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Meet Eurorack modules with literal dirt, radiation, coded viruses


If you like dirt in your distortion, now you can have … literal dirt. Like, a big pile of Earth inside a Eurorack, conditioning an amplifier circuit and producing distortion. That kind of dirt.

I don’t want to say that Eurorack buyers will now buy anything, but you be the judge: 40 buyers sold out the first run of the ERD/ERD “Earth Return Distortion” and filled up the wait list. (What I don’t know is whether anyone took the manufacturer up on the sale offer – send dirt from a cool place, get a discount.)

Call it Goth Electronics. Builder Martin Howse, based between London and Berlin, has in the past built weirdo noise synths with names like the Black Death and Dark Interpreter. Mater Tenebrarum—Our Lady of Darkness looks a little like a Doctor Who prop builder decided to get into DIY circuit making. Now, Martin wants to “infect and contaminate” the world of Eurorack. It’s not clear whether this is a product teaser or a threat.


Under the rubric of psychogeophysics, Martin’s research in general explores the way sound signal can be transformed by its surroundings. On ERD/ERD, that means the module responds to variations in electrical and atmospheric interference. And more ideas are coming. One has “viral” code that runs on its CPU to generate different waveforms. Another will have a radioactive source inside to generate true random waveforms. Another is – a speech synth/vocoder, though I don’t know if the “WORM” part is meant to be taken literally.

Sounds, uh… erm… pristine?

And the upcoming “infection” module sounds… uh… like a velvet fog. A gentle lullaby. (You Eurorack folks really do have a sizable budget for modules, don’t you? Okay. Just asking. — ducks.)

The same interests have lead Martin to build electromagnetic detectors, an art installation that attempts to make a computer out of earth, a circuit in mud (pictured), and more. There seems to be a new genre emerging here. (On the subject of electromagnetic signals, see also the LOM microphones we covered earlier, though there the emphasis was on capturing “delicate” sounds rather than contaminating signal with the outside world.)


More modules are coming in 2015/2016. Now, I have to say, I love it. After all, if you’re going to go weird, don’t go a little weird – that might just lead to something that isn’t terribly useful. Go a lot weird, and you wind up with something that’s part art, part product.

Plus, outside of Eurorack, I find Martin’s research and art experiments fascinating. Have a look:

ERD modular eurorack series

micro research – Martin Howse [London/Berlin]

The post Meet Eurorack modules with literal dirt, radiation, coded viruses appeared first on Create Digital Music.

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Turn A Song Into A Live Remix Performance In Ableton + Maschine

At the crossroads of DJing and production lies the evolving role of the live producer/performer. Not truly a DJ, but more than a producer, it begs the question – what does “playing live” mean in this day and age? It’s a personal decision – some will choose to DJ – itself an honorable and life-long quest –  while others will seek more performative live experiences. In today’s tutorial, Mad Zach shares one strategy for taking a finished song and using parts of it to create a performable kit in Ableton and Maschine.

Building A Live Remix From Stems

The goal of this approach is to use core elements from the song to create a kit to be played live. We’re not going to stress too much about trying to make it sound exactly like the produced song (that’s what the song is for). Instead, we’ll be inspecting the song for juicy sound design, snippets, instruments and drums. The main objective: make something which is fun to play and sounds cool. Think of it more as a live remix and you may unlock a whole new dimension to the song you’ve created once you put it to your fingers.

The song I work with in the video is one I’ve just finished for a Soundhunters remix contest curated by Jean Michel Jarre. If you enjoy the music in the video, grab the free download (final song posting in a few hours) here. You might also like to participate in the contest and get some free samples – the details are here on Soundhunters

Step 1: Group/Bus Tracks By Type

The key to capturing a song’s “essence” into playable one shots for your live remix is resampling. This is the process of recording the output of your master bus into one audio file. It’s like exporting a bounce, but all within your DAW, and with quick control over what layers get included.

Resampling is so important because it can be paired with grouping and solo-ing to create samples which contain complex, dimensional bits from the song. There are several ways to resample layers from a song – I prefer to create a system of track groups, and use a spare audio track for resampling. To do this, sort all of your tracks into groups based on type of sound. For example, drums, bass, atmospheres, FX. Once grouped, you can easily solo the groups one at a time and record them – isolated – onto your resampling audio track.

Step 2: Setup Resampling Track

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In order to start resampling, we have to first create a new audio track, select “resampling” for the input, and arm it. This will make it so that whatever layers we solo will be recorded onto the resampling track.

Step 3: Record The Cool Bits

As soon as the routing is set up in the DAW, you can start recording. I like to work with a mental checklist of types of sounds to record. Core drum sounds are a great place to start, as they allow me to try ideas in the context of a beat. I recommend experimenting with resampling your entire drum bus, FX included. To record a bus, just solo that group, arm your resampling track, pick a start point where you want the audio to capture, and hit record. If you want to normalize the samples before bringing them into the kit, you can “consolidate” them by hitting command-J before dragging them to a cell/pad.

When you’ve got some drums, its good to move quickly on to find something which you can “latch” onto in a more melodic or directional capacity. For this the atmosphere bus can be good, as I typically include the hook in this bus.

Step 4: Load Resampled Bits Into A Kit

In the video, I use Maschine to build the kit, but it is just as easy to work with Ableton’s drum rack. The process is really straight forward. Just click and drag your resampled bits onto the pads and play with them to find the right placement. Adjust your start and end points to taste.

In order to play the cells, a MIDI controller is required, but you could work with as many or few cells as you like. With fewer pads, you may want to consider resampling even more layers together. For more information on finger drumming and some tips for where to put which types of sounds, check out this video I made a few years ago – or check out a full tutorial here

Don’t feel like you have to hit every one shot, you can also use this technique to work with loops or a sequencer!

