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Re: Your Music
« Reply #240 on: January 26, 2018, 02:05:52 AM »
a hands-off one-note synth solo

I'm tempted to delve for details, but that seems... unwise.

Well, how could you play a keyboard while you've got those jumping jitters?


To explain both the "dancing video" and the "one note solo" biz in one fell swoop, both were me, in my true teenage glory, mocking the rock of the day, I think. Regarding the hands-free solo, my band was the only "new wave" group in this teenage battle of the bands - the rest of the bands were still pretty steeped in Music Store Rock, if that makes sense. So my band felt we were the edgy (ha!) agitators. For every band/instrumentalist that played as many notes-per-second as possible, we/I were minimalists by design, so I made a show out of playing one note or fewer, ala Ron Mael.

Now, the basement video is a little harder to explain, given that I'm still in shock myself for having just discovered it. I'm one of those "I don't dance, I'm a musician" musicians. I *sorta* tried dancing once at a high school graduation thing in Australia. Don't ask. And I waltzed for 4 minutes at a then-GF's brother's wedding, only because it would have made her look bad if I didn't. Seeing myself twerking and fizzing out in the video I've shared as an analog  teenage hairstyle is baffling, but I'm certain there's a heavy degree of piss-taking going on. It's not like I danced around in the basement when the camera WASN'T on!

Anyway, I'm glad if you guys have gotten a kick out of this clip. Even friends who've known me for ages ain't seen something like this out of me!



Re: Your Music
« Reply #241 on: January 29, 2018, 07:06:49 PM »
A far from human birth...I present my cover of John Scott's score for the 80's alien flick INSEMINOID.

Prophet 6, Moog Sub 37 and Tempest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HccMAYJtM
Prophet 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Vogel CMI Fairlight Pro App, Kurzweil K2600XS, Korg Kronos, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinniii

Re: Your Music
« Reply #242 on: February 18, 2018, 12:46:27 PM »
This is an odd synth from Analog Solutions that most may have never seen.  Once in a while i'll toy around with it.

https://youtu.be/R3Ug7n7U4wQ
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Your Music
« Reply #243 on: February 19, 2018, 06:48:19 PM »
12 O Clock. Midnight. The 21st Of April. The Fog rolls in...

Instruments Used
Roland V-Piano
Sequential Prophet 6
Moog Sub 37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5sTzWVP1Z4
Prophet 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Vogel CMI Fairlight Pro App, Kurzweil K2600XS, Korg Kronos, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinniii

Re: Your Music
« Reply #244 on: February 20, 2018, 12:43:56 AM »
This is an odd synth from Analog Solutions that most may have never seen.  Once in a while i'll toy around with it.

https://youtu.be/R3Ug7n7U4wQ

I was half expecting Booji Boy to pop out during the first slice here - this should be the theme to his feature film debut!

Re: Your Music
« Reply #245 on: February 20, 2018, 10:28:45 AM »
Ha,  now that's a name from the past.  The Devo guys got their start down the road from me in the Kent/Akron area.  Mark (one of the founders) was very into synths, and IMO, a real inspiration to bands that synthed up music later in the 80's.   And far as boogie boy...that's got to be one of my favorite weird, and I do mean weird, videos.  Devo with Neil Young and boggie boy playing the moog.  ;D
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Your Music
« Reply #246 on: February 20, 2018, 10:52:22 AM »
Ha,  now that's a name from the past.  The Devo guys got their start down the road from me in the Kent/Akron area.  Mark (one of the founders) was very into synths, and IMO, a real inspiration to bands that synthed up music later in the 80's.   And far as boogie boy...that's got to be one of my favorite weird, and I do mean weird, videos.  Devo with Neil Young and boggie boy playing the moog.  ;D

Glad the reference has such resonance, as it were! Yeah, DEVO were such an influence on so many of us, it seems. My high school nickname was Mothersbaugh Spud.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #247 on: February 23, 2018, 08:43:27 AM »
I posted this on the Prophet 6 page, so I won't ramble on here. Just to say, this is a final mix of something I posted last Christmas. It's 65% Prophet 6, 34% Prophet 5 and 1% Dopefer DE. A bright, bit-too-lite pop song...

