Cakefolder (Sam Di Nitride) has released a new album, Possibilities, that explores working within the limitation of performing everything live, using Korg Volca boxes and an Electribe 2.
Each of the tracks was recorded live, on video, in the studio.
“I went for a DAW-free music production process and videoed myself doing the performances,” he notes. “Some of the songs are proper song format with vocalists. They get to perform via triggered samples.”
The above video captures the recording of Boom cracker.
Here’s a video intro to the album:
Here’s what he has to say about his recording process:
I was jamming away on my Electribe in my home studio at the weekend, and my son came in to see what all the noise was about. He then started improvising some ‘vocals’ along with my jam, so I popped some headphones on his head and then recorded his voice as a dry vocal, loaded that up into my Volca sample.
Later that evening I recorded the audio and video as a live studio recording and there it was – another track for my album of live studio jams!
The whole album was created in February as part of the annual RPMchallenge.
For the whole album I’ve used a computer-free setup: Korg Electribe 2, Korg Volca Sample, Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca Beats, Korg Monotribe, Korg Monotron Delay, Behringer UMA25S midi keyboard, Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer.