Influences: 80s synthpop, Kraftwerk, The The, David Bowie, The Knife, John Grant, Grimes, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp
2021 - FAWM number 9
Last FAWM seemed like the start of just another year - not exactly the way things turned out.
So writing this in early January, still under lockdown in the UK, I wonder what is in store for us in 2021. I expect FAWM to be conducted still under Covid restrictions of some kind, but whatever happens, FAWM is sure to brighten up February. And, who knows, I may even write 14 songs this year.
As far as kit is concerned, new this year are the additional synths in Arturia Collection 8 - Emulator II, Oberheim X-a, Juno 6 and Moog Vocoder; Friktion, a physical modelling string synth from Reason Studios and a new keyboard - the Arturia Keystep 37 which has some neat chord, sequencing and arpeggiator tricks to bring to the party.
7/2 - here we are again - backing track done; waiting for chance to record vocals.
11/2 - Song number 4 up. Can move onto another now safe in the knowledge that at least I have an EP's worth.
Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Escape From Reality'.
Thanks for your comment on “Wanderlust.” So appreciated!
Thanks! Yes, they were definitely FM based, although not sure how many ops. Sounds interesting for sure!
Ha, I actually typed that comment out right before the arpeggiated bit at 2:49 came in, and actually chuckled out loud
Thanks! yeah, the accent just came out, haha.
Thanks for the response. I'll keep my eyes out on future songs. It's a stretch for my current music, but I think there are many fun possibilities. Do you think the Keystep Pro is overkill for someone without analog synths?
Thanks for the listen! And yeah, the bass tone was probably the part I tweaked the most. 😀
hey there! Thanks for stopping by Plague-gerism. I needed a song to kickstart me and this seems to have done the trick as #2 is well on its way
I plan on leveraging the Emulator II as well. I have been playing around with the sample playback capabilities and have some interesting sounds to mangle.
Bring that retro goodness! Have a great FAWM!
Hi Atitlan. So nice to see you here. I too hope you'll write 14 songs. Have a great and synthy (is that even a word?) FAWM 2021. 😀
Hah! I have never been so excited to have FAWM coming up. February locked in one room is pretty normal! 😁 Have a great month. I look forward to hearing those new toys in action.
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👋 Happy fawming!
Likewise, sir! Fire up that Emulator II and make it earn its keep!
I look forward to hearing your tunes this February!