Some parameters you might want to explore when loading your resampled song bits onto the pads:

  • volume envelope
  • filter cutoff
  • FX: delay, reverb
  • side-chain compression
  • choke groups

Step 5: Play (and save) Your Kit!

Now that you’ve got all your sounds recorded and loaded, it’s up to you to start tickling those pads and making the magic happen. But if you’re only just starting to finger drum, don’t worry, simply design the kit to be easy to play. Try working with loops that you can retrigger and hold down, and more layers combined when you create your one shots. And if you’re not keen to finger drum, you can just as easily use the sequencer, set up some good macros, and take more of a techno approach.

By turning your track into a kit, you can use it live, or even recycle choice bits from it for later use. All in all this is a great technique for producers who want to try playing their songs like an instrument. It’s always surprising what comes out, often times you’ll find a whole new perspective on a song you thought was set in stone.

Mad Zach’s Maschine remix project from this video will be posted on his profile soon. Do you have a cool strategy for performing original material live? Tell us in the comments! 

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Watch The Trailer For Upcoming Daft Punk Documentary

daft punk documentary

Even though there are near decades in between their releases, Daft Punk never cease to grab the full attention of both media and the music industry with every new year. Their latest successful attempt to recapture the global spotlight – just after taking it earlier this summer with the release of french flick ‘Eden’ which loosely revolved around the enigmatic French musical phenomenon – comes in the form of a soon to be released documentary called ‘Daft Punk Unchained’. Distributor BBC Worldwide just released the first trailer, which can be viewed below. 

Kanye West: “Who revolutionised dance music the most? [..] Daft Punk”

Although rather vague, the trailer’s content allows the viewer get a hint of what the documentary will entail: existing and never before shown footage and interviews with ‘the robots’ and interviews with colleagues and industry people whom they have worked closely with, like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nile Rodgers, and songwriter Paul Williams.

One fragment shows us Kanye West giving the answer to his own question: “Who revolutionised dance music the most? [..] Daft Punk”. I don’t know about you, but these 40 seconds were enough to spark my interest.

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Medsound – Enjoy Yourself [Spa In Disco]


On October 2nd Barcelona’s Medsound will release his newest future-disco package on Spa In Disco to kick off the autumn in synthwave style… On the seventh outing for the label based in the Balearic Islands of Spain, Medsound delivers three dazzling themes for the dance floor. The title track Enjoy Yourself sets the mood of the EP with subtle whispers and synth echos over expanding arpeggios and uptempo drums. Make It Bright is a beautiful builder where twinkling synthesizers shake hands with dreamy chords and low pitched vocal lulling. Rounding out the EP, the tempo picks up for five mesmerizing minutes with utopian pads and a cheery clav line in the infectious percussion ensemble of Migjorn.

Medsound – Enjoy Yourself [Spa In Disco]

**CLICK HERE if you do not see the Soundcloud player.


Release Date: 02-10-15
Label: Spa In Disco
Artist: Medsound
Cat#: SPA007

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Connect with Spa In Disco
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The post Medsound – Enjoy Yourself [Spa In Disco] appeared first on Music is 4 Lovers.

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DHA & The Boom Room Present: My Favorite Robot

my favorite robot

My Favorite Robot is the trio of Jared Simms, James Teej, and Voytek Korab, three Canadian DJ/producers who in a space of a few short years have become a central part of the global electronic music scene.

Simms & Korab originally formed the My Favorite Robot act in Montreal back in 2002 and the label in 2008, shortly after Jared’s move to Toronto from Montreal. At the same time, the duo hooked up with the No19 Music crew and James Teej and a new chapter in Canadian music history was born. Teej, who was already recording for Rekids and other influential imprints, soon became involved in the My Favorite Robot label and a musical affinity between himself and Simms & Korab lead to the duo becoming a trio.

Whilst their good friends at No.19 went on to form the massively successful Art Department, the boys at MFR worked alongside them building their own label into a global beacon for quality electronic music.

Artist Page  Soundcloud 

The post DHA & The Boom Room Present: My Favorite Robot appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Charts September 27, 2015

Mike Fossati

  1. Zepherin Saint featuring Ann Nesby & 3G "Optimistic" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
  2. Wipe The Needle featuring Alex Lattimore "Did you ever" (Slapped Up Soul Records CD Promo)
  3. Soulplate & Gerard John featuring Lisa Kekaula "Best in me" (Soulplate Records CD Promo)
  4. Su Su Bobien "All I want to do" Kerri Chandler "Love will find a way" (Luyo Remixes)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
  5. Deepconsoul "Close up" (House of Stone CD Promo)
  6. DJ Pope featuring Sheila Ford "So into U" (POJI Records CD Promo)
  7. Kop Afro Soul featuring Siya "Love alive" (Antidote Music CD Promo)
  8. Various "Soulful Deep & Dope (Created by Reel People)" (Reel


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Album Review: Darryl D'Bonneau "House of Love (The Duets Project)" (Atwork Records CD Promo)

Darryl D'Bonneau House of Love (The Duets Project)From legendary house music artist Darryl D'Bonneau (remember "More than anything" released back in1992 on New Generation Records?) comes "House of Love (The Duets Project)", a paramount album featuring collaborations with an illustrious list of guests artists such as Inaya Day, Kenny Bobien, Stephanie Cooke, Michelle Weeks and Dawn Tallman to name just a few of the line up. What else can we say other than we love each of the songs of the album, without doubt this is


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