Sometimes Is Not Enough (Eigenharp Alpha Synth Jam)

Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, Eigenharpist Geert Bevin  performs an original looping composition, played live on the Eigenharp Alpha & Moog Slim Phatty.

Here’s what Bevin has to say about the song, Sometimes Is Not Enough:

It uses a single sound on my Moog Slim Phatty for all the sections of the song. This one of the challenges that I’ve been setting for myself. I want to create only a few very expressive and versatile sounds that I perfectly learn to play on the Eigenharp in all their nuances, as opposed an arsenal of thousands of sounds that are totally unconnected from myself.

Here I’m driving the Slim Phatty over Control Voltage, giving me an incredibly detailed connection to the expression of the sound. This is possible thanks to the Expert Sleepers ES-3 module which converts the data from the Eigenharp over digital ADAT audio to Direct Current.

Pressure on the keys is tied to volume, left-right movement to filter cutoff and up-down movement to pitch. I’m additionally controlling distortion through the breath pipe of the Alpha and delay feedback through its strip controller, both are AudioUnit effects from Rob Papen. The looping is done through Mobius and is controlled through a Rig Kontrol USB MIDI footpedal.

This song can be downloaded from Bevin’s SoundCloud page.

7 thoughts on “Sometimes Is Not Enough (Eigenharp Alpha Synth Jam)

  1. I liked it. I really settled into it. I even wanted a second listen, so I gave it one. It still worked for me. Nice!

  2. Thanks a lot for the kind words! I’m glad to hear that the expressiveness and emotion that I’ve put into this performance is coming across. With analogue synthesisers and CV, I feel like I’m finally on a path that suits me with the Eigenharp and electronic music. The road ahead is still very long, but it’s one that fills me with inspiration 🙂

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