3am - tell time (live modular synth performance w/ video)

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KVRAF
11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:06 am

First new music for the new year. Recorded a little jam with my new camera.
Still trying to get comfortable with these live one-take recordings but I think this one turned out okay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wpKxu2TMTk

Soundcloud link:
https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/tell-time

Since I had the forethought to multitrack at the same time I was recording the video, I was able to polish the mix in post-production (yay!). I still need to work out the lighting issues and some other details, but I'm getting there.

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Beware the Quoth
29511 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:22 am

nice... :tu:
John Titor died for your sins!

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KVRist
238 posts since 3 Apr, 2016

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:09 am

Very nice indeed!

Added it to my "Awesome synth stuff" playlist on Youtube.

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:11 am

Thanks for listening, gentlemen. :)

KVRian
1256 posts since 11 Sep, 2006 from along the rivers edge in northern Ontario

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:15 pm

a worthy collection of wires indeed, nice to see and hear it workin, sounds good...cheers

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KVRAF
8000 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:12 pm

I must confess I usually shudder when clicking on a demo of anything with 'modular' in the title. In the same way I shudder when my 2 year old pick up a stick near something loud.

Thanks for shattering preconceptions AND providing me with some sweet electronic MUSIC to listen to :tu:

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:31 pm

f**k, you're going to make me lose my modular nerd cred! :hihi:
Just don't tell anyone that I actually tuned my oscillators for this one.
Last edited by justin3am on Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRAF
8000 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:34 pm

Shtum, I'm saying nothing....right.



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KVRian
884 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:42 pm

That was really nice. It sounds like something I would download from Apple Music for my daily walk/run.

You have quite the setup. I'm still debating wether to get Reactor 6 or Brazille to try creating some sounds.

KVRAF
6587 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:54 pm

ichi ban ...
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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:20 pm

fastlanephil wrote:I'm still debating wether to get Reactor 6 or Brazille to try creating some sounds.
Boy, that'd be a tough call. Bazille is by far my favorite soft synth but Reaktor is a strong second. I wouldn't want to be without either. I love running evolving timbres from Bazille into granular or modal patches in Reaktor.

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:23 pm

experimental.crow wrote:ichi ban ...
doumo

KVRAF
5421 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:53 am

So good!
Totally transfixed by all the sounds. Lots of super cool, original percussive elements everywhere.
I still need to work out the lighting issues and some other details, but I'm getting there.
A different camera angle would be nice, to see less of your back side. :D
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design
3D/5D sound design since 2012

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:35 am

:oops: Yeah, be glad I didn't go with the first take... My pants were sagging a bit low, so you could see my underwear. I put on a belt for the second take. :lol:

I'm really loving Audio Damage's percussion modules, Proton and Neuron, as well as Noise Engineering's Basimilus Iteritas. They can be very dynamic in terms of timbre, without changing in volume too drastically. Some of the other percussion sounds came from a more elaborate synth voice or from banging on the case which has a piezo mic (Mutable Instrument' Ears), which is then run through a bunch of effects.

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KVRAF
1718 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:29 pm

Can't watch the video, but I enjoyed the soundcloud

I take it this is a bit of a live jam? Love these kinds of things, something I need to work on. You inspire!

That's the fun thing about improv, it can be anything, it can go anywhere

Really liked the drums in this

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