Your Music

Re: Your Music
« Reply #740 on: December 20, 2021, 11:13:24 AM »
Thanks, Jason.  The recording is different in that I used the Korg ARP Odysseys for the two patches that give the melody.  On the older version, I had used the Prophet '08.  This time the P'08 was used only for the string patch at the end.

I was sadly about to post the two Odysseys for sale in order to finance a Rev2.  It's been difficult trying to make recordings with only two keyboards and all these modules.  But I wanted to give this piece a try, which called for a number of changes to be made during the playing/recording, such as twisting completely around to turn on and off mixer channels while playing those arpeggios.  But I'm glad I did it because the Odysseys sound so much sweeter than the P'08 did in the older recording.  To my ears, the ARP voice - and this seems to be true also of the Korg ARP 2600M - has a strikingly lovely character, more like an acoustic instrument than a bloody electronic one.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #741 on: December 21, 2021, 12:25:21 AM »
It's a bit early, but,...

Merry Christmas, everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z58s_NBFrVE

Very nice. But is there something wrong with your recording setup? There is a high frequent tone throughout the whole recording. Even before the actual music starts. I nevered heard this in one of your recordings before.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #742 on: December 21, 2021, 05:41:13 AM »
Ug.  Yes, I've traced this down to the Odyssey modules.  I recorded in a less than perfectly silent setting and couldn't hear the noise.  I'll fix this problem and replace the recording in the near future.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #743 on: December 21, 2021, 06:42:14 AM »
The recording is different in that I used the Korg ARP Odysseys for the two patches that give the melody.  On the older version, I had used the Prophet '08.  This time the P'08 was used only for the string patch at the end.
 Odysseys sound so much sweeter than the P'08 did in the older recording.  To my ears, the ARP voice - and this seems to be true also of the Korg ARP 2600M - has a strikingly lovely character, more like an acoustic instrument than a bloody electronic one.

I hear it now. I was playing it quietly (in my classroom) and didn't notice the difference. The leads are beautiful on both, but I hear what you mean. (I also hear the extra noise now; my ears aren't what they used to be.)

Re: Your Music
« Reply #744 on: December 21, 2021, 10:01:30 AM »
Ug.  Yes, I've traced this down to the Odyssey modules.  I recorded in a less than perfectly silent setting and couldn't hear the noise.  I'll fix this problem and replace the recording in the near future.

Funny, but to me the noise adds a touch of "VHS" vibe! The music itself is lovely and not marred by a touch of swish.
And... thanks to you, I've decided to hold onto my Odyssey.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #745 on: December 21, 2021, 11:15:59 AM »
Okay, Ant.  Now I feel better.  Thanks.  But I still can't hear the noise!
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #746 on: December 21, 2021, 11:42:35 AM »
Okay, Ant.  Now I feel better.  Thanks.  But I still can't hear the noise!

The two plug-ins I've been using a lot lately, "Wires" and "Springs," both from Audio Damage, include the option of added noise. It's funny how far around the circle we've spun. In "real life," I've become terrified of noise in my tracks, yet even the most remastered Beatles tracks live full lives on a bed of tape noise.

Anyway, your track sounds great. Musically and otherwise. Whatever noise is there needs to be squinted at hard to be heard under anything less than scientific conditions.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #747 on: December 21, 2021, 12:17:51 PM »
To be serious about it for a second, after going through my set up, I've tracked down the sound to the two Odyssey Modules.  I can lower their outputs and push up the mixer master level, so it's a matter of tweaking volumes.  But isn't this the nature of old school technology?  As you've suggested, Ant, once upon a time this level of noise wasn't a problem.  And now it's even a charm.  Jeepers, people actually buy white noise apps to help them sleep at night.

So, I've decided to double the price of the piece on Bandcamp.  Why should people get all this noise for next to nothing?  ;D
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #748 on: December 24, 2021, 11:22:35 AM »
Could resist a little bit of PEK for Christmas.

https://youtu.be/S_Rw3i7udNo
Sequential Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop,   Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #749 on: December 27, 2021, 01:33:03 PM »
I posted this earlier in the "single synth" thread, as it's all Prophet 5. Drums are P5 sampled into the Digitakt.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/i-used-to-say-your-name-all-p5-remake

And if anyone's curious, here's the original, as written for and sung by Allyson Seconds... Allyson isn't really into synths and I always felt I had to sneak them onto her records!

https://youtu.be/6sMn9qk9bmw

Re: Your Music
« Reply #750 on: January 13, 2022, 09:19:03 PM »
This track is a very different bag of fish than my usual psychedelic new wave synth-pop type ting. An ambient slice, "approved" by my German massage therapist!

The piece is called "Dolphins on Drugs," which teenage me improvised in my dad's basement - Prophet 5, PolySix, Pro One and MS-10 - live to cassette, probably 1986.

