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Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:25 am

OK, so it would seem this is a MIDI driven sequence but I rather like what they did with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WDNgfnZ3HM

A good use of modular for 'proper' music as opposed to random bleeps and whirbles. It has appropriate bleeps and whirbles in it and really works I think.
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Beautifully realised, although I was expecting a more 'radical' and electronic approach when using a modular. Some casual listeners might think this is played on a harp!

When the subtle shimmering delays came in I was hooked though!

Lovely.


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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Stratman57 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:43 pm

I suggest listening to any of Isao Tomita's classical music renditions. I'm pretty sure he used a modular synth, and without MIDI.

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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby BJG145 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:56 pm

C'mon, MIDI SchMIDI. You got a modular? Let's see you work those pots boy. ;)
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby BillB » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 pm

Call me an old fogey but there is only one version for me:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rlCzO0GX_bA

Hell, 1974!

Doesn’t mean others shouldn’t try, but the bar is set pretty high :beamup:
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:26 am

Just proves, given good source material even a modular can produce beautiful results...

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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:46 am

Arpangel wrote:Just proves, given good source material even a modular can produce beautiful results...

Was that tongue in cheek comment Tony? ;)

I know exactly what you mean though, after probably listening to many hours of modular bleeps and glitch-laden riffs from modular land on YouTube :beamup:

Some modular users seem to think that playing a recognisable tune (or heaven forbid, using MIDI to enter note data) is verboten :D


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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:23 pm

Martin Walker wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Just proves, given good source material even a modular can produce beautiful results...

Was that tongue in cheek comment Tony? ;)

I know exactly what you mean though, after probably listening to many hours of modular bleeps and glitch-laden riffs from modular land on YouTube :beamup:

Some modular users seem to think that playing a recognisable tune (or heaven forbid, using MIDI to enter note data) is verboten :D


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I love modular Martin, I think you know that.
I've been through it and it's a strange world, very little in the "new wave" of modular that's turned me on. I've ended up with my Easel, which will come with me to my grave.
In the last few years I think only a few videos of synths have really moved me, and these are two of them, not entirely modular though...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ3pzmIGqNE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mMNvmVe0PcA
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby BJG145 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm

Ramirez' entry for One Synth Challenge II is a great example of original melodic music (plus the obligatory bleeps and burbles) created on something with patch leads. (A Moog Mother 32.)

https://soundcloud.com/hybridian-music/ ... ii/s-csbSF
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:58 am

I still think Jade Rose is one of the most talented modular artists I've seen, total confidence in what she's doing, unquestionable ability, and extremely moving results.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2mg7wU3co
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:35 pm

Arpangel wrote:I still think Jade Rose is one of the most talented modular artists I've seen, total confidence in what she's doing, unquestionable ability, and extremely moving results.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2mg7wU3co

Of the three links you posted, this one from JadeRose is by far my personal favourite - SO musical, and such sensitive playing :clap:

EDIT: So much so that I'm currently exploring her first album release here:

https://jaderose.bandcamp.com/album/moonstone


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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:45 am

Martin Walker wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I still think Jade Rose is one of the most talented modular artists I've seen, total confidence in what she's doing, unquestionable ability, and extremely moving results.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2mg7wU3co

Of the three links you posted, this one from JadeRose is by far my personal favourite - SO musical, and such sensitive playing :clap:

EDIT: So much so that I'm currently exploring her first album release here:

https://jaderose.bandcamp.com/album/moonstone


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Yes, it's all good, I like the library modular, lots of subtle but effective stuff going on.
So often you get the impression that a lot of modular music could more easily and effectively be done on something else, just as well, if not better, but she really does do things with her equiopmet, and modular stuff, that are very unique "to it" and couldn't easily be done on anything else, she doesn't try and copy, or work in stereotypical ways.
Shame she isn't on the same continent as us, I'd like to see her perform.
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:32 pm

Arpangel wrote:Shame she isn't on the same continent as us, I'd like to see her perform.

Me too, although her YouTube videos are very educational, giving you a fair idea of what techniques are involved.


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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:22 am

Martin Walker wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Shame she isn't on the same continent as us, I'd like to see her perform.

Me too, although her YouTube videos are very educational, giving you a fair idea of what techniques are involved.


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Yes, if I'm ever in that neck of the woods (which will probably be never) I'll check her out if she's playing.
You know? When someone's "got it" and she has, if I had to invest money in someone she'd be the one.
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Ben Asaro » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:43 pm

ann annie has some great content out there and his minimal compositions are really cool.
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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm

Ben Asaro wrote:ann annie has some great content out there and his minimal compositions are really cool.

Now that's a new name to me as well, so I did a search and came up with this gem:

Ann Annie Eurorack modular synth performance interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYlnkbTp518

Thanks for the tip-off Ben! :thumbup:


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Re: Stumbled across this: Modular rendition of Clair de Lune

Postby Arpangel » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:58 am

Martin Walker wrote:
Ben Asaro wrote:ann annie has some great content out there and his minimal compositions are really cool.

Now that's a new name to me as well, so I did a search and came up with this gem:

Ann Annie Eurorack modular synth performance interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYlnkbTp518

Thanks for the tip-off Ben! :thumbup:


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Excellent too, but you can't really go wrong with a "Clouds"....

:)
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