Although Transoniq Hacker lays out some cool programming tips, I have discovered some new techniques that I have not seen before to make my ESQ-1 sing. I have also been underwhelmed with programs from the 80’s. people had a different aesthetic then, and some sounds aren’t interesting enough for me. This article will mix both […]
Never being 100% content with a piece of gear , I modded my Rhythm Wolf. I poked around on this sucker for quite a while and have a few good notes, plus a burned out synth filter chip because I got overzealous. My originally proposed hacks: Add separate open hi-hat decay knob Add separate bass release knob […]
I recently got an Ensoniq ESQ-1 for a steal, but it needed some repairs. While repairing it I realized there was one modification that could vastly improve the realtime control of the keyboard: add a potentiometer to control the filter (or any modulatable parameter) in realtime! First I want to give a little bit of […]
I recently ran across an article with a great idea of adding punch to drums (or anything) by processing the audio through an Akai S-900 in realtime. Check out the article out here. I have an equally cool old sampler you can do the same thing with, the Korg DSS-1. The sound that you get when […]
Having lately been interested in modular synths, I began to look at the sonic capabilities laying in gear already in my arsenal. So part of what makes a modular synth so interesting is its myriad variations which allow one to route anything almost anywhere. Sure, great, but there are a few concessions. They are often […]
I’ll show you a few of my favorite techniques to get your synths to be more expressive on analog synths.
2016 NAMM introduced quite a few new toys which got my attention. This just on the tail end of buying a couple pieces of gear. Check out my reviews of the Ensoniq ASR-X and the Dave Smith Mopho SE and I am ordering a Korg Minilogue soon too! It seems that as an electronic musician one […]
I recently release a new album titled “PATH: ILLOGICAL” and I hope you check it out. It is a 10 song head bobbin’ mix of original instrumental music inspired by hip hop/ boom bap/ electronic/ bass music/ glitch/ synth anti-pop aimed at trying to fuze frantic, jerky bass lines with plucky leads and driving beats.
So I decided to grab some quick samples of my mini drum kit with its nice new cymbals and map them out into Ableton. It turned out that when I squashed these suckers with some compression the room reverb really filled out nice and it has a cool lo-fi, vintage vibe to them. I have […]
I have had the PUSH for a while now and there are some simple things that I only recently discovered. Hopefully you already know these tips, but if you don’t they may be super useful. Personally I am surprised at how the manual didn’t really talk about these features much and I hardly see people using […]
Here is a quick tip on how to make interesting Multi-Tap Delays using only native effects in Ableton Live. You can totally customize each “step” of the delay and in theory you can make Multi-Tap Delays with many more taps than demonstrated here. What I do is create an effect rack with multiple “chains”. Then […]
A while ago, I wanted a simple “wavetable” style synth. I love the Moog Animoog app on my phone which is a “wavetable” synth and thought I might use that in conjunction with Ableton. After some research, I ran across some interesting info about how to load samples into Animoog, and I did just that […]