Attorks’ Stop The Time: Here’s a very nice Berlin School style sequenced synth jam, that combines keyboard synthesizers, modular synth sequences and even a little iPad.
This evening I was not that lucky with the recordings. The first take wasn’t that good, the second I liked very much but it appeared I forget to start the audio recording and the third take was somehow distorted again. Then I had a webcam meeting with my friend and walked the dog. After that I decided to try one last take because it was getting very late. And the result is a 23 minute video of which you see the first 15 minutes.
The music starts with two 4-step sequences in Dm from the self-built Modular and the Ian Fritz Teezer Through-Zero VCO combined which the Blacet MiniWave. Some chords on the Roland XP-80 are played and after that an arpeggiated chord on the Waldorf Q Keyboard is heared. The volume of the sequence of the Synthesizers.com Modular is turned up which sequence length is varied during the track. Again some chords on the XP-80 where after the length of the first two sequences is altered to 8-steps. Then a bass note is played on the iPad using an Eden synth voice in NanoStudio (preset A02, 7th Heaven). The arpeggiated bass on the Waldorf Q keyboard is introduced accompanied by notes from the NanoStudio voice and the sequences are transposed to Fm, Am and Cm. I use the two X-Y pads in NanoStudio to alter the sound of the voice. After a while the solo is played on the Clavia Nord Lead 1. At the climax the music is brought back to a minimum and the individual synths are heared.
The title refers to a phrase my friend and I sometimes use when we are together.
The whole video and music will be available on my website soon.
3 thoughts on “Berlin School Sequenced Synth Jam”
sweet. Arp heaven! killer sequences.
This is excellent. Will definitely listen to it again.
This is not only a nice treat for Berlin-school fans, but one that has some added subtle character, which makes it all the more affecting. He has the savvy to set up sequences that sometimes do that interesting sync thing unique to analog sequencer users, where the time signatures (or filter effects) cross one another at intriguing points. Gear Lust sufferers should note that he has an intermediate rig of less-than-brand-new tools, yet the results draw you in all the same. Emotion and class will always win the day.