first Volca Keys song

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

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+00:00

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

the long dawn

wobble bass

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-12-02T05:36:30+00:00

I made a short visualization for a dubstep loop using blender shape keys and an animated displacement modifier

you can download the blend file here

dubstep

To be Named

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

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+00:00

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

launchpad mini to play push like scales using puredata

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-11-18T07:22:35+00:00

I wrote a pure-data patch that allows me to use my launchpad mini to play my synthesizers. The scales use a similar layout to ableton push (hence the name pushy). To translate between the default midi mapping and the push layout I first used a div and a mod operation to find out what row and column a pressed button was in. Then I calculate the offset for each row to implement the quater shift everytime you go up one row. Then I use a puredata table that holds the scale to be played (currently major and minor) to create the midi-number. The base tone can be shifted up and down by 12 semitones using the E and F button or by 1 semitone using the C and D buttons.

To connect it to my midi equipment I use jack on my linux box and wire it to my synths using qjackctl.

you can download my puredata file here

I also recorded a short loop using the launchpad and my mininova

pushy

Midified Monotron first track

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-11-15T19:16:41+00:00

I have successfully midified my korg monotron using an arduino

This is the first short track I recorded I only used a drum loop and a view effect plugins (reverb, delay, chorus) beside my monotron. I will post photos, code examples and more detail this weekend - stay tuned :-)

Update: read more infos on my midification project here

ARP1

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

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.

Day 22 of 30daysOfCreativity - learning to play the ukulele

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-06-22T21:04:27+00:00

My todays project for 30daysofcreativity was to learn how to play an ukulele. For the sake of all my readers hearing I did´t record any of my trials but I made a photo of my ukulele instead :-)

ukulele

why does it always rain on me

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-02-28T07:46:09+00:00

Today I hear "why does it always rain on me" by travis in my head since I woke up. Without thinking much about it my hand drew this image using black ink and a drawing pen

why does it always rain on me