MATRIXSYNTH: X1L3 - SHARD + NUX TIME CORE - power electronics and harsh noise

Sunday, July 14, 2019

X1L3 - SHARD + NUX TIME CORE - power electronics and harsh noise

Published on Jul 14, 2019 X1L3

"Tenty minute improvised session on a desk top shard through a nux time core delay pedal."

Reminds me of Merzbow, a friend of mine introduced me to. The X1L3 Shard in eurorack has been featured in previous posts here.

X1L3 - SHARD - outside with wireless guitar hook up + battery amp

via X1L3

"Noise, drone and artefact generator. Available in yellow or black. Identical to the eurorack version but with the advantage of more immediacy through more hands on control.

It's capable of generating a huge range of sounds. Drone, data crash glitching, atmospheric deprivation and all manner of unpleasant or quirky sounds. It has a lot of cv/gate control available for automation of oscillator behaviour and also houses a touch interface for disruption of the oscillators. On top of this it also has an audio input which can be used to devastating effect on incoming audio as well as another means of oscillator disruption. It demands that you mess with it. It thrives on it.

Paired up with fx in the chain it can generate some impressive textures. A resonant filter, distortion and delay pedal capable of infinite repeats in line generate some fantastic dark power electronics and atmospheres. If you're familiar with navicon torture technologies or theologian then you'll have a good idea of what to expect there. It's also great for creating incidentals and obscure sounds that you might use as samples or as a layer in film score."


  1. That's the dead opposite of music. I don't know what goes through some people's minds. It's like shitting on the floor and calling it a statement. No. No. This has got to stop. Nonsense like this has been tolerated since at least the '50s, and I don't know why. Aggravating garbage is not art. Just stop.

    1. "That's the dead opposite of music." Music to you may not be music to someone else and vice versa. You only get to decide that for yourself, not for anyone else. You don't need to remain within the confines of what is traditionally defined as "music" if those confines don't fit your vision. If you wish to create what you deem "music", more power to you, but to condemn others for not fitting that vision is a little fascistic. Forget the intellectualism. Just create the sound you like.

      "I don't know what goes through some people's minds." That's correct. People are different with different likes, dislikes, and thoughts.

      "Nonsense like this has been tolerated since at least the '50s, and I don't know why." Perhaps because people have different tastes in sound. Why the intolerance?

      "Aggravating garbage is not art. Just stop." You seem to fancy yourself as some grand arbiter of what is art and what is not art, but why is that even relevant?? Again, why the intellectualism? If you want to create a certain sound that speaks to you, then create a certain sound. Follow what you like. I myself am not into that kind of noise but again folks have different tastes and I respect that, along with the dedication to follow what you like.

    2. "This has got to stop." furthermore, quoting Otis B. Driftvvood, i only have to say :
      "Stop? Bitch, I have just started."



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