voyager sounds - moognase

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voyager sounds - moognase

Post by martin » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:52 am

hello,

i made some new songs with my voyager which you can listen to for free at

http://www.moognase.com

some of them are peaceful and funny, others are spacey and minimal.

no touchscreens were harmed in the making of these songs.

:wink:

have fun!

martin

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Post by monads » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:01 am

Very nice martin! I dig your productions. I take it though when you say these songs were made with your voyager you're not meaning exclusively as layering tracks with that one instrument?

Either way these are nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by martin » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:38 am

it's all pure voyager, one track layered on top of another.
(except the reverb and delay effects which are non-moog effects).
nothing else added.

:)

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Post by till » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:57 pm

and its again all pure fine music !

Well done Martin !
keep on turning these Moog knobs

Sequence:
Prodigy * minimoog '79 * Voyager * MF102 * MF103 * MF104z * MP201 * Taurus 3 * Minitaur * Sub Phatty * MF105 * Minimoog 2017+ MUSE * One 16

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Post by monads » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:00 pm

pretty sweet. takes time layering with one instrument. I know I get impatient, wish I had like 7 more voyagers :lol: and they're giving us reasons now too with all these 'select' series editions. gotta collect'em all!

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Post by martin » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:38 pm

:wink:
thanks for taking the time to listen.

you are right, it takes patience for all the layering - patience, simplicity, effort, and fun.

i guess these songs reflect what a voyager sounds like straight out of the box, using basic sequencing and playing technique.

the voyager allows you to go way beyond these examples though. there's much much more up its sleeve.

for example, the touchscreen reacts to fruit, for example you can take a small banana and rock it back and forth, as a modulation device.

enjoy!

martin

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Re: voyager sounds - moognase

Post by varice » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:50 pm

martin wrote:hello,

i made some new songs with my voyager...

...some of them are peaceful and funny, others are spacey and minimal.
Most songs are bit more mellow than I usually like, but they are still very nice to listen to!

Thanks for sharing them!
varice

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Post by jon_kull » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:31 pm

Great stuff...just like the last batch you posted.

Just out of curiosity are you using your own patches or are you using presets (or both)? Also what are you sequencing with?

Jon

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Post by martin » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:51 pm

thanks for listening!

all patches are my own work, i immediately ditched all the original patches.
i only ever use sounds grouped as follows:

sine blip sounds
deep drones
bass sounds
pulse blip
noise/noise snare
bass drum
classic ufo effects etc.

the orchestration ranges from a trio to a kind of medium-sized orchestra using three or all of the above groups.

i kind of take care to choose the number of oscillators according to the feeling i want to achieve.

0 oscillators - noise, ufos, zaps, ray guns, bird sounds, zaps etc

1 oscillator - bouncy, light, fluffy, blippy, buzzy

2 oscillators - phasing, sync, vocaloid, nasal

3 oscillators - drones, bass, fat, sweeps, 'big' sounds

all the sequencing was done on a yamaha qy70 synced with a korg multitracker, and pulsating blips were done by triggering a note using the old 'rogue' trick.

but theory aside, it was lots of fun recording these pieces, and i am really happy you enjoyed it!

:wink:

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Post by dr_floyd » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:04 pm

Thanks for the cool tunes Martin.

Also nice to see your thought process and organization approach to coming up with sounds.

But what is the old "Rogue" trick?

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Post by martin » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:18 pm

the rogue trick is emulating the 'trig' thing you could do with the moog rogue.

if i remember correctly, it was described elsewhere as the "mandolin effect". (but only when triggered fast.)

the rogue has a switch that repeats a single note infinitely. this can be used to either make a pulsating blip or bass, or it can be used to make a drone.

the voyager can emulate this trick by triggering a continuous blip.

blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip ...

:wink:

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Post by jon_kull » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:55 pm

martin wrote:thanks for listening!

all patches are my own work, i immediately ditched all the original patches.
i only ever use sounds grouped as follows:

sine blip sounds
deep drones
bass sounds
pulse blip
noise/noise snare
bass drum
classic ufo effects etc.

the orchestration ranges from a trio to a kind of medium-sized orchestra using three or all of the above groups.

i kind of take care to choose the number of oscillators according to the feeling i want to achieve.

0 oscillators - noise, ufos, zaps, ray guns, bird sounds, zaps etc

1 oscillator - bouncy, light, fluffy, blippy, buzzy

2 oscillators - phasing, sync, vocaloid, nasal

3 oscillators - drones, bass, fat, sweeps, 'big' sounds

all the sequencing was done on a yamaha qy70 synced with a korg multitracker, and pulsating blips were done by triggering a note using the old 'rogue' trick.

but theory aside, it was lots of fun recording these pieces, and i am really happy you enjoyed it!

:wink:
Thanks for the response...and the explanation. That's an interesting way of working. Love the music.

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Post by bunnyman » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:35 pm

Martin, I love your tunes! They remind me of Ralf und Florian era Kraftwerk. Kepp 'em coming!

-andrew bunny

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Post by Sambeaux » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:44 pm

I'm still not quite with you, Martin - how do you trigger a continuous blip on the Voyager?

Nice sounds, BTW!
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Post by martin » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:38 am

the continuous blip thing can be done by switching oscillator 3 to LO and modulating another oscillator. it's a good idea to use a saw wave on the modulated oscillator so you can get a short tone for the blip. you can play around with the wave forms to soften or harden the attack.

then, switch the oscillator 3 keyboard control to OFF. this way, the speed of the blips is constant over the whole range of the keyboard.
if you switch the oscillator keyboard control to ON, you'll get fast blips in the higher ptches and slower blips in the lower pitches.

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