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modular notes about the track:

"Retrospect is recorded on a stereo track in Live10. When I got Contour1 (Joranalogue) in my rack I started out using it as a VCO. The main lines in the track are recorded samples from sequences done on Contour1 with several FX that I recorded a few months back. I came across them when I started Retrospect. The samples were cut in different clips which are sequenced by ST modular's path. The melody which kicks in half way is sequenced by Eloquencer and spit out by 2hp Pluck and travels through several destinations. It took a lot of time to get the track right, but as mentioned in my bio, I’m just scratching the surface and the learning path is far from an end. I just hope you enjoy it."

 

Video: see the "video" page of modular404, or click  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMv3SRX4CIQ


Links:

http://www.facebook.com/halfgeleider

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC93yldD4ZUePyVUgTE2y4-Q

   

Modules:


  • Winter Modular: Eloquencer
  • Xaoc: Batumi, Praga, Belgrad
  • Befaco: Kickall
  • Ladik: D-420 drum girl
  • Joranalogue: Contour1, Switch4, Transmit2
  • Doepfer: A-140-2
  • Shakmat Modular: Knight Gallop, White Gallop, Time Wizard, Time Apprentice
  • Tessitura tailor, Hi-Pass
  • 2hp: Pluck
  • Qu-Bit: Chord v2
  • Happy Nerding: Fx-aid
  • Void Modular: Hexagram
  • 1010 bitbox
  • After Later Audio: uBurst
  • ST Modular: Franz, Path
  • Mutable Instruments: Ripples (3x), Peaks
  • Music Thing Modular: Radio Music
  • WMD: MSCL
  • ZVEX: Instant Lo-Fi Junky
  • Strymon: Magneto
  • Flight of Harmony: Plague Bearer

This track was recorded in a single live take. Only a few edits and rhythmic arrangements were made to enhance the sound.


“Line is the path of a point moving through space. A line may move up, down, left or right. it may climb, fall, twist, float or dance. it may swell, taper, divide or multiply. Line is a record of actions. Our eyes [ ears ] may move with a line as it is formed or they may move along existing lines. Line is everywhere.” Discovering line

 

Video: https://youtu.be/4eim5XbucD0


Links:

https://soundcloud.com/valentinrocher

https://valentinrocher.bandcamp.com/

   

Modules:


Bass

  • Cwejman BLD 


Rhythm

  • SSF Bassdrurm 
  • Erica Synths Hats
  • Bastl Noise in Wasp filter and Optomix 
  • Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas


Voices & FX 

  • uBraids
  • Make Noise DPO
  • Make Noise Telharmonic 
  • Make Noise Mmg
  • Bubblesound Diod
  • System80 Jove
  • Make Noise Mimeophon
  • Strymon Magneto


Seqs & mods

  • WMD Metron
  • Shakmat Knight Gallop
  • Xaoc Batumi
  • Pamela’s Workout
  • WMD SSF Blender

This 100 % modular track uses classic east-coast synthesis techniques. It runs on one repetitive sequence (like Berlin school music) programmed on the Stillson Hammer MK 2 (which was clearly a game changer when it took place inside my rack) and is played and tweaked live via the offset capabilities of this amazing sequencer. Previously played during an “Ambiant Lay Down”’ event in Brussels, cYclIc bAckgrOUnd was Recorded in one take in january 2020 via the stereo output of the Befaco Hexmix.

 

Link : https://soundcloud.com/arkoddmodularworks/sh-session-one-modular-live-at-ambiant-lay-down

   

Modules:  


Sequencer : Stillson Hammer MK 2


Mixer : Befaco HEXMIX


Sounds and tones

  • 3 Klavis Twin waves
  • 1 Braids
  • 1 Plaits
  • 1 Noise Engeenering Loquelic iteritas
  • Intellijel filters (Korgasmatron, uVCF)
  • WMD / SSF MMF

 

Modulation  

  • Xaoc Batumi
  • Intellijel Quadra

 

FX

  • Dave Smith Character
  • Tip Top Audio Z-DSP
  • 4MS Dual looping delay

Modules:


  • Mutable Instruments Marbles 
  • Mutable Instruments Plaits
  • Xaoc Batumi LFO
  • Intellijel Plonk
  • 1010Music Bitbox 
  • Erica Pico DSP
  • Happy Nerding VCA
  • Happy Nerding Out


video





 

 

 

This is a MONO track, like many original Space Age tracks.


