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Saturday, February 17, 2024

From scratch - Needles 🧡 (Perfourmer Mk2 + Superego+ + H9 // Deco v2 // Simplifier Dlx // Hapax)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"This is a 'from scratch' jam featuring only one instrument, the Vermona Perfourmer Mk2, 4-voice analog synth. I've used its individual outputs for the BASS which is being saturated with the Deco v2 pedal, and LEAD through the Simplifier Dlx analog amp.
The PLUCK riff is being fed into the Superego Plus synth-freeze engine and H9 delay.

The PLUCK and BASS are being sequenced and the LEAD played live on the Hapax hardware sequencer.

I used the RANDOMIZER and SCALE MIDI effects of the Hapax in order to transpose occasionally and randomly the PLUCK (for the riff to be a bit more interesting 😊).
The PLUCK is also being turned sometimes into a PAD when I activate (green button) the Superego+ pedal."

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Sunday, February 04, 2024

Fissure πŸ’” (Hapax 2.0 // Perfourmer Mk2 + H9 + Pill // TR6S // LXR02 // JU06 + Deco v2)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"February 2024, back to the 2-Minute format! (well actually it was a 4:30 jam with a bridge, an outro with different chords etc. but had to justify a bit the name of the channel I think πŸ˜…)

This jam is built around a 10-step pattern from the Hapax sequencing the Perfourmer (through the H9 reverb and Pill ducking pedal, triggered by a GATE track from the Hapax). To make this 10-step pattern which drives the whole track sound a bit more complex, I made it play with 3 different voices of the Perfourmer (this is one of the main reasons I bought a Perfourmer a few years ago!). Hence each note is playing a voice with a different oscillator. So it's a 10-step sequence where the oscillators are being played in round robin mode each 3 notes. To make it even more spicy, I also used the Hapax's real-time RANDOMIZER MIDI effect which is transposing some notes randomly!

For the PERCUSSIVE parts, we are in a more classic mode with the main DRUMS being played by the TR-6S and the secondary DRUMS by the LXR-02 (both still sequenced by the Hapax).

And the BASS, is being played by the JU-06A through the DECO v2 pedal."

Saturday, January 06, 2024

Ram ♈ (Waldorf M + Analog Heat + Rooms + Pill // TR6S // Minitaur // S1 + Particle // Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"A 4-minute uptempo jam for the first video of 2024! πŸŽ‰ May all your wishes come true this year!

The Arturia Keystep Pro (KSP) is sequencing:
- the PADS played by the Waldorf M through the Elektron Analog Heat MkII (using mainly its analog filter modulated by one of its LFO) + Rooms reverb + Pill ducking pedal (triggered by the kick from the TR-6S).
- the BASS played by the Moog Minitaur. I used the 'Chain' patterns of the KSP to make a long bass line.

The DRUMS are being sequenced/played by the Roland TR-6S (I used its onboard filter on the master BUS for the builds).

And the LEAD sound played in real time on the Roland S-1 synth, through the Red Panda Particle 2 granular delay."

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Lunar - Ambient Noise πŸŽ„ (Arp 2600 m // Waldorf M + Red Panda Particle 2 // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"For the last video of 2023, I really wanted to spotlight the raw sound of the amazin ARP 2600 M 🀩
So throughout the whole track, you'll only hear the sound coming directly from the ARP 2600 M without any external effects, though I did use its onboard spring reverb (+ a bit of EQ/comp where used for mixing purposes).
Contrary to my previous (which was the first) video featuring the ARP which was an uptempo track, no beats or kick here! Only the ARP and the Waldorf M (+ Particle granular delay).
The same track from the Keystep Pro is sequencing both synths.

As you can see, I use some patching in this one for the ARP:
 - The VCF output is going through its preamp input to make the distorted sound you gradually hear (it's being played in parallel of the dry sound coming out from VCF output)
 - I also used the LFO to modulate the filter and pulse width of oscillator 2
 - I did did some patching as well, in order to play portamento with one of the ARP's oscillator (using the voltage processor "Lag Time")

* Hardware used *

 - Korg ARP 2600 M (semi modular analog synth) - RAW sound
 - Waldorf M (8-voice hybrid digital and analog wavetable) + Red Panda Particle v2 (digital granular delay)

 - Arturia Keystep Pro"

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Great Hapax Experiment Vol. 1 - Squarp Hapax sequencing loads of stuff and Cocoquantus improvs

video upload by -CALC-

"Sat with this one quite a bit for quite a bit.... kept it unlisted for over a year but after some revisits thought maybe its time to put it out there. Still stand by what I initially thought, its a "Curate's egg... Good in parts". Squarp and Coco were still newish at the time of this jam so still finding the feels.