The video is far fresher, mostly comprised of footage taken around the tide pools near Bodega Bay only days ago, plus some shots of our dog, cos, well, just cos! Hope you enjoy...

https://youtu.be/ooHfk6-py0w

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #751 on: January 14, 2022, 10:38:24 AM »
I'm finally able to session out my synths again after a huge electrical problem in my studio due to a ground failure in the sockets (not the synths). The short burned out the main PC board in my Pro 2 and destroyed my mixer, where sparks emitted out of them both and damaged the top panel of my Prophet '08. The main outs on the '08 also got damaged and so I'm stuck with using the headphone out now. Carson fixed my Pro 2 and then I finally got the rest of my DSI / Sequential gear here with me in Russia now after going back home to the States last month. Pro 2 still has burn marks on the cosmetics, but I cleaned it up pretty good. I have clean voltages in my studio now after calling a tech and I'm back to making music. I made new end cheeks for the Prophet '08 and covered the damaged panel with a new skin.  ...I made it white to match the similar make-overs I did to my Tempest and Mono Evolver Keys years ago. An encoder broke off of my OB-6 last night, but it's just for the effects output, so no biggie. I still have an extra encoder that Mark from Sequential sent me a couple years ago after two of them broke off after a show in Estonia.

This is a multi-cam session using the Prophet '08, OB-6, Tempest, Pro 2, and Toraiz SP-16. 
  • OB-6: With the filter wide open (sorry), punching the sequencer on / off now and then.
  • Pro 2: I'm thumbing between two different sequences in the play-list function.
  • Prophet '08: Keyboard split for bass, higher octaves for keying apreggiated 8th notes.
  • Tempest: Secondary octave bass on the individual outs and white noise.
  • Toraiz SP-16: Drum duty, with LM-1 samples and some other fun kits.
https://youtu.be/OfsH_j12450








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DSI/Pioneer: |Tempest|PRO 2|PRO '08|OB-6|MonoEvolverKeys|MophoKeys|Toraiz AS-1|SP-16|
Oberheim: |DMX|DPX-1|Matrix 1000|

Re: Your Music
« Reply #752 on: January 16, 2022, 09:07:43 AM »
jonas,  80's Like.  The recording quality is interesting to me.  What do you record with?
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #753 on: January 16, 2022, 09:09:24 AM »
Little bit of three synths:  Udo, ASM and Modor

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/new-music-box
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #754 on: January 17, 2022, 08:04:17 AM »
I run everything into my Zoom Livetrak 12 mixer where each track gets recorded on the SD card.  And then afterwards I just sync the audio to the three cameras in Sony Vegas.

jonas,  80's Like.  The recording quality is interesting to me.  What do you record with?
DSI/Pioneer: |Tempest|PRO 2|PRO '08|OB-6|MonoEvolverKeys|MophoKeys|Toraiz AS-1|SP-16|
Oberheim: |DMX|DPX-1|Matrix 1000|

Re: Your Music
« Reply #755 on: February 11, 2022, 05:30:55 AM »
A pious Prophet '08 in Church organ mode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew5q4Z8-9mo
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #756 on: February 26, 2022, 12:58:08 PM »
I picked up the Arturia Moog modular V soft synth, just because I'll surely never have the real thing :-\  Anyway, it was fun to play with for a bit.  Pretty complex actually, but the array of classic onboard patches is interesting to go thru.  In fact, some are really refreshing pure.

  This song here is actually 90% Hydrasynth, with the Moog doing a sample hold gurgle that I liked throughout.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/move-what
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Sequential Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop,   Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #757 on: February 27, 2022, 07:17:06 PM »
This is a song that my wife and I wrote over the last holiday break. The bass line and pad is from a Prophet 6. The bulk of the melody line is a distorted Rhodes sound (with a clean bit in the bridge) from a Nord Stage 3. The arpeggio bits and one verse of grittier melody is from a Novation Peak. Some chorus and reverb from Strymon pedals. I mixed it in Logic Pro X.

https://soundcloud.com/markwilkins/ski-day-2-sps-final-1

Re: Your Music
« Reply #758 on: March 04, 2022, 08:24:25 AM »
Very happy to have a new vid out. I've posted the song before, but the video is fresh, premiering on Big Takeover today. Don't be shocked by the Roland XP-10 or Korg MS-20... I can assure you the track is all Prophet 5 and Moog Grandmother. But for video-making-with-dog purposes, we went with easier to handle keyboards!
Hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/N3iAcKsBrMk

(Here's the link to the Big Takeover bit, in case you want to read more of the song's history...)
https://bigtakeover.com/news/VideoPremiereRainRainbyAntonBarbeau?fbclid=IwAR1UD3R6JTwbuWlPQN_0fY37ToaTZDH8Or5Cn6MfYQ_0uelS4siXd3RdCxc

Re: Your Music
« Reply #759 on: March 12, 2022, 10:32:22 AM »
Slowly getting back to a better headspace I ended up recording a few tracks and putting together a few videos.

I originally did this as part of my review for the ISLA S2400 but I decided to give it a dedicated video instead.

One of my all time favorite slasher films is Destroyer. I originally saw the trailer on an old VHS for Hammer's Horror Of Frankenstein and rushed out to get a copy of the film myself sooner afterwards. It's awesome and I love seeing Anthony Perkins in this era.

Composer Patrick O'Hearn did the score for the film. I have no idea what he used but it sounds like a Fairlight in some parts.

There are three parts to this suite. The opening drone, the heavy percussion section for the opening credits and finally the awesome end credit sequence.

For this the ISLA S2400 is not only doing all the percussion (done with a mixture of Fairlight CMI and EMU SP-12 samples) but it's also doing all of the external sequencing as well to the Prophet X.

The Prophet X is doing some lo-fi choir, Electric Bass, synth, electric guitar. I ran everything through the Hack and Decimate parameters which provided lots of aliasing and added to that "Fairlight-esq" sound.

Hope you all enjoy.

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