Josh Story Blends Modular Synths with Analog Brass & Winds
Output’s Director of Audio R&D, Josh Story, puts a modern spin on the sounds from ANALOG BRASS & WINDS with analog synths in a modular jam session.
“What I love about modular music making is how I have access to a wide palette of sounds, but there are still times when I need to add additional elements to complete an idea. For this track, I wanted to incorporate sounds from our new instrument ANALOG BRASS & WINDS.”
“This track is part of an experimental series I am working on called “Possible Outcomes,” where each piece of music is an outcome of the materials and tools at my disposal in a specific time & space. I began by layering an atmospheric texture (017. Dragonfly), and an arp (037. Bokeh Arps) together over a simple bass line (469. Book of Answers). The swells (086. Morning Brass & 019. Brassy Swells) lead into the beat, which is all coming from the modular.
Taking things one step further, I pre-recorded the Bokeh Arps part into a tape sampler module called Morphagene by Make Noise. I used this part as a way to transition from the tracks prepared in Ableton into a full modular jam.”
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Sequencer – Winter Modular Eloquencer
Kick / Sub – Make Noise STO & Make Noise Maths
Snare – Hexinverter Mutant Snare
Snare & Ambient Delay – 4ms Dual Looping Delay
Ambient Sample – Make Noise Morphagene
Random Modulation – Music Thing Modular Turing Machine
Clocked Modulation – 4ms Quad Clock Distributer
Filters – Serge by Random Source VCFQ; Befaco BF-22 VCF
Mixer – Sputnik 6 Channel Stereo Mixer
VCAs – Mutable Instrument Veils; Befaco Hex Mix VCA
USB Interface – Mutable Instruments CVpal
Mic Pres – Shadow Hills Mono Gama
Stereo Mix – Pultec EQP-500A; API 2500
Interface – UAD Apollo 8p
Output Analog Brass & Winds
Ableton Push 2