Since my system was made for processing field recordings, and because I already have an Octatrack to take care of my sampling needs, I hadn’t really paid much attention to the sampling modules out there for eurorack. However, getting Nebulae into my rack was a game changer. Being able to play back field recordings from the rig meant I didn’t have to rely on an external source. Furthermore, being able to quickly record and loop an incoming signal and then play around with it using granular goodness has been a lot of fun.
You can check out the full review and some demos here: https://ask.audio/articles/qu-bit-nebulae-v2-review
I was able to borrow a GoPro camera for my trip to Belize, so I actually have a lot of video footage. Eventually I hope to use that footage to make videos for at least a few of the songs. This song is actually more based on video footage than field recordings, and it spent a lot of time in limbo before I figured out a direction for it. Once I did settle on a direction it was actually completed quite quickly (by my standards). It was one of the last songs finished on the album along with Stowaway, which I talked about in the last making of post. Continue reading “The Making of Belizean Heat: Part 8 – Caves Branch”
I was asked to play the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire again this year and I felt like playing something new. The last two years in a row I had played Sonidos de Cuba, although each performance was quite different as one used Ableton and the other used the Octatrack. Since returning from Belize I had started using those fresh recordings to create new music and I was excited to play it out and get some feedback. Continue reading “Belizean Heat Live at the Maker Faire (and Octatrack Nerdery)”