The Korg volca nubass is the most performable acid bass synth out there – with a unique analog VTO (Vacuum Tube Oscillator) providing huge, fat analog sounds, plus the ability to randomize and evolve your transpose, slide, and accent settings, run this bass synth through an overdrive (in this case, Korg’s Nu:Tekt OD:S tube overdrive pedal kit) and add some volca sample drums for pure acid breakbeat bliss.
YouTuber Ilya Orange did a deeply chilled out Dub Techno jam on his Electribe and TB-03. I think anyone who has owned any generation of Electribe sampler will be able to relate to this. This is exactly the kind of groove it wants to be making.
Reader Belibat takes us on a journey in this live performance. Things start of like lively ambient, but quickly progress into trippy IDM. He's also produced a couple of tutorials for a couple of his techniques. The first video demonstrates his drum transitions, while the second shows off how he makes use of his expression pedal.
Hey folks! In this jam i took advantage of various random elements, to create the soundscape and to give that unpredictability, typical of IDM. Everything that is not randomly generated is played or sequenced live.
There are three musical phases in this performance: an introduction with ambient sounds made by the Rocket and the Minilogue XD, a drum and bass break, and a moody ending with some lo-fi chords and glitchy drum fills.
Here are some info about the setup: The Roland TR-8s plays the kick drum and a lot percussive elements made by itself with the Random Pattern feature. The Snare and the Hihat come from Patterning 2 app on my iPad, along with other ambient sounds, partially randomized using the Probability features of this awesome app.
The Minibrute is for the overdriven bass while the Minilogue XD plays some spooky arpeggiated bells in the beginning and a beautiful, slightly detuned, pad in the ending. Both these sound are achieved using and tweaking two stock presets. Ask me if you want to know the numbers, i can’t remember right now ;)
The Waldorf Rocket is used to play some random notes, thanks to a midi effect rack i created in Ableton Live. It is drowned in some lush Echoboy space delay, as you can hear.
Finally, i used a very nice free app on my iPhone, to create random glitches. The app is called var:breaker and it makes some nice visuals too!
As usual there are two expression pedals is used to control the Minilogue XD cutoff, a noise sweep, and the dry/wet parameter of a special Effect Rack i created in Ableton to create glitches on the drums bus. If someone would like this effect rack, and the midi effect rack i wrote earlier, just ask me in the comments and I'll provide.