MATRIXSYNTH: Sounds of the Seventies Part 2 - Fixed Filter Bank Arps & Drones

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Sounds of the Seventies Part 2 - Fixed Filter Bank Arps & Drones

Published on Nov 9, 2019

"The Fixed Filter Bank - A companion video to my last upload 'Sounds of the Seventies' in which I use my 70's-inspired modular synth to subjectively evoke some of my favourite synth music from that era: [posted here]

As promised, this video is focussing on the ways I've been using the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914 to sculpt my arp sounds, and create all-analogue, living, breathing mech-dragons out of just some simple pink noise.

Audio Damage Dubstation2 delay, EOS2 and ShimmerFX reverbs were added during recording.

I'd strongly recommend reading the description in the aforementioned video if you're interested in this module. It's based on the 914 fixed filter bank that could often be seen in the huge Moog Modular Model 55. Such an instrument I'd dream of owning, but could never afford, so having this monster in Eurorack along with the rest of the rig is pretty awesome. I got switched on to the FFB's by watching a demo of one in a Model 15 (much smaller than a 55, with a smaller 8 band FFB). It struck me that some of the sounds I'd admired from those early electronic albums were created using these modules.

Other related videos I'd recommend:
Analog Ambient Performance 1
Analog Ambient Performance 2

Both of which are works-in-progress for a future album.

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Excuse the glitches in some of the footage - my MacBook packed up this week, so I had to revert to my 2006 Windows PC with budget software, which continually produces rendering errors. Hopefully I can get the Mac fixed ASAP, or else YouTube is toast :("

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