3 analog synths, drum machine, vocoder
I realize it's May, but you know
Straight-ahead robot rocker? [more inside]
Companion piece to below, with vocoder. [more inside]
Analog synth + vocoder
Doing sort of a Deadmau5-style beat using an old drum machine (Korg S3). I used the noise wave on my Korg Monologue to create the little cymbal swells every couple bars (classic Deadmau5 trick which I have been trying to copy for a while using different methods). The pulsing synth riff is also kind of a Deadmau5 thing. It's weird - I'm not even that much of a fan of the guy but the handful songs of his that I've liked have clearly influenced me a lot.
More microKORG experimentation, this time a Gillian Welch cover. I've finally gotten around to listening to this album recently, and a lot; it's really latching on to me. The title track is gorgeous and where I can't match Welch's vocals I can get weird instead, so: vocoder time. [more inside]
After coveting the things for 15+ years I finally went and bought a microKORG synth/vocoder from a person in town who was selling it slightly used for cheaper. I have been playing with it all morning and here is an attempt to put several pieces together in a hastily improvised song. [more inside]
A Phil Collins cover! [more inside]
A simple pop song for synth, drum machine and vocoder. Featuring another cheeky sequence from the Prophet-6! [more inside]
vocodin' [more inside]
"I can't do anything without thinking about you next"
A synthy jam about the magic of summer, youth and minivans.
Somehow the idea of doing an alternate podcast theme riffing on Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger got into my head a while a go, and here it is. [more inside]
The sad robot loves you and will never leave you. [more inside]
This is an endlessly rising Radiohead cover vignette; a section from Paranoid Android rises a whole step and repeats itself, and does so again, six times total, before returning to where it started, as a kind of large-scale take on the Shepard tone. [more inside]
A synthed out, vocoded take on Beck's extremely non-synthy song off of Sea Change, as an excuse to fiddle around with Reason 8. [more inside]
Mulp and I tried to do the RPM "Record an album in a month" challenge. We failed. Not because of lack of material. But he got sick, I've got a 2 month old baby. We weren't quite set up for recording at the beginning of the month. We did manage 4 or 5 tracks though. This is one. Nothing but 2 monkeys on a couch, a keyboard and some great pedals for this song.
A short but epic song that dares to ask: Is our only hope in this war against the great space darkness the love of an ageless, gender neutral couple? Will their love be enough? [more inside]
Ethereal dubstep/psychedelic vocoder jam. I think I love this song. [more inside]
polyrhythmic minimal techno, with restrained use of vocoders. [more inside]
A song about how humans fool pests to kill them, from the pest's point of view. Made today in 2 hours. [more inside]
A short, wild song featuring my good friend John Bonham on the skins. [more inside]
A little improv ambient electronic jam I made last night that was definitely influenced by herbs. [more inside]
Just some down-home, old fashioned feel-good minor-key techno cheese. Gets a little Daft Punky near the end.
A recording from 2004 of a song from 1998. I really like vocoders: I think that they are very awesome. More inside!
Post-band-breakup collaboration rock + VST experiment.