Rather than reaching for Soundcloud to host simple audio I figured I’d keep things focused on the growing YouTube page and start a new series of videos called “Sound Diary”. The idea is a simple outlet to share audio based on whatever projects or gear we’re working with. The first is the excellent ADE-32 Octocontroller from Abstract Data playing some other prototypes and the new Synthrotek DLY module.
Just stumbled across a great video demo of 14 spring reverb units with a simple 808 snare hit going in. Nice demo with a simple source sound showing off the difference in the hardware reverbs. After a great day yesterday on a new project with new people in a great studio I think a spring reverb needs to be on the cards for my place!
After taking on some work recently composing some piano led ambient pieces I’ve been digging back into Nils Frahm’s work. His recent album Solo (check it out here) is goregous with lots of exposed and delicate piano that’s worked beautifully. For the synth heads check at his Boiler Room set below for some more varied sonic textures with synths and FX a plenty!
As we prepare to re-set up, clean & tidy (I’ve been a bit lazy!) and install some new things in the studio as well as re-wiring it all in the room for better integration and workflow … that was a mouth full … what better to share than a video from FACTmagazine sure to onset some gear lust. Heres a studio tour from Mathew Jonson.