Modular synth-makers WMD have launched a new video series, WMD Test Lab, highlighting modular gear and guitar pedals in an improvised live performance setting.
The first video in the series features WMD’s Tyler Thompson (who performs as T2) in a performance using only eurorack modular gear.
Alex Anderson from WMD explains the rationale of the performance video series:
“The idea of the videos are to put new and old products alike through the paces and use them in a live, improvised setting. Tyler improvised the patch from scratch and the performance is one take and recorded live. After the performance, we talk briefly about the modules he used, and the ideas he had before and during the performance. How the ideas changed throughout the performance, and what inspired him to come up with the patch.
“We’ve been working really hard to get these new modules out to the public but before we do, we must test the products in the same situation we hope to see them used in. We figured, while we test them, why not shoot a video?”
The main modules used in this video are the Bastl Knit Rider, WMD Synchrodyne, HexInverter Mutants, and a couple of as-yet-unreleased WMD products, the Aperture and Performance Mixer.
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