A lot of nice old retro gear in this video
four tape recorder techniques for minimal techno:
1) a tape loop system (1 recorder, top right)
2) long delay (2 recorders: top left and middle right)
3) reverse delay (bottom middle)
4) tape feedback/tape saturation on system 1, 2 and 3
The tascam 8 track is not doing anything here.. except being a rather expensive table for two other recorders,
“btw. the video in the second part doesn’t really match the music, the camera fell so I couldn’t use the original.. I wasn’t doing all that much except for letting the long tape delay saturate on itself for a very very long time…”
Here’s a new sound pack from Sampler Banks – featuring minimal techno sounds
Pure Minimal is a collection of glitched, processed and tweaked minimal music loops produced specifically for the dance music producer.
Samplerbanks has released Pure Minimal, a sample set that they say features hundreds of twisted drum loops, bass and synth sounds, dozen of sampler kits offering you a fresh start for your minimal techno productions.
Pure Minimal is produced by Nawarro, a professional producer creating remixes and EPs for Anjunabeats, Deep Blue, Blaubeat (Baroque) and Dowalve Records, and Samplerbanks tells us that this sample pack was particularly inspired by the tribal and percussive movement as well as artists like Deadmau5, Sander van Doorn and Wippenberg.
Samplerbanks say that Pure Minimal is a collection of glitched, processed and tweaked minimal music loops produced specifically for the dance music producer. The pack contains 308 Drum, 65 Bass and 36 Synth Loops recorded at 126, 127 and 128 bpm. Loops are available not just as ACID-ised WAV files, but the whole source material is available in Apple Loop, REX2, Reason 5 ReFill or Ableton Live Pack formats
Added to the package are 100 Hats, 102 Kicks, 100 Percussions, 9 Riffs, 100 Claps, 50 SFX, 22 Stabs, 15 Vocal One-shots, 50 SFX and even 15 Egyptian vocal one-shot samples recorded during a trip. Samplerbanks tells us that all these samples are pre-mapped as 12 sampler banks kits for the popular software sampler formats: Kontakt, EXS 24, HALion, Reason NN-XT and SFZ.
- 541 MB original sounds, 100% royalty-free
- 409 24-bit loops categorized into Bass, Drum and Synth sections
- 498 one-shot samples
- 12 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Formats: Ableton Live, Reason Refill, ACID WAV and Apple Loops versions are available separately.
Pricing and Availability:
$31 USD / £19.95 GBP / 24.16 Euro – available as instant download
“Minimalism pure, but not in the length
Basicly this track should be only a basic track for a new song, but when i listen and listen and listen i always think that’s well as it is for deep relaxion. Maybe only a few of you will view the whole clip without falling asleep
Thr Dense Forest is an experimental instrument which i got via etsy.com. I connected it only to the Jomox T-Resonator which is running in a self-oszillating status. That’s all. Only the later starting noise comes from my A-100 System.”
Rough Trade Shops’ latest compilation, Electronic 11, is due for release on the 16th January and looks set to be rather good. It gathers together a nice selection of music we’ve been posting about over the past year – everything from the synth-pop styles of Ford & Lopatin and John Maus through Azari & III’s fat, disco-leaning house to some bleak, bracing industrial/noise from the likes of Pansonic and Ekoplekz.
