Grooveboxes are amazing tools for anyone doing electronic music, so I thought a topic about them would be more well timed now!
Some time ago I got a MOTU 828 MkII that I intended to keep as my spare sound card...
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably remember my past post about why I'm not so keen on recent groove boxes - htt...
This time, I tried to do the video a bit different, and recorded it during daytime, with the interface sided for the camera (so you should b...
If you remember, I promised to make quite some posts about the Clavia Nord Modular G2, but so far, it has been a bit absent from this blog.....
If you never heard about them, that's not surprising, as these machines are really really rare!
And now it is time for a quick video, showing how well the Clavia Nord Modular G2 can team up with Liine's Lemur app!
More precisely, they are working with the new re-issue of the CEM 3340 chip, which, a VCO chip used on many truly classic synths!
Get ready for a "fluty" performance, cause this drone uses some physical modelling tricks to achieve really nice sounds! :D
If you remember my previous posts, the idea behind these two performances was to compare the Korg MS20 with the Korg iMS20 (controlled by th...
quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2017
Electro Harmonix Small Stone, a classic Phaser!
If you are familiar with synths and phasers, you most likely know about the amazing Electro Harmonix Small Stone, the classic phaser used by Jean-Michel Jarre together with his Eminent 310u to obtain those amazing string sounds!
I had one in two different occasions before.
The first one I got was an American one, which I ended up selling.
Some time later, I ended up getting a Russian version, but it didn't last that long either...
While it is an amazing unit, I ended up feeling that it is a pretty limited effect to be really worth keeping...
When it comes to effects, I think digital effects can sound really amazing as well, and most of them are quite more versatile than their analog counterparts.
When I decided to get rid of my first one, I did a small test comparing it with my Korg A1 (which unfortunately I didn't record...), and while I could definitely notice the difference, I felt the Korg A1 had too many advantages for me to favour the Electro Harmonix Small Stone...
I got another one later on, but ended up again not feeling it was a must in my setup and got rid of it...
Fortunately later on I ended up getting a Roland SPH-323 phaser, which I find much more interesting, especially when used together with a modular synth, since it has CV inputs and outputs, but that's a story for another post ;)
This post I'll finish by posting the link to a demo I did of the Russian Electro Harmonix Small Stone that I had (the one in the photo), in which I process the signal of a Roland MC-202 with it!
This is not the conventional use for this pedal, so I felt it could be interesting ;)