Workflow and the "Direct Method"

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KVRian
822 posts since 3 Jul, 2006

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:55 am

Hi there,

I tried to do an experiment. The focus is not on the DAW, but on trying to control in real time as many stuff as possible. I'm inspired by Vangelis' so called `Direct Method` where he just controls everything in real time.. the whole orchestra.

I know I've got an infinite way to go, but I guess what you'll here is not really prerecorded except for the drums. Chords and baseline rhythms controlled by the foot controller, also changing the sounds...

The Kronos is kinda modified/customized to send config midi inside a page when pressing the "Global" button so I call up some presets on my DAW. Also the left hand is interpreted "on the fly" (not using Karma...)

Disclaimer: I'm self taught, and NOT a pianist :D :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4Y9rxB_oo

Any feedback is welcome. Please let me know your thoughts!
Cheers, and thank you!
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KVRAF
7702 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:19 pm

oooooh i remember he song at 2:23!! i remember enjoying it very much, great retro vibe on it. nice vid! :tu:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRAF
10441 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:12 am

Nice job with the live set. Are you planning to play live with this setup in the future? The guitar patch on Vulnerable Rebellion still sounds great.

Good work :)

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