The latest loopop video features an interview with electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, focusing on her use of quadraphonic sound.
It’s largely lost in videos, but Ciani uses quadraphonic surround sound as an integral element of her performances. She recently announced the first quadraphonic vinyl release in 30 years.
What you won’t get to really know about Suzanne’s performance until you attend one of her concerts is that all her shows are strictly quadraphonic, and the experience is amazing. That experience can be recreated in the studio, so I set out to create series of videos about creating quadraphonic music and performance.
Here’s Part 1 of that series – a master class with Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne’s gear of choice for quadraphonic is a Buchla system, which is rare and expensive.
In Part 2, I’ll show how you can get similar results with any DAW, a few things that are unique to Ableton Live, and, if you’re into Eurorack, a few ways to perform quadraphonically with standard and specialized modules.