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Trash_Audio: One Year of Mayhem!

Trash_Audio is one year old!

I’d like to steal an entire post and say thank you to every single one of you who has come to our blog in our first year. Justin and I started out Trash_Audio to showcase how our friends work and the sort of environment this work is performed. It has connected many artists which otherwise would never be seen together and connected those within the same field that have yet to meet. We never expected such a response from the world and are thankful for all the positive feedback and criticism (which we mark as spam or send viruses to). In our everyday lives we say, ‘we should make a post about that’ almost every time we hang out. This phrase is usually uttered when we come across something meaningful to us which is has been increasing since the inception of our blog. I’ve learned about the dynamics of inspiration, the importance of aesthetics, the relevance of environment and how they are mandatory while working on any art form. I hope you’ve been able to take away something meaningful opposed to the increasingly common gear porn.

We’ve had over one hundred thousand unique visitors from hundreds of countries and from every single continent… except Antarctica! It has grown beyond our expectations and these numbers become a reality when people start spotting you randomly on the street, inviting you to events, or using the blog as a reference in normal conversation. Either way, Justin and I don’t see a penny from this blog and while we’re trying to work on that – it has no effect on the consistency of Trash_Audio.

As always I suggest writing to our e-mail on the right if you have any questions, want to talk about anything on our blog or simply want to say ‘Hello’. Justin and I answer every single one. Thank you all again and have a killer weekend. I’ll leave you with some iconic shots from past interviews.

Analogue Haven Interviews Bakis


Ultimate gear porn and extremely insightful interview of Bakis of Parallel Worlds. He was the founder of the Yahoo Doepfer user groups which sports over 1100 members and is my source for up-to-the-minute news regarding anything Doepfer. Also it helps that Dieter Doepfer and a couple other employees are active posters on the boards. The interview was conducted by, I’m assuming, Shawn Cleary of Analogue Haven. Here!

L.A. So Far…

Been in L.A. for a few days, met up with a bunch of friends both new and old. Everything will remain anonymous for the time being, so just enjoy the empty gear porn.

Ohm Force Group Buy

The ProtoolerBlog has gotten together with the plug-in geniuses at Ohm Force and are conducting a group buy that will get you up to 50% off. Considering that you’re not a student (whom already receive a 50% discount), this is a great way to grab some of the most beautiful plug-ins (aesthetically and sonically) I’ve ever used and obviously recommend the hell out of them.

*Updated Sunday October 27 – This group buy has been going so well that they had add on more discounts because it’s already reached beyond the peak halfway through! Currently the discount level is at 9 so as you read this, you’re guaranteed a slash of 51%!! Discounts can now go up to 60% I picked up the Ohmboyz Delay and the Quad Frohmage and saved myself over 150 Euros which is about 4,430 American dollars (not really).

Visit This Link and play around with the box to see where the group buy stands and how much it takes off of all the available plugs and bundles. Visit This Link to view all the rules associated with the buy.

These plug ins would make a great accessory to my samples below *wink* *nudge* *taps nose points to bathroom*

audio_ Output: Surachai Modular Kit

*update* – I’d like to thank everyone who has purchased the sample pack so far! Hope you’re enjoying it! Drop me a line if you have questions or comments!

Earlier this year, I was commissioned to produce a pack of samples that would’ve been sold for about $40 a download. I would’ve been compensated with $1250 (that’s about 12 Euros, 2 Pounds or 5 billion Yen) but after many months of spotty communication and general shady activity, I decided to step away and release the pack through Trash_Audio for a quarter of the price.

The samples were recorded at 24 Bit, 44,100 Khz, have a root in A and are sequenced at 120 BPM. I used only my modular synthesizer and analog delays in the production of the sample pack. I’m not proud of many of the melodic folders because of their obvious annoying riffs (which include transposed Slayer solos) though apparently these are what people are drawn to when purchasing a sample kit. Whenever I use a kit I always search for the one shot section but seeing as I was catering to an Acid/Garageband demographic, I had to include many folders I generally delete off the bat. With my preferences indulged, I included one shots, chromatic folders, REX loops and other folders. Originally these samples were to be excluded which I find particularly strange and extremely limiting. Hopefully someone finds a use for some of that melodic mess! The process took a couple weeks of refining from following their vague instructions.

Samples are arranged into the following folders: Arpeggiators, Bass, Drum One Shots, FX, Hi Hats Loops, Kick Loops, Leads, Mixed Beats, Pads, Percussion Elements, Rex Loops, Single Note Synths, Snare Loops, Synth Trails. Honestly, I have never seen sample packs with Snare Loops or Kick Loops. These files are essentially separated multitracks from a 2 bar drum sequence and in my opinion, a really strange inclusion. Then again, I’ve never used Acid or Garageband as a primary DAW, so it probably makes sense to someone.

To sum it up: for 10 bucks you get:
907 files, 592 Mbs of modular synthesizer samples.
Recorded at 24 Bit, 44,100 Khz, AIF Format

Surachai Modular Kit – $10


















Download Preview: Here

Have questions or comments? Student or strapped for cash? Discounts available. E-mail me at trashaudio@gmail.com

Noisesource Builds Miniwave

While riding my bike in Chicago and between dodging cars and cracks in the road, I sometimes have internal monologues. “You know what you need right now at this very precise moment? 256 waveforms. Not 255 or 257 waveforms, THAT wouldn’t make ANY sense. WHOA CAR!” Luckily fellow blogger buddy noisesource has just finished constructing and converting a Blacet Miniwave to a Eurorack format. It’s an incredible resource for those who want to dive into building kits and stay pale. You can read about his experience on his blog over HERE. As for the complexity of the build, try to my imagine my thingmamaKIT experience x666.

Before and After

Since I’ve been using my guitar more often, I too have noticed that change: my smile has increased by 7% and she totally let’s me webcam with her almost every night. Now if I can get my parents to stop dressing me and quit the redundant ‘as long as you’re under my roof’ speech.Source: The Internet – (Apparently some ad? Someone help us hunt it down)

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