new Song - Gap Between Idea and Action

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-01-07T05:28:54+01:00

This track evolved from a recorded volca bass jam session. Except for the bass line all synths are softsynths from bitwig-studio

gap between idea and action

Passive Mixer for mv Volcas

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-12-05T06:26:54+01:00

I have added a new gadget to my studio - eeeehm - desk, a passive mini mixer with 3 inputs for my volca synths. I´ve soldered together 4 mini 3.5 cm stereo jacks, 3 stereo potentiometers and 6 10kOhm resistors. Unfortunately I only had potentiometers laying around that need to be soldered to a circuit board to gain stability and they where really wobbly with my rats-nest cabling. So I used some sugru to keep them in place.

I also noticed that components that are upside down have their left and right side inverted :-/ so my knobs turn in the wrong direction now ... (just as a warning to others)

passive mini mixer

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Volca Bass vs Yamaha B55

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-11-25T06:46:42+01:00

Volca Bass vs Yamaha B55 - Analog gear from now meets analog gear from the late 70's

The session was recorded and mixed using Bitwig-studio.

volca bass vs b55

The Long Dawn - part II

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-11-05T16:55:45+01:00

Part II of my song "the long dawn" recorded using bitwig-studio, a lauchpad and my mininova

the long dawn - Part II

Moods

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-26T17:50:53+01:00

I created a new playlist on soundcloud today, featuring some of my songs.

Sax Loop

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-09T03:56:28+02:00

This is a recording of a bitwig/launchpad/volca jam session that evolved around a saxophone sample that comes with bitwig. I also intended to record a video of the session but unfortunately I forgot to check the batteries of my camera so I only recorded the first 2 seconds :-/

saxloop

Sonate in C perfomed by the Volca Trio

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-04-29T07:56:05+02:00

Mozart's "Sonate in C" (Köchel Verzeichniss 545) performed by the Volca-Trio

Sonate in C

Volca M3

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-04-23T05:38:38+02:00

This is a recording of a live session using the 3 Korg Volcas trying to put the volca keys settings to extremes and explore all possible sounds

volca m3 session

Volca Trio Live Session

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-03-20T03:10:30+01:00

I finally managed to get the last one of the volca trio :-) Here is my first live session using all three volca machines.

volca session

volca bass jam

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-03-04T17:44:56+01:00

I got a volca bass today! And a Kaospad mini 2!

Jipiii!

here is a first jam session I recorded today

volca jam