Studio sessions #2 Decorating a track using Renoise and Korg Wavestate

Hi peepz.

Last week I published my first studio session video on Youtube. Today I have a new one.

I’m still working on the same remix. Adding decorating sounds. That’s like coloring the last touches on a drawing.

When you play a track you’re working on and listen to the separate sounds and you discover gaps where it’s possible to add some contra, or background sounds. You can fill them with pads, arpeggio’s, plucks, keys, voices, or fx. In this session I take you through recording decorative sounds from the KORG Wavestate synthesizer.

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First Studio Sessions video

Hi peepz, Here is the first video in a range of take outs I record on a particular subject that comes by in the studio.

I’m still working to get the video setup better. A second cam, better light and screen sharing.

In this session I’m working in Renoise on one of the three current remix projects. One thing I learned while producing is organize.

Chaos is fun. Chaos is good! Chaos is the ultimate playground.

Organizing things can bring your tracks to the next level.

When I’m working on a track, every single sound has it’s own channel. De kick, closed hihat, open hihat, toms etc. But also the synths. Everything. And even more better, group them to busses. In this remix project I came across a thing that is coming by more. Stems that are merged together in one wave file. That makes the sounds in it more depending on each other. And by that reason it is limiting the possibilities to go crazy with them separated. So the sounds can play together in the spectrum. In this video I take you through the process of splitting various sounds in one stem in Renoise.

The video is as is. Like I said, improvement is on it’s way. Enjoy!

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Pulsar out now!

Today is release day of “Pulsar” by Jan Liefhebber, with remixes from me and Dave DB on Los Angeles based label Prescribed Trax .

The three track came forward from a nice spontaneous collaboration between all three producers. I did my part with a banging industrial touch on the acid takes that Jan delivered for the remix. To be honnes I’ve been using Renoise, my DAW, more extreme than I should do in other techno tracks. This is done by taking combinations of harder industrial hardcore influences too.

Now available at all download and streaming providers.

https://prescribedtrax.bandcamp.com/album/pulsar

Unmute us 11 september 2021

Tomorow the second Unmute us demonstration will take place across the whole country. In many big cities in the Netherlands are event organizers and workers in the industry standing up for their rights after they seem totally forgotten by the gouvernment following the releases of the Covid restrictions. This harms the industry unnecesairy.  We go off from the riverside and ride with a couple of trucks through the centre of the city to end finally at the infamous Vasim (especially for industrial, gneh). It feels as a honor to be part of this. Together with Dave Dope I’m doing the closing set on the truck with the harder styles. Hope to see you there!

   Unmute us 11 september

Remix of Pulsar for Jan Liefhebber

A while ago I got asked to do a remix of a new track of Jan Liefhebber. Ofcourse I wanted to do that. Jan is known for his acid style. For me it was the first time to handle the freaky TB 303 sounds, because by some reason I avoided the bassline synthesizer in my productions. I think that is because I am more of a Moog guy. Matter of taste. It was a great honor to do a remix for Jan and a big pleasure to work with this style. I put the well known RAM IO ingredients in it, blended it all together and delivered a 7 minute hard industrial version of the track. Dave DB, another artist from the hardcore scene and doing more and more on techno was also invited to do a remix. That was cool. Dave and I get more and more involved in projects together. Thats because we have bothe the same hardcore background beside our love for techno I gues.

The release is on the 24th of september and is brought to you by Prescribed Trax from Los Angeles!