1. ... third attempt at documenting the 2012 "live performance" setup ; what you're seeing / hearing here is a monorocket mx-6 case (i.e. the lovingly-monikered "voight-kampff machine") chock full of digital & analogue eurorack synthesizer modules (360hp of designs by the harvestman, makenoise, intellijel, cwejman, synthesis technology, doepfer, tiptop, plan b, dave jones, 4ms, bubblesound, and division6) fed through a radial stereo direct inject box into a pair of old/busted event studio monitors (replicating the average club / gallery pa system, right on down to the "busted") ...

    ... a great deal of time was spent organizing the system into this current layout (weeks) which allows for endless reconfigurations of essentially 5 different "master" patches :: a feedback / self-influenced clock, a 50's-style ring-mod heavy "space station" with "tape" echo, a 60's / 70's buchla-inspired "bongo" machine, an early 80's low-bit digital wavetable section & digital shift register pitched-noise generator, and 80's / 90's 8/16-bit digital recording, playback, & manipulation station) ...

    the case currently weighs a ton (it's full) but it does fit beautifully in the overhead compartment of a mid-to-large sized airplane (although i did have to strap it in to an empty seat on a puddle jumper to memphis recently) ; this plus a bag of patch cables & sunscreen and i can entertain a crowd of festive beach-goers for hours ... add a 300-watt step-up convertor & it's ready for the european festival stage. there's even a video module in there that i usually set up in a huge feedback loop (720tvl analogue camera mounted on the synth-case gets fed into the module, module out into a projector, projector to screen, camera trained on-axis on screen ; see the st. louis "white flag projects" videos here on vimeo for evidence of that) that is also driven & controlled by the same clock/modifiers as the audio section ...

    before you ask ; yes, it does drones :: gorgeous, endlessly self-automating, ir-repeatable drones of no maximum strength ... i can also dial back the "human feel" of the clock to yield perfectly minimal thump for days (DAYS) ; it does all of that very well ... but generally speaking, these days i tend to choose to focus on a melding of ALL of these things over any given 20/30 minute period on any given night ... variety is the spice of life ; chaotic, light-speed self-automating electrical music systems are the scotch bonnet of mine right now ...

    this video was shot with a canon digital rebel t2i mounted about 9 feet off the ground on top of an "on-stage" microphone stand (put it on a raxxess "music stand" clipped to the boom - had to wedge a roll of chapstick under the lens to get the "lip" of the stand out of the frame) ; sound is mono, using the built-in mic from the camera (want it in stereo ? buy a record. or a cd. or a tape. or download something from the internet) ...

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  2. Video demonstrating several instances of Grids and Jupiter Storm. Kick:TipTop BD909 Cwejman BLD Open Hat:Jupiter Storm Noise>WMD Synchrodyne BPF Noise Percussion:Jupiter Storm Noise>Synchrodyne BPF>WMD MMVCA (stereo panning) Bass:Grids>Cwejman BLD Clap:Grids>Tip Top 909CP>Make Noise Echophon Chords:Grids>Cwejman ADSR-VC2. Bubblesound VCO>Erthenvar Patch Chord>SynchrodyneLPF>Make Noise Echophon Snare:Grids>Jupiter Storm>Echophon No Midi No EQ Sync to Pro Tools>Innerclock IILS

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  3. Audio recording of my first patch with the new MakeNoise "Mysteron" Voltage Controlled Digital Waveguide and Erbe-Verb Voltage Controlled DSP Reverb. For this video I wanted to do something slightly different to present what could be done using just these two modules as the only sound sources. The focus was to use only a few modules as control sources. Starting with the MakeNoise Wogglebug stepped CV out into the Size input on the Erb-Verb. Another stackable cable from the Wogglebug stepped output running into the 1V/oct input on the Mysteron. 4 Clock signals running into one sync input on one intellijel Dixie, another to the strike input on the Mysteron, third output into the Optomix. The Mysteron "Mix" control via the MathsV2 - Channel 4 output running a very slow rise modulating pulse. Output 1 / channel 1 from the Maths running into the speed input control on Erb-Verb. Positive output from the MakeNoise function running into the "Pre" input control on Erb-Verb. Negative output from the Function module running into the "Depth" control on the Erb-Verb. ZigZag output from the intellijel Dixie going into the "Tilt" and "Decay" control inputs on Erbe-Veb, modulating at very slow rates. "EOC" output from Function running into the "Absorb" input on the Erbe-Verb. Top strike input control to the Mysteron from the random clock burst out on the WoggleBug. Depth control on Mysteron via a yellow stackable cable (sine) output from the intellijel Dixie, and to the "Generation" input on Mysteron. Lots of real-time tweaking and finally recorded Allen & Heath mixer.

    makenoisemusic.com/modules.html

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  4. Make Noise Records Shared System Series. MNR003 - Side B. Video by Nick Ciontea

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  5. Mixtape of piano samples and modular synth patches being smeared, mangled and washed out by Mutable Instruments Clouds onto a lovely RCA YZS505 3" Reel tape recorder.

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