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« on: November 22, 2015, 06:13:41 PM »
Hi all! In good old fashion we'd like to continue providing a place where you can share your music.

Whether you just like to use this thread for shameless self-promotion or you actually like to get some feedback about your latest track(s) from other members: this is the place!

Although this is a DSI/Sequential forum and most of you are here because you own at least own of their instruments, this thread is not necessarily about endorsing DSI and Sequential gear. It's about your music, no matter what equipment you've used to create it. So don't feel intimidated when you'd like to share a piece that doesn't feature any DSI/Sequential instrument. After all, we all enjoy a good tune!



I'll give it a start:

After I did all the Pro 2 videos a couple of weeks ago, I decided to record a track that features only my Moog instruments (oh, the heresy) with the exception of the Volca Beats. Everything has been recorded live.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42O1WKvA4HQ
« Last Edit: January 09, 2016, 03:49:23 PM by Paul Dither »
Ableton Live 9 Suite & Push 2 (macOS) | Arturia BeatStep Pro | DSI Pro 2 | KMI QuNexus | Korg Volca Beats | Moog MF-104M Analog Delay | Moog Minitaur | Moog Model 15 App | Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition | Sequential Prophet-6

Re: Share your music
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 11:59:21 AM »
Interesting demo, Paul Dither! There are many good ingredients in there. It took me a few listens to really appreciate the track. Must be honest and say that it did not impact me as much as I really wanted it to the first few times I listened to it. But its certainly very well done and displays musical skills way beyond what I will ever be able to do.

Like the idea of using the Pro 2 for sequencing the Minitaur. Was wondering if one could feed the Minitaur with some of Pro 2's digital wave shapes via external input for even wilder bass? Imagine the sub oscillator and four supersaws for a starter. These can either be sent via a CV out or via the main output with the benefit that the effects such as character/chorus/flange/distortion can be applied to digital oscillators before being Minitaur'ed. Now add sequence tracks of varying lengths for even more sonic color.
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Re: Share your music
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 12:14:35 PM »
Interesting demo, Paul Dither! There are many good ingredients in there. It took me a few listens to really appreciate the track. Must be honest and say that it did not impact me as much as I really wanted it to the first few times I listened to it. But its certainly very well done and displays musical skills way beyond what I will ever be able to do.

Like the idea of using the Pro 2 for sequencing the Minitaur. Was wondering if one could feed the Minitaur with some of Pro 2's digital wave shapes via external input for even wilder bass? Imagine the sub oscillator and four supersaws for a starter. These can either be sent via a CV out or via the main output with the benefit that the effects such as character/chorus/flange/distortion can be applied to digital oscillators before being Minitaur'ed. Now add sequence tracks of varying lengths for even more sonic color.

Thanks for your honest comment, dslsynth. It confirms the first impression I had after I was done. I think it has partially to do with where you perceive the 1 to be in the 7/8 rhythm, especially in the opening bars - it tricks me too. That's where the title came from, haha.

As for all the rest: Basically, the Minitaur is just triggered by the arpeggiator of Ableton Live (in hold mode). I just activate key changes with the Pro 2. Bummer, I know. I'd like to do more 'real' interactive stuff between the Moogs and the Pro 2 though. It's mainly a time thing. I also realize, once I've spent a lot of time with one instrument, like the Pro 2 for example, it always takes me a while to get back into the mindset for another instrument, like the Sub 37 for example. Not that both are overly complicated, but once you've immersed yourself fully into one, it takes a bit of a reboot to approach another. It's also easy to forget about some tricks and shortcuts if you're not constantly using it all pretty much nonstop.

But that also has a positive side: It shows me that there's no reason for serious GAS right know, as I've still plenty to explore with what I have. Feeding DSI's digital waveshapes through Moog filters is only one thing.
Ableton Live 9 Suite & Push 2 (macOS) | Arturia BeatStep Pro | DSI Pro 2 | KMI QuNexus | Korg Volca Beats | Moog MF-104M Analog Delay | Moog Minitaur | Moog Model 15 App | Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition | Sequential Prophet-6

Re: Share your music
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 01:33:51 PM »
Oh yes, that darn T-word! Looking forward to hear more of your music and sonic experiments. Good stuff there for sure! And yeah both Pro 2 and Sub 37 are fairly large voice architectures so there be plenty of noise oceans to explore for good sounding islands. Being good at sound design as you have shown in your videos will surely help that process!

Speaking of your excellent track I did not even notice it was in 7/8. :o
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 05:20:08 PM »
Paul Dither,  at 8:35 there's an interesting sound- sort of ring mod or FM thing going on.  That's coming from the moog then?   

DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 05:30:42 PM »
Paul Dither,  at 8:35 there's an interesting sound- sort of ring mod or FM thing going on.  That's coming from the moog then?   

Exactly, that's the Sub 37. If I remember correctly right off the bat, the filter cutoff is being modulated by a fast LFO.
Ableton Live 9 Suite & Push 2 (macOS) | Arturia BeatStep Pro | DSI Pro 2 | KMI QuNexus | Korg Volca Beats | Moog MF-104M Analog Delay | Moog Minitaur | Moog Model 15 App | Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition | Sequential Prophet-6

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 12:56:32 PM »
I made a new original, all synthesizer, composition. I used my Eurorack Modular, DSI MoPho, DSI Tempest, Korg MS2000B, and one voice/synth sample that I created. It also features Soundole (Peter Anthony Smith) on EWI.

Link to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXR3EGqIoWE&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13vfzjiwkmsvz5nq23bcnog1ub5ulcpa04

Re: Your Music
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 12:00:51 PM »

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 06:59:59 AM »
Okay... it's a rough lot to follow something as great as the last ones, but here's a short Evolver-only thing.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/metro-cloud
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Moog Little Phatty w/ CV Outs, Arturia MicroBrute, KMI QuNexus
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 02:01:56 PM »
Some great stuff posted here! Cheers! :)

I recently made a mood piece as a showcase/demo for a software synthesizer. It's not an emulation of a specific synthesizer but it shares features with many of the classic polyphonic analogue synthesizers of yesteryear. All synthesized sounds are from this synt. I ran all the synth tracks through a shared bus with a delay and a reverb. A .rex loop is providing the beat.

https://soundcloud.com/exodesound/red70

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 02:06:06 PM »
I also made this short piece as an showcase for the Boomstar 5089 synthesizer. It features 4 different takes of the Boomstar. FX were applied quite liberally in this track as well, spring reverb and delay. No other FX except for some gentle mastering.

I love the tone of the Boomstar. It has that larger than life quality to it that I think is rare to find in modern analogues. The next step would be some expensive modular system, imho.

https://soundcloud.com/exodesound/monumental-5089

Re: Your Music
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 10:35:57 AM »
I made a new original, all synthesizer, composition. I used my Eurorack Modular, DSI MoPho, DSI Tempest, Korg MS2000B, and one voice/synth sample that I created. It also features Soundole (Peter Anthony Smith) on EWI.

Link to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXR3EGqIoWE&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13vfzjiwkmsvz5nq23bcnog1ub5ulcpa04
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Steven,  Nice arrangement and it works so well with that wind controlled instrument. 
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 10:40:19 AM »
A short melodic piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUHXLQgY5o

Ok, my PO8 doesn't sound like this!  ;)  Really pretty.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 10:49:04 AM »
Okay... it's a rough lot to follow something as great as the last ones, but here's a short Evolver-only thing.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/metro-cloud

This sounds just like an accordion squeezebox.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 11:24:56 AM »

This sounds just like an accordion squeezebox.

I'm really glad that you heard that. The key is just a little bit of velocity-to-attack modulation.
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Moog Little Phatty w/ CV Outs, Arturia MicroBrute, KMI QuNexus
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

Re: Your Music
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 12:02:35 PM »
Ok, my PO8 doesn't sound like this!  ;)  Really pretty.

Oh yes it does, Soundquest!  The P'08 can do it all.  But thanks.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 07:46:53 PM »
This piece is mostly Prophet '08, with just a few chords from the Poly Evolver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXxc6tMpyRg

Re: Your Music
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2016, 09:02:35 AM »
This piece is mostly Prophet '08, with just a few chords from the Poly Evolver:

Its very good with a nicely calm winter mood ... and no winter solstice celebration... ;)
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2016, 09:04:27 AM »
Thanks, DSLSynth.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2016, 09:13:50 AM »


I decided to put some of my more recent songs into an album. A few of the tracks are exclusively DSI instruments: "Glimmer in the Dark" all PO8 and "The Happy Raccoon" and "Good Bad Ugly Song" all PEK, "Reset Go" all Pro2.

I stuck with my username for the CD title "Soundquest". It can presently be found here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianschaft and so I'm told, on Itunes and Amazon within a few weeks.

I made this CD for family and friends for Christmas.  So the first track is actually some narration explaining basic synth operation since this seems to be a misunderstood and shrouded hobby we have ;)

-Brian
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6
 

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