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/down-around-the-radio-syntho-rough-mix/s-M89y4

Re: Your Music
« Reply #248 on: February 26, 2018, 02:57:11 PM »
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Prophet 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Vogel CMI Fairlight Pro App, Kurzweil K2600XS, Korg Kronos, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinniii

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #249 on: February 27, 2018, 05:29:53 AM »
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Recommended, really nice and gloomy (in a good way) atmospheric  :)
DSI Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Bitwig v1 and v2. Almost daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QKocb4H6mNRVJ01qyqd4B

Re: Your Music
« Reply #250 on: February 27, 2018, 12:57:30 PM »
All Roland V-Piano and Sequential Prophet-6 (only using the original Prophet-5 presets)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkAkh-d0mE
Recommended, really nice and gloomy (in a good way) atmospheric  :)

Thanks for the kind words sir! :)
Prophet 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Vogel CMI Fairlight Pro App, Kurzweil K2600XS, Korg Kronos, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinniii

Re: Your Music
« Reply #251 on: March 01, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »
Just messing around with the Vermona MKII and came up with this sequence sent by the Arturia Keystep.  Some nice squeaks and such by moving the mod wheel when the sequence is running.   OB6 is doing the pads and voices.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/gurgly-goop
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Your Music
« Reply #252 on: March 05, 2018, 04:47:37 AM »
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2018, 02:22:06 AM »
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space
Ah ha great track! You are not the re-incarnation of Klaatu are you?
DSI Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Korg Microstation, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Bitwig v1 and v2. Almost daw-less...

https://soundcloud.com/user-252754541
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QKocb4H6mNRVJ01qyqd4B

Re: Your Music
« Reply #254 on: March 07, 2018, 04:46:56 AM »
This is an odd post for me, as it's inspired by a comment in a thread about "obsession" elsewhere on the forum. I'll include the comment and my reply here, then post my track. To keep things "in the family," I can tell you that my Pro-One is the main synth (maybe the only one, can't recall...) on this weird little song! Um, without further...

...
When our ancestors were dissatisfied, they were more likely to go back out there again to try to get some more meat for the family. Those who were satisfied, stayed to snuggle by the fire and smoke magic mushrooms... and didn't live to see their genes survive to the next generation. We're wired to be dissatisfied.

Forgive me, Jason, for taking this somewhat out of context and off-topic, but I suppose got excited seeing magic mushrooms come up for the only time on DSI forum! I think I get your gist, but in the spirit of Monday morning coffee talk, I'd like to quote Terrence McKenna on the subject of mushrooms, meat and evolution...

"Whether the mushrooms came from outer space or not, the presence of psychedelic substances in the diet of early human beings created a number of changes in our evolutionary situation. When a person takes small amounts of psilocybin visual acuity improves. They can actually see slightly better, and this means that animals allowing psilocybin into their food chain would have increased hunting success, which means increased food supply, which means increased reproductive success, which is the name of the game in evolution. It is the organism that manages to propagate itself numerically that is successful. The presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack- hunting primates caused the individuals that were ingesting the psilocybin to have increased visual acuity."

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/seeds-of-space
Ah ha great track! You are not the re-incarnation of Klaatu are you?

Cheers, Gerry! I suppose having Klaatu come up in a mushroom-related post on a synth forum must mean we're getting somewhere good and weird in the world! Glad you liked the track. It's from 2006, and a very nailed-together piece. I was recording on a Roland 1824, using a different click track for each section and recording each section in different parts of the house, sometimes to my father's dismay. I did have fun, though!

Re: Your Music
« Reply #255 on: March 07, 2018, 11:55:49 AM »
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau

Re: Your Music
« Reply #256 on: March 07, 2018, 12:17:41 PM »
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau

Nice work and great bass playing as well! Extra points for coffee and cats.  ;)

Re: Your Music
« Reply #257 on: March 07, 2018, 12:30:42 PM »
Hi again all - don't mean to fill the airwaves, but I'm pretty pleased with how this video turned out - and it's a got a Prophet 5 in it, so, you know! I can't remember what's doing what, but there's Prophet 6, Juno 6 and probably Prophet 5 in the track itself. But did I mention the P5 in the video? What a beautiful thing it is. If, on the other hand, you're kinda over the whole synthesizer trip, well, the vid also has cats and lasers. And LPs! Etc. I hope you dig it. Thanks!

http://bigtakeover.com/news/video-premiere-down-around-the-radio-by-anton-barbeau

Nice work and great bass playing as well! Extra points for coffee and cats.  ;)

Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...

Re: Your Music
« Reply #258 on: March 07, 2018, 12:43:59 PM »
Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...

Yeah, that came to my attention as well, particularly the Scary Monsters LP.  ;)

A slight OT question: Since you're partially based in Berlin, will you be at Superbooth?

Re: Your Music
« Reply #259 on: March 07, 2018, 01:09:38 PM »
Danke! And I'm pleased we worked Ultravox, Bowie and XTC record LPs in there...

Yeah, that came to my attention as well, particularly the Scary Monsters LP.  ;)

A slight OT question: Since you're partially based in Berlin, will you be at Superbooth?

Scary Monsters is my fav Bowie. Well, along with Black Star, Heroes, Lodger etc...

I've never been to Superbooth, but I'll be in Berlin during the dates it's running, so perhaps!