Signals From An Elusive Muse – A ‘Mid-Century’ Electronic Music Studio Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a ‘mid-century’ electronic music studio jam by Rod Mitchell, aka Atomic Shadow.

Mitchell works in a sort of alternate future retronica style, inspired by the music of early electronic music pioneers and the soundtracks of classic science fiction films.  Continue reading

Panoramic Wave Generator Inspired By Early Days Of Sampling

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Atomic Shadow has announced the Panoramic Wave Generator – a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the early days of sampling.

Here’s what he has to say about the Panoramic Wave Generator:

I still have an old Akai S-612 and it is one of those things that I never get tired of. You can take a sound and stretch it across the entire keyboard. Depending on your sound it can sound like a howling demon in the low registers or a shrieking bird of prey on the high notes. Of course it has something like 2 seconds of sampling time.

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Atomic Shadow’s The World Of Tomorrow

Michael Dodds created this video for a new track by retro-futurist Atomic Shadow (Rod Mitchell), The World Of Tomorrow.

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Improvisation With Tape Machines & Sine Wave Generators

Sunday Synth Jam: Mid-century style electronic music artist Atomic Shadow performas a ‘semi improvisation featuring tape machines, sine wave generators, burst generator, tape echo, various effects, and a dash of reverb.”

He adds, “This piece includes sounds recorded during a very recent trip to the hospital.”