New Track: Dream in Five

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-03-06T06:46:58+01:00

A pachelbel chord progression in 5/4

dream in five

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New Track: Melody in D-Minor

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-27T05:18:10+01:00

I created a new track using only my hardware-synths and introducing my new Moog Mother 32 to the studio. The Arpeggio, Bass and Beats are from the volcas. The melodie lines are from the Mother 32, the 0-Coast and the MiniNova. The Pad sound is from the Streichfett and the horns are from the MX61.

melody in d-minor

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New Track: Day after Day

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-21T06:23:32+01:00

I recorded a new Track "Day after Day"

This is the first Track I made in bitwig-studio 2 beta - I really like the new modulators - the main arpeggio was created by using a random value that modulates the octave of a polysynth

day after day

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New Track: Arpeggio

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-31T06:12:44+01:00

I recorded a new track in bitwig-studio. The main melody develops from multiple arpeggio motives playing against each other in a layered instrument - I mapped my LaunchControl to the macro controls of the layer instrument so I can blend and change the layers currently playing.

Arpeggio

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First 0-Coast jam

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-23T05:25:34+01:00

I added a MakeNoise 0-Coast to my homestudio and recorded my first Jam-Session - This synth really is a beast :-) The Synth line ist from the 0-Coast with a little delay and revery by bitwig. The bass-line and drums are made with bitwig-plugins.

0-Coast jam1

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Volca + Streichfett Jam 01.2017

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-16T06:14:20+01:00

This is my first volca+streichfett jam this year - recorded and mixed using bitwig-studio

volca + streichfett Jam 01.2017

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Bitwig Polysynth Only

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-09T08:15:45+01:00

I recorded a new synth track using only the polysynth plugin from bitwig. Everything on this track - including the drum sounds - was created using the polysynth + a few onboard effects.

Polysynth only

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Ode to Repro-1

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-11-17T05:05:40+01:00

The first track I recorded using u-he's newest plugin Repro~1. Every synth track is created using the plugin - the Drums come from a Volca-Sample

The repro~1 is a neat little monosynth plugin and is an emulation of the sequential circuits pro-one. The plugin is currently in beta and you can download and test a version till december. I absolutely love how the filter distorts when you drive it a little to hot and use the feedback knob and I immediatly bought a licence after hearing the "Ancient Electromagnetic" Preset :-)

This little plugin will find its place in my workflow.

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Ode to Repro~1

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New Song - The Unscratchable Itch

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-24T10:28:55+02:00

the unscratchable itch - the small but constant itching you normally don't notice because its so common to you - but its always there to remind you that being alive means to accept things that wont't change

The song was recorded in bitwig-studio only using bitwig internal instruments or effects

The Unscratchable Itch

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Launchpad Jam Session 2016-06-05

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-06-05T15:23:13+02:00

I recorded a jam session using a Volca Bass, a Volca Keys, a Streichfett, 2 Launchpads, u-he ACE and Bitwig Studio. I learned that I need to place my camera very carefully when recording these sessions to prevent my neon-lights or the launchpad led repeat frequency to interact with my camera. And I learned that a DSLR is very unforgiving to dust on a synth :-)

Launchpad Session June 05

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