22 tracks, full sleevenotes. exclusive limited edition varnished sleeve available from rough trade shops only. the new rough trade shops compilation cd is aimed squarely at the new year. shiny, fresh, clean and minimal electronic music in your earphones provide the perfect soundtrack for the cold and frosty early january. as rob young writes in the sleevenotes – check emeralds’ mark mcguire’s glowing ‘alma’, which begins with a hymn; or nicolas jaar’s incantatory ‘space is only noise if you can see’, like a dubbed-out depeche mode. at the other end of the scale, prurient and keiji haino (in tandem with finnish sub-bass spelunkers pansonic) use the full throated roar and the abject howl of the avant garde and the hardcore. meanwhile, compare rustie’s dense ‘hyperthrust’, with its micro-events folded up and crammed into milliseconds, with alva noto’s ‘uni deform’ bitcrush collision, which emerges from the rarefied world of conceptual sound art. marcus schmickler, who can occasionally be found making exploratory post-rock as pluramon, sends your ears down a labyrinth of no return with the abstract operations of ‘discordance axis’, closely followed by ekoplekz’s hallucinatory tone-scrub, jarring and alienating as an mk-ultra mind-control experiment. in ‘and the world laughs with you’, brainfeeder’s shapeshifting boss flying lotus invites thom yorke to jack into a cybernautical call and response session. even the most outwardly conventional track here, hercules and love affair, has its house 4/4 scraped and sandblasted with gravelly patches of digital irritant. ford and lopatin’s ‘emergency room’ is like some unearthly fusion of scritti politti and heaven 17; john maus’s swooning portamento synthi-fanfares summon up the fairlight manoeuvres of the thompson twins and blancmange. azari and iii’s ‘manhooker’ transports you back to sun-up at some orbital rave at the very close of that strange plastic decade” comprising sound art, dubstep, chill-wave, witch house, electro-pop, digital hip hop, tech-minimalism, electro-house, and metal-machine music supplied by labels such as editions mego, warp, blastfirstpetite, raster-noton, type, skam, tri angle and more. rte11 is selected by the staff at both london shops and is, stylistically, as varied a set of tracks that you would expect from us.
The full tracklist runs as follows:
Rene Hell – ‘Oxford Meter End’
Nicholas Jaar – ‘Space Is Only Noise If You Can See’
Flying Lotus – ‘& The World Laughs With You ft. Thom Yorke’
Shackleton/King Midas Sound – ‘Deadman (Death Dub)’
Ayshay – ‘WARN-U’
John Maus – ‘Head For The Country’
Ford & Lopatin – ‘Emergency Room’
Rustie – ‘Hyperthrust’
Hercules & Love Affair – ‘My House’
Azari & III – ‘Manhooker’
Modeselektor – ‘Evil Twin’
Death Grips – ‘Guillotine’
Sensational meets Koyxen – ‘+weekend2 (remix work)’
Alva Noto – ‘Uni Deform’
Anne James Chaton – ‘Pop Is Dead’
Marcus Schmickler – ‘Discordance Axis’
Ekoplekz – ‘Critical Condition’
Pansonic & Keiji Haino – ‘If I Could Incarnate This Feeling Would You Consider It A Creation’
Prurient – ‘A Meal Can Be Made’
Solar Bears – ‘Twin Stars’
Mark McGuire – ‘Alma (Reprise)/Chances Are’
Ben Frost – ‘O God Protect Me’
In this video:
New single from electronic/ambient act Bears in Nippon – Okinawa
Featuring vocoders, Moog synths, ARP, Jupiter8, Reason DAW, AKai and samplers.
Movie: Produced by BiN. We pay tribute to all these great animators who have contributed with material
Taken from the forthcoming album – Sapporo Love
Loopbased has announced two new sample packs featuring Deep Tech House and Dark Voice, here’s what they have to say about it:
Deep Tech House Progressions’ from Wolsfraektroes serves up 180 deep, atmospheric and progressive tech elements across ten chunky late-night mainroom construction kits featuring beats, basslines, synth progressions, FX-laden vocals, lush pads and more. These powerful kits feature a potent selection of kicks, snares, hats and percussion loops, deep chugging basslines, atmospheric synth patterns, driving chord stabs, tempo-linked modulations and FX-ed vocals for instant song-starting inspiration. Each kit contains a complete mix plus all component elements broken down (including drums) to give you complete creative control.
Each kit also contains a bonus folder of MIDI files for bass, chords and synth elements to help take your creativity to the next level. All kits are key and tempo labeled (127bpm).
This pack was produced by Stedd.
Price: € 19.95
Dark Voice’ is a collection of over 175 one shot vocal samples suited to the dark Techno, Electro, Drum & Bass, minimal, Trance and more. These effected and tweaked out files are all royalty free, and ready to use in your personal or commercial projects. The ‘Dark Voice’ sample collection from Acid Records includes over 175 one shot and ‘robotic talk’ style Vocal Samples. In this unique pack you can expect to find vocoded and distorted, dry, reverbed, delayed and compressed vocals. These royalty-free WAVs are suitable for use in all compatible software.
