MATRIXSYNTH: BURG - black orion (digitakt, avalon bassline, korg volca, modular)

Sunday, February 04, 2018

BURG - black orion (digitakt, avalon bassline, korg volca, modular)

Published on Feb 4, 2018 ollilaboratories

Update: walkthrough video added below.

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Here is my first proper track in 2018, dammit, finally.. January has been really crazy with daytime work to date and I have had a hard time finding time to make some music.

I wanted to scale things down a bit, and not use too many instruments, make it a bit more minimal. Come to think of it, I rarely use all of my gear on a track.. for me this is a vital part of my sound design process e,g learning to say stop when there is no more room in the track.

113 bpm, a bit more downbeat 4/4 with the Avalon Bassline driving the main theme. Low end bass is being served by a KORG volca bass, with a slight LFO on the filter to make it evolve slowly.

Digitakt handles the kickdrum + the dubby chords and hihats. Additional hihats and rimshot are added with the TR8.

The modular has 3 sounds, all controlled by the beatstep pro, a bass sequence with the MI braids + uVCF resonance cranked up pretty high modulated by PAM. Rings does a dreamy random melody which is heavily modulated by PAM aswell. Finally some percussion in the BIA, triggered by the beatstep pro, randomizing some CV modulation to make it non repetitive.

Lead sound in the KORG volca keys, but you guys probably know this sound by now :)

I hope you will enjoy this one! Also, stay tuned for a very special treat, a complete walkthrough video where I will cover how this track was made.

Gear list:

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bassline
KORG volca bass x2
KORG volca keys
Analog Four (just a sequencer + FX for the 0 coast)
Makenoise 0-coast
Roland TR-8
Arturia Beatstep pro

Current modular rack:

FX list:

2x Zoom MS-70 CDR
KORG kaoss pad KP3+
Boss RE-20
Keeley electronics Caverns


Published on Feb 8, 2018 ollilaboratories

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