Getting the Tape Grain Glitch case back into working order… plus Track – Sounds From the Universe

More or less took a couple week musical break. Two things happened. First, I wanted to do some more case modifications to my make noise case… and having to take it apart, drill and Dremel… it was a several day investment of time for getting it all squared away, measure everything to get it toContinue reading “Getting the Tape Grain Glitch case back into working order… plus Track – Sounds From the Universe”

Roland SP-404 mk2 Firmware 1.13 Bugs, Issues, Concerns, Oddities, and Feature Requests

These notes are all for SP 404 mk2 firmware 1.13. Bugs In pattern mode there is a slight gap between the end of a pattern and the start back to 1.1.1. In pattern mode edit, you cannot adjust the start position of the pattern, only the end position. Exported samples do not contain the projectContinue reading “Roland SP-404 mk2 Firmware 1.13 Bugs, Issues, Concerns, Oddities, and Feature Requests”

Roland SP-404 mk2 – Second(?) Attempts

Had some slight misinformation… the semitone changes with PITCH/SPEED are -12 semitones and +7 semitones for a range (effectively down 50% or up 50%). The CHROMATIC mode can do +/- 12 semitones. Obviously you can resample to stretch beyond this… but wanted to clarify that if you’ve got something specific you’re looking to do thatContinue reading “Roland SP-404 mk2 – Second(?) Attempts”

The Roland SP-404 mk2 is in… Initial Thoughts

Got mine Wednesday… been knocking on the pads quite a bit. Never had a 404 (but got the 202 and 303)… mostly a heavy MPC user… so my thoughts come at this through mostly an MPC lens, but definitely with appreciation of where the SP line has come from in previous generations. One of theContinue reading “The Roland SP-404 mk2 is in… Initial Thoughts”

Track – Isolation

Not sure why, but this feels like it is in the space of the ‘peak sound’ I’ve been working towards with this setup. Still a bit noisy and still a bit awkward to control sometimes, but hands on, a bit glitchy, and something that can sustain momentum. The track started the day as something happier,Continue reading “Track – Isolation”

MPC Forums Beat Battle #321 – How You Flop

First, shout out to MPC Forums, and check out the Beat Battle #321 thread if you want to see what others are up to at https://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=212572 I guess this track was about 90 minutes to put together? A lot of the time was spent chopping, and then finding different lines. I gave a stab atContinue reading “MPC Forums Beat Battle #321 – How You Flop”

Music Studio Audio Setup – Zoom H6 Issues and How I Addressed Them

I’ve been working on trying to figure out where I am having issues with my audio setup, to try and get a hotter signal in my video recordings. So I drew up a rough sketch to see if I could get some notes on what the issue might be and go from there… The longContinue reading “Music Studio Audio Setup – Zoom H6 Issues and How I Addressed Them”

Track – Learning to Exhale

Honestly, this was my excuse to play with the Strymon Starlight and not make a beat… I still have time for a beat though 😀 So the patch is *relatively* simple… it’s mostly 0chd LFOs running around to just give some movement to the patch, and a DPO running into an RxMx/Optimix so I canContinue reading “Track – Learning to Exhale”