I recorded a new song the other day and put up a video. I think the animation I made for it is pretty cool – watch for the animation! Anyway, it is only two minutes long and I do not sing. Yea, no awful voice! So here it is, just a quick ditty:
I was playing around with my music gear on Friday. At one point I decided to try to recreate a bass sound similar to the Arp Odyssey bass sounds that I like on my Prophet Rev 2. Listen to the beginning of the video in my review of the Korg version of the Odyssey to hear what I am talking about. Anyway, I came up with a sound I like, then changed it ;) Playing with my new sound, I soon had a little bass line that I liked. I decided to record it so I could figure out something to play with it.
In the past I have put up a few posts about my modular synthesizer. Here’s a very, very quick recap – a modular synth is created from different modules, each one with a specific function that are patched together with patch cords. They are, or can be, very “old-school”, like 1960s and early 1970s. As technology and needs moved on they quickly became dinosaurs. Except nothing else is as flexible or can get that sound, so they have made a comeback and have even been seen in “mainstream” music.
OK, So I have posted a handful of videos, from a funky version of “The Munster’s” theme, to a two part, modern classic work to a fun rap. In each of these videos there are photos or videos of the modular synthesizer. Those who are observant can see that there was a lot of empty space in the cabinet and that empty space grew smaller with each video. Continue reading →