Coming from a DnB background myself, I was more then excited when the Master of the genre, DJ Dieselboy hit me up to work on an Intro for his new mix! If you familiar with this mixes, they are not only masterfully done but also each have their own theme. “Beyond the Black Bassline” starts off with a retro vibe (incl. vinyl crackle and static noise) but quickly decent’s into chaos that is Drum n Bass.
Listen to the Intro without the voice over right here.
Now finally listen to his entire mix right here. It’s not for the faint of heart and the only requirement Dieselboy and I have is that you turn your volume up as loud as you can. :)
Earlier this year i decided to start fresh with a few of the tracks. I’m just about to finish “Bleed Forever” which im really excited about. Inspired by Massive Attack, it really has turn into quite an epic tune esp. with the just finished vocals. After the whole darn EP is finished I will have a massive, massive blog about it. Trust me. There’s so much to tell. Good and the bad. And it must be shared!
In all it looks like around 6 tracks with remixes. The Artwork is coming together (from no other then Steve Gerdes) and im even more excited about the ‘producers edition’. Can’t give out more details as of yet but it will be worth the wait.
Waldorf Nave iPad app
I was going to post an updated top ten ipad music app list but then decided to rather talk about Waldorf’s new app ‘Nave’ which is coming soon. Thanks to Rolf Wöhrmann I’ve had the chance to create some presets for it and the Synth is very awesome. It’s basically an advanced wavetable synth with an Oscillator module. If you wanna hear what it sounds like, check my vine account.
Here’s a patch called “Giger Bass”. Note that the keyboard is pressure sensitive in the Y and X axis.
So when you slowly move your finger up (y), opening the filter cut off at the same time you can move to the left/right using the (x) axis. There are really some cool things you can program that way and i hope future hardware keyboards will allow this (actually it’s indeed coming from a German company. More on that later)
Next one is called “Bass drone attack”
You can also see the real-time 3D display of the current Wavetable. But the rabbit hole goes even deeper. You can also customize the wavetable. Say what? Yep. You can also import audio, which will then converted into a wavetable. This is just scratching the surface.
Update! Another example of how crazy you can go with this app. This patch is being triggered by the OP-1:
A year ago I talked about how iOS apps will revolutionize (check out my past top ten ipad apps article over at the Verge.com) how we make music. With the release of such amazing apps as the Audiobus (http://audiob.us/) today the sky is the limit. And just a year later people seem to have embraced the idea of “heh its ok to use an ipad app in a pro gig”. I think a lot of people were skeptical but after came quickly out to ask me how you use it and whatnot. And the Nave synth is just another example how the iOS audio market keeps on innovating.
Every score I worked on in the last 18 months has some sort of iOS sound on it. Doomsday EP, Mass Effect and all of its DLCs etc. I wouldn’t want it any other way because in the end the only thing that counts is that it’s sounding good. The rest really, doesn’t matter. :)
Any questions please just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
More amazing stuff to come and since i’m known as the king of tease, here’s another teaser image for ya. :) Enjoy.