I have setup a blog where I show some production-tricks. It will most likely feature lot of examples of the Nord Modular G2 (as it is my main work-horse) and also MachinedrumUW, Airbase99, MS10, ATC1 and lots of acoustic instruments played in creative ways.
Every sound is dry, recorded straight out the headphones-jack on my Motu828mkII onto a cheap field-recorder.
Pads from Modular G2. Drums from MachineDrumUW. Acidlines from Acidlab Bassline II and another from the Moog Little Phatty IIse. Deepbass and blips from the Monomachine.
I do some lenght-change on the Bassline and do both sawtooth and pulse.
I would say it is pretty close to a 303 but has a bit more bottom in the bass. It is a nice box and the sequencer lacks transposition, but can change lenght and start point live as well as change between modes.
All in all a nice little box. Quite fun to jam the way I did in the 90's without the computer on. I think I will start playing stuff like this live a bit, just got to create a name and a stage-show for it.
I recorded a simple demo last night showing off the Future Retro Orb sequencer. In this track, it is controlling a Prophet '08, EMX-1 and Six-Trak for all the music. I do switch patterns off and on using the remix feature, which is very cool and allows for a lot of diversity if you so choose.
I was playing around with my new Line 6 DL4 and things kind of morphed into a Prophet 600 demo. So this is all P600, with DL4 (mostly the tape echo setting).
Since I'm calling this a demo, some production stuff I wouldn't bore you with otherwise:
-Almost all of these sounds were made using the LFO out from the Moog MF-102 ring modulator into the Prophet's Filter CV In. To unlock the full potential of this synth, I strongly recommend an external LFO source, as well as a pedal to control the filter's frequency cutoff. Unfortunately, my expression pedal for this synth is at a friend's studio, so I wasn't able to use it even on the few tracks (like the "strings") where I wasn't using the LFO (can't use 'em both at once...or at least I haven't figured out a way). I'm generally lukewarm at best about the P600's arpeggiator (I use it here), but since the P600 has (very basic) MIDI, that's another shortcoming that can easily be addressed with external control.
-There's no EQ or dynamic processing on individual tracks, except for the "voices" at the very beginning and end, which I high-passed and put a compander on. I made a cut of a couple of dB at 210 and put medium compression on the stereo mix.
-The P600 has a mono out but mine runs into a Mackie mixer with stereo outs, for which the DL4, a stereo-in, stereo-out effect, was used as an auxillary send. About half of the tracks in this recording are mono, half pseudo-stereo, with the stereo processing of the DL4 added to the original signal providing slight variation between L and R signals. I gave the P600 a bit of gain with the Mackie's preamps, not for any "Mackie warmth," ha, but because I've found this synth benefits from a bit of a boost in gain.
-The more "lead" type tracks have a bit of Lexicon LXP15 vocal plate on them, and all the tracks have varying degrees of ambience from the Ensoniq DP/Pro.
-Most of the patches employ the P600's Unison mode...in fact I think all of them do except for the "voices" and the "strings."
Made a couple of crappy demos of my newly acquired Roland Juno-60 and (reacquired) Seqeantial Circuits Prophet-600. Posted them on my home town's synth-geek-community's blog, thought some of you VSErs might be interested...