Cool Maritime live on KCHUNG right now

#1

I’m listening to @shellfritsch play a Cool Maritime set on KCHUNG right now and it’s blowing my mind. What is this sorcery? That which is doing the note generation. Teletype?

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#2

Is this acid house cool maritime?

#3

I tuned in too just now and it’s a pretty sweet dance party. :tada:

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#4

Ha. His set was over by 8:20 EST.

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#5

I think I posted this a minute or two before it ended

#6

More mind blowingness. Looks like we’re talking OP-Z, Atlantis + TSNM and like a Korg Volca thingie for sequencing. And BAM, of course. Like a backpack sized setup that is many dimensions more dimensional than the dimensions presented in 3D

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#7

This setup looks cool. How would the volca do sequencing for the modular? Maybe also the OP-Z could do sequencing with that op-lab expander?

#8

Actually, I don’t think I mean Volca. SQ-1 is what I figured it is. But I’m not really familiar with it.

I do remember hearing that the OP-Z will have CV capabilities, eventually. But until then, maybe MIDI to CV? Dunno. But it’s nicely done with whatever gear was used.

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#9

hieee!

sorry i didn’t do a good job of promoting this ahead of time :stuck_out_tongue:

but there is an archive posted now:

my set is the first 28 mins and then there’s some dj dance party styles after.

my instruments:
op-z
op-1
volca fm
lil music easel inspired analog jammer (atlantis + ufold + diy 5-step seq + tsnm)
bam
dd-7

having a lot of fun experimenting with this setup! the op-z is my sequencing brain. plugged it into the op-lab to route midi to the volca fm + cv/gate to the atlantis. manually re-patching to the TSNM for hands on playing at times. looking forward to continuing my explorations. the Z is deeeeep

thanks for all the kind words @fourhexagons

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#10

Oh, you bet, Sean. Love it. Thanks for posting the archive.

And wow! I had no idea the OP-Z was so deep. I checked it out for like an hour total, didn’t get it, and moved on. Good to know, good to know. Maybe I’ll come back around to it someday.

If I may ask, the marimbas are from the OP-Z?

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#11

Volca FM is such a great little synth. I use mine live too to compliment my modular with pads.

Really exited to get my OP-Z and make my live rig even smaller. Right now I’m using a Rytm MK2 for drums. Sounds fantastic, but replacing it with Z is the dream.

#12

yeah, marimba sample laid out chromatically on one of the op-z drum tracks.

mmm hmmm. like a DX7 for the backpack - but with more hands on controls :slight_smile:

#13

Oh, of course! Wow. When I saw the OP-Z, I had naively assumed that drum tracks were only for non-pitched instruments. I didn’t like what seemed to be a rather closed voice architecture, but this shift of perspective actually makes a huge difference in opening up flexibility.

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#14

i know what you mean. at first glance i thought having a locked voice architecture would be limiting - but you know what they say about limitations :wink:

i like that the Z drum tracks use the same sample format as the op-1. if you have existing “drum” kits made for the op-1 you can just drop them on the Z and they are ready to go.

in my current setup i have the first two drum tracks turned all the way down, since they are set to sequence the volca fm and modular.

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#15

And even better that some of those ‘extra’ drum tracks can be used for external MIDI. Looks like I might give the Zed another chance later this year. Thanks again for the reveal on all of this :star2:

Wishing you all well on the Tides tour. Wish I were around to catch some of it ~

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#16

gorgeous set, very inspiring

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#17

thank you very much!
that was my first time playing this setup live. looking forward to expanding it.

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#18

Lovely indeed! I’ve listened to this twice now (had to give it another listen after seeing the setup description) and enjoyed it both times. Thanks so much for posting a link to the recorded set!

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#19

That was great! Lovely rhythms and crisp sound design.
(…and it definitely piques my curiosity for the OP-Z)

As a side note, it warms my heart to see the word KCHUNG on lines.
I had a weekly show on the station from 2011 to 2015 and I look back on those times with fondness.

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#20

Love love love this set. Sending thanks and best vibes from London. :ringer_planet:

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