UK magazine the FACT takes a tour in his studio to learn more on his 12 most important gear
Since the mid-1990s, the Scottish producer has been pushing a hardware-driven brand of burnt-out techno that’s seen him become an unintentional poster boy (to the so-called ‘wonky techno’ movement), alienate his fans (his last album for Tresor, 2001′s She Took A Bullet Meant for Me, is either sacrilege or a classic, depending on whom you ask) and explore grime and dubstep (mostly notably on Planet of Assassins and his other Planet Mu work) from an outsider perspective before it was the done thing. The most recent move in Landstrumm’s career sees him sidestep from Mu to Sneaker Social Club for a new album, Dragon Under.
To toast the album’s release on November 11, Neil makes a tour of his studio, detailing 12 of his most important pieces of gear and explaining the role that they played in Dragon Under – Full report here >>
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A Japanese woman’s bride practice
MainPhrase 「SAKURA 」 A traditional children’s song of Japan
– Roland MC-202 (Sequence & “SAKURA”) DIN-SNYC MASTER
– Roland TR-606 (DrumBeats) DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– Roland TB-303 (AcidBass) DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– BOSS BX-800 (8ch Mixer) I Love Noisy Mixer !
Background video description:
This is something i am experimenting with. I’m creating a techno track and thought why not start here!
Humanoid Sound Systems has announced the release of Continuum, a new Abstract House/Minimal Techno soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
Continuum offers 64 inspirational patches for Native Instruments Massive, perfect for Abstract House, and Minimal Techno. You may also find this sound set perfect for chillout, and atmospheric music.
Special care was taken in designing these patches with forward abstract thinking in mind. We hope you find that little bit of character in each and every patch.
- 64 patches for Massive (NMSV).
- Includes 18 basses, 9 FX, 11 leads, 5 pads, 21 sequences.
- Suitable for Abstract House, Minimal Techno
- Sounds designed by Hermie.
- Requires NI Massive 1.3.0.
The soundset costs $19.95 USD.
A 1st generation Nanoloop (cartridge for Gameboy classic) and a modified Korg Monotron are synced by a Roland TR-626. Nanoloop is triggered by the rimshot pattern of the 626. The sawtooth LFO (low frequency oscillator) of the Monotron is triggered by syncuino (http://chemiker1981.blogspot.com/) and the cutoff frequency of the Monotron analog filter is controlled by a sequence generated by Syncuino.
Here is a demo Jordan Passmore created with the Korg Electribe EM-1, Casio MT-40, Novation Drumstation, and Zoom SampleTrak ST-224. The EM-1 is doing the sequencing + bass/short stab sound + some percussion, the Casio is doing the square-wave lead tones, the Novation is doing the 909/808ish sounds and the SampleTrak is simply effecting the Casio with it’s effects section (I will do a more exhaustive demo of the SampleTrak soon). The Casio is also being ran through a stereo analog chorus and analog delay. There is some compression done with a Roland MMP-2 on the master channel. The entire segment was mixed on a Tascam M-1600 mixing desk.
Nanoloop (1st version for Nintendo Gameboy) + modified Korg Monotron, both synced by a Roland TR-626. Nanoloop is triggered by the rimshot pattern of the 626. The sawtooth LFO (low frequency oscillator) of the Monotron is triggered by syncuino (http://chemiker1981.blogspot.com/) and the cutoff frequency of the Monotron analog filter is controlled by a sequence generated by Syncuino.
Here is a demo Jordan Passmore recorded of the Elektron Analog Four, Native Instruments Maschine MK2, and Arturia Minibrute. The A4 is doing the bassline and main melody, the Minibrute is doing the filtered clicks and Maschine is doing the drums. The Minibrute is being ran through a phaser, analog delay, analog chorus, then finally through the A4. The A4 is only affecting the gating (VCA trig) of the passed thru audio.
In Februrary 2011 FM headed to Amsterdam to spend some time in the studio with French master of House and Tech to talk production, Ableton and hardware.
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…”