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Cyclic Delusion

By license on March 1, 2020 5:13 pm

I was following the Elektron Model:Cycles thing last week and really enjoying what I heard. I decided to dust off the Monomachine and Nord Drum and try to approximate some of the textures. I also took the opportunity to try out a couple other tricks I'd been thinking about. I forgot how tedious all the MIDI setup and audio routing can be with hardware and it was somewhat of a slog.

Honestly, this was pretty good motivation to hurry back to SuperCollider land.

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March 2, 2020 10:49 pm

i've always wanted to use the nord drum, monomachine too.

Honestly, this was pretty good motivation to hurry back to SuperCollider land.

hahaha

March 3, 2020 3:15 am
gesceap wrote:

i've always wanted to use the nord drum, monomachine too.


They are both great machines. But what I've found particularly with the Monomachine is that I have to invest a certain amount of time in it before I make stuff that doesn't sound really corny. After months of collecting dust, a couple sessions in a weekend clearly don't suffice.

gesceap wrote:


Honestly, this was pretty good motivation to hurry back to SuperCollider land.


hahaha


Seriously, being able to do whatever I want sound-design-wise has really spoiled me. And even my nascent SC sequencing skills make the MnM's MIDI sequencing feel like keyhole surgery. I'm kind of at a point where hardware that isn't super immediate feels like a waste of time.

March 3, 2020 4:36 am

I'm kind of at a point where hardware that isn't super immediate feels like a waste of time.

Lol don't use nanoloop

March 3, 2020 6:01 am
gesceap wrote:

I'm kind of at a point where hardware that isn't super immediate feels like a waste of time.

Lol don't use nanoloop


I love Nanoloop!
Maybe it's just the MIDI setup nonsense that bums me out.

March 3, 2020 10:53 am

This piece develops really nicely, Great job.

March 3, 2020 2:12 pm
Ryan wrote:

This piece develops really nicely, Great job.


Thank you! It started pretty jammy and I just deleted things ruthlessly. I think that's becoming a key part of my process.

March 8, 2020 9:15 pm

I'm so here for you doing more SC but this is really cool too! It being a real slow burn makes these stark tones really satisfying when each element comes in. 

March 8, 2020 10:44 pm
Simon Koehn wrote:

I'm so here for you doing more SC but this is really cool too! It being a real slow burn makes these stark tones really satisfying when each element comes in.


Thank you very much! I appreciate that observation, it's not something that occurred to me consciously while making it.

March 11, 2020 9:04 pm

You're ace on the mono. Great sounds.This was a slow burn, mesmerizing.  I watched me some Model Cycles vids, looks like a fun box! I'd still have my model samples if it had audio in! Time for some SC and mono sounds in a track maybe??

March 11, 2020 9:07 pm

Oooh, like that percussive sounds in ending - critters in the night!

March 12, 2020 2:20 am
miraclemiles wrote:

You're ace on the mono. Great sounds.This was a slow burn, mesmerizing.  I watched me some Model Cycles vids, looks like a fun box! I'd still have my model samples if it had audio in! Time for some SC and mono sounds in a track maybe??


miraclemiles wrote:

Oooh, like that percussive sounds in ending - critters in the night!


Thank you my dude! I like that idea a lot - maybe my MnM muscle memory combined with the limitless capabilities of SC could lead to good places. Glad you liked that outro - whenever I use the MnM I have to sneak some arpeggiator action in there wink

Yeah both Model machines just look like a real good time. But I'm trying to not buy any gear this year so I'll have plenty of time to think about which one I wanna get next January, hehe.

March 16, 2020 3:55 am

enjoyed this track, nice slow build

March 17, 2020 9:09 am
zirafa wrote:

enjoyed this track, nice slow build


Thank you! I tend to do those slow builds with the Monomachine.

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