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If you’ve ever stumbled upon this dog shit blog of mine, it was likely in an attempt to find some weird music or pure misfortune.
If the latter is true, this guy’s blog is much better than mine
He’s uploading unknown, weird, world music that more than likely would have been lost forever. It’s all free and discourse is encouraged.
Having been asked to make a couple of hip-hop tracks for a friend, I had to find a couple of acappellas to work with until the vocals could be recorded. God bless DOOM and ‘Gunn for including these in their Westside DOOM project.
I dusted off the MPC4000 and got to work with some old jazz records and even older session records. I like the outcome so I thought I would share it.
I also love the artwork – that’s my great uncle in the background, working the bins.
These tracks will no doubt change when I have the new vocals to work with – I may or may not post the results of those.
Unzip, put the files on the root of your SD card. Plop it in your camera and power up while holding the volume up button. The screen will stay blank for about two minutes but you will see the activity light flashing. When complete, the camera will reboot. I think the camera needs to be plugged in and charging during this process.
I’ve hacked together a way of getting my 4x MOTU 24I/Os (and likely all other MOTU PCI / PCI-E devices) working on newer version of MacOS.
I’m fucking pissed off with unnecessarily dropping support for hardware – especially stunningly expensive, niche hardware. Not only would it cost me a small fortune to replace the 24I/Os, but I’d spend weeks rewiring my studio.
Right so, to get these fuckers working on you newer MacOS device here’s what you need:
Open Terminal are do the following: “sudo mount -uw /”. This mounts the System partition of MacOS and makes it writable. This is where we’ll be installing the drivers.
Open MOTU Audio Installer 1.6 (73220).pkg with Pacifist. You should see the following.
Right click on “Contents of PCI_and_PCI_Express_Drivers.pkg” and select “Install to Default Location…”
If you receive any errors at this point, it’s likely that your System partition isn’t writable. Go have a look on Google to see what you need to do.
Next, we need to open the newer MOTU Audio Installer 1.6 (83634).pkg with Pacifist. First thing I should draw your attention to is that those cunts have removed the PCI_and_PCI_Express_Drivers.pkg.
So now we need to install the applications by opening “Contents of Common.pkg / Applications” There you should see “CueMix FX.app”, which for my purposes is required to get my set up customised to how I needed it. The drives should work without this, but you’d be missing some functionality.
Anyway drag “CueMix FX.app” to your Applications folder and restart your computer. After a reboot you should now see that everything is working as it should.
Since we don’t have an app to allow us to change the sample rate of the device now, this can be done natively in MacOS “Audio Midi Setup”
I’ve been thinking more and more about dance music recently. It’s something that I’ve had a fleeting interest in previously but not what I’d chosen to pursue. Having been trapped at home for many more months than I can recall, I thought it would be interesting to push my production in a way that I haven’t previously – as practice and development more than anything.
I got to work with my old broken synths and drums machines, trying to stay clear of cliche and and played out rhythms. I tried to keep the sound of my studio in tact too – given that it was designed with more of an ambient/avant-garde bent it isn’t particularly well suited to this style of things.
All things considered, I think this came out pretty well. There are six (admittedly quite similar) tracks which all sound original enough and interesting enough to share.
I’m happy that the sound of these records is clearly still that of my studio, and the character of that has managed to stay in tact, and that there were relatively few compromises during the whole process.
I’ve probably used most of the gear in my studio, but I think the key elements to the sounds were made using the following: Korg Polysix, Akai MPC 4000 (vocal samples), TC Electronics Fireworks, Toft ATC-2, Vermona DRM1 mkIII, DigiTech RDS 1900, Waldorf MicroWave XT, Novation DrumStation, Yamaha TX81Z, and an eclectic mix of guitar pedals. Oh, and the ART Pro VLA II on the master. Also while not usually being one for VSTs, I did try a demo of some Lexicon reverbs which I found to be wonderful – even if they stressed out the old Mac.
These are still very much demos in my eyes, but I’ve reached a point where I’ve satisfied my need to continue production with them. My plan now is really to strip them back to their individual components, rework them with simpler drum patterns and try some sort of live setup with the MPC.
I do love the artwork.
The following message is shared without prior consent. I do so in order to try and further the interests in quality music and artistic pursuits. Vladislav has been producing remarkable music from more than 20 years now. This is a chance to assist in ensuring that his output is (more) sustainable.
We should shake his hand, carry his suitcase, and subscribe to his projects.
i’m going to try something different this time and offer a subscription service.
I want to try and see if it could be a valid model for the both of us, the creator and the listener.
I have been contemplating this for a long time but now due to covid and all the concerts cancelled at least until the end of the year there’s no more holding back. Basically i’m trying to establish some sort of income from making music. There’s also a fact that i can’t release all the material i produce, i already have a backlog of several albums and have to wait and sit on them until labels can release them.
I’m going to offer exclusive material to subscribers that will not be released in any other way, as well as material that might be later on released for the public. There’s also a certain amount of old stuff i have never released which will be selectively released to subscribers. I’m also thinking of including other material that would be interesting to listen to, like collections of loops i have been working on, remixes of existing tracks, bootlegs or else. I’m especially keen on trying the loops concept as i myself like to listen to them a lot once i get a good one going. Just to be clear, these loops are not production material for you, it’s only for listening. It’s pre-production material for my forthcoming solo works. “Rakka” album was mostly made with such loops.
I will want to continue with “no fillers” mentality that i have always tried to adhere to my productions, but at the same time open a door to and share parts of the process and even failures in my productions.
If you ever only listened to Luomo material then i think this will not be for you.
The material will be mainly Vladislav Delay kind of stuff but there will be other more rhythmic things happening as well. I’m already working on a next Ripatti album material which is certainly geared more towards club/beats orientation and there will be other more rhythmic things happening as well.
What i’m not going to do is vocal house 😉
The subscription costs 10€ or more per month and includes all my back catalogue as well as all the new works that i’m releasing on Bandcamp in the future. Additionally, and maybe more interestingly, there will be new material i release monthly exclusively to subscribers. New content will be released in the beginning of each month.
i know this is a substantial amount of money in the long run and i’m going to do give it a real effort to make it worth your while. Obviously you can vote with your money or otherwise tell me if there’s something missing or you wish something to be changed, added, etc.
I hope this all sounds good to you as a listener. it’d be great to establish a way i could keep on producing music while making the ends meet, and you could keep enjoying a wider range of my productions. Your support is greatly and truly appreciated. Let’s make this happen!
Here is where you need to be: https://vladislavdelay.bandcamp.com/community
I just love how the dance hall girls keep dancing’,
In a timing.
Tempa, my God it’s a sound in a tempa.
Feva, my God it’s a sound in a feva.
I just love how the Champion sound keep playin’