Progression

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-01-24T07:04:26+01:00

This song started as a chord progression practice session. Recorded using ardour3, my volca keys, mininova and a W7

volca

No sleep

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-01-07T08:16:41+01:00

I recorded a new song on monday at one oclock in the morning. This song developed from a live improvisation using my volca keys, my W7 and my mininova

no sleep

Move

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-12-30T05:03:43+01:00

I recorded a new song this weekend bass and melody where recorded using my volca keys, the strings are from my mininova. The track has been recorded using Ardour3

move

first Volca Keys song

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-12-28T08:16:00+01:00

I bought a Volca Keys from Korg yesterday and recorded a short test sequence using ardour. All sounds are unprocessed except for a parametric equalizer to remove a high pitched hiss from the recording (damn you usb cable!). The only thing not from the volca keys is a basedrum sample.

The keys is a really awesome sounding little box.

volca keys

The Long Dawn

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-12-15T11:40:48+01:00

I recorded a new song in my homestudio today. For this tune I used some iPad synths for the first time.

the long dawn

To be Named

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-11-30T07:15:47+01:00

I recorded a new song using my synths and Ardour 3. This time I really couldn┬┤t come up with a name for my song, but somehow I like "to be Named" :-)

to be named cover

Monobass

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-11-21T05:17:45+01:00

I recorded a new song using my mininova and my midified korg monotron. I used Ardour 3 to record the track. Some parts have been recorded using my pushified launchpad mini with the help of pure data

from now on you shalt be called miditron

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-11-17T13:36:26+01:00

As announced in my last post I have created a midi interface for my korg monotron using an arduino uno and an mcp4822 2 channel 12-Bit DAC.

miditron

The DAC chip is controlled via the SPI and generates the control voltage for the pitch on channel 1 and the control voltage for the filter on channel 2. I used pin 8 of my arduino to controll the gate.

I got the Idea to midify my monotron from marc nostromo┬┤s blog post - he uses a teensy 3.0 to create the midi-cv interface for the monotron. The SPI part of my code is from a blog post by Kerry D. Wong

To turn my arduino into a generic usb-midi device I used the hiduino library and the arduino midi library.

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ARP1

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-10-02T16:59:20+02:00

This song started out as a short loop I created on my Nintendo 3DS using the Korg DS-10. I recorded it and added some loops I created using nanoloop on my android tablet and a basedrum created on my Korg monotron. The arpegiator loop, the melody and the base sound are from my novation mininova.

Synthesizer dreaming

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-06-14T05:18:50+02:00

my korg monotron dreams of what it wants to be when it grows up ...

this is my day 14 project for 30daysofcreativity

synth dreaming

the original image of the modular synth is from fr1zz and was released under a CC BY-NC-SA