MATRIXSYNTH: Eurorack, Keystep & A Fallen Hero (Berlin-style Improvisation)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Eurorack, Keystep & A Fallen Hero (Berlin-style Improvisation)

Published on Jun 16, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Old school Sci-fi inspired jam using a Eurorack modular system including AJH Synth modules (see gear list) and 2 Arturia Keysteps. One Keystep is sending pitch to the XVCO, which is filtered by the Sonic XV, to create a continuous drone, but it is simultaneously transposing the other Keystep's sequencer (via Midi). This sequencer is is controlling the 3 AJH VCO's, which are sent to both the Ladder filter and Gemini on separate audio channels. The Gemini is being used as a stereo filter here, in Dual mode, both sides being modulated in opposition to create stereo movement. All 3 audio sources are then mixed in real time using AUM on the iPad.

I'm dedicating this to one of my childhood heroes who passed away this month - actor Paul Darrow, whose charismatic, witty, and vividly memorable portrayal of the character 'Avon' in an old UK sci-fi TV series called Blakes's 7 has stayed with me throughout my life. Ironically, I re-watched the entire series just recently. I like to think he escaped the final gun battle, and made it away on the Liberator (ship) to some distant refuge with a cargo-hold full of riches.

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Gear used:
AJH Synth MiniMod system with 3 VCO's, 2 VCA's, Ring SM, Sonic XV, Ladder and Gemini filters, Dual Contour Generator, DH-ADSR (as an LFO). Frequency Central XVCO (drone) & Wave Runner (LFO).
Arturia Keystep x2.
Recorded into AUM on an iPad with EOS2 reverb. iConnectAUDIO4+ audio interface.
Eurorack cases made by me.
Filmed on a LUMIX GH4.

Next album: 'Live' single-take recordings, no overdubs, all analog instruments. Most tracks are based on past compositions, but re-recorded and re-imagined, as I've wanted to do so for a long time. Most tracks are complete, but I'm in no rush."

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