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February 6, 2016

New Track: Eyes From The Edge (downtempo synthpop)

A Downtempo Synthpop chugger with an uplifting mood where all the synthesizer parts less 1 lone pulsating TB-303 line come from the Roland JX-03 Boutique synth (Basses, Pads, Flourishes & Lead lines). Drums were a stock glitch kit from Ableton. Recorded Arranged and Mixed January 2016 @blancodisco


January 1, 2016

The 2015 Collection

 

This playlist compiles 2015’s production work here @blancodisco. Went a lot more hardware based for sound sources vs. plugin’ route, although I still rely heavily on Ableton Live for sequencing, arranging and mixdown duties. I enjoyed making and will continue on creating material in the coming year.


December 13, 2015

Dirty House Track: Time To Shut Them Down

New treat from studio @blancodisco… can you guess the samples source?
A dirty deep house track with synthpop hooks.
Have a listen.

 

Devices used in making of this track in no particular order.
Roland JX-03, Dreadbox Erebus, Waldorf Streichfett and Legowelt’s SMACKOS CLAPERNICUS for some retro claps.

 

 

November 11, 2015

Track: Something For My Love

Moody and Bittersweet. Synths abound per usual.

Devices used in making of this track in no particular order.

Roland JX-03 – Synth Bass and 8th Note Progression Stab
Dreadbox Erebus – Deep Bassline, Arp and Klonky Melody
Waldorf Streichfett – String Pads, duh
Elektron Analog Four – 2nd Bass, Counter Melody, Deep Dub Chord and Offkilter bass at the end
Elektron Analog RYTM – All Drums except for one retro clap sound
Legowelt’s SMACKOS CLAPERNICUS for some retro clap fills

September 27, 2015

Track: The Harvest Moon

Today (09.27.15) marks this year’s harvest moon rising in north america. www.almanac.com/content/shine-harvest-moon

Outside of the science, this is the first track I’ve produced using Elektron’s new Overbridge technology. It was a breeze to track both A4 and RYTM as a Jam session in one pass as individual tracks into Ableton Live all without a soundcard and just 2 usb cables using the Elektron supplied Control Panel and VST plugins. I’d say the quality is just fine (44.1khz 16bit for what my computer was able to handle). These were the only two instruments used in the entire track. After the long jam session, I simply edited things down, added some EQ, compression and a few return fx (reverbs, delay) to polish off the mix. I hope you enjoy the results of this simple diddy while looking up into the sky.


July 25, 2015

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.