August 19, 2012
by Chris Randall
I won't deny that my non-commercial instrumental work is incredibly derivative of the mid-to-late 90s "IDM" sound. It has lately gotten to the point where I'm essentially the world's only tribute band for that narrow genre. From last week's ?-Ziq fapathon to today's bastard love child between Squarepusher and YMO, it is really starting to get out of hand.
But whatever. I make what I like. Deal.
For the gear-spotters: first synth is the MeeBlip, and the second one is Animoog running on the iPad (and you'll note how I lovingly jammed my iPad 3 in to the iO Dock so it would work.) Bass is from Massive, and the drums are a drum loop sliced via Maschine's excellent slicing engine. When I'm dinking with that little Akai controller, I'm triggering Replicant 1.6 via MIDI notes, and the knobs are mapped to the two filter freqs and Reverse Random. The only other two effects used are Eventide Space and the RE-201 (pretty obvious what's going where.) The 2-buss is squished with Ozone.