Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

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Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby acemonvw » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:43 am

My latest piece. I wanted to use a monomachine for drums only. So... here is that first attempt. :S

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby DLovas » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:46 am

Sounds great! The video is also very well done.
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby zoomtheline » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:31 pm

Lovely
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby synthroom » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:24 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby acemonvw » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:37 pm

Thank you very much everyone! Glad you enjoyed it.

As far as using he monomachine for drums, I can't say it's my favorite thing to do. It took some bit of coaxing!
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby DLovas » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:48 pm

acemonvw wrote:Thank you very much everyone! Glad you enjoyed it.

As far as using he monomachine for drums, I can't say it's my favorite thing to do. It took some bit of coaxing!


That I can understand. Still, there's something about putting in the time that makes it great.
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby rob_lee » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:12 pm

I enjoyed listening, this is great stuff. Thanks for posting it, great video too. Please post more of this here for us to listen.

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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby adekoyote » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:55 pm

sounds dope!
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby Ugly Goblin Boy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:32 am

Great stuff, and a good mix down. Nice machines, I'm on the fence about getting one. Sounds like it has some interested pass-through effects for external instruments.
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby acemonvw » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:03 pm

Thanks everyone :)

@Ugly Goblin Boy...

It is an odd machine, it takes me a long time to get it to sound good. I don't know why, but I hate the preset sound you get when you choose a 'machine' (or synthesis method). I find it odd that they set it to have a bit of decay and release when you set it. Most other synths when you initialize them have 0 attack, 0 decay, 127 sustain, and 0 release (or some iteration of that so you just hear note on when you play a note, and note off when you release). It makes the monomachine sound really weak the way it's set up. I'm usually very disappointed with it until I shape the sounds a lot. Sometimes, I'm just too disappointed with it (probably all my fault) and give up.

I'm also not really that excited about 4 bar loops. I know I can just change patterns, but there's something to be said about being able to have at least 8 bars, for me at least.

The last annoyance: Patterns do not contain their own tempo's, only songs do... I know about the work-arounds, it's just worth pointing that out to anyone interested in the machine.

That said, Elektron have a freaking awesome way of allowing you to make music, and sometimes my mind is just in the mood for that design.
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby Infinity Curve » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Great stuff as always! You picked up a second one? Is the new one a MK2?
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Re: Gemini 1: Twin Elektron Monomachines

Postby acemonvw » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:07 pm

I picked one up 'broken' one for $250... Thought I'd repair it and sell it for more. I got it working by just opening it up and disconnecting/reconnecting things and then thought I should use ones for drums... It was a fun adventure.

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