- 44.1kHz / 16-bit quality
- 72 MB total size
- 175 vocal samples
- Includes bonus loops
Price: € 22.55
This is a Loopbased exclusive: 4 of the bestselling Beatluxe packs for the price of 2 – you save 50%. Included in this bundle are more than 900 loops and one-shot sounds for Tech-House, Minimal and Electro producers.
The Beatluxe bundle features all 4 releases
• House Technik
totaling in more than 500MB and 900 loops and one-shot samples.
Price: 30 Euro
A simple beat, two oscillators, a ring modulator and a Moog filter and you’ve got a complete minimalistic setup.
Analogue Solutions has unveiled three new (semi) Modular synhtesizers. First is the Station X minimodular Synthesizer fully patchable modular synth, second the Station Y minimodular Expander fully patchable modular synth and last the Tereshkova suitcase modular analogue synthesiser
Station X is a compact “mini-modular” synthesiser. It contains all the essential ingredients to form complete synth patches. Think of it as a mini Red Square or Tereshkova (two other, larger modular synths we produce). In fact, a mini Red Square is a good analogy. If has the same filter and similar key features (though Red Square is 2 VCO). Station X is ideal for beginners who want to dip their toes into the world of modular synths, the travelling producer who wants to take a true analogue modular synth around to different sessions, or home musician who perhaps is limited for space.
Station Y is a compact “mini-modular” synthesiser expander, ideal partner for the Station X. The Station series of minimodulars are ideal for beginners who want to dip their toes into the world of modular synths, the travelling producer who wants to take a true analogue modular synth around to different sessions, or home musician who perhaps is limited for space.
Weren’t Long – 5:36
from Under New Manna
Called Out of Time – 4:10
from Route Canal Diary
Plate Radio – 4:42
Mother of X – 3:14
from “The Princess of Nebraska” Score
Kent Sparling is a visual and recording artist living on the Northern California coast. He was born in San Francisco in 1966, and began composing at the piano after having been asked to leave his elementary school orchestra for inventing harmony counter-melodies on his saxophone. He formed the pop band Eyeland in 1983, acting as singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and co-producer, and the group became popular over the next decade with their cassettes, live performances and radio airplay in the Bay Area.
In 1985 Sparling began composing experimental music, creating longform works of up to 45 minutes, employing the classic musique concrète methods of manipulation and montage. With the use of electronic devices and electro-mechanical constructions such as oil drum reverbs and modified speakers, he alters the sonic character of a broad range of recorded sounds, from environmental noises, raw electronic sound and radio reception, to more traditional ‘musical’ sounds created by familiar instruments. He has created several ‘system music’ compositions, where, as the composer, he sets up mechanical and electronic possibilities for sound creation, and then sets the ‘system’ in motion, allowing it to create the ‘musical result’. The pieces created in this manner are recorded ‘live’, and represent a kind of improvisation, where sound character becomes the principal means of expressing the emotional content of the work. Recently he has been exploring the world of micro-sounds which he calls ‘picophonics’, vibrations too small to move enough air to be perceived by the ‘naked ear’, wherein he has found a whole new palette of emotive sounds. He has six CD releases of experimental electro-acoustic music to his name: 1997’s ‘Route Canal Diary’, 2000’s ‘Under New Manna’ and ‘Camphor and Caraway’, ‘Leaf Spring’ from 2003, and ‘Evening Air, Freeway Birds, No Wind Birds’ and ‘Indian King’, both released in 2006. His music was included in the soundtrack to the Canadian Nation Film Board documentary ‘In the Flesh’, and he has composed original scores for Wayne Wang’s ‘Princess of Nebraska’, ‘Seven Fallen Objects’ by AD Liano, and Eduardo Sanchez’s ‘Seventh Moon’ with Antonio Cora. He has just completed the score for Frazer Bradshaw’s ‘Everything Strange and New’, in collaboration with Daniel Plonsey.
the full feature is available for download as a pdf.