See this video for module listing


(the additional noise is not a fax machine, it is the zoom motor from the camera)

 

 

 

Modules


  • Sputnik Modular - Keyboard
  • Sputnik Modular - 5 step Voltage Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Selector
  • Sputnik Modular - Oscillator
  • Sputnik Modular - Quad VCF/VCA ( as lowPassGate)
  • Sputnik Modular - West coast Random Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Quad function & Trigger Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Four Tape Delay / Dual Crossfader
  • Sputnik Modular - 6-ch Stereo Mixer
  • The Haverstman - Hertz Donutz MkII
  • ALM - Akemie's Taiko
  • ALM - Pamela workout (old)
  • Sonic Potion - Penrose
  • 2HP - Seq
  • Xaoc - Warna
  • Xaoc - Bytom

 

 

Modules


  • Ginko Taptempo LFO2
  • Serge Resonant EQ 
  • Buchla Dual LPG
  • Buchla Dual function generator
  • Doepfer A-199 Spring
  • Mutable Instruments Plaits
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds (x2)
  • Music Thing Modular Radio Music
  • Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 for sample playback
  • Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 for FX
  • TipTop SD09
  • Erica Synths Pico Drums
  • Erica Synths Black Hole DSP2
  • DIY Ringmodulator
  • DIY FUZZ
  • DIY Distortion
  • DIY Tube amp
  • Harvestman R1932 & Doepfer A110 for bassline
  • HSTA Baby 8 Sequencer
  • Ridrum Tk-09 kick drum
  • DIY Noise & Sample/hold generator
  • Lfo's, VCA's and attenuators
  • Beatstep Pro for main sequencing

 

 

A new release from Onsturicheit!

“Wij Zullen Valken Zijn Met Arends Ogen” is a dark trip with cinematic dialog samples.


modulargrid: onsturicheit

 

more about Onsturicheit: onsturicheit on facebook

 

 

 Modules:


Sound sources: 

 

  • Braids
  • Mungo g0
  • MakeNoise STO
  • MI Rings
  • E340 Cloud Generator

 

Modulation & Filtering

 

  • Dual Borg
  • Dave Smith filter
  • O_C
  • Temps Utile
  • Wogglebug
  • MakeNoise Function
  • Intellijel Quadra
  • MakeNoise Optomix
  • MI Frames

 

FX

 

  • MI Clouds
  • SSF Delay
  • 2HP Reverb
  • Disting MK3

 

 

Bomb Of Hope on soundcloud: soundcloud

 

Bomb Of Hope on youtube: youtube


Modules:

 

  • 2hp 4 Channel Mixer
  • Bastl Instruments GrandPa Granular Sampler
  • Befaco Muxlicer voltage controlled switch and sequencer
  • Blue Lantern Modules Diode VCF 
  • Bubblesound Instruments VCA
  • Circuit Abbey Gozinta Input & Amplification
  • Doepfer A-150 Dual voltage controlled Switch
  • Doepfer A-152 voltage controlled switch
  • Doepfer A-106-5 SEM VCF
  • Doepfer A-170 Slew Limiter
  • Grayscale x0x heart
  • Intellijel Quadra Quad Envelope / Function Generator
  • Intellijel Korgasmatron II filter, oscillator & Expander
  • Intellijel Metropolis Sequencer
  • Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter Dual Complex Wavetable VCO
  • Livewire Electronics FrequenSteiner filter.
  • Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie
  • Mutable instruments Braids
  • Mutable instruments Clouds Texture synthesizer
  • Orthogonal Devices ER-301 voltage controlled DSP
  • Pittsburgh Modular Filter 
  • Pittsburgh Modular Mixer
  • Temps Utile 6x clock generator
  • Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythms Step Sequencer
  • Tiptop Audio Z8000 MK1 Matrix Sequencer
  • Tiptop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO MKII
  • Vermona quad MIDI Interface
  • Vermona Fourmulator Quad Digital LFO

