3am - cooperation (synth jam video)

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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:25 am

I just got a Zoom Q8 video camera and recorded a synth jam as a test. I think it came out pretty well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnGaA8nvfAY
http://soundcloud.com/justin3am/cooperation

All sound sources are modular. I'm only using Bitwig as a mixer and to drive my E-RM Multiclock. The 2-mix was recored to the Q8's line inputs.

I didn't tune the oscillators before recording, the levels aren't perfect and there is some clipping. I hope to be doing more videos with this setup, I just need to figure out some better lighting and gain staging. :hihi:
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KVRAF
3723 posts since 30 Jan, 2005 from rochester, ny

Post Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:02 pm

Nice ... the mad sonic scientist in his frankensynth laboratory surrounded by cables, blinking lights, and vibrating molecules! My room's about 1/10th that size and all I do is sit at my desk and push keys. You win. :clap:

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:31 pm

Thanks! I do a lot of stuff with just my laptop but that isn't as interesting on video. :hihi:
The modular systems are a lot of fun but it requires some preparation. I plan to do some videos showing what goes into creating patches like these.

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KVRAF
2100 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Post Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:54 pm

I sure hope you have discount in the cable shop :hihi: Maybe I should invest in modular to. I saw you move around a lot and I sure could use the exercise :P

Its cool to see this video. It takes me back to my Kraftwerk days in my teen age. It is also nice to see how other people arranged things at their studios. Thanks for sharing :tu:
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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:09 pm

Thanks for listening!

Yeah, cables can be expensive. All Electronics, Markertek, and Monoprice are good places for budget patch cables. Especially when buying in bulk. Not many options in terms of colors, though. I used to make all my own cables, which is cheaper in terms of parts but more expensive in terms of time. :dog:

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KVRAF
10194 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:55 pm

That's quite a funky little workout you have going on here. I love watching these modular videos . The flashing lights remind me of the bridge of NCC-1701 from back in the day, in addition to several TD concerts I got to see in the '70s and '80s. I'd love to put together a modular setup, but I don't have the space available. I used to make my own ethernet cables. It was fun the first time.

Good work. I'm looking forward to the next in the series :)

KVRian
884 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Post Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:00 pm

Justin eventually filled his whole house with electronics racks and gadgets. One day it attained singularity and took over the world but kept Justin for companionship. It would say "Play me Justin". :D

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:24 am

Thanks for watching/listening, guys!

KVRist
209 posts since 13 Dec, 2011

Post Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:49 am

Really nice looking gear you got. Also really good music improvisation show you did.

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KVRAF
4714 posts since 2 Sep, 2005 from city of lights (nl)

Post Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:02 am

Lovely jam, and nice to see you work the modulars :tu:
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