BugBrand compilation 3: gauge of interest

Modular and other sound devices from BugBrand.

Moderators: Kent, BugBrand

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

BugBrand compilation 3: gauge of interest

Post by chrisdermo » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:09 pm

Send submissions to 0premail@gmail.com

Original compilation post / info here:

viewtopic.php?t=196585

Considering doing a third compilation tape..... lots more blue modules have been released since the tracks for the last tapes were made - I’m thinking it would be a good idea to release another to show the evolution of peoples’ sound and workflows with their BugBrand gear?

Couple of notes - would likely only be one tape this time instead of two, which means we may have an issue of too many submissions to fit. If that were to happen we’d probably consider another double release or perhaps create a tape compilation with extra digital bonus tracks.

Rules of submission

- All tracks should comprise of Bugbrand sound sources only. This means all oscillators and creative processors (defined later) should be Bugbrand only. If you are not fortunate enough to own a Bugbrand sequencer or control surface etc but would like to use one with your bugs this would be entirely acceptable (cirklon, beatstep pro, sq-1, any gate/trigger/cv interface really whatever). If you do own a Bugbrand sequencer / means of control please do use it!
- Batchas’ Scrotum Labs modules are now admissible but please make sure to include BugBrand sounds as well.
- 'Creative' processors are - any filters, waveshapers, distortion, ring mod, etc etc should be Bugbrand only.
- 'Mix' processors - we want to keep the Bug sound as pure as possible, however mix tools like eq, compression/limiting and delay/reverbs are allowed however you normally would do so. If you own a Bugbrand eq/compressor/ptdelay/spring tanker - please use them! What we're getting at here is please don't drench your recording in soundtoys plugins and 100% wet infinite reverbs and granular fx. Likewise please don't make your Roland space echo or strymon bluesky the focus of your piece.
- To that end please work within the confines of your BugBrand setup a much as possible. It would be great if all envelopes/lfos/modulators etc were bugs, but understood if that's not possible. If you only own a chirper or a weevil - great! Minimal styles are welcome.
- Multitracking, overdubbing and editing - I think it's hopefully implied but tracks made via multitracking, overdubbing and editing / splicing sections, riffs, sequences or whatever together that may not be 'performable' as such are totally fine, if that's the way you work. Just please don't create a microsound granular piece.
- Please record in 24bit 44.1kHz. You can record however you like - via microphone, line in, to tape, on a wax cylinder etc - just please ensure your final 2track is 24bit 44.1kHz - this is a standard the majority of people will be able to adhere to, and most cassette manufacturers will want 44.1kHz files to transfer from. Mix for stereo! Tape crosstalk is not an issue in the same way as it is for vinyl so if you want to invert phases via your svfilters/crossover filters etc please do.
- Please keep track lengths sensible - max length would be 3mins 30seconds with some SLIGHT wiggle room should people overshoot. By slight wiggle room I mean ABSOLUTE MAX 4mins but be prepared to be bumped in favour of a shorter track or asked for a shorter edit of your drone piece if that’s what your doing.
- Lists of modules/equipment used are highly encouraged and / or patch photos / diagrams welcome. These would be best shared in perhaps a new thread when released - I didn’t have time to sort out all the notes sent to me by various online portals last time.
- Please refrain from posting your track online anywhere until the compilation has been released!! Your work is your own property of course but it would be nice to release this as a big bunch of awesome, previously unheard music.

I’m not rushing on this, we still have a backlog of releases to work through, just wanted to gauge interest - you have lots of time. Provisionally I’ll set the submission date for April 2020 (yes. Lots of time!) as before I imagine it’ll be a long process to the finish line - I will be hand dubbing all the tapes myself one at a time (manufacturers and tape stock have got very iffy recently).

Label site is here: 0prmusic.bandcamp.com
Last edited by chrisdermo on Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

Be Sandy?
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 509
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:04 pm

Post by Be Sandy? » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:17 pm

If we're talking sometime into the new year then I'd be interested.

I reckon you'll be looking at a double again!
Last edited by Be Sandy? on Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
shred
desperation tentacle
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:41 am
Location: delaware

Post by shred » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:23 pm

I'm still fairly new to bugs, i was starting to build my system when the previous comp was being assembled. I'd love to contribute to a new one!
A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:CATS OR GTFO!!!!!

www.shredderghost.bandcamp.com



User avatar
T. Jervell
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 461
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:13 pm
Location: Norway

Post by T. Jervell » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:24 pm

I’ve acquireda substantial amount of both blue and reds since the last release, so please do count me in :nana:

User avatar
dogoftears
Puddle of Sealions
Posts: 2841
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Location: NorCal
Contact:

Post by dogoftears » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:00 pm

i think it's a great idea
but it would be fun to use the SL stuff this time :party:
music and mastering: http://xexify.com
Nelson Baboon wrote:I have made America great again.

syncretism
Morbidly self-aware and liking it
Posts: 1460
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:05 pm
Contact:

Post by syncretism » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:39 pm

It'd be nice to have something to light a fire under my proverbial; any other submission guidelines, or should I follow whatever might have been documented for the previous tape?

User avatar
a100user
All the gear, no idea!
Posts: 4023
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:39 am
Location: Southern England

Post by a100user » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:24 am

Incentive to create, nice one Chris
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

User avatar
indexofmetals
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1530
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:49 am
Location: Isle of Man

Post by indexofmetals » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:08 am

I would definitely be interested.

