://gezz.eu
https://synthernational.eu/

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #446 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
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/gezz_havinga
https://gezz.eu
https://synthernational.eu/

Re: Your Music
« Reply #447 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!

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #448 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.
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/gezz_havinga
https://gezz.eu
https://synthernational.eu/

Re: Your Music
« Reply #449 on: June 10, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Very nice piece, Gerry.  Some nice warm tones and a certain restless suspense to the music. 
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #450 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.
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/gezz_havinga
https://gezz.eu
https://synthernational.eu/

Re: Your Music
« Reply #451 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.

The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

Re: Your Music
« Reply #452 on: June 13, 2019, 06:11:08 PM »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #453 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.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #454 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.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Your Music
« Reply #455 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. 
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #456 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.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #457 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!
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #458 on: June 22, 2019, 09:25:32 AM »
I just used my Rev2 in the latest Disquiet Junto project.  (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


Re: Your Music
« Reply #459 on: June 23, 2019, 06:45:45 PM »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co