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Electrician - track 4 upcoming release

By george bowles on January 5, 2020 6:20 am

Hi, I was just finishing up an overdub on this track and then remembered about weeklybeats 2020 so I get to upload this just in time! My synthesizer project called Electrician http://electriciansynths.bandcamp.com had a show in brooklyn earlier this year and i've done a couple collabs with it too now.

So anyway, the idea of this upcoming album is to be all Korg Poly800 vintage analog synth. The synth was my first synth and was gifted to me years ago in the early aughts. I have had done a few repairs to it and it is starting to wear out and have inoperable or stuck keys so I figured I would make a tribute album to it in its "advanced" state.

This track is one of the few tracks on the album that has overdubbing. The base track was done with a midi guitar plugged through the keyboard; the overdub was limited to the working keys on the keyboard. turned out pretty cool, enjoy!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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January 6, 2020 6:56 am

sounds like your keyboard's having a bad trip. in the track, too!

January 6, 2020 7:31 pm
midimachine wrote:

sounds like your keyboard's having a bad trip. in the track, too!

bad trips abound! but at least we still have trips!

January 7, 2020 9:54 pm

Sounds like a synthed-up Messiaen smile Well, sort of...

January 8, 2020 12:41 am
sinewave wrote:

Sounds like a synthed-up Messiaen smile Well, sort of...

well he is one of my favorites but yeah i'm sure i'm putting some kind of bizarre spin on it for sure smile

January 12, 2020 5:40 am

Synth dementia!  Dig those big distorted parts that come in later.

January 13, 2020 1:59 am

January 13, 2020 3:09 am

I love the atonality and the texture is so warm and familiar. The Poly800 was my second real synth, which I  got around the same time as you, apparently.

January 13, 2020 3:13 am

I commented before the total wig-out at the end which is the best part!

January 13, 2020 4:27 am
rdomain wrote:

Synth dementia!  Dig those big distorted parts that come in later.

thanks!

January 13, 2020 4:29 am
license wrote:

I commented before the total wig-out at the end which is the best part!

thanks for listening! i was always jealous of other synths with knobs but this one was my first. i'd say its strengths are making warm bassy sounds and also has some nice textures. some of the sounds are a little ridiculous on it but if you find the good ones it is quite nice to have... a drone machine if nothing else!

January 13, 2020 4:58 am
george bowles wrote:
license wrote:

I commented before the total wig-out at the end which is the best part!

i'd say its strengths are making warm bassy sounds and also has some nice textures. some of the sounds are a little ridiculous on it but if you find the good ones it is quite nice to have... a drone machine if nothing else!


I agree... and paraphonic is really nice too, nicer than stacked filters in a lot of ways. There's something about DCOs through real filters that shines in a way analog doesn't, even if it's not as "fat".

January 14, 2020 6:57 am
license wrote:
george bowles wrote:
license wrote:

I commented before the total wig-out at the end which is the best part!

i'd say its strengths are making warm bassy sounds and also has some nice textures. some of the sounds are a little ridiculous on it but if you find the good ones it is quite nice to have... a drone machine if nothing else!


I agree... and paraphonic is really nice too, nicer than stacked filters in a lot of ways. There's something about DCOs through real filters that shines in a way analog doesn't, even if it's not as "fat".

oh man yeah... now i want more synths haha! i have two monosynths and the poly800.

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