Dienstag, 30. April 2013

Tutorial : how to turn a Reel to Reel Tape Machine into a Tape Delay using a Modular Synthesizer

I wanted to turn my Reel to Reel Tape Machine (Revox A77 MK III) into a Tape Delay, but since I don't use a traditional mixing desk with Aux In/Out , I had to come up with a patch for my modular synth.


Samstag, 20. April 2013

MFB 503 Drum Samples for the MPC


A new PGM with 16 analogue Drumsamples.
This time using Drumsounds from the MFB 503 Drumcomputer (and additional claps from the MFB 522 Drummachine).
You may want to edit the mixer settings to your personal needs, as I only use the stereo output of my MPC as two mono outputs.

https://www.box.com/s/gtmn159os2d7ektdyz78

16 Analogue Noise Samples for the MPC


16 Analogue Noise Samples (good for layering with drums) mapped as PGM

Created with a Curetronic Analogue Noise Module and the Arturia Minibrute

https://www.box.com/s/yk3orkmimu3hlcq0hdpt

16 Analogue HiHats for the MPC


16 Analogue HiHats as PGM

Created with Curetronic Analogue Noise Module and the Arturia Minibrute

https://www.box.com/s/2gc9n4p7qyt7mj622gll

16 Analogue Claps for the MPC


Another PGM for the MPC 1000:

I sampled six Claps from my MFB 522 Drummachine through a bit of Spring Reverb.
(Synthesizers.com Module with an Accutronics Reverb Spring.)
10 more I synthesized using the Arturia Minibrute, an analogue Noise Module by Curetronic, an analogue Monacor Delay and the same Spring Reverb Combination as for the MFB 522.

The self-synthesized ones are possibly only good for some layering, though.
I synthesized Claps for the first time today

https://www.box.com/s/9yb8eklr0yd26rk8zcsi

Dienstag, 16. April 2013

MFB 522 Drummachine Samples as PGM for the MPC 1000

I sampled my MFB 522 Drummachine and mapped it as a PGM for MPC 1000.

https://www.box.com/s/1c12q9w59k8r2znvlp5f

You may want to edit the Routing in the Mixer to your needs, as I only use the Stereo Output as two Mono Outputs. Other users may have a different setup.

Darsho - Jack Bauer (90s Trance with Intro) (Live Session)


a Trance session in the style of the early 90s.

I used

Akai MPC 1000
Curetronic Modular Synthesizer
Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
MFB Nanozwerg
Korg iPolysix
Roland Juno 106
Acidlab Bassline 3
Wizom Music Morphwiz
various effects

multitrack recording via Zoom R 16.
A little bit of editing and the mixing was done with Reaper


Sonntag, 14. April 2013

Video - Modular Live Session (Downtempo Ambient Trance Beats)


I recorded a live session last sunday, using

Curetronic Modular Synthesizer
Akai MPC 1000
Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
MFB Nanozwerg
Moog Animoog
Roland Juno 106

multitrack recording with Zoom R16 and mixed with Reaper.


Freitag, 12. April 2013

Darsho & Shirioyuki - Speachless (Downtempo, Ambient, Chillout, Live-Session)


A Live Session perfomed by Shirioyuki and me, using

Akai MPC 1000
MFB Nanozwerg
Korg iPolysix
Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
Jomox xBase 09
Curetronic Modular Synthesizer

Recorded with Zoom R16 and mixed with Reaper.

Darsho & Shirioyuki - Pantaris (Chillout, Downtempo, Ambient, Live-Session)

A Live Session done by Shirioyuki and me, using

Akai MPC 1000
DSI Mopho Keyboard
Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
MFB 502
MFB 503
Curetronic Modular Synthesizer
Roland Juno 106

Recorded to Zoom R16 and mixed with Reaper.




A Live Session done by Shirioyuki and me, using

Donnerstag, 11. April 2013

Darsho & Shiroiyuki - Gorleben (Ambient Jam)


hiroiyuki visited me the other day and we recorded some Live Jams, this is one of them.
We used Korg iPolysix on the iPad and a DSI Mopho Keyboard for this tune.


Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

J & A - The Secrets of Stonehenge (Ambient Electro Acid)


Jörg from Dusk to Dawn and EFSS visited me the other day and we recorded two tracks, this is the second one.

Equipment used :

Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
Doepfer Dark Energy
Doepfer Dark Time
Curetronic Modular Synthesizer
Akai MPC 1000
Jomox xBase 09
Korg Microkorg
Acidlab Bassline 3

Recorded with Zoom R 16 and mixed in Reaper


J & A - The Good, The Bad and The Modular (Modular Electro Ambient Beats)


Jörg from Dusk to Dawn and EFSS visited me the other day and we recorded two sessions that evening, this is one of them.

Theis Dual Skip Sequencer
Doepfer Dark Time
Curetronic Modular Synthesizer
Akai MPC 1000
Doepfer Dark Energy
Roland Juno 106
MFB 503
Animoog

Recorded to Zoom R16 and mixed in Reaper


Darsho - Music is my only Colour 2013 (Downtempo Acid-Wave)

A new mix of my 2009 song 'Music is my only Colour', now on Youtube for the first time.

Nine Inch Nails - Me, I'm Not (Darsho's Acidstep Remix)


I started this some years ago, found some time to finish it now.
Did it all in the box with Reaper and

Addictive Drums
NI Battery
D16 Phoscyon
NI Vintage Organs
Rob Papen Predator
Jack & Danny Les Paul Style Guitar mit NI Guitar Rig
NI Kontakt (Hollow Sun Novachord Soundset)

The Videomaterial is taken from 'Rocketship XM' (Public Domain as found on archive.org)


Darsho & Shiroiyuki - Kranken House (House / Trance)

Shiroiyuki came by the other day and we recorded a little house/trance session.

We used Akai MPC 1000,  Roland Juno 106,  Theis Dual Skip Sequencer, Curetronic Modular Synthesizer,  MFB 503,  MFB 522,  Some Goldbaby 909 Samples,  Acidlab Bassline 3,  iPad 2 (Voice Synth).
Recorded to Zoom R 16, mixed in Reaper.


Darsho - Pain is No Excuse (Darkwave)

Darsho - Straight Through The Abyss (Ambient Vocoder Pop, Live Jam)

Darsho - In Command of the Spaceship (Oldie-Trance)

Darsho & Shiroiyuki - Pizza Taxi (Chill Out Step Live Jam)

Darsho - Shanti Mantel (Ambient Step Live Jam)

Sohail Khan - Pretty Bony Skeleton (Darsho's DnB Remix)

Darsho - Notenhänger (Ambient)

My Track for the Acidbattle V

Curetronic Modular Synthesizer- Stonehenge VCF Sound Demo

Curetronic Modular Synth 121 VCF & Phaser Demo

Acidlab Bassline 3 Sound Demo

Roland Juno 106 Sound Demo