Reader Belibat has all his gear going in this chilled jam with KORG Module's Wurlitzer.
In this jam you’ll hear crunchy textures and percussive sounds, lo-fi keys and deep basses.
This is a live rendition of my “Boarding” track, included in the “Urban Feeling” album that you can find on Bandcamp and other streaming services (Spotify, Tidal, …):
You’ll find some behind the scenes from this jam in my Instagram stories, here: https://instagram.com/belibatmusic
Here are some info about the sounds, the gear used and the arrangement.
The Jam starts with a multi sample noise background. This is created with homemade samples: some random home noises recorded through crappy phone microphones, outdoor forest noises recorded during a mountain walk, vinyl noises from my old turntable.
First notes are from the Waldorf Rocket, with a heavily effected polyphonic saw pad. I played it using the Minilogue XD keyboard, routing midi through Ableton and recording/looping notes in a midi clip.
Then I used a Push Drum Rack to record/loop some noisy percussions made with more random home noises samples. All the percussive samples are loaded into the TR-8s and sequenced through Ableton and Push.
The main chords are from the Minilogue XD with an EP patch I created. Love the XD because it can produce proper Electric Piano sounds. Recorded and looped midi notes through Ableton too. Always using Push to launch clip recording with Fixed Length on (4 bars).
Used two expression pedals to control the Minilogue XD filter cutoff (to bring in higher harmonics from a saw oscillator mixed in) and the Waldorf Rocket volume plus Frequency Shifter dry/wet, to underline buildups.
So, after a short buildup, I recorded the Minibrute Sub Bass notes plus the Kick and Snare rhythm (using Push) at the same time.
Then I used pedals and drum sounds to create another buildup before playing the lead notes. Lead sound comes from the Korg Module app on the iPad, playing a Wurlitzer patch. I used the Nanokey Studio keyboard to play those notes and at the same time used two Push Drum Rack pads to play both a synth and a cymbal sample with an ostinato pattern.
Finally I used Lowpass filters and Delay effects dry/wet parameters to endup these “Choruses”.
As usual Ableton Live is used as a master clock, as a midi and audio sequencer and for effects.
All audio tracks are passed through an Mbox Pro 3 soundcard or using usb audio, and then recorded in Ableton.
Effects are Ableton stock plus Soundtoys and Native Instruments plugins.
Video is a continuous take from two cameras plus some added shot of the pedals.