This is what I thought of it back then:

I got a new brain!

Here's a full 45 minute noodle with the incredible Squarp Hapax front and centre. To say this is the most powerful hardware sequencer I have ever got my hands on is a total understatement.

WARNING This pretty experimental jam is not for the faint hearted in certain sections. Focussing on Hapax and the CocoQuantus it gets noisy and out there but that's what I love these days.

It was improvised and live-sequenced over a couple of initially formed sequences.
There are good bits but also some really bad sections in the middle too. I considered cutting these out but that would be a hard edit and they eventually do settle down.
I'd say the worst bits are:
20:30 - 21:26 (shitty idea to try and record a kick bass line without tuning the kick!)
28:39 - 29:42 (combo of not realising that the 1010 Blue box was turned down and having a few moments of forgetting how the CocoQuantus worked... oh and a pesky Buchla sequence I forgot to stop!)

Hapax is firing off and controlling a ton of stuff in the room:
Circuit Rhythm
Ciat Lonbarde CocoQuantus (clocking the loopers)
Nord Drum 3p
Rossum Electro Assimil8or (through CV.OCD)
Meng Qi Wingie 2
Novation Summit - also acting as a controller keyboard for everything in the set-up
Buchla 208C
Norns (running Plonky Script for multisamples)
Just Friends in polysynth mode
Vongon Polyphrase
Vongon Ultrasheer
Mutable Instruments Beads
and some dodgy singing
All connected via Hapax's MIDI Outs and a Conductive Labs MRCC"

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Enjoy ✨ (Arp2600m + H9 + Pill Pedal // Arturia Keystep Pro v2.5 // Moog Minitaur // MFB Tanzbar)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"This is my first video featuring the Korg ARP 2600 M, one of my dream synth! (might surely be because of the heavy use of this synth by artists from the Mute label πŸ˜„)

For this first jam, I used the ARP in paraphonic mode: Track 3 of the Keystep Pro is sequencing the main riff played by the ARP, and Track 4 is sending CV to the ARP's oscillator 3, thus playing a melody other the main riff.
At the beginning you hear the ARP nearly dry, and I quickly fade in its beautiful integrated spring reverb and the Eventide's H9 Vintage Delay.
I also found a cool trick to temporarily mimic a reverse effect on the sequence played by the ARP, by switching from the ADSR envelope to the AR envelope (where I added more Attack). I used this a couple of times to make some real time breaks πŸ˜‰

The drums are being played by my mighty analog drum machine: the MFB Tanzbar, however sequenced by the Keystep Pro's Track 1 (Drum track) for this time. The Tanzbar's kick is triggering the Pill Pedal, which is ducking the ARP!

The bass is from the Moog Minitaur (sequenced by the KSP's Track 2).

I also updated my KSP to v2.5 which adds some handy new features, like the "Transpose Latch", which I've been waiting for a long time πŸ₯° Hence, I can use my left hand to transpose the sequences and my right hand to move faders etc. 🀘

* Hardware used *

- Korg ARP 2600 M (semi modular analog synth) + Eventide H9 (Vintage delay) + Pill (ducking pedal, triggered by the kick from the Tanzbar)

- Moog Minitaur (analog bass synth)

- MFB TanzbΓ€r (analog drum machine)

- Arturia Keystep Pro, with the latest 2.5 update (introducing "transpose latch", program change etc.)

#arp2600m #minitaur #tanzbar #keysteppro"

Saturday, November 11, 2023

House 90 🎹 (Hapax sequencer // JD08 // 0Coast + Apocalypse + H9 // Nymphes + Julianna + Pill // S1)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"The Squarp Hapax is probably one of the most powerful hardware sequencer I've used 🀩 In this video it's at the heart of the setup, sequencing the Roland JD-08 (synth & piano chords), the Make Noise 0-Coast (tonal kick) and the Dreadbox Nymphes (pulsing bass). The Roland S-1 is being played in real-time on the bridge part.

I used a lot of features of the Hapax in this video:
- The Euclid and Swing midi effects for the synth and piano chords
- The conditional trigs to add fills etc., chance (probability for some notes to play or not) and roll
- CC automation, used to modulate the cutoff, noise oscillator on the bassline played by the Nymphes
- CV modulation on the 0-Coast (you can see the signals being sent by the red/green connectors at the back of the Hapax)
- The transpose within scale feature, where with one track (track 16), you can transpose in real time - or record the transpositions (I used both here) - all the patterns playing on the other tracks.

