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felixer
here's some stuff for ya:
https://soundcloud.com/user-169560197
https://soundcloud.com/user-449859717
enjoy!
Infinity Curve
Didn't listen to all of them yet, but really dug what I heard!! This is all processed bass? What were you using? Really liked the bird call type sounds in the first couple tracks
Nelson Baboon
felixer wrote:
here's some stuff for ya:
https://soundcloud.com/user-169560197
https://soundcloud.com/user-449859717
enjoy!


oh - haven't listened to your stuff for awhile, but I'm really enjoying this. Is this really mostly processed bass? If so, I'd be very interested in what you're using to get the wide variety of sounds, and their clarity.
felixer
hey, thanks for the kind words cool
yes, 80% is processed bass. i'm only adding some cracklebox, some no-input feedback system (that's prob where those bird sounds come from) and some bits from the clouds module fed with a korg beats (the short clicks&plops).
the bassplayers are using distortion pedals (obviously ;-) and digitech looper/delay and whammy pedals. one is using my korg miku (which takes any input and outputs the synthesized voice of a japanse girl). on the last session (2016-2) we went stereo for each bass. with a tremolo/panner and an effect box i made with two distinctly different sounds in each channel. sometimes there is some phasing/flanging ... and they are constantly switching around. the playing is quite furious too Mr. Green
but the main thing is the extended techniques. rarely do they play the bass in a standard way. an important tool is a metal rod (one actually uses a small triangle, which is easier to hold) to scrape the strings and play glissandi.
and of course the mix (which i do alone) where i'm careful to keep the crispness. i always felt that the bassguitar is just a guitar tuned an octave lower. no reason to make it muffled and dark ... to get that clarity you use fresh strings, go di and make sure all the tone and volume pots are set to max.
there is some editing (i'm using 'reaper' as my daw) but for the most part what you hear is what has been played in a live/improvised setting. we could do it live quite easily ... given the right kind of venue ...
MindMachine
Secret weapon - Korg Miku. Forgot about that one.

Very Discipline-ish and Steve Reich in places.

Great tracks man. You are diversified.
felixer
yeah, miku is great. a lovely pedal. i'm still hoping they will do a few others like a sumo wrestler or something from noh-theatre. maybe a buddhist monk? ... i can easily imagine a whole range of 'vocal pedals' from different cultures ... shouldn't be too difficult?
but miku seems concieved strickly for the japanese market, following the succes of this cartoon series. only a few dealers carry it, here in the west ...

discipline and steve reich ... wow. i know i was influenced by them but i'm amazed you can hear that ... can't speak for the other guys. i know one used to play bass in a sort of psychedelic (psychotic?) heavy-metal band (i did sound for them, that is the connection). the other one seems to come from nowhere ... lives in the country, somewhere in holland.
maybe they will chime in as i gave them the adress of this thread ...
felixer
oh, and i just noticed, on the last session (2016-2) there are a few spots where i use a combo of (old/small) beatstep and two small alesis microsynth/piano modules. inbetween is an old akai ME10D midi delay/oktaver.
i put them all in one box as a standalone system, since the beatstep doesn't allow any external sync. usually i use it to generate xenakis/ligeti type orchestral effects: lots of notes/hispeed-playing that fuse into a cloud-like soundscape. here it is used more conventionally with little overlap on more spikey synth sounds ...
MindMachine
felixer wrote:
yeah, miku is great. a lovely pedal. i'm still hoping they will do a few others like a sumo wrestler or something from noh-theatre. maybe a buddhist monk? ...


I recently acquired an Old Blood Endeavors Dark Star reverb pedal. Instant Monk Chorus. SlayerBadger! It does much more than that.

It is a trip. No so good on short staccato sounds (of course) but outstanding on long notes. So far bass guitar is a SunnO instant success. I hope to try vocals tonight.

I told my wife it sounded like a monk chorus. She listened. Said 'yep... monk chorus'.
felixer
don't know that one ... but the name is great lol
felixer
some new tracks: https://soundcloud.com/user-169560197/bassnoise-2017-1 and https://soundcloud.com/user-169560197/bassnoise-2017-4.
this last session was not as produktive as usual because we spend a day editing/assembling the new cd cool which also contains a new track we will not put on soundcloud as an incentive to buy the new album Mr. Green
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