 

modulargrid:

Nueve Vidas 1

Nueve Vidas 2

 

Nueve Vidas on facebook: facebook

Modules:

 

  • Synthrotek Chaos Nand
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds, Rings, Peaks
  • Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium
  • Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
  • Doepfer A-190-3
  • Make Noise Maths

 

modulargrid: Kivig

 

Lars Kivig on facebook: facebook

 

 

Modules:

 

  • Ornament & Crime
  • Mutable Rings, Veils, Clouds
  • Orgone Accumulator
  • Dervish
  • Meth Amp

 

modulargrid: Markt -2705

 

Mark Thomson on soundcloud

 

Markt on youtube

 

 Modules:


  • Joranalogue Audio Design: Link 2, Mix 3, Filter 8
  • Antumbra 6MIX
  • Bastl Instruments GrandPa, SPA
  • Erica Synths Pico DSP, Pico VCF1
  • Intellijel Rainmaker
  • Music Thing Modular Radio Music
  • Mutable instruments: Marbles, Stages, Rings, Blinds, Clouds, Plaits, Ears
  • mxmxmx dual offset/attenuator
  • Pusherman µO_C
  • 2hp Brst, Freez

 

modulargrid: Nordlys The Boat rack

 

 

more about Nordlys: Norlys on facebook

 

Modules:


  • Mannequins Mangrove, Just Friends, Cold Mac, and Three Sisters
  • Mutable Instruments Stages
  • Monome Teletype and Ansible
  • Intellijel Noise Tools


modulargrid: Benjamin Column Generation rack



more about Benjamin Mauch: Benjamin Mauch on BandCamp

Modules:


  • Audio Damage: ADM06 Sequencer 1
  • Doepfer: A-138b, A-188-1C, A-124 modified WASP
  • Erica Synths: Pico MODulator, Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO, Black Polivoks VCF, Black Octasource, Black Hole DSP, Pico Drums, Pico Multi
  • Gargoyle: Delay 2.0
  • Intellijel: Atlantis, Rainmaker
  • Make Noise: Maths, STO, Rosie, Richter Wogglebug 2014, Rene, Telharmonic
  • Malekko Heavy Industry: MUTE 4
  • Music Thing Modular: Simple EQ, Radio Music, Spring
  • Mutable instruments: Grids, Tides, Clouds, Links
  • Noise Engineering: Mimetic Sequent
  • Pittsburgh Modular: MIDI 3, WAVEFORMS, LFO2 (Mk. II), LPG (Mk. II), Filter (Mk. II), Mix Mult (Mk. II), Envelope (Mk. II), Dual VCA (Mk. II), Outs (Mk. II), Toolbox (Mk. II), Mixer (Mk. II)

 

Shakmat Modular: Bishop's Miscellany

 

modulargrid: onsturicheit

 

more about Onsturicheit: onsturicheit on facebook

modular notes about the track:

 

bassline

DPO through plague bearer for extra distortion, through A106-5 to tame it. A mod wheel is controlling the filters, making them scream towards the end. Sequenced by either a Moskwa, or manually by pressing René notes. A dubbed Shapeshifter part through Polaris is adding extra unharmonic metallic noise klangs as well

 

main sequence

E370 in morph+fold mode, using just a simple sine, going through an E440, sequenced by Metropolis (several stored variations of the main sequence), I'm opening up the wavefolder and E440 cutoff manually, and "play" the metropolis throughout the song.

