December 27, 2016

Groove Experiments...

by Chris Randall

During the course of testing products, I often end up with more-or-less full patches. It is important to test everything in context; you can't just listen to something by itself and expect to just know how it sits in a mix. This is especially important for effects, as they generally end up far too thick for normal production if you don't test them in a song while you're developing.

Our next product is a Eurorack hardware version of our Eos plugin, and during the course of development, I built up a patch with several different sound sources; this morning, I was like "oh, that's almost music right there" and popped out a quick video. This, like most of my modular improvs, doesn't have much of an arrangement, but I kind of liked the feel of it. These sorts of pieces of music are not created with the intent of having a finished song, but rather to test something, and thus they tend to not have much Song to them. But if you know that going in, I think they turn out okay.

As is usual for me, everything is sequenced from Sequencer 1 and White Whale. The bass is coming from the WMD/SSF voice; the melody line is Noise Engineering LI -> our own analog filter prototype. The drums are Boomtschak x 2 and Neuron x 2, and the effects are the usual gaggle. The chord drone and found-sound voice are coming off the 4-track cassette, like normal. In short, nothing in this video you haven't seen a dozen times already in my stuff, but I think it's probably a fun insight in to my workday.



Dec.27.2016 @ 10:41 PM
nice bass. that is a groove. that snare just lays right in there. trying to remember what it reminds me of but i'm stumped.

Dec.28.2016 @ 11:06 AM
dj empirical
I'm with boobs.

Dec.28.2016 @ 8:19 PM
Very pleased that EOS is coming to eurorack! It's my go to reverb plugin, and I'm looking forward to being able to take it on the road

Jan.12.2017 @ 6:46 PM
That reverb on the voice halfway in the vid is mental... like hearing etheric voices mental... Eos and Dubstation are 2 of my go to effects.

Jan.21.2017 @ 12:54 PM
Ditto inteliko



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