The Germans sure have been kind to me lately! It appears that a composition of mine recently placed on a German TV show called “MDR at 4” which-- according to Google Translate-- is the afternoon magazine on MDR television, broadcast Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm in Leipzig.
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Playing around with some varied synth voices on a new project. The recipe cards that come with the Arturia Microbrute-- those perforated orange sheets behind the keyboard in one of the images (you put them over the console, and they’re marked up to direct knob-twiddling for the creation of certain timbres)-- allow for templates I can tweak for further editing of unique voices. Pretty cool. I’ve also looked up some patches on mbpatches.com, and originally I was noting each URL I cribbed from for recall, but I wound up tweaking them all so much that eventually I didn’t even bother with that. Instead, the photo documentation of knob settings (plus post-it note to remind me of modulation actions) in the other image depicts the high-tech method I’m using in case I ever have to recall any of those. And of course, none of this is just an excuse to mess around with my synth. No siree Bob. Not a chance.
A new composition I’ve been working on. I woke up one morning with this melody in my head and liked it a lot. Sang it into my phone, which is kind of a sonic sketch pad that I use in place of a memory. I wondered if it was one of those things where you realize how dumb it is once you wake up a little more, or if I’d still like it once I was more awake. I did like it as much once I was more awake, though it is still definitely dumb. For some reason it made sense to have some wacky analog synth noise way in the background, maybe as a mirror for the wacky bass line. I love that I have no idea how to describe what genre of music it is. Anyway… enjoy!