Creating the Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode) bass line via Oberkorn MK3 and Telemark Synthesizer

April 4, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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*Watch in HQ for best video/audio quality!

Here’s a recreation of the classic bass line from Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” (Violator!) using DM-style methodologies.

By utilising a step sequencer and a flexible analogue synth (Analogue Solutions Oberkorn & Telemark respectively), you can produce the moving / transitional effects inherent in a complex bass sequence such as this one.

Given the timing of the pattern, the Oberkorn was MIDI-stepped manually (see Midi-Stepping an Analogue Sequencer video for more information) and the pitch transposition was handled via MIDI as well. Alternatively, the pitch could be played live via MIDI.

The key is to take advantage of the precise opening and closing of the filter via Oberkorn CVB.

All settings will ultimately be approximate, as analogue synths will differ from machine to machine. Use the settings as starting points and then tweak away!

Enjoy (the Silence).

Creating Drum Sounds on the Telemark Synthesizer

February 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This brief demo features a demonstration as well as custom patch sheets for how to create basic analogue drum sounds. The resulting drums are then combined to produce a small tune featured in the video.

Note: If recreating these sounds, PAUSE the video on the patch sheet page and dial in the settings on your Telemark. It would be helpful to maximize the video to full screen and to turn on HD for clarity (and better audio).

Headphones are also recommended to hear the sub frequencies of the kick drum and other deeper percussion.

The Oberkorn 16 step sequencer was used to create the various patterns via its X/Y gate outputs. Occasionally, CV A was used to dynamically change an attribute of a sound (and is noted in the video).

An Analogue Solutions Telemetry pin matrix synth provides the aggressive, unprocessed synth line under the drums.

Creating Drum Sounds on the Telemark Synthesizer

February 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

HOW TO: Create analogue drum sounds on an Analogue Solutions Telemark synthesizer.

This brief demo features a demonstration as well as custom patch sheets for how to create basic analogue drum sounds. The resulting drums are then combined to produce a small tune featured in the video.

Note: If recreating these sounds, PAUSE the video on the patch sheet page and dial in the settings on your Telemark. It would be helpful to maximize the video to full screen and to turn on HD for clarity (and better audio).

Headphones are also recommended to hear the sub frequencies of the kick drum and other deeper percussion.

The Oberkorn 16 step sequencer was used to create the various patterns via its X/Y gate outputs. Occasionally, CV A was used to dynamically change an attribute of a sound (and is noted in the video).

An Analogue Solutions Telemetry pin matrix synth provides the aggressive, unprocessed synth line under the drums.

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