MATRIXSYNTH: BURG - neon (Abstrakt instruments Avalon bassline)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BURG - neon (Abstrakt instruments Avalon bassline)

Published on Nov 12, 2017 ollilaboratories

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This track is also available for download on bandcamp:

So I got the Abstrakt instruments Avalon bassline the other day, really missing the 303 style sounds since i sold my TB-3 it is safe to say my expectations were very high on this one.

I plugged it in, and it just took me into this hypnotic trance stage almost at an instant... i have no idea what was going on, I tried adding hihats, playing melodies on the volca keys, ms-20 etc.. but nothing felt right.. this 8 step sequence just wanted to breathe. And on my does it breathe and sound great. I'm completely blown away by this machine, possibly one of the best purchases I have made since I got my ms-20.

What you see and hear is me macro controlling the avalon knobs, cutoff, envelopes, accents to make it fluid and have the bassline progress over time .. also i did not want the other sounds to take too much space since this is all about the square bassline, period.

18 minutes might be a bit over the top with a 8 step sequence in 121 bpm, but man, i could easily play this for 20 minutes more :)

This is way more minimal in style that I normally do with BURG; but it felt so right to just take all the extra icing off of this one since the Avalon just wanted the space on this track.

Digitakt does the kick, rimshot, and a couple of dubby chords and a low-end sub-bass, volca bass does another filter modulated bass on top. FM does some stabs routed through the Avalon external in.

Modular sound sources, braids and rings background melodies + BIA for percussion.

Gear used: Abstrakt instruments Avalon, Elektron digitakt, KORG volca bass, KORG volca FM, tr-8 (just for sidechain FX on the volca bass).

FX used, RE-20 + Keeley caverns on modular, EQD space spiral and built-in FX in the Elektron analog four for the avalon.

Hope you will enjoy it!


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