More Volca stuff this week. I've been fascinated by the attempts of some Youtubers to coax more ambient textures out of these boxes (rather than just banging out one-bar acid loops), and I've been particularly impressed by DreamsOfWires (who seems to be quite well-known in online musician circles...)
Anyway, he put this up at the weekend - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxUA68qNSTk - I loved it and thought I'd try a similar workflow. So it's a single Volca Keys unit running into LoopyHD for iOS; in my case, it's on an iPad Mini 2, running through the AuFX:Space reverb app and recorded into Audioshare. To be honest, looking back at the Youtube video now, it does rather seem like using an almost identical setup has produced very similar results, hence this mea culpa - wanted to get in their first before anyone calls me out on it
Anyway, I'm playing the Volca Keys live from a QuNexus keyboard, looping individual notes in LoopyHD which is also serving MIDI clock to sync the sequence that comes in towards the end. My take on this setup is probably a bit stiller than DreamsOfWires' - my tune sort of hangs there, whereas his pulses and breathes a bit more. But then, he did do it first...
Anyway, I'm really enjoying (mis)using these boxes - hopefully they'll inspire some more ideas next week.
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