Live Ambient Performance On Novation Summit

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live ambient performance by r beny on the Novation Summit synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about the performance:

“Novation Summit through the Marantz PMD420 3-head cassette tape recorder.

This is a little bit of a departure from my normal way of playing, building up layers and layers. This is a performance of the bare skeleton of the song. Just playing the patch and living in the moment. Trying to get to the emotion of the song.

The patch for this song is called “Algae” and is included as a factory patch on the Summit in the multi-patch section. You can also find my patches in the Components app.”

r beny’s music is available on Bandcamp.

3 thoughts on “Live Ambient Performance On Novation Summit

  1. Nice work! I understand your layering comment. Its really seductive when even one synth can be a beast, like the Summit. Its rep is rather digital, so it was good to hear its softer side. Ambient is a natural strength with synths.

  2. This is lovely. There is a piece further up the feed here done with a hugely expensive Buchla system which doesn’t have near the emotive qualities of this piece. Proving once again its not the size, but rather how you use it!

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