volca+bitwig - stepdup

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-10-10T20:44:44+02:00

For this session I used the novation launchpad step sequencer for bitwig to create sequences for my volca synths (hence the name)

also on soundcloud

volca bitwig stepdub

broken metaballs

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-09-15T06:01:38+02:00

For this animation I used the cell fracture addon on a mesh created from a bunch of metaballs.

To add a bit more drama, I created a soundtrack based on the "inception braam" sample I made using my volca bass

you can download the blend file here

broken metaballs

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

Recreating the Inception Braaam with a Volca Bass

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-07-18T06:35:08+02:00

I recreated the famous Inception Braaaam sound from the trailer using my volca bass and a KP Mini (for the reverb). The sound is known under a range of names like 'Inception Horns', 'Inception Braaam', 'That Trailer sound' and so on

here is an mp3 file of my creation and if you have no clue what I´m talking about watch this video on youtube that shows all the trailers featuring this particular sound. I think I will use it in one of my next blender animations - to make it sound more filmy :-)

inception sound

Dubtechno Jam

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-07-07T05:12:22+02:00

A new Track using Bitwig-Studio and my Volcas - I controlled the Volca Bass using the External Instrument, and recorded it to an new audio track while turning the knobs. The effects on the bass track are from my Kaospad.

sunset city

My first Track in Bitwig-Studio

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-07-05T10:42:51+02:00

I got BitWig-Studio this week and this is the first complete track I´ve recorded. I used my volca beats and keys, my mininova and some of the internal instruments of bitwig. I really like the FM4-synth and the sampler in BitWig.

first bitwig trackf

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 ardour3 jam

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-03-17T17:56:12+01:00

I created a small chuck script that makes ardour jump to a marker using osc messages. These messages get triggered by the midi signals created by my launchpad mini. I also synced my volca bass to the track using midi-clock. Unfortunately ardour doesn´t send midi sync signals when playing in loop mode. So I created a midi track and sent the same note that my chuck script uses to trigger the "jump-to-marker-1" signal to create the loop.

The lower 5 glowing buttons control the mute state of the first 5 tracks.

you can download my chuck code after this video.

All the sounds except the drum loop have been created using a volca bass or a volca keys. The bass sequence is the same I used in my last blogpost only played slower.

volca jam

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