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Think fast

By laguna on October 9, 2016 11:58 pm

Finally I've got back home and have been reorganizing my studio, trying to bring back the joy of using some hardware (and letting go the gear that now I hardly ever user, no matter how "Pro" and cool it seems to be).

I this this one using one single synth, one stompbox pedal and my mixer. No automation, just simple MIDI clips and some oldschool knob tweaking. The idea is really simple: my astronaut is trapped inside the reactor, with a failing control system... kinda the "cut the red wire" moment, hence the name of the track.

Tools of the trade: Waldorf Rocket, TC Electronic Arena reverb, Ableton Live as MIDI sequencer. No additional FX and no further mastering other than normalizing. Maybe the final render has some unwanted artifacts in the low end, but I'm not using my usual encoder so I'm not sure it's just me or my software updates.

Hope you enjoy this piece. I was trying to be somewhat cinematic and urgent and create rhythm and rush without using drums... Kinda happy with this humble result smile

Best week for everybody out there!

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October 10, 2016 12:37 pm

That's one tasty reverb. So much space. Keep up the good work man. Hope your studio reorganizing goes swell!

October 10, 2016 5:47 pm

Your synth with reverb makes a good job. I kind of see and feel the scenery in space. Well done.

October 11, 2016 2:34 am

Great ostinato and tasty modulations!  Very compelling--I think you hit the mood exactly.

October 11, 2016 10:26 am
Alphaglitch wrote:

That's one tasty reverb. So much space. Keep up the good work man. Hope your studio reorganizing goes swell!

THank you Alphaglitch. Nice to hear you are enjoying the piece. Actually, if you have the chance to try one of the TC Electronic reverb stompboxes (the Hall of Fame, the Arena or the T2), I think you'd be pleased with the sound, and they're affordable and very intuitive. I love my software reverbs but sometimes it's good to make thinks fast and without adjusting parameters on the screen

October 11, 2016 10:27 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

Your synth with reverb makes a good job. I kind of see and feel the scenery in space. Well done.

Thank you Q-Rosh. I'm a science fiction nerd and I'm having a lot of fun making this little movie in my head smile

October 11, 2016 10:28 am
onezero wrote:

Great ostinato and tasty modulations!  Very compelling--I think you hit the mood exactly.

Whoah! That's a trippy GIF you gave me!

Thanks for your words, man. Really appreciated. All modulations were made by hand... it's sometimes fun not to draw every parameter in advance smile

October 11, 2016 3:57 pm

October 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Ipaghost wrote:

That's the one, man! I don't know if hardware is your thing, but this is really a pleasure to use and I'm sure you'll squeeze some life out of it smile

October 12, 2016 3:14 am

Excellent, had me hooked from the opening synth line, nothing beats the tactile feel of actual gear

October 12, 2016 1:39 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Excellent, had me hooked from the opening synth line, nothing beats the tactile feel of actual gear

Yes indeed, Jason. What I'm struggling right now is improving the ergonomy and organisation. No gearis a pleasure when you're struggling with messed up connections and a confusing connection matrix, and there's nothing worse than unplugged gear sitting on a drawer.

Glad you liked it, thanks for being there every week!

October 13, 2016 4:05 pm

Faved.

October 14, 2016 12:12 am
Edmund Snyder wrote:

Faved.

I thought this was too electronic for your taste, Edmund wink Guess you're getting used to our beeps and bleeps smile

I should catch with your releases soon, mate. I'm running out of time lately. Too much work!!!

THanks for being there and listening

October 14, 2016 2:47 am
laguna wrote:
Edmund Snyder wrote:

Faved.

I thought this was too electronic for your taste, Edmund wink Guess you're getting used to our beeps and bleeps smile

I should catch with your releases soon, mate. I'm running out of time lately. Too much work!!!

THanks for being there and listening


Yeah, I think you folks are growing on me.

October 15, 2016 3:12 pm

Dope my week

October 16, 2016 7:52 am

Very nice track, and a great work with a limited number of devices.

October 16, 2016 10:00 am
m2K7 wrote:

Dope my week

Whoah, danke schön! smile Thanks for listening every week!

October 16, 2016 10:03 am
Plantrain wrote:

Very nice track, and a great work with a limited number of devices.

Thank you Plaintrain! I've been lately on the minimal side of things. After a couple of years "hunting offers" and the like, I'm getting rid of many nice things in my studio which were interesting but I never got to squeeze that much. It's maybe obvious but I realise now that you can't have that many "workflows" and be proficient with all of them... At least if you're not cTrix! smile

November 10, 2016 4:45 pm

Love those higher resonating squelches the Rocket produces.  It adds a nice variance to the lower ostinato theme. 

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