YouTuber Ralph Baumgartl took his synths on the road for a live concert. Here he performs some super soaring synthesis for the crowd.
This is my solo performance from a recent Live concert that I played together with my good friends and fellow Synth musicians Bernd-Michael Land and Hans Dieter Schmidt. My track is a blend of Ambient, Chill-out and Electronica with some gentle beats. It was a great evening and the audience and us had a wonderful time. I wish to thank everybody who came to see our show. Thank you!
My Synthesizer setup for this Live Synth Performance: Korg M50, Korg Volca Keys with Arturia Keystep Controller, Arturia Microbrute, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Roland JD-Xi, Roland JX-3P, Akai MPK25 controlling Macbook with Alchemy Synth, iPad running Alchemy, Roland SP-404SX, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR, Boss BX-600 mixer, Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK (the main mixer for the show which was connected to the PA Loudspeaker system)
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of sidechain compression, it is the source of that "breathing" quality on a lot of EDM synths. You take one audio signal and use it as a controller to affect the compression on a second. The most typical scenario would be to take your kick drum and use that to cutout your bass. So when the kick hits it kills the bass for a fraction of a second, and as the compressor releases it gives the bass a nice bloom. The effect was endemic to EDM 5 years ago, but it is still a nice effect when used tastefully.
Rather than deal with routing audio all over to do a real sidechain compressor, Pumphouse includes a step-sequencer to achieve the same effect... let's be honest, you just need it to hit on the 1s in a 4/4 anyhow.
Pumphouse iTunes Description:
What do you do when you need the sidechain pumping effect in an iOS DAW that doesn't have sidechaining? Pumphouse to the rescue!
Pumphouse is a simple and excellent compressor (taken straight from our RoughRider 2 codebase) coupled with a step sequencer driving an envelope generator. In this manner, you can sidechain-compress your pads or bassline against a 1-measure pattern, no other inputs required.
With an easy-to-understand interface, Pumphouse is a quick method for getting That Sound.
Pumphouse requires transport information to work. Please note that some iOS AUv3 hosts do not have a transport. (At this time, Auria Pro that we're aware of.) There is an Inter-App Audio version supplied, but it also requires transport info.
We have tested and approve the AUv3 with AudioBus 3, Cubasis, GarageBand, AUM, ModStep, Zmors Modular, and Beatmaker 3.
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