Noticed this was in a blowout sale and for 25% of the original price couldn’t resist … although aimed at EDM type music, I think there is real potential in ambient or more chillout beat music, this jam is literally an hour or so after taking it out of the box … there are some nice hidden features, mostly around odd time signatures and the fact you can have 16 tracks of a 3 oscillator poly synth (a few sounds here are created quickly on my first opening) … might be nice to throw in my camera bag on hikes too … also the ring has some nice features with built in accelerometer too, and very surprised at the aftertouch included on this ‘toy’… Dawless jam / impro on Zoom ARQ #AR-48 Audio & Video recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia
Video to help people understand some creative potential of poly aftertouch 0:00 Intro to Poly Aftertouch 6:38 Patch No 1 – Back to Basics pAT Filter 12:51 Patch No 2 – Oceanic Morph pAT Wavescans 20:13 Patch No 3 – Desert Strings pAT Mutants, Reverb 28:10 Patch No 4 – Alien Speak pAT LFO speeds 38:01 Patch No 5 – Take A … pAT Arp Ratchet & Chance 45:46 Patch No 6 – Galactic Brass pAT Mixer 54:57 Patch No 7 – Frozen Forest pAT Mutant & Osc Volumes 1:02:50 Patch No 8 – Placebo Caves pAT LFO amounts 1:12:18 Patch No 9 – Fallen Skies pAT ARP Gates & filters 1:18:51 Patch No 10 – Time Begins pAT Pitch, Filters, Mutants, Waves The Young Persons Guide to Polyphonic Aftertouch Programming 10 Beginner Adventures using ASM #Hydrasynth & CME Xkey37
Simple improvisation on Akai EWI controlling Elektron Model:Cycles recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia copied from a response I did below “EWI does most of the ‘MIDI’ translation work as Cycles has a pretty standard midi implementation. You can assign for example the breath sensor to things like velocity and cutoff CCs … the thing you saw me doing here was on one sound tr4 assigning the breath pressure to ‘volume’ also, so that allowed the ‘after’ feel, you can make sounds louder or softer after they have played – but it had the odd effect of locking sounds at zero or full volume if you weren’t playing, so I switch it in and out for sounds other than tr4 here”
0:00 Introductory Mini Jam 3:43 Talk-through of equipment and how it works in a performance context 32:00 Jam, longer format live performance exploring aspects of the rack 51:00 Round the Back – a look at the simple wiring in the case incl: how it is battery powered Live dawless jam / impro and kit talk-through on #NTS-1 s #SQ1 s #VolcaDrum & #VolcaKeys #BehringerModelD #ArturiaMicroFreak Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing
Continuous live dawless jam / improvisation / lesson from an initialised state on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk2. Modulation Rhythmic LFO Parameter & Sound Lock etc Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia FOLLOW ME: Bandcamp Album Releases – https://garyphayes.bandcamp.com/ Support me on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/garyphayes Blog (music posts) – https://www.garyphayes.com/ Facebook (Photography – 19k following) – https://www.facebook.com/garyphayesph… Twitter (26k following) – https://twitter.com/GaryPHayes Instagram (Photography 28k following) – https://www.instagram.com/garyphayes….
Continuous Live Dawless Jam / Impro from initial state – Analog 4 mkii Tutorial 6 – Making Full Tracks in one Analog Four! Track 1 – Drum Machine Track 2 – Four voice chordal pad Track 3 – Bass & seq Track 4 – Solos In a 1990s style – on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk2. Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia recorded via overbridge to Logic Pro X edited in FCPx Chapters 0:20 Sound locking Drums onto track 1 0:56 Parameter locking hats and shakers 2:32 Setting up a full four note chord on track 2 4:53 Playing Cm7 chords in and pLocking two to create EbM7 and AbM7 6.43 Playing a bass in on track 3 then sound designing it 8:10 Adding a higher choppy note on same bass track 3 9:39 Playing a solo using track 4 11.14 Using arpeggios to improve solos 12:19 Fine tuning and some more pLocking to take the piece in other directions 14:18 Using LFO to create rhythm on track 2 pad The Elektron Analog Four mk1 or 2 are often seen as a four voice sequencer, to do some nice basslines or high sequencer parts – a sort of filler instrument. So I did this tutorial to show how firstly each of the four tracks can be much more. We have a drum machine of 7 sounds on one, a full chord of 4 notes on another, a bass plus a choppy sequencer on another and although i use the fourth for a solo part, it could be a whole host of things … The tutorial as usual also shows production flow, how to build a piece, in real time with very little pause. OK I did a few things slower to show the process, but in reality once you get something going on the A4 you can keep going indefinitely, taking the piece across genres and soundscapes – this one did end up going into dark ambient territory from its, shiny 90s dance feel start, but for another tutorial! Enjoy and SUBSCRIBE!
Second in a series of Analog 4 Mk2 tutorials – this is another four track ambient piece, performed as a single continuous ‘hopefully flowing’ piece with, captions explaining what is happening, so you can enjoy the music by itself too. There are a lot of similarities with tutorial 1, but a few more advanced tricks in here, such as noise and drone on single tracks as well as more complex filtering, but in reality the piece itself is more cohesive. Enjoy, and ask questions in the comments! Continuous live dawless jam / improvisation / lesson from an initialised state four track ambient basics
A basic jam aimed at helping those unfamiliar with the basics of Analog 4 building sounds from scratch. Delivered as a continuous live dawless jam / improvisation / lesson from an initialised state four track ambient basics Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia on Elektron #AnalogFour mk2 & #Strymon #BlueSky reverb recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing
Started from totally initialised settings, so no presets. no preparation, no pause, in one continuous 60 minute take. Text captions describe some of the thinking during creation and inlay screen helps see real time settings … Live dawless jam / improvisation Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk ii Recorded into Zoom H6 in stereo no other processing