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:17 am

Alright - good enough for me! It’s on.
Same rules as before + use of batchas’ SL modules.
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
bunkdata
Sofa King
Posts: 289
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:28 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Post by bunkdata » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:52 am

I’m game as well! :guinness:

User avatar
nikfrisbee
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Location: Up North

Post by nikfrisbee » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:33 am

I have been noddling in the nether for decades. This maybe just what I need to focus and try and allow myself to be not so self critical and actually share something I have created. I will read over the rules and force myself to put it forward for scrutiny. Glup. :help:

jjsynth
Common Wiggler
Posts: 127
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Post by jjsynth » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:36 pm

Well, I will try to participate.

User avatar
SPIKE the Percussionist
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 531
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:32 pm

Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:44 pm

COUNT ME IN!
++

more noiz!

SPIKE the Percussionist

- http://www.manipulate.net -

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING
CoRE - Constructs of Ritual Evolution
DOGGEBI
Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom
morgue city
Unified Space

User avatar
BananaPlug
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2606
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Location: PHL USA

Post by BananaPlug » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 pm

Yes, I really should do this. I tend to use some non-Bugbrand gear for utilities and some of the effects. I guess that will be alright.
(Sounds)--> :eek:

User avatar
tIB
Stainer!
Posts: 9275
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:28 am
Location: UK

Post by tIB » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:23 pm

Ill have a go - wasn't too happy with my track for the last one so I'll need to be firing for this!

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:44 pm

tIB wrote:Ill have a go - wasn't too happy with my track for the last one so I'll need to be firing for this!
You’re insane, that track was incredible!
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:44 pm

Updated first post with rules of submission. Note the reduced max length of a track! Some people overshot the 5minute mark by a big margin last time. I’m hand dubbing these tapes so can’t have the run time be too crazy.
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
southphillysynths
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2392
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:12 am
Location: Philadelphia PA

Post by southphillysynths » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:55 pm

I would love to be a part, very happy to have both the previous tapes! I mostly do drone, I would probably buy a chirper just for this and see if I can get 3 minuets out of that and a pedal or two!

:bugbrand: :bugbrand: :bugbrand:
Dcramer wrote:"Not all who wiggle are lost" :boat:
WHO IS BOZO TEXINO?!?!

User avatar
rico loverde
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4043
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:40 am
Location: Portland, Oregon

Post by rico loverde » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:58 pm

would def be interested!
works for Darkplace Manufacturing

User avatar
tIB
Stainer!
Posts: 9275
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:28 am
Location: UK

Post by tIB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:54 am

chrisdermo wrote: You’re insane, that track was incredible!
Thanks that's kind of you. :guinness:

Self indulgence alert: I find it interesting how I often dislike the stuff I feel I'm forcing - made that at a time when I was moving from programming music to playing, and as such it was something of a wrestle - I'll have to go back to listen to it again as before all I could hear were the mistakes and one dimensionalness of it all. It's the last bug track I did incidentally so I'm long overdue...

User avatar
lud
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1145
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Location: UK

Post by lud » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:20 am

I'd be up for doing a short one Chris. Spending too much time on Instagram don't know if I can make it past the minute mark though! :mrgreen:

I think 3 min limit is a great idea for a compilation - my friend recently handed in a 20 minute track for one and was upset when he was asked to shorten it!

User avatar
batchas
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4654
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Post by batchas » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 am

:bugbrand: :bugbrand: :bugbrand:
-----------------------------------
Batchas website
Bandcamp page

User avatar
dogoftears
Puddle of Sealions
Posts: 2841
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Location: NorCal
Contact:

Post by dogoftears » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:32 pm

tIB wrote:
chrisdermo wrote: You’re insane, that track was incredible!
Thanks that's kind of you. :guinness:

Self indulgence alert: I find it interesting how I often dislike the stuff I feel I'm forcing - made that at a time when I was moving from programming music to playing, and as such it was something of a wrestle - I'll have to go back to listen to it again as before all I could hear were the mistakes and one dimensionalness of it all. It's the last bug track I did incidentally so I'm long overdue...
i like that track, it has incredible tone.
i remember being a bit surprised when i mastered it that it wasn't your usual techno-ish kind of stuff- a nice surprise!
music and mastering: http://xexify.com
Nelson Baboon wrote:I have made America great again.

User avatar
tIB
Stainer!
Posts: 9275
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:28 am
Location: UK

Post by tIB » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:37 am

dogoftears wrote:[
i like that track, it has incredible tone.
i remember being a bit surprised when i mastered it that it wasn't your usual techno-ish kind of stuff- a nice surprise!
Thanks! Been a while now since I've been doing the boingy techno thing - I'm almost due a redux!

User avatar
dogoftears
Puddle of Sealions
Posts: 2841
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Location: NorCal
Contact:

Post by dogoftears » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 am

tIB wrote:
dogoftears wrote:[
i like that track, it has incredible tone.
i remember being a bit surprised when i mastered it that it wasn't your usual techno-ish kind of stuff- a nice surprise!
Thanks! Been a while now since I've been doing the boingy techno thing - I'm almost due a redux!
oh, but, to be clear, i love the "hostages" album :party:
music and mastering: http://xexify.com
Nelson Baboon wrote:I have made America great again.

Post Reply

Return to “BugBrand Devices”