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July 25, 2015

New Track, Electro Techno Styles… ‘Cubic Zirconia’

This is my first track with the newly acquired Dreadbox Erebus monosynth, hailing from Greece of all places. The bassline and the eerie drone noises came from that machine. The lead lines came from the Elektron Analog Four. A Waldorf Streichfett takes on ‘string’ duties. Drums were a combination of Elektron RYTM (808 synthesis and Samples), Analog Four (hats and a industrial sounding kick), XBase09 (909 like sounds0 and a few drum fills came from a DMX Drum kit in Ableton. On the remix, I saved the Oberheim SEM for the outro.


April 19, 2015

New Track, Industrial Inspired, ‘I Know Of The Evil’

Here we have some retro sounding preachers hating on Rock n Roll on this quasi industrial style track. You’ve probably heard some of these before. Some nice FM synthesis bass sounds and brass stabs add some funk to the groove. A simple piano line adds light melodic contrast to the more angry and aggressive  tonal palette.

Using a combination of some hardware, Elektron Analog Four for 2 sounds, the rest of the sound creation is derived from found Samples and a few VSTi PlugIns, Reaktor, FM8, CS-80 and Kontakt ran inside of course my DAW, Ableton Live.

 

and a few hours later… I was able to whip up this REMIX version.


March 29, 2015

New Electro Track, All The Tracking Stations Are Ready

Here’s my slice of a mellow Electro style jam. Dark Synth overtones and metallic drums pulse through this 105 groover.

Produced and Mixed @blancodisco, March 2015


March 15, 2015

Ohh, My new 80’s inspired instrumental track

This is a nu school attempt at 80’s Synthpop. A big throwback to CMI Fairlight Drums which you have heard on countless recordings and Big Epic Lush Synths with a glassy digital feel. The midtempo groove at 105 BPM rocks a steady FM bassline. There’s a 101 synth that creeps in to add some 90’s techno flavor alongside a female vocal sample that could be reminiscent of the classic Sun Electric track, ‘O Loco’. Dig In.

Everything @blancodisco Feb-March 2015

January 1, 2015

2014 Tracks

Here is the collection of tracks I produced in the year 2014. Saw the addition of some new hardware and software instruments and input devices. I’ve tried to challenge myself in some way shape or form. But at the end of the day… I just enjoy the process and feeling of completing one piece and going to the next. It is satisfying to create.. and have something to leave behind that can be listened to. Clocking in at just under 2 hours.


June 21, 2014

The Return of Plastikman – EX

A nice welcome return of ominous pads, reverbed out spaciousness, ping ponging delays and of course… maybe a 303 or two to carry the lead.