March 8, 2013
by Chris Randall
I've been busy as hell the last couple weeks; multiple plates are spinning here at the Audio Damage Marketing And User Interface Design Facility; I was in dire need of a headcleaner, and thankfully, an excuse presented itself in the form of a new soundbank for the Analog Four by Richard Devine that Elektron put up this morning. After my day's trials and tribulations, I loaded that bitch up and sat down to noodle. When I looked at my watch again, 3 hours had gone by and I had a pretty reasonable jam.
This speaks volumes for both the A4 and Richard's programming skills; in my advanced years, it is incredibly hard to get zoned in like I used to, as there is very little in the music tech world that can excite my imagination at this point.
Anyhow, I thought my noodling was worth a bit of hard drive space, so I recorded a pass, and I figured while I was at it, might as well roll (virtual) film. The video above is the result. Analog Four, MeeBlip, Maschine, and modular. The Maschine and A4 are doing all the sequencing. I used Live 9 as a mixer and recording deck, but nothing is sequenced in it.