* Hardware used *

- Roland JD-08 (digital 128-voice, bi-timbral synth)

- Make Noise 0-Coast + Death by Audio Apocalypse (fuzz pedal) + Eventide H9 Max (bandpass delay)

// BASS:
- Dreadbox Nymphes (6-voice analog synth) + Walrus Audio Julianna (analog chorus/vibrato) + Pill (analog ducking pedal)

// LEAD:
- Roland S-1 (4-voice digital synth, inspired by the famous mono synth SH-101)

- Squarp Hapax (dual-project sequencer, 16 tracks per project, 8 patterns per track, 8 effects per track, algorithmic tools, MIDI, CV, etc.)"

Friday, September 29, 2023

Pilot 🧭 (TR-6S with new "808 Chromatic Bass", sequencing MAM ADX1 + Timeline // Sequential Take 5)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"In this jam, I'm exploring the Roland TR-6S' capability to sequence external instruments, in this case the MAM (Music And More) ADX-1, 5-voice analog drum module πŸ₯!

I used 4 tracks (white illuminated faders, labeled LT, HC, CH and OH) of the TR-6S to sequence 4 parts of the ADX-1 (named Synth, Snare, Hihat and Metal). I even used the "alternate instrument" sequencing feature of the TR-6S to sequence for example the closed/opened Hihat of the ADX-1 (i.e. sending 2 different notes to only one part of the ADX-1) πŸ˜ƒ

At first I only wanted to use the TR-6S as a sequencer (not its internal sounds), however I ended up using on Track 1 its "CR-78" kick, on Track 2 its new "808 Chromatic Bass", and also layering the parts played by the ADX-1 with sounds from the TR-6S (4 last tracks). Fun fact: I didn't use any samples here πŸ˜‰ All the sounds coming from the TR-6S are from the modeling ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) engine!

To be able to change the bass pitches coming from the TR-6S, I used different "variations" of the pattern, with different tunings of the "808 Chromatic Bass".

It was not very easy to jam with the Sequential Take 5 synth and change the pattern's variations at the same time, but nonetheless still fun and challenging πŸ˜…

* Hardware used *

- Music And More (MAM) ADX-1 (5-voice analog drum module) + Strymon Timeline (digital delay)

- Roland TR-6S (digital rhythm performer drum machine)

// PADS:
- Sequential Take 5 (5-voice analog synth)"

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Vox (TR6S 2.0 firmware with CR-78 kit + Bigsky // Sequential Take5 // Waldorf M + Timeline // NDLR)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"The drums were played by the Roland TR-6S (using its internal sequencer) with its new v2.0 firmware including the CR-78 sounds by the ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) engine (actually I've been dreaming of this 😊).
All the synth parts were sequenced by the NDLR.

* Hardware used *

// BASS:
- Sequential Take 5 (5-voice analog synth)

// PADS and ARPS:
- Waldorf M + Strymon Timeline

- Roland TR-6S (digital rhythm performer drum machine) with latest 2.0 firmware + Strymon Bigsky

- Conductive Labs NDLR (MIDI Four-track, Sequenced Arpeggiator, Chord and Drone Player)"

Friday, September 01, 2023

Saga 🦸‍♂️ (NDLR // Roland S-1 // SE-02 + Lethargy + Julianna // JD-08 + Pill Pedal // TR-6S)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"Back again with a full Roland instruments set, including for the first time the handy Compact S-1 Tweak Synth!

All the synth parts were sequenced by the NDLR synth and the drums were played by the Roland TR-6S (using its internal sequencer). See details below πŸ˜‰

* Hardware used *

// BASS:
- Roland SE-02 (analog mono synth) + Dreadbox Lethargy (analog phaser) + Walrus Audio Julianna (analog chorus/vibrato)

- Roland JD-08 (digital 128-voice, bi-timbral synth) + Pill (analog ducking pedal)

- Roland S-1 (4-voice digital synth, inspired by the famous mono synth SH-101)

- Roland TR-6S (digital rhythm performer drum machine)

- Conductive Labs NDLR (MIDI Four-track, Sequenced Arpeggiator, Chord and Drone Player)"

Saturday, August 19, 2023

The Pill - Ducking Effect Pedal

The Pill - Ducking Effect Pedal from The Pill Pedal on Vimeo.

The Pill has been featured in a number of posts featuring 2-Minute Warning. If you were curious what exactly it did, here you go.

The Pill Pedal - Controls: Audio Demo from The Pill Pedal on Vimeo.

"The Pill is the first of its kind Ducking Effect Pedal. It brings a music production effect to the live stage.

All it does is ducking. It's its core purpose. Analog, true bypass and handmade in Europe. It's made by a musician, for musicians.

