Favorite GearPosted by Ed Nomi 01 Jul, 2014 13:20:24
I f*cking love this drum!
So many realistic sounds to choose from, no hassle with miking, very expressive, not to big nor small and it has the right weight in my opinion. Super for creating rhythms or even atmospheres!
Adding a 2nd Wavedrum would be a dream, I can imagine how great it would be when tuning them in intervals.
Using brushes, drumsticks or your hands, it all affects the sound in a different way, the same as it would with a real drum.
My philosophy has always been to start a new song from scratch, I just don't like using loops.
I love to make/play music! I really don't like endless sessions of scrolling through- and auditioning loops. It just ruins the vibe, it kills the drive and it's it not fun but boring!
Editing is different, it's not the most fun part of the process but it takes place after the magic has happened.
So the Wavedrum, it gets used a lot.
Also when performing live it's truly a great addition to the performance. But be careful with loud monitoring though as is could cause feedback, the Wave drum has build in microphones to analyse & mix the sound when stroke and there is a chance it might pickup the sound of the monitoring!
The Wavedrum can be heard on the track Coil Train, I used some of the oriental drum sounds.
And please, give Korg
some love too.
My Modular MachinePosted by Ed Nomi 01 Jul, 2014 12:34:01
After the mayor step (and cost) of the system startup, it is getting easier. I had time to get used to the modular way of patching sounds (comparable to plugging multiple guitar pedals together) and time to think & decide in which direction I should go upon expanding.
A joystick was added as main controller (besides the keyboard of the Minimoog Voyager), a couple of multiples and a clock divider too.
The filter section got an 6/12/24/48db lowpass filter and the modulation section a random/noise module.
As for now, it's time to start thinking about making the system more experimental/random orientated, more like a sound processing tool or more like a casual monosynth?
My Modular MachinePosted by Ed Nomi 01 Jul, 2014 12:27:58
The first build of my modular synth is quite simple, a mobile eurorack case with some different filters, bit-crushing, distortion/waveshaping, a mixer and LFO's for modulation.
System 1.0 is mainly focussed on filters and effects in order to complement and expand my Minimoog Voyager, thus making use of its nice oscillators and ADSR section but adding a lot of additional timbres to the synth.
All the modules are from Doepfer, they have a wide variety of products and are somewhat affordable.
It's better to gather experience now and start investing in more complicated & expensive modules later on.
Following modules where added at startup:
-vactrol lowpass gate
All kind of basic but already capable of some interesting patches!
My Modular MachinePosted by Ed Nomi 29 Jun, 2014 21:41:17
What can I say about this baby? No, what can't I say about this baby?
It's an ever evolving modular system that can be used for sound creation as well as sound manipulation, it's a combination of modules that are seperately sold so it's limits are only bound by time, space or money.
A modular system is never complete and thats part of it's beauty. Every modular synth is build with particular purposes in mind, which makes them quite unique.
It's also a joy to operate, design, buy and to put together.
One can fool around and experiment with a modular system or one can use it as a casual synth or audio processing tool. One can spend a modest amount or one can spend a fortune.
It will take you to the basics of subtractive synthesis and to the future at the same time.
But the most important aspect is that it's just plain fun!
For more info on the A-100 system visit Doepfer.de
Favorite GearPosted by Ed Nomi 29 Jun, 2014 15:20:34
This is by far my most beloved instrument, if there ever would be a fire in the studio I for sure wouldn't leave without my Minimoog.
Can't think of a single Nomi track in which I didn't use this monophonic beast too: deep bass lines, screaming leads, hypnotising drones and many more mind blowing analog sounds.
The Minimoog Voyager is a modernised reincarnation of the Minimoog Model D from the 70's, used by artists such as Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Wendy Carlos, Jean-Michel Jarre and Daft Punk.
It features three oscillators, noise generator, external input, x/y touchpad and the famous Moog filter (-24db/octave 4-pole transistor ladder lowpass filter).
My Minimoog has 2 expansions modules which turn the Voyager into a semi-modular system.
More than often I process the unfiltered sound of the high-end Moog oscillators via the insert jack thru external filters to create different synth sounds.
My favourite FX to use with the Voyager would be the Roland Space echo, who doesn't love that 70's sound?
Music featuring this wonderful mono-synth can be heard @ ednomi.com
For more info on Minimoog Voyagers, click here