Audiophil – ‘Hope’

Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Nico Steckhan shared this music video, based on a live acoustic glitchtronica performance by Audiophil, Hope.

The track is built around a core of guitar, vocals and cajon, but also makes subtle use of Native Instruments Maschine, Korg MicroKorg and even musical saw to create an original blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. .  Continue reading

Ambient Glitch Jam For OP-1 + Piano (Crank)

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Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, via Trygve Stakkeland, the new hand crank for the OP-1 synthesizer is used to good effect to control glitchy effects, accompanying minimal piano chords.

Technical details below.

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Beat Repeater Rack Extension Sneak Preview

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Kurt Kurasaki demonstrates the upcoming Beat Repeater Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Note: This is a sneak preview. The Rack Extension technology will be introduced in version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials, which are expected to be released in Q2, 2012 . See our intro post on Reason Rack Extensions for details on the new technology.

Free Album Download – Morpion’s Headcleaner

Free Music Friday: Synthtopia reader Martin Herron sends word of his new downtempo/glitch album, Headcleaner, which has been released as a free net release:

IDMf netlabel has just released my first album, Headcleaner. It’s a collection of experimental, ambient, glitchy melodic IDM, in the vein of Plaid, Autechre, etc.

You can preview and download the album via the embed above – or get a free zip download with cover art at the IDMf site.

From the release notes:

“Morpion brings an intriguing and unique edge to the IDM side of things, combining various electronic styles into something universal. Headcleaner appeals to both the glitch and ambient lovers, and its arsenal of downtempo and dub influenced layers inflate the album into a well-rounded embodiment of music.”