volca sketch

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-01-08T06:19:39+00:00

I've drawn a quick sketch of my volca synths while waiting for a download. Using black ink and Copic markers

volca synths

new Song - Gap Between Idea and Action

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

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

Volca Jam 2014-12-12

Nikolaus Gradwohl2014-12-12T20:59:38+00:00

I recorded a new jam session using my volcas, my kaospad mini, bitwig-studio and my launchpad.

The bass sequence was created using the stepsequencer in bitwig and is played on the volca keys. (dont let your self fool by the name, the keys can make really awesome basslines)

The arpegios are created using the volca bass and the kaospad mini. I used the bitwig arpeggio note effect and enter the notes using the launchpad.

volca jam 2014-12-12

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Passive Mixer for mv Volcas

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

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+00:00

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

volca+bitwig - stepdup

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

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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