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Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version

jok3r

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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2020, 05:58:07 AM »
Finally I finished one of my "Rev2 only" ideas to share it with you. It's not much, as always, but I had a lot of fun trying to get my Rev2 playing some drums, while using the other layer for chords and melodic stuff.

This is recorded live in one single take with no cuts or overdubs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgPadn0svZY
« Last Edit: December 30, 2020, 07:24:01 AM by jok3r »
Prophet Rev2, Novation Peak, Arturia DrumBrute Impact, Korg Kronos 2 88, Kurzweil PC 361, Yamaha S90ES

Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2020, 03:54:05 PM »
Impressive, Jok3r.  You got a lot of music and sound out of one take.
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jok3r

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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2021, 03:05:16 AM »
Impressive, Jok3r.  You got a lot of music and sound out of one take.

Thanks a lot.

I hope I didn't miss use the term "single take" ... in fact there were more takes, but they have not been edited into one video. I think this was the 5th or 6th version that I recorded "in one take". Just to be clear...

It's a pretty simple piece of music, but for me there were some new experiences to make nevertheless.

1. Starting of the onboard sequencers in such a way, that the square lfo that switches between snare and base is in sync was a little bit tricky. You can see in the video, that I have key sync (and clock sync anyway) enabled and disable it directly after pressing play and before the second base note hits.  Perhaps the whole drum thing would have been easier if I used the gated sequencer for it, but I wanted to use the poly sequencer for having the chance to fire extra notes manually as I did two times in the video.

2. Having used workstations like Kronos for every multi layer setup I played in my whole life, it was pretty hard to not forget pressing the Edit B button for editing single layers during the performance. On a workstation I would map these 3-4 parameters I used to the faders on the frontpanel and everything would be fine ;-)

3. Overall it was pretty interesting to try making a bitimbral instrument playing more than two sounds in one patch, while still sounding musical "in the classic sense" and not only making noises. Well, I admit the drum part was the easiest to try this, but now I would like to try if I can come up with something else that uses drums again, but also uses more than one sound on the other layer by clever timing and clever modulation. I guess there are a lot of people out there, that have a lot of experience with that, especially when using gated sequencers, but for me it is something completely new.
Prophet Rev2, Novation Peak, Arturia DrumBrute Impact, Korg Kronos 2 88, Kurzweil PC 361, Yamaha S90ES