Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hawkeye - Going Up (MFB Dominion 1, Kurzweil K2000, Virus C Vocoder)


Published on Apr 11, 2017 Maelstroem3

"Dawless vocoding! :-)

We experienced an incredible evolution of speech synthesis over the last decades - the voice used in this track was artificially generated by an online text to speech tool, sampled by the E-MU E6400 Ultra and was then transformed by the vocoder of the Access Virus C. You can hear the original synthesized voice at the end of the track.

Big thanks to my YouTube friend "oscillator", who sent me his great Kurzweil K2000 patches, the patch starting at 03:05 is pure Kurzweil bliss from his patch bank! He also helped me to upgrade my old K2000 to modern standards. It is a fantastic synth!
Here is his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz8o...

Gear used (in order of appearance):
00:00 Kurzweil K2000 piano (a classic)
00:13 Moog Little Phatty Bassline through Polivoks DIY VCF
00:26 Elektron Machinedrum Drums
00:40 Mutable Instruments Anushri Chip Arpeggio
01:13 MFB Dominion I - dirty bassline :-)
01:15 Dave Smith Evolver - growling, evolving bassline
01:39 Vocoder voice (E-MU 6400 Ultra - Access Virus C Vocoder)
02:05 MFB Dominion I - lead in paraphonic mode
03:05 Kurzweil K2000 "Solo" - Patch from oscillator, THANKS! :-)
04:17 Alesis Andromeda - arpeggiated happy poly string

FX: Strymon Timeline and BigSky, DIY Polivoks VCF

All was sequenced live using the fantastic MIDIbox Sequencer (v4), the synth outputs went directly into a 16-channel Mackie 1604 for analog mixing - the master output of the mixer was captured using a Tascam DR-100 wave recoder - no DAW was abused during recording, only slight audio compression was added during video editing.

Hope you enjoyed it and thanks for watching and listening!
Hawkeye/Maelstroem Records"

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