Aside from an absolutely DISASTEROUS hockey game I watched, I spent some time in the studio. I started playing with something yesterday that is evolving in my mind as a long form ambient broadcast. Tentatively titled 'Lethologica', it's got a nice modular noodle with some beats and samples under it. I'd like to do some more sound design for it and load up the Octatrack before I record it. The hard part, as always, will be finding the time to do so. Maybe I need to take a Work From Home day Thursday…
I’ve been assembling the gear and arranging it so that I could start in earnest the process of writing a follow up to 2012’s ‘Dust’. I am glad to say that I think I am now ‘there’ as far as the cast of characters I am going to use to produce this album. For all of my fellow gear nerds, this will be my core tool set:
- Eurorack Modular System (of course)
- Virus TI2 Polar Dark Star
- DSI Pro2
- Elektron A4, Octatrack and Analog Rytm
- Korg KronosX
I will, of course, be bringing in other tools from my storage closet as I feel the need. My first track that I am writing now is using the Akai MPC1000 through a mess of pedals (Korg SDD3000, Rodeck Restyler, Eventide ModFactor) and that’s turning out well. I like this concept of core devices and rotating in and out the extras. It makes the setup more manageable.
So writing has begun…and I will post about my concepts soon. Time to get to it.