- percussion is Rings + Elements, getting triggers from two outputs os Branches + some random modulation

 

keyboard pad sound

2 channels of E370 in morph+cloud mode, through clouds with manual pitch shifting (oct up and down), played live on a keystep

 

bass drum

basimilus iteritas, triggered by the reset pulse of the 7-step sequence on Metropolis

 

Pulse Mandala: "A lot of things are modulated, and others are manually tweaked. It took me a bit of rehearsing to get the right take down in one go. I recorded multitrack (6 parts) for better balancing the mix & FX afterwards."

 

more about Pulse Mandala: www.pulsemandala.com

Modules:

 

  • Hexinverter BD9
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds
  • Intellijel Plonk
  • Tiptop Hats909
  • Erica Pico Drums
  • Mutable Instruments Braids
  • Mutable Instruments Peaks
  • Synthrotek MST Filter
  • 2hp VCA
  • 2hp Filt
  • Music Thing Modular Turing Machine

 

more about Olan Galactica: http://olan.tech

Modules:


Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythms (main clock & trigger source) Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot (supporting trigger & gate source) Tiptop Audio Z8000 (Pitch source) Tiptop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO MKII Tiptop Audio Z2040 LP-VCF Tiptop Audio Z4000 VC-EG Tiptop Audio ONE Tiptop Audio Z-DSP (reverb) Tiptop Audio Z-DSP (delay) 4ms Company Rotating Clock Divider V2 (dividing irregular clock) Noise Engineering The Mullet (2x = dividing clock, gate and pitch) Pittsburgh Modular Mix Mult (4x = feeding singmals into Z-DSP’s) Pittsburgh Modular Outs (6 x = feeding sound into Mackie 1604 VLZ pro) Pittsburgh Modular WAVEFORMS (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular LFO2 Pittsburgh Modular Toolbox Pittsburgh Modular LPG Pittsburgh Modular Filter Pittsburgh Modular Envelope (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular Dual Index (VCA / VC Mixer) (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular Time Runner Pittsburgh Modular Chain Reactor Pittsburgh Modular Generator Pittsburgh Modular GenXpander Pittsburgh Modular SYNTHESIZER BOX Pittsburgh Modular Modulator Pittsburgh Modular Sequence Mungo Enterprises g0 Make Noise Richter Wogglebug Make Noise Maths Dave Smith Modular DSM01 Curtis Filter Maker.ie PATCHBLOCKS Moog Mother 32 KOMA Elektronik Vactrol SVF-201 KOMA Elektronik Poltergeist KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer KOMA Elektronik Fieldkit KOMA Elektronik FX kitDIY Bass string (played by electro motor via Fieldkit dc interface) Trogotronic m669AJH Synth Minimod Transistor Ladder Filter AJH Synth Minimod Discrete Cascaded VCA AJH SynthMinimod Contour Generators Mackie 1604 VLZ pro

 

SONICrider: "I recorded live in one take – 5 versions of the “TIMELESSNES” arrangement as a stereo recording (Mackie 1604 VLZ pro into Ableton via UAD Apollo). Mastering with Softube Console 1 Solid State Logic SL 4000 emulation and LUFS metering obtaining a -14,1 LUFS. After mastering and listening the 5 version 3 are favs: those 3 shared with friends, musicians & modular404 to select the final version." 

 

more about SONICrider: www.sonicrider.nl

“However, Struggle” relies heavily on the Verbos Complex OSC provides the main sequence, which is run through an Intellijel Rainmaker and a Makenoise Erbeverb to create that dense ambience in the background.

 

The bass is classically sequenced.

 

All additional pads and melodies are played live via a quantized pressure points and through the same effects chain on top.

 

Drums: mainly Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum and Snare and the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteras Alter, run through the Mutant Hot Glue.

 

All ambience channels where run through a dbx compressor to achieve the pumping side chain effect halfway through.

 

more about HHNOI: www.hhnoi.com