Gestrument in action, details below:
Preparation for this piece involved sorting through lots of soundfont sample sets, or fashioning new sets to import into the iPad generative sampler and touch performance tool, Gestrument. (gestrument.se/) I selected eight different sample sets and fired up Audiobus on iPad 3, plugged in the excellent new reverb AUFX:Space, piped output to Audioshare, and linked the output to Logic on a laptop.
Gestrument tip: arrange your samples in a hierarchy so it is easy to distinguish between ‘beds’ and ‘stabs’ and ‘fx.’
For me, this allows me to toggle through the main sonic content and what I think of as secondary ‘commentary.’
I pick up a feel for the generative pace of the performance and then respond intuitively. In this instance the BPM is 10, GLIDE is set to slowest, and, HOLD and CONTINUOUS PULSE is set to [on]
(Please comment on the blog and ask questions if you have any – nogutsnoglorystudios.squareone-learning.com/)
Behringer iSudio 202 and FCB1010 MIDI foot controller
Used Audiobus , Loopy HD as output and Jam up XT for guitar ,Rhythm Pad free for drums
Background video description:
This may appear that isn’t an improvisation, but it is. The thing is that after hours playing with both, I was inspired!
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
A quick improvisation inspired by the classic Moog-based John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13″ soundtrack. The Synthesizers.com provides all sounds.
Improvisation in one go by REWO on the Moog Minimoog Voyager supported with a 3-line sequence by the DSI Mopho, Moog Little Phatty and the Arturia MiniBrute. The bass-strings come from the Korg Wavestation EX.
REWO = René van der Wouden = www.renevanderwouden.net
Two rather exploratory improvisations using a single patch and similar settings. The second one starts pretty much where the first one leaves off but goes into noisier and perhaps more interesting places. These machines are alive.
Additional info from Richard Scott:
related news: I also have an album of Blippoo Box Solos on VICMOD records available here:
New electronic music video from ‘grooveproject’, details below:
Hello everyone. It’s my first video in 2013 from last night
I create simple two sequences with pad sound on the Radias, add choir from Virus, pad from Supernova and some effects and solo from AN1x, Supernova and Miniak.
Enjoy the sounds and all the best in New Year !
“New OB-Xa improvisation with a Saw/Square wave patch, 4-pole VCF sens. ”
Giles Reaves: Space Music Improv on the Synapse Antidote Synthesizer.
“Testing my new Nikon D600, and the new Synthesizer from Synapse Audio: Antidote (for Reason 6.5). I created the patch from scratch in real time, as shown in the video. To keep in the “space music” theme, I used my night time time lapse footage from a recent trip through Southern Utah and Northern Arizona (including shots at Arcosanti, AZ).”
Background video description:
Recorded / improvised with my Roland CR-68 (Compu Rhythm) on minimal setting.
From the Polymoog I had the direct output and resonator outputs fed into my Behringer mixer while the VCF output was fed into my Ibanez UE 305 with Analog Chorus,Delay and Compressor all engaged and output back into my cruddy mixer.
I was obviously tweaking the sound in spots… Most notably the VCF Cutoff and sometimes S/H rate etc. Towards the end, or somewhere in the middle I brought down the release for a more plucky sound while the lower half of the Polymoog had a bit more sustain… Unfortunately I recorded this to digital (Tascam DP01FX) It sounded much nicer through my Tascam 688 Cassette 8-track but then I couldn’t transfer it to this media from there. Also, my Polymoog is only offering out Square waves at this time or else it would have sounded even way more complex and OTHERWORLDLY!!!
I have a feeling the Blondie and Gary Numan mostly used just Squarewaves anyway for their string sound… Though ealy 70′s Ultravox relied more heavily on the deeper and fat sounding Polymoog sawtooth waveforms…