Release. Depth. Trigger. No need for more.

Release: Sets the duration of the ducking. From short to long.
Depth: Sets the ducking volume level. From subtle to complete silence.
Trigger: Sets the sensibility (gain) of the trigger input. Quickly adjusted to fit the input source."

Overdrive πŸ’₯ Cinematic Ambient Jam (Roland JD08 + Pill Pedal // JU06A // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"WIth this 2nd video featuring the Roland JD-08 synth, I wanted to make a more cinematic-like jam! The Keystep Pro is sequencing both synths featured here: the JD-08 (128-voice, 2-part digital synth) and the JU-06A (4-voice digital synth, modelling the analog JUNO-60 and JUNO-106).

The JD-08 is going through the Pill Pedal (ducking pedal) which is being triggered by a sequence coming from Track1 (Keystep Pro).

In order to add some movement to the JD-08, I'm also playing live with its "PITCH FINE" parameter on the transitions. On the outro, I also enabled the "famous" distortion of the JD-08 on its PAD sound πŸ˜‰

* Hardware used *
- Roland JD-08 + Pille Pedal : Pluck sequence & Pads
- Roland JU-06A : Bass
- Arturia Keystep Pro: sequencer"

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Higher Ground (Roland JD08 // JU06A // TR6S // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"After a small break (though it's the first time I've taken so long to upload a new video since I created this channel 😊), here is a new video featuring a new Roland Boutique synth: the JD-08!

This digital synth is renewing the famous Roland JD-800 from 1991! The JD-08 is a 128-voice synth, with 2 parts. Each part has 4 layers (each layer can be considered as being a full synth, with its own waveform, filter, envelopes etc.). So it has enough power to create some nice sounds and textures!

So for this video, the JD-08 is playing a chimes sound (sequenced by track 4 of the Keystep Pro) and a string sound (played live). The bass is sequenced by track 2 of the Keystep Pro. As for the drums, they are coming from the TR-6S (sequenced by its internal sequencer).

* Hardware used *
- Roland JD-08 : Chimes & Strings
- Roland JU-06A : Bass
- Roland TR-6S: Drums
- Arturia Keystep Pro: sequencer

#jd08 #ju06a #tr6s

Sunday, July 02, 2023

First jam with the Sequential Take5 analog poly synth (multi-tracked 3 parts: Pads, Lead and Bass)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"Just wanted to share with you my first jam with the Sequential Take5, 5-voice analog synth which I just received yesterday 😍

Apart from the drums, all the instrumental parts (actually 3 parts: Pads, Lead and Bass πŸ˜‰) are from the Take 5 synth, where I've been playing with the knobs while recording!

Hope you'll enjoy 😊

2-Minute Warning."

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Tek6 πŸ‘Ύ (Roland TR-6S, J-6, JU-06A + Pill Pedal // Erica Synths DB-01 // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"For the 94th 2-Minute video (actually it will rather be "2 x 2-Minute" πŸ˜‰), we are going for a an uplifting "melodic techno" jam, featuring the Roland JU-06A (synth chords), J-6 (synth chords), TR-6S (drums) ; Erica Synths DB-01 (Bass) ; Arturia Keystep Pro for the sequencing and live transposing parts!

The jams begins with the JU-06A playing a pattern sequenced by the Keystep Pro, where I play with the LFO rate modulating the PWM, allowing to transpose the the riff.

Then, enter the Drums with the TR-6S (only one pattern was used here with the TR-6S' internal sequencer, with probability on some sounds to add small variations 🀩) and the bass part played by the DB-01 Bassline (sequenced by the Keystep Pro).

At last the J-6 is being introduced to play some plucky chords: the simple chords have been sequenced on the Keystep Pro, however I used the "Arp/Rhythmic phrase" feature of the synth to make them syncopate.

* Hardware used *
- Roland TR-6S: drums
- Roland JU-06A + Pill Pedal (triggered by the TR-6S) : synth chords
- Roland J-6: synth chords
- Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline: bass
- Arturia Keystep Pro: sequencer"

Monday, May 01, 2023

Striker πŸ™Œ (Minilogue XD // Drumlogue + Microtubes X + Lethargy // DB01 Bassline)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"I used 3 instruments with their internal sequencers for this electro / synthwave jam πŸ˜‰

CHIMES: The 15-step chimes sequence is being played by the Korg Minilogue XD, hybrid (analog/digital) synth. I also used the Rerun SDK plugin from Sinevibes in order to add some random glitches on the sound.

BASS: The bass is being played by the Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline analog mono synth. I programmed a few patterns with different notes/feel. I also used the 'Accent' feature to make the sequences groove more (it can easily be heard on the intro).

