Hackfest 2013

Thanks to everyone at Hackfest 2013 for another great hacking night !

If you enjoyed the PsyTrance set I did saturday night you can download the wooping 3 hours mix right here ! The playlist is available here.

Oh and if you are one badass 1337 H4X0R you can probably guess the URL of the “Hacker Mix” … like… not the “PsyTrance DJ Set” but the “Hacker Mix” … wink wink…

iHack 2013

Here you can download the two custom made mixes that were played during the iHack 2013 night with the playlist. All tracks are again coming from Ektoplazm releases so be sure to head over there if you want to get your hands on the full albums you like !

PsychNerD – Aeon

SOS Vol.2Æon is a simply structured electro-house track, using complex synthesis sounds coming mainly from two custom G2X modular patches. A nice blend of chill in the back and punch in the front sharing sound elements with Voyager 1. This track was first released for the Sound of SceneSat Vol. 2 compilation. Thanks to Ziphoid of SceneSat Radio for inviting me again !

Oh and… you may here soon a new remix of this track soon… and not from me !
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PsychNerD – Voyager 1

SOS Vol.1This downtempo track was my contribution to the “Sound Of SceneSat Volume 1” compilation from SceneSat Radio. This track was inspired by the classical ambient dub tracks I love and used to listen a lot in the 90s. With the time it became one of my favourites. Most of the sound sources are hardware, the G2X providing the background noise and ambiance, the Virus for the CS80′ish sound, pads from the Wavestation, arpeggios from the DX11 (still can get usefull stuff out of this one too), even a little guitar in the break. Sometimes everything just fall right into place, making a perfect blend out of simplicity.
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Bassbomb – StarDust Intro (PsychNerD 8LSB Remake)

 

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Don’t get it wrong! this is is meant to be sequenced exactly like the original. If you wanted to get those missing 8 least significant bits (LSBs) to get the full 16 thing and to make it sound the way you may think it was, here it is!. Trying to identify the exact original sample and do it exactly like the old one without loosing all the 8 bit and clipping character is the key… Go check the original for a little comparison!

Hope you’ll enjoy this classic remake.

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MOTU MIDI Express XT problem solved

828mk3 & XTSince I have this setup I’ve been struggling with the MIDI Express XT… It’s always when this nice 16 beat bassline that has a lot of potential is finally there, when you get that banging beat right… that It decide to fail… Turning an inspiring evening into a stressful troubleshooting episode…

This MIDI Express XT is what I decided to get as an upgrade of my 2 serial MOTU MTP AV that was also an upgrade from an old parallel MIDI Timepiece 2 (I am not learning) I was kinda used to glitches with MOTU products… I ended up thinking that the XT was just a new faceplate on the old hardware, and it still have the old problems with it.

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2013 Website Update

Yup, a new update… Sometime it’s not about the tool but about the content… If this new WordPress CMS can help me publish more often and more easily, then it’s all good to me.

Each sections from the older site will be back soon, and of course new ones will be added too. There is also probably now a bunch of dead links from the older news articles…

All tracks will be added as an article so you’ll get the full details on each of them. I’ll try to start with the older stuff and will add the recent releases last. Meanwhile you can still take a shortcut to the Music page that will give you access to