Good thing we’re not a news site because Borderlands for the iPad has been out for a couple years but the developer, Chris Carlson, has recently released version 2 – so thats kind of news? There are a lot of things to be said about the elegant interface, constant inspiration, and possibilities but I have work to do, so lets just say – it gets me away from my mouse and keyboard, produces beautiful results, especially if you load your own files, and is the perfect tool for the particular tasks I have been assigned. Unfortunately the iPad I’m using is not mine, so I’m recording as much as I can with the time I have.
Also, I’m too stupid and busy to think of a clever way to give away these promo codes for Borderlands so, uhhh…
7HTF794NFHEN, NLEPFXK96KHT. (Up high, down low…too slow)
Tiptop Audio is proud to introduce a new project for 2015: Tiptop Audio Records.
In the recent years musical productions have seen a remarkable return to the use of hardware through analog synthesizers and digital control interfaces. This trend has proven so strong that it prompted a rebirth of modular synths in a new format (eurorack). Tiptop Audio has made a name producing sophisticated but easy to use modules, designed to form a complete system that is especially effective for dance-oriented productions and live sets.
Tiptop Audio Records selected for its first issue some of the most groundbreaking artists using such systems, to present a range of artists who, through their tracks, explore the landscape of dance music in a very fresh perspective. These are the artists who inspire the Tiptop team to make more innovative devices, which in turn make new music (a nice feedback loop).
ANGLE, BLAWAN, CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT JOAO CESER, JOHN TEJADA, JOSEPH FRAIOLI, MOE ESPINOSA (DRUMCELL), KINK, RICHARD DEVINE and SURGEON each contribute a track stamped with their own style and vision. Tracks range from Surgeon’s trademark hard minimal beat, to Kink’s gauzy dreamscape, while Richard Devine and Joseph Fraioli explore the outer reaches of beat based music. The Phase VI team (John Tejada and Moe Espinosa AKA Drumcell) produces an endlessly shifting set of percolating rhythms, Christian Burkhardt and Joao Ceser put some 21st century twists on classic dance floor patterns, ANGLE lay down effortless, sophisticated Continental style and Blawan adds some industrial toned menace.
The release will initially come as a double vinyl edition, with a cover painted by the artist Matteo Giampaglia, and a digital download version will follow.
An original video teaser will introduce the compilation, then other videoclips of the individual tracks will be realized by exciting new visual artists.
a patch focused around the tiptop audio circadian rhythms (CR) as the heart of the system that provides the main clock source and triggers for events.
the programming was done on all 8 channels of the CR in 2×32 mode. fills are set to 16th note. mutes, fills and additional programming are performed on the fly.
CR ch 1: main kick
sound source is the blue lantern BDv4 going through the modcan frequency shifter.
CR ch 2: snare
sound source is the make noise mysteryon who’s pitch is being modulated by the mod can quad lfo who’s synced to the CR main clock output. the output was split into a separate VCA who’s being opened by the sound machines light plane and sent to the mungo d0 with macro machines storage strip. the storage strip is being sequenced by the CR main clock output.
CR ch 3: closed hat
sound source here is the SSF quantum rainbow blue noise.
CR ch 4: open hat
sound source is the SSF quantum rainbow white noise though the intellijel µfold and then a bit of delay from the synth tech e580.
CR ch 5: glass percussion as well as delayed bass and end melodic thing
glass percussion sound source is the noise engineering BI. pitch modulation from the tiptop z8000. delayed bass is an intellijel dixie square run through the cwejman res-4 and.end melodic thing is the harvestman piston honda MKII.
CR ch 6: chord bursts
this is the intellijel/cylonix shapeshifter in sequence mode then run thorough the qu-bit electronic RT60 reverb.
CR ch 7: tonal accents
sound source is braids in meta mode. also being sequenced by the CR and pith modulated by the tiptop z8000.
CR ch 8: sub kick
sound source is the tiptop audio BD808.
acidy bass: trigger source for the acidy bass is the intellijel metropolis that is synced to the CR via the clock output. sound source is the intellijel rubicon thats being FMed by a DIXIE sine, then put through the cwejman MMF1 in low pass.
tonal drones: trigger source here is the divided output of the intellijel metropolis into two make noise pressure points that have been micro tonally tuned. the sound sources here are synth tech e350 and make noise DPO that share a common mutable instruments peaks ADSR. the sounds are then processed through the serge resonant equalizer and tiptop audio zdsp with halls of valhalla reverb card.
hi plucked melody in mid section: this is the qu bit nebulae playing back a sample of mutable instruments braids in PLUK mode playing a melody sequenced on metropolis then fed to the mungo d0. the nebulae is then processed through flame FX6 reverb.
no computers or external hardware were used in this performance :)
March 1st, 2015
1354 West Wabansia
FREE. Shake off the frost and bring your systems.
The new Mystery Mutant Drum unveiled!
Our pal Dr. Snarold showed us around his lab while he played around with his new Mutant Machine, so we caught it on video.
The Mutant Machine is a pure analog percussion synthesis module coming at winter NAMM, 2015 from hexinverter.net
It will be a eurorack format synthesizer module and DIY project.
Most of the T_A crew will be playing out, come hang out.
Featuring a night of hardware / Modular / Drum machine performances from artists.
Mark Verbos (Drop Bass Network / Verbos Electronic Synths)
Oliver Dodd (Enclave / Konstruct Records)
Richard Devine ( Schematic / Warp Records)
POLYFUSE (Trash Audio)
Surachai (Trash Audio / BL_K NOISE)
Annie Hall (Blank Code / Detund)
κεΓο Δϕ (Detroit Underground / Pole Group)
Suggesting Early arrival
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