This session started as a learning moment with the Makenoise Telharmoinc. I built the patch around a minor chord progression. The bass is the Makenoise DPO run through a feedback patch using the Synthesis Technology E580 & E560. The percussive element is the Makenoise STO run through the SSSR AWS, Makenoise Echophon & Intellijel Springray. This element was also clocked by the Echophon enabling a constantly shifting tempo. Generally speaking the entire patch was connected in a feedback network of CV and clocks.
For this quick patch I was focused on testing out the FM capabilities of the SSF Entity Percussion Synthesizer. I ran a Bubblesound VCOb triangle wave into the FM input on the SSF PS. Then I proceeded to manually adjust the frequency of the VCOb and the FM attenuverter on the PS.
This was the first time I used the Winter Modular Eloquencer in a live setting. It was used simply, with only two patterns. However, the patterns were polymetric with lengths divisible by three offering a bit of variance. Some judicious use of gate and pitch randomness provided further pattern variation.
Signal Expo Berlin 2018 is a music technology and business educational exhibition. To promote the event, I performed this eurorack patch. I was experimenting with a more restricted version of the krell patch for the bass. I then built the rest of the patch around the bass. Finally I recorded in one take with no post mixing or processing.
This patch uses a slow tempo and heavy distortion but with some feel. Recently I’ve been pushing myself to incorporate more dynamic range. So I acquired the Winter Modular Eloquencer. The Eloquencer’s large amount of CV outs offer opportunity for eurorack velocity experiments. While the CV values are displayed in note values, the individual is not limited to using that voltage for pitch. Modules that have amplitude CV control, like a VCA or drum module, can use this voltage to control the volume. Sequencing the CV steps with different values can yield remarkably more rhythmic and musical pieces.
Used a DPO and noise to create a liquid FM Hi Hat run into the Morphangene using time lag accumulation. SSF Entity BDS further distorted by SnazzyFX Hi Gain as well as SSF Percussion snare. SynthTech E352 on pad duties.
Dark ambient live eurorack modular performance for Strange Stage at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn, NY on 2.23.2018
For this short session I was testing out the functionality of Argos Bleak, an impressive quantizer from Industrial Music Electronics.
All live eurorack modular sessions are recorded in one take with no post processing.