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Autumn is on his way…
Wind and rain here on the North Netherlands coast … Its better to stay at home and make some music on the rhythm of the rain …
I try to make a special groovebeat with the powerful MD, best you can listen with a headphone for perfect stereo.
I play the Mopho (desktop) with the keys form the PEK and I make a sound on the great Radias.
I bought the Radias a few days ago, its a powerful dream-synth in newest condition and hardly used
Soon more with the Radias…
Enjoy and grtz
In this session, all audio is routed through the Octatrack. Analog Four’s output goes into Octatrack’s input CD and Machinedrum’s output goes into input AB. Also, Monomachine is being fed through the Machinedrum to add some Distortion and Sample Rate Reducer.
Octatrack is set to be the Master, sending MIDI clock to all other units. It also sends Program Change messages. By doing so, other units will follow the Pattern Changes made on the Octatrack. This makes it really handy when playing with multiple Elektron units.
Most of the beat is made up on the Machinedrum with some additional Loops from Octatrack. Monomachine is making trippy synth sounds and some glitchy hihat sequence towards to end. Analog Four takes care of all the Bass, Lead and other squelchy synth sounds!
Each of the six Monomachine tracks is loaded with sound shaping devices. At your command is a tape style delay, a resonant multi mode filter, a sample rate reducer, a distortion effect, an arpeggiator and no less than three LFO’s – per track. The sound palette is limitless.
Despite the depth of the Monomachine it is very easy to use. Every parameter is close at hand and no confusing menus are in your way. Everything is laid out in a logical and usable manner. This is particularly useful when you perform live and don’t want to press the wrong buttons.
A special MIDI mode gives you control of six dedicated MIDI tracks. Use the versatile arpeggiators and all the other special sequencer features to take MIDI sequencing to the next level. The Monomachine is a given centre piece in any studio.
You can upload your own customized waveforms and use them in the Monomachine environment. This, plus the ability to treat sound incoming through the two external inputs using the special FX machines, makes the Monomachine a sound designer’s dream come true.
The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII comes equipped with a +Drive by default. With a +Drive there is no risk of running out of storage space. Over 16’000 patterns, 16’000 kits and 8’000 waveforms can be internally stored.
Man and machine have never been closer to each other.
Quick demo of the patches in the “Lead” category posted at elektron.se, the authors own opinions of the patches below:
“None of these sound very useful for my uses but I thought someone may like to hear them. For most patches I play a few keys and then adjust the mod wheel and pitch bend to see what effect – if any – has been programmed.”
In this video:
Elektron Analog Four Demo
Sounds = Analog Four
Beats = MFB Tanzbär
Dave Smith & Analog four “Analog Home”
Just a programmed sequence with the Tempest master (home)CLOCK. The Poly Evolver, Mopho X4 are following. Slim Phatty doing some ambient leads.
Enjoy and dutch Grtz from the Netherlands !
A bit of live minimal electronica, video details below:
The Analog 4 (by Elektron) is clocking the Serge/NLC synth.
I’m using the Divine CMOS & Resonator filter
from Non-Linear Circuits (NLC) …. along with the odd Serge Wave shaper.
For the record:
VCOs used: NLC VCOs 1 & 2, Serge Precision VCO & NTO,
The master clock from the A4 is split with a Serge Pulse divider, and a NLC Great Divide.
They clock the various NLC & Serge sequencers.
A special mention about the Divine CMOS & Great Divide.
I’m using The Divine CMOS here as a harmonic divider.
This circuit takes two input signals and divides them down by /2, /4, /8 & /16.
I’m then re-mixing the divisions to create new & complex harmonics.
And the Great divide is a clock divider capable of dividing down to 1/16384 of the clock signal.
According to Andrew’s manual, a 1Hz signal on the clock means the /16384 output will rise approx. every 4.5 hours.
Thanks to Andrew of Nonlinear Circuits
Live set using Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW mk2 and Monomachine SFX-60 mk1, as well as small modular synthesis system.
As performed at the Diskordance night of 14/8/2013 at The Green Door Store, Brighton.
Controlling the Stylophone with CV works like a charm:
This video takes a look at how the Dubreq Stylophone S2 analog synthesizer can be used with control voltages. It demonstrates how the Stylophone S2 can be controlled via CV by the Elektron Analog Four.
Tempest and Analog Four analog together. After a few months break I make this afternoon a simple “analog together”. Dave Smith with Elektron, both most creative machines.