I’ve just shared a new album on bandcamp. This is a collection of sound pockets I’ve stumbled upon during the last couple of months, mostly in improv based sessions using Cheat Codes (2.0 beta).
Track notes and credits
Cheat Codes (2.0 beta) has been my main working tool on this album. I’ve found that I use it in a lot of different ways, from manipulating live input, generate moving sequences, textures, and foundations for further improvisation and experimentation. Lot of stuff is recorded in parts and layered in Ableton.
- Monome Norns and Grid running:
Cheat Codes (Dan Derks), Compass (Olivier Creurer), Cranes (Dan Derks), Molly the Polly (Mark Eats), Oooooo (Zack/Infinitedigits).
- Ableton Live 10/Max for Live, Prosody (Andrew C Shike), Confetti (Rodrigo Constanzo)
- OP-1, Marantz pmd22, guitars, Xylophone, Field recordings, LOM Usi microphone
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Extra shout out to Ableton Auto filter (OSR/MS2 modes) – big discovery for me !
One recording of Cheat Codes patterns running with various RND settings and delay functions on the Grid + Another recording with live playing of Cheat Codes pads on two banks (piano and voice sounds), Sounds from a prepared acoustic guitar
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
Cheat Codes synced with Link to Ableton, recorded patterns, looped pads and live pad playing in CC recorded on top of a field/drum sample in Ableton.
Acoustic guitar played into Cranes and layered on top. Flute tones with Crap Cassette M4l effect.
Cheat Codes patterns based on sounds captured from guitar, Live manipulation of CC delay on Grid, One part of the recording from CC fed into Enueg and recorded as a separate layer together with other Prosody patches
I WAS WAITING, NOW I’M NOT
Entire track based on a recording of single notes from a guitar chord that is layed out across the pads on Cheat Codes with different settings per bank, Live manipulation of CC delay on Grid, a percussive sample being manipulated by Confetti patches, simple rhythm+Ableton Auto filter
WE WERE FOOLS
Felted xylofone and table tapping played live into compass and recorded in Ableton, another layer of guitar through Compass, Electric guitar played through boss OD-3 and into a running tapeloop on Marantz pmd221, Molly the polly tones played live on top
First section is the last part of a long recording session using live input on all banks of Cheat Codes with different settings for RND, Arp, panning etc on each bank, Track merges over to a different Cheat Codes session with a set of patterns playing into a “abused” delay line (sort of bit crushing the sound).
Live recording on top with notes from a Dexed patch called Wet Piano.
Cheat Codes running recorded patterns on all 3 banks, delay in free mode coloring the sound (the delay that makes the metalic/liquid-ish feel to the sounds), loops in Oooooo with sounds from xylophone, guitar, op1 and my own voice layered on top, Crap Cassette M4l effect.
Dexed patch “wet piano” captured on cheatcodes live input - looped and coloured with delay, pitched down in ableton, another layer of same sound improvised on top. Fed downpitched layer into Enueg and recorded that as a seperate layer with dirge and Sountoys Crystallizer
Cheat Codes patterns playing on all banks with RND activities, Lots of Prosody in Abeton, One part of the recording from CC fed into Enueg and recorded as a separate layer
I HAVE MY FRIENDS
Patterns running in Cheat Codes with RND activities on top of a looped field recording with Ableton Auto filter, track morphs into a Cranes recording of a piano with pitch shift gestures, crappy recording of a guitar on top
Album Booklet.pdf (4.8 MB)