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Trent Reznor | Archetype of a Synthesizer

Great interview/monologue of Trent’s beginnings with synthesizers.

Through personal stories, Trent Reznor recounts his relationship with an iconic analog synthesizer and describes how it has fit into his creative process over his storied career.

Original score by The Haxan Cloak, co-producer of Bjork’s Vulnicura. Befitting the occasion, the artist used a Minimoog Voyager and a prototype Mother-32, Moog’s newest synthesizer, to create the score.

Noise Engineering – Loquelic Iteritas Demo

Noise Engineering

WMD DPLR delay… a preview of its capabilities

Been using mine non-stop. Beautiful sounding delay and deep for such a small module.

This is a short demo of what can be done with the DPLR, and what happens when you crank up the REGEN. This is mono input with a stereo delay with feedback between channels, as can be heard.
You can get many tones with the feedback type button at the top, shown near the end.

Important Logic Update

It’s too early for this, Justin…

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From Alessandro
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Datach’i – Monarchs

no computers or external hardware were used in this performance :)

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patch basics:
sequencers used are the tiptop audio circadian rhythms (CR), z8000, modcan touch sequencer (TS), intellijel metropolis and 2x make noise pressure points with brains.
CHORDS: make noise tELEHARMONIC sequenced by the CR and two pressure points. processed through the tiptop audio ZDSP reverb.
LEAD MELODY: intellijel atlantis sequenced by the intellijel metropolis and processed through the qu-bit electronic RT60 reverb.
KICK: blue lantern asteroid BDv4 sequenced by the CR.
SNARE: noise engineering BI triggered by the CR and processed through the make noise erbe verb and synthesis technology e580 delay.
HAT: SSF quantum rainbow MKII purple noise with maths expo envelope sequenced by the CR.
SUB KICK: tiptop audio BD808 triggered by the CR.
MID SECTION PERCUSSION: mutable instruments elements sequenced by the CR and Z8000.
MID SECTION TO END HARMONY: modcan triple osc through the modcan multimode filter sequenced by the modcan TS and processed through mutable instruments clouds.
my brother says:
“Sounds like some kind of scale in the key of F minor. the chords are Bo dominant 7th first inversion followed by Dd major first inversion, Ab major then another Ab major an octave higher.”

Venetian Snares Interview with Fact Magazine

Here is Aaron breaking down the ridiculousness of the current state of music media, how critics write as if they’re paid in coupons, and how being musically relevant is equivalent to playing a game. Absurdity complete with clickbait title, “Venetian Snares hates the music industry, hates FACT Singles Club and hates you”. Awarding him a TRASH_AUDIO Breakcore coupon good for a Thai massage from Surachai or an IDM Banana sticker redeemable for a hair combing from Alessandro. Really though, Aaron is usually the smartest guy in the room – and tallest.

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At odds with his career
“In order to make a living I have to allow people to hear my music and I have to go fucking clown show it for them at some fucking club”

Conforming art
“It doesn’t even sound anything like self-expression, it’s like… I’m awesome within these predefined parameters that are presented to me. Which I guess most artists feel is what’s exciting about a genre. They see a few people doing a similar thing and then everyone just jumps on it and goes, “I’m this now!” It’s like if a bunch of people wore the same fucking outfit from the Gap, you know?”

Imbecile
“‘[Venetian Snares] came on while I was giving someone a back massage.’ That’s the best one. A fuckin’ back massage. [Venetian Snares is] not compatible with massages!? No shit! I’d like to give them a back massage with a belt sander. God. I’d like to get into a time machine and drown their parents. This is the state of modern critique?! Holy shit. I don’t know.”

Full Interview at Fact Mag
Workspace and Environment: Venetian Snares

Qu-Bit Electronix – Tri-ger Tutorial

Any sort of gestural interface or humanizing patterns is always welcome!

Elektron Overbridge Walkthrough

Excellent Overbridge walkthrough by Dataline. Seems to be working a lot better than some other hardware/software integration systems.

Tip Top Audio – Circadian Rhythms – Random & Chaos

One of my favorite starting points on one of my favorite sequencers.

The Circadian Rhythms is moving modular synthesizer technology another step forward by gluing all the pieces of a system together. Each module or voice can now be programmed to play straight from an intelligent, eight-channel, 512-step master trigger sequencer made for composers looking to make music on the modular. Building on the sequencing concept of step programing multi-channel patterns of musical phrases can be repeated, looped, chained, muted and manipulated on the fly in real-time, and most importantly, all of this is done through a simple, clearly labeled interface. Using an array of multicolor illuminated buttons and innovative grid views provides a highly functional live performance sequencer with a beautiful glowing appearance of the programmed music that will look amazing on stage for both performer and crowd. As a master controller, the heart of the modular synthesizer, Circadian Rhythms generates high precision clock and reset signals for all the other sequencers and devices in the system to align with and can also act as a high precision bridge for DAW synchronization.
Views – Unlike most hardware sequencers that have a single static display of a timeline, Circadian Rhythms offers four different horizontal views of the timeline and two unique vertical views that scale from macro to micro. Switch between viewing 64 steps at once or all 8 channels side by side instantly. Stretch gates over multiple patterns to drive envelopes or use Zoom view to move a single hit back a few milliseconds in time to get the right feel all from the same interface.
LED Grid Built for Quick Access – Built around 72 buttons set as a multi-color illuminated 8×9 array, Circadian Rhythms displays both note data and settings in a clear and precise manner. It takes only one click to switch to vertical view and the grid turns into a set of programming and realtime playing functions like Mutes, Loops, Swing, Fills, Copy and Pate, Grouping, Randomizing, Manual trigger entry drum machine style and many many more. Activate any of those functions with only a button press or two.

Workspace & Environment

Pretty much all of them.

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