DRUMS / ACID RIFF: The drums are coming from the Kord Drumlogue hybrid drum machine. It was also the opportunity to use its individual outputs (the little volume knobs don't work when using these outputs... really wish there was an easy way to fix this as the outputs are too hot for guitar pedals 😏).
The last acid-like sequence is from the Nano synth of the Drumlogue, going through the Darkglass Microtubes X (analog distortion) + Dreadbox Lethargy (analog phaser).

The DB-01 and Drumlogue Nano synth are both being ducked by the Pill Pedal (triggered by the 4 to the floor pattern of the Drumlogue).

* Hardware used *
- Korg Drumlogue: analog and digital drums, Nano synth (through Microtubes X distortion, Lethargy phaser and Pill ducking pedal).
- Korg Minilogue XD (+ Sinevibes Rerun): chimes
- Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline: bass"

Sunday, April 09, 2023

Velocity - From scratch 🌠 (Waldorf M + Timeline // Moog Minitaur + H9 // Roland TR6S // Streichfett)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"Another track built from scratch this time with a retro / new wave 80s vibe πŸ˜‰ recorded in one shot. In the intro, you are hearing the live/raw sound recorded by the camera just to get that retro feel! 😊

Everything was sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Pro.

The chimes sounds are from the Waldorf M, hybrid analog/digital synth (I used its MULTI mode with 3 layers, where velocity has been used to switch between the 3 sounds).

The bass is being played by the Moog Minitaur through the Eventide H9 (Chorus, adding stereo width).

The drums sounds are coming from the Roland TR-6S (with my favorite VINYL SIM effect on its master bus 🀩).

And finally the LEAD/PADS are coming from the Waldorf Streichfett digital string synth.

* Hardware used *

- CHIMES : Waldorf M + Strymon Timeline (delay)
- BASS : Moog Minitaur +Julianna Eventide H9 (chorus)
- DRUMS : Roland TR-6S
- LEAD/PADS : Waldorf Streichfett
- All synth & drum parts sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Pro"

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Dustrial πŸ—️ (Korg Drumlogue) - Industrial jam using only the Drumlogue hybrid drum machine

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"For this second jam, I wanted to use the Drumlogue alone to see what I can come up with!
So I used its 4 analog tracks (Kick, Snare, 2 Toms), its digital drum tracks (only stock samples here) and its included digital VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) synth.

The jam starts with the MULTI engine (VPM) playing a sequence where nearly each step holds automated parameters πŸ˜„ Then the Bass Drum kicks in (the decay is long enough for it to act as the bass part too).
The kick is also ducking the other tracks thanks to the sidechain feature of the Drumlogue's master compressor. Then the rest of the track is pure jamming adding/muting the other tracks, and having fun with the LOOP mode πŸ˜…"

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Bassline DB01 (analog synth & sequencer) + Strymon Timeline (delay) // DRUMS: Roland TR6S

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"A minimal techno-like jam with the Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline playing through the Timeline delay and the Roland TR-6S taking care of all the other parts. I really love the new VINYL SIM effect on the TR-6S which I use... and abuse (really love how it compresses, smashes, glues everything πŸ˜…).

At first it's the DB-01 playing and gradually I add in the drum parts. The build is mainly based on the freeze of the Timeline delay 🀩

* Bass: Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline + Strymon Timeline
* Drums: Roland TR-6S"

Friday, January 06, 2023

Sky Fly πŸ’« (Vermona Perfourmer + Lethargy + H9 + Particle + Bigsky + Pill // Tanzbar // Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"Wishing you a happy New Year for 2023 ! May it be filled with music 🎢, peace πŸ•Š️ and loveπŸ’•!
After experimenting during the last month of 2022 by publishing 7 'Shorts' let's start 2023 with a more than 2-minute video in order to compensate a bit this special month of December πŸ˜…

So for this one, only the Vermona Perfourmer was used for the synth parts (Bass, Arp & Pads) and MFB Tanzbar for the drum parts, with both instruments sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Pro.

* Hardware used *
- SYNTH: Vermona Perfourmer
- BASS (Voice1) Dry
- ARP (Voice2) + Dreadbox Lethargy (Analog Phaser) + Eventide H9 Max (Vintage Delay engine)
- PADS (Voices3&4) + Red Panda Particle 2 (Granular Delay / Pitch Shifting Pedal) + Strymon Bigsky (Reverb) + Pill (ducking pedal, triggered by the kick from Tanzbar)
- DRUMS: MFB Tanzbar
- SEQUENCER: Arturia Keystep Pro"

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