Here’s what Solvent has to say about the video:
Hi my name is Solvent and I make electronic music. Here is a rather indulgent video of my first experiment with the Make Noise Phonogene module. Actually, indulgent as this may be, I liked this enough to press record. I used a square wave LFO to chop the splices evenly, and the SH-101 krbrd is choosing the splices via the “Organize” Cv-in. End-of-splice (“EOS”) triggers a TipTipAudio BD808 kick drum, running through the Doepfer A-189-1 Bit Modifier. Phonogene loop is processed through a Pittsburgh Modular Filter + Midiverb reverb. The source of the sample was some lame YouTube film trailer about space.
The SideMan is a drum machine from 1959 that fires valves/tubes to generate the tones, which are then passed trough a tube amp. The cigar box houses Doepfer MTC components and a direct line out. Interconnect is over DB37, fed into the SideMan from underneath. No drilling or irreversible mods were done to the SideMan, although I did tweak it a bit to get a longer decay from the kick bass.
A lot of thanks to Eric Noel, who gave his time, expertise and some of the Doepfer components to this project; and to Steve Craig (Midwest Music Menders), who patiently repaired the SideMan when I acquired it in “almost working” condition.
Classic synth track by Giorgio Moroder from the film Midnight Express 1978.
“I’ve performed it using Ableton and a Launchpad to trigger the drum loop and synth midi loops. My Doepfer modular is playing the bassline using the A-105 low pass filter, and the flanged pad is a Prophet-08 going through a TC Electronics Nova Modulator pedal. Lead is on my beloved Minimoog OS through a Mad professor Tiny Orange Phaser and an Electro-Harmonic Memory Boy.”
Experiment with controlling Make Noise Phonogene with Doepfer Theremin modules.
Left antenna control cutoff on doepfer A-106-6 filter and gates from antenna switches filter type on A-106-6 via A-152.
Right antenna control Vari-speed on phonoene .
KORG MONOTRON EURORACK MODULE WITH CV, GATE AND FILTER, DOEPFER DARK ENERGY, DOEPFER A-112 8 BIT SAMPLER, MFB STEP 64, FLAME ECHOMETER, MFB URZWERG PRO, LEXICON MX 300
Arturia MiniBrute Arpeggiator as CV/Gate controller for two Doepfer A-110 VCOs; the VCOs goes in a dual Pittsburg VCA under MFB Envelope control; then in a Tiptop Delay AND back into MiniBrute Ext Audio Input. The Steiner Filter works in Notch mode, with a slow LFO modulation.
Not completely new, but we seemed to have missed it:
An interview with the great man himself, taken from the documentary ‘Totally Wired’. Dieter talks about the inspiration for the A100 series, his collaborations with Kraftwerk, and the future of modular. Unmissable!
‘Totally Wired’ is available on DVD from amazon.com
BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012
Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence)
2012 Velvet Voyage Productions
Equipment used in this video:
Roland System 104 Sequencer to
Doepfer A 185-2 outs to
a.A 156 ionian Scale
b.Quantimator 1 phrygian scale
c.Quantimator 2 mixolydian scale
4ms Peg RCD VcaMatrix
Analogue Systems RS 110
Doepfer A 134 pan by Moog MP 201
Make Noise Maths QMMG
Malekko 4x Oscillator
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator Sportmodulator
Master Clock Logic via Kenton Pro 2000II and 2x 4ms RCD.
Drum Logic Ultrabeat 6/4
SOUND OF BASS LENI OF THE ROBOTS NADE WITH NORDWAVE SYNTHESIZER AND SEQUENCED WITH DOEPFER DARK TIMEANALOG SEQUENCER