MATRIXSYNTH: 0-Coast Ambient::Fragile:Threaded

Monday, October 05, 2020

0-Coast Ambient::Fragile:Threaded


C Nich0lls

"This track is composed with Makenoise 0-Coast synth and the 0-CTRL touch sequencer. The principal part is a single-take recording from the 0-Coast. In this piece I was revisiting some ways that I used to use the Korg SQ-1 sequencer. The 0-CTRL allows you to take those ideas further using touch interactions, having 3 rows and a more subtle approach to stage tuning and timing. This recording uses all of these features.

Timing and tuning were dialed in by ear and are deliberately elusive. The main 0-Coast patch uses a 'plucky' setting of it's dynamics, taking advantage of the 0-CTRL's ability to organically modulate the 0-Coast dynamics and contour. it's a relatively simple patch, but all 3 rows of the 0-CTRL are routed to make it expressive.

In addition to the main melodic line there are 3 additional recording takes. 2 are percussive; one a 'kick' and the second a high-pitched/noise burst. The last take is a variant of the melodic line, effectively 'ghosted' by widening the attack of the contour and pitching it up. All of the additional tracks were derived from the same 0-CTRL settings.

All the effects are from the new Strymon NightSky pedal. Each track has it's own custom patch, exploring some of the range of the pedal. All tracks recorded though UA Apollo Twin X."

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