Live Sampling & Radio Walkman

I recently got hold of a cassette walkman with AM/FM radio, for use in my live synth rig. I can live sample long, evolving pads or ambient effects from cassette tape to give a retro, vapourwave-esque feel to performances. I also discover that I can sample live radio shows for an interesting, but much less controllable, effect.

Live Performance Vid

Gear used:

  • Novation Circuit
  • Roland MX-1 and TB-3
  • Korg KAOSS KP-3
  • Digitnow Cassette Player

Link to Hainbach’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Hainbach101
Link to Tantacrul’s video on Aleatoric Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabYn…

Creating Music With Found Sounds for Inflated Inspirations

Inflated Inspirations is a collaboration between Pop My Mind and VIP Balloons, which is an installation of Balloon Art, telling the story of Pop My Mind. The installation was hosted by the Waterfront Gallery, part of the University of Suffolk, in Ipswich during the Summer of 2017.

I was invited to the event’s build days to record audio, and create a musical piece out of the resulting samples.The resulting piece if the video below.

 

 

 


 

If you’re the kind of person who’d like to know about how this music was made, (i.e., a cool person), then you can watch the video below.

 

In this behind-the-scenes / how-to video I talk about manipulating found sounds to create music and specifically how I achieved this for Inflated Inspirations.
Other topics include:

  • Creation of instruments using samples and Kontakt;
  • Granular synthesis with Padshop Pro;
  • Sampling with Battery;
  • Automation of instruments and FX in Cubase;
  • Colouring sections in Cubase to aid workflow.

 


Here are a few links: