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”

Track – Starlight By The Beach

I did a thing Well the track didn’t use the eurorack for much, but I did a bit of processing through it before recording a bunch of audio into the SPs, then chopping that content up on the MPC to actually play it. Given all the noise it became a bit of a hassle toContinue reading “Track – Starlight By The Beach”

Track – Influence

Just a somewhat simple lunch break track… This track was so many takes to get to this somewhat still janky state. At least fifteen, and the worst is that I hadn’t setup the input/recorder properly to actually capture any takes. I had a good one or two in there, and then realized I was recordingContinue reading “Track – Influence”