Yesterday I worked on some sounds in the Komplete Kontrol, I've uploaded an improvised piece in the key of D dorian with one of the sounds I made. I was aiming to make a sound similar to the tanpura, a droning chordophone instrument from India. The Komplete Kontrol is going to one of my most powerful tools in the performance. It can quickly select between different presets not only within one software synth but from multiple software synth. I'm making my own presets which are stored in the user section, which I'll have easy access to through the navigate section on the keyboard.
The style of the piece I've uploaded is closer to what I want to achieve in my live set than what I uploaded the other day.
Today I started practicing and coming up with some ideas for my set. I wanted to improve my jam spacing, before I was surround by instruments, the way I've set up now though is more of a corn. This is so I can see everything. The addition that helped this was putting the komplete kontrol under the Casio. I've encountered two problems. I think I have blown a resistor in the in Blofeld, which is making the volume extremely quiet. It's meant to be an easy fix, I'm going to see if uni has any I can use and see if I can require help from bob to fix that. The other is the mixer I bought has inconsistent volume on the outputs. I'm sure Bob will know something about this too.
I recorded a section of me practicing today. I realise it takes a little while to get going. I'm going to have to improve one the moment of the tracks. I can do this by loop the first bar I play. Before I was playing for a few bars and then started recording.
I've linked a recording of me practicing using the gear live. Be careful, it gets loud. I was practicing using arpeggios synced to Ableton via MIDI with a lead sound I've been working on. I also tried using some effects on the all tracks via a gruop bus, freeze reverb, filter drive. I get heavy handed with it and thats why it ges loud at the end. The Blofeld is creating the noise all throughout the track, so you can see how thats going to be an issue.
I wrote some notes on the basic building blocks of the music. Presets of the synthesisers, chords and tempo. I may expand on this later.