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Monday, July 08, 2024

Beetlecrab Audio Tempera, Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field and TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"I guess I felt attached to my weakness. My pain and suffering too. Summer light, the smell of a breeze, the sound of cicadas - if I like these things, why should I apologize?
(Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase)"

Friday, July 05, 2024

Beetlecrab Audio Tempera and Strymon BigSky Mx

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Dense grey skies, like today, envelop my world in a soft and mysterious embrace. In these moments, things around me seem to breathe more slowly, inviting reflection and calm.
It’s then that thoughts with a distant memory of serenity emerge."

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Beetlecrab Audio Tempera

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Not just beautiful, though — the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. What I’ve up till now, what I’m going to do — they know it all. Nothing gets past their watchful eyes. As I sit there under the shining night sky, again a violent fear takes hold of me. My heart’s pounding a mile a minute, and I can barely breathe. All these millions of stars looking down on me, and I’ve never given them more than a passing thought before. Not just the stars — how many other things haven’t I noticed in the world, things I know nothing about? (Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore)

Did you know that with Tempera you could play the original sample while processing it with different emitters? I didn't, and it was a wonderful surprise to discover this amazing feature."

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Torso Electronics S4 and Lorre-Mille Spectral Bloom

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"All you have to do is wait,” I explained. “Sit tight and wait for the right moment. Not try to change anything by force, just watch the drift of things. Make an effort to cast a fair eye on everything. If you do that, you just naturally know what to do. But everyone’s always too busy. They’re too talented, their schedules are too full. They’re too interested in themselves to think about what’s fair.
(Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance)"

Sunday, April 21, 2024

AC Noises Ricorda and Teenage Engineering Op-1 Field

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"From dry to wet.
This is the superpower of @acnoises Ricorda on a pure and dry Op-1 Field arpeggio.
Ticklish for happy brains!"

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Onde Magnétique, Monome Norns and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words
(Haruki Murakami, 1Q84)

Take this track as an ‘After-Dune-Part-2’ side effect."

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

TipTop Audio ART Modules

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Last series of tests before the imminent commercial release of the Tiptop Audio ART modules.
In this session, of which I recorded a small jam, I configured the system so as to have a good comparison on polyphony tracking.

One of the two ATX1 analog oscillators (bass line) is managed via CV through the ART V/Oct Quantizer, the other analog oscillator and the digital one (Vortex) are instead managed via Midi, all via the Korg Sq-64.
The Roland S-1 is routed in the Morphagene, the Just Friends uses the Mutable Instruments Ripples Resonance to ping it on the melody line entrusted to the digital oscillator and the Pladask Elektrisk Dradd adds some glitchy vibes via its Tape function. TX-6 for delay."

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O. II, Op-1 Field and TX-6 Field

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"People Are Oblivious To Reality. They Only See What They Want To See
(Henry Simpleton, 1899)

Landscape FM Stereo Field sampled on EP–133 K.O. II track A;
Modern Audio Pluto sampled on EP–133 K.O. II tracks B and D;
Soma Lyra-8 sampled on Op-1 Field."

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Playdate and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"It's strange, isn't it?' the woman said in a pensive voice. 'Everything is blowing up around us, but there are still those who care about a broken lock, and others who are dutiful enough to try to fix it... But maybe that's the way it should be. Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.
(Haruki Murakami, Men without Women)

What I particularly love about these little instruments that I use to make music and that I show here is the feeling of being able to contain my world in the palm of my hand. And I consider this a superpower.

About this setup:
Playdate App Granular plays 5 different granular versions of a sample recorded with my piano through its on board mic, TX-6 plays sine waves (I muted/unmuted them live) and add its reverb magic."

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Modern Sound Pluto, Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2 and Palmelund Controller

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Wrapped in the deep fragrance of the forest, I listen to the flapping of the birds' wings, to the stirring of the ferns. I'm freed from gravity and float up--just a little--from the ground and drift in the air. Of course I can't stay there forever. It's just a momentary sensation--open my eyes and it's gone. Still, it's an overwhelming experience. Being able to float in the air.
(Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore)

About the setup:
Pluto into Cocoquantus 2 that acts as a delay (continuous recording). Palmelund Contoller set to change the delay rate and source stereo field."

Monday, November 13, 2023

Modern Sounds Pluto

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"First jam with the Pluto and its five modulating moons (all sounds from this little cute box)."

You can find details on Modern Sounds Pluto here.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Elektron Octatrack, Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field, Chase Bliss Reverse Mode C

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Lay down your mind and peace will come. A peace deeper than anything you have known.
(Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World)

About Octatrack setting:

Track 3: Piano sample recorded on the Octatrack
Track 2: glitch drums
Track 6: OP-1 tape live through a THRU machine
Track 1: Same piano sample distributed on a slicing grid to be used as a melody through manual use of the fader (scene change).
Fast movements of the fader create further glitches in the feedback of the Reverse Mode C which reacts like a sort of arpeggiator."

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Chase Bliss Audio Reverse Mode C and Teenage Engineering Op-1 Field and TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Time moves in it special way in the middle of the night.
(Haruki Murakami , After Dark)

If you were wondering what the new Reverse Mode C from Chase Bliss audio sounded like, here's a little example.
The simple sequence played by the OP-1 is first only effected by the TX-6's reverb. Then the Reverse Mode intervenes, reproducing one of the three voices of its delay (reverse in octave). Then the second voice (normal reverse) and then all three voices with modulation in synch and the volumes managed by the same pedal which 'sequences' the entries. Press and Hold on the right button to immediately have the delay action at half the tempo.
Enjoy this little night spell!"

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

TipTop Audio ART Octopus (alternative Firmware), ATX1, Vortex and Teenage Engineering Op-1 Field

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Simple yet complex
Testing an alternative firmware for the TTA Octopus module: basically, this way the Octopus doesn't need any midi controller to play the ART VCOs but it becomes an arpeggiator with chords sequences itself.
Math is a good way to wake your brain up in the morning 🧠"

Monday, October 02, 2023

TitpTop Audio Art Octopus, ATX1 and Vortex, O/C module and Error Instruments White Rabbit

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Another short session with the new TipTop Audio Art modules.
I was exploring the Poly Voice Management of the Octopus, the module that ‘conducts’ the three ART oscillators. In the first part, the simple arpeggio played on the Arturia Keystep is reproduced in order by the first ATX1 (Midi channel 1), the second ATX1 (Midi channel 2) and the Vortex (Midi channel 3). It is easy to follow the change by looking at the red LED that lights up on the modules or the ADSR that is activated on the O/C in the case of the first two oscillators. Things get interesting when you manually switch from Mono 8 mode (one midi channel for each oscillator) to Poly 3, Poly 4, etc. These modes are designed to use oscillators in polyphony, playing chords as you do on a polyphonic synth. By sending a sequence instead, the notes are distributed one after the other among the different oscillators which, with different settings, create an ever-changing melody. A very unique way to make a sequence more interesting I think.
The drone you hear comes from the TX-6 while the delay is the White Rabbit by Error Instruments."

Saturday, September 30, 2023

TipTop Audio ART Octopus, ATX1 and Vortex, MI Ripples, Warp, Torso T-1 and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"A simple sequence as an exercise to become familiar with the new TipTop ART modules.
The most immediate thing I can tell you is that pressing a simple button to easily have the 3 oscillators perfectly tuned was a great feeling.
The three voices (2 ATX1 ART Analog VCOs and 1 Vortex ART Wavetable VCO) are controlled by the Torso T-1 via Midi through the Octopus (USB/Midi to Art Interface+Voices Manager), Ripples as filter on all three voices and delay by the Warps (alternative firmware). Reverb and mono-to-stereo magic from the TX-6."

Friday, September 22, 2023


video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Impermanenza is the title of my new album (to be released in the first half of 2024). The album describes a precise way of writing music based on the unrepeatability of some details, on the discovery of new possibilities of one's setup, on experimentation based on practical intuition . A sort of 'method' that has matured and unconsciously settled during the last year of work. This song was conceived, written and recorded this way this morning. And exactly like the concept of the unexpected, I decided that it will be a bonus track of the album (but also the first single dropped without warning today only on my social channels).

On setup:
_ drone from OP-1 using the Hold sequencer;
_ Awake from Norns into Crow that manages Just Friends. Arpeggio created by setting the Time knob in order to rhythmically phase out the two melodic lines of Awake;
_ Dradd provides via granular synthesis to 'cover' the arpeggio making it a chord progression in the first and last part of the piece.


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

OXI Instruments Coral, Korg SQ-64 and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"42º Revolution
If you want to use the Coral as an eight-voice polyphonic synth, Part is the watchword. In the case of this sequence, all eight voices share the filter, envelope and parameters of the synth engine (the same for all) because they are set on the same midi channel which groups them together in one big Part.

The Strings engine might my favorite one"

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Imaginando FRMS, Birdkids OffGrid and Cocoquantus2

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"I put together a very special live set that will debut very soon.
Looking forward to tell you more about it."

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Soma Cosmos and Teenage Engineering Op-1

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"This pedal is an instant machine for ambient music"

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