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Kylarks - travelling with modular synth around the world

Post by set » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:04 am

We have just started our 7 month travel with my wife - and we took modular synth with us. Plan is to create a blend of music and travel videos on the way. Rough plan is a few days in Dubai; two and half months in Ladakh, India (two months of it volunteering in a small school in the mountains with no internet); few weeks in South East Asia and then three months in New Zealand.

Our first stop was Dubai. We have spent three days there and left it yesterday - to India. We are currently in Leh (it took ages to upload this video:) ).

Any feedback on the format welcomed! (Sorry for the noise in the background, I messed up a bit with recording and found it out only too late.)

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Leh

Post by set » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:52 pm

Second travel-music video from our travels with modular synth. We have spent a last few days acclimatising to high Ladakh altitudes in Leh, going for walks around the city and its surrounding. We have also made a day trip to a nearby Hemis Gompa. The song was recorded in our guesthouse room.

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Post by the.mind.as.music » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:01 pm

Can't wait 'til you get to Bognor Regis!

But seriously, brilliant videos and music.

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Nice!

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Tso Moriri

Post by set » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:09 am

Together with our friends Víťa and Káťa we went on a trip to a beautiful lake Tso Moriri in Ladakh, India - which is situated at 4 600 meters above sea level. There was a festival in the temple and we did a hike to a nearby mountains.

The song turned out to be a bit dark, however we had a great time!

We are leaving today to a small village Kargyak in Zanskar valley, where we will be volunteering in a school for next two months. And there is no internet - so there will be no more videos until October.

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Parvati Valley

Post by set » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:06 am

After staying for a month and a half in Zanskar, we moved to Indian state Himachal Pradesh - and spent a week in lush green mountains of Parvati Valley. We made several walks around, bathed in thermal springs and made a two day hike to several waterfalls.

The song was recorded straight from the modular synth next to the Parvati river on a less rainy moment during a rainy day.

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Prachuap Khiri Khan

Post by set » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:35 pm

New song from a pleasant seaside town Prachuap Khiri Khan in Thailand. Also our first song where we play independently - we managed to find replacement Roland MC-101 for Marťa's broken synth in Bangkok, so now both of us can play again - me on modular synth, she on Roland MC-101 (controlled by Arturia Keystep)

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Post by sidbarnhoorn » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:56 am

Very nice and inspiring! :)
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Malaysia

Post by set » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:25 am

We tried different workflow than for the last song - Marťa first played a short piano piece - and I tried to do something with it in a modular synth later. Video is composed from different parts of our two weeks stay in Malaysia.


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New Zealand - South Canterbury

Post by set » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:42 pm

New Zealand is as beautiful as people say so far. After a few days visiting my cousins, we started driving south in our campervan (with Batman painting!) - and made a few hikes to the hills on the way. We tried recording in our music studio on the wheels for the first time - and are quite happy how the song turned out!

Song is played on a modular synth and Roland MC-101, Keystep is a controller.

Voices:
- bass line: Mutable Instruments Plaits - Erica Pico VCF, sequenced by Steppy and Bastl Popcorn
- "flute-like sound": Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas - Bastl Cinnamon - Erica Pico MOD (sequenced by sample and hold from the Keystep)
- percussions: Kick drum from MI Peaks, 2hp Snare and 2hp Hats, sequenced by MI Grids
- some modulation by Xaoc Batumi and NI Clep Diaz

- Roland MC-101 is playing two voices - the arpreggio played by Keystep and the chords played directly on the MC-101

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New Zealand - Otago & Fiordland

Post by set » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:36 pm

Travel video from the last three weeks in the south of South Island of New Zealand. We did two longer hikes, both for three days - one around Breast Hill close to Lake Hawea, second in Fiordland National park to the Green Lake.

Song is recorded directly from the modular synth, sequenced by Arturia Keystep.

There are three melodic voices - deep drone from NI Loquelic Iteritas, bell-like sound from MI Plaits and high plucked sound from 2hp Pluck. Kick drum is from MI Peaks, hi-hats from 2hp Hat.

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New Zealand - West & North of the South Island

Post by set » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:30 pm

Music video from our travels around West Coast and North of the South Island of New Zealand. We visited Milford Sound, hiked Greenstone-Caples circuit, visited Franz Josef Glacier and than hiked in Nelson Lakes National Park and Kahurangi National Park.

Song is recorded in our campervan, directly from the modular synthesizer and Roland MC-101, some lines are sequenced by Arturia Keystep.

There are four melodic voices - "slow singing voice" from NI Loquelic Iteritas, bass from MI Plaits, two voices are coming from Roland MC-101. Drums - Befaco Kickall, 2hp Snare and 2hp Hat.

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New Zealand - North Island

Post by set » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:33 am

I have spent one month travelling around North Island alone. The footage is from hikes to Mt. Taranaki, around Mt. Rotorua and then several other places on my way to Auckland. This is the last video from our seven months long travels.

Patch notes:

* bass - Loquelic Iteritas
* chords - MI Plaits
* plucked sound - 2hp Pluck
* kickdrum - Befaco Kickall
* "other percussion" - 2hp Snare

All sequenced and modulated within the modular synthesizer.
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