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December 5, 2011 7:58 AM

Dub synth techno.

Work in progress. Feedback appreciated.

Technical details: No samples outside of the basic 909 drum patches. 3 4xOsc synths, 1 drum machine. Very light effects - two synced delays, an EQ and a simple compressor. Produced and recorded entirely on a netbook.

posted by loquacious (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This sure reminds me of the good old days of Instinct Ambient. Specifically this makes me think of Dominic Woosey (Mysteries of Science, Neutron 9000, United Frequencies of Trance). Good stuff!
posted by aubilenon at 10:47 AM on December 5, 2011

This sure reminds me of the good old days of Instinct Ambient.

I can totally live with that. It's about the same level of technology being used, too. Except hardware synths, drum machines and MIDI sequencers don't crap out under system overhead load when you put too much CPU-hogging feedback into the delay or something.

Anyway, yeah, one of the things I've been doing with the last 5-6 tracks or so is teaching myself the basics of IDM by limiting myself only to the most basic tools in Ableton Live to help emulate that 1990-2000ish IDM sound. (Basically a mixer, a sequencer, a synth or three, a drum machine and a couple of effects pedals. Maybe a sampler.)

At around 3:30 to 4:00 minutes during the break I think I accidentally discovered how The Orb makes that lush, minimal, dubby, loopy sound I love so much that's found in dozens of their songs and it's basically all just the delay with minimal input. (Granted, the other part is good programming to play with the delay.)
posted by loquacious at 2:30 PM on December 5, 2011

yeah, nice work, i'm enjoying this.
posted by dubold at 1:54 PM on January 2, 2012

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