Dedicated to two great minds, Robert Moog and Philip K. Dick. Recently, I read the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and felt inspired to create some sci-fi themed music. These incredible Moog synthesizers gave me the exact sounds I was looking for. I hope you enjoy the short video and check out some of my other work here!
For this video Moog Rumba I wanted to try something different then what I’ve done in the past. Recently I updated to Ableton Live 11 and I thought it would be cool to try some afro-cuban rhythms that have always been a big influence on me in music. I decided to try a rumba inspired beat on the DFAM and see how it goes, since there are only eight steps in the sequence I went with a half time version. I might try using the Mother-32 next time for the beat because it would give me more room to work with, but I figured this was a start. I’m happy with how the sound turned out the Subharmonicon, Matriarch, and Grandmother blended nicely with the other semi-modular synthesizers; it really gave the whole song a different feel. I look forward to trying more of these great rhythmic patterns in the future. Check out my other videos here!
Moog Saturday Afternoon
Decided to spend my Saturday afternoon making a new song with the Moog semi-modular crew. This time I wanted to use the Matriarch for some house synth stabs. I was really happy with how the overall sound turned out the Subharmonicon is using the SEQ2 to VCO1 patch which extends SEQ 1 to 64 steps and has been a cool new functionality to explorer. The DFAM is playing the kick and snare while I have a drum rack in Ableton Live 10 playing the hihats and snare rim. Looking forward to you feedback hope you enjoy this new video!
Moog Sirin Sunday
I spent my entire Sunday with the Moog Sirin limited-production synthesizer. This incredible module has a unique story it’s “The first instrument in the Taurus family to summon searing, soft, and even clangorous lead sounds with ease.” I couldn’t agree more with this, the Sirin has a truly special place in the Moog lineup and provides a compact straightforward design that makes for a enjoyable playing experience. For this video, I wanted to try a new sequence on the Mother-32 which is controlling the DFAM and Subharmonicon. The chords I chose for the sequence are actually from Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra. This progression was perfect for a 32 stepped loop I could play off of with the Subharmonicon. Add a little drum beat from the DFAM with a Sirin Solo and viola. I hope you like this video check out more of my performances here!
Moog Sirin & Minitaur Duet
Thought this would be a cool sound to try out with a live performance video. The Moog Minitaur was the first synthesizer I owned. When I got a Moog Sirin I thought of trying to create paraphonic sound by sending midi to both from the M-Audio midisport 4×4 interface and recording the audio. This combination created a really awesome harmonizing sound that could be modulated or tweaked. In addition I patched up my Grandmother with the semi-modular trio Moog DFAM, Subharmonicon, and Mother-32 then midi synched with Ableton Live 10. Hope you enjoy this duet as much as I do, check out some of my other videos here!
Moog Synthesizer Quintet
Setup the 3-tier rack for the Moog Mother-32, Subharmonicon, and DFAM. Thought I’d make a video of my first patch with all of them linked together in their new home. Included the Minitaur for some solid bass and the Grandmother for the sweet lead line. A lot of fun for my first recording, can’t wait to make more with this improved setup.
DFAM Kick and Snare
Watched the Moog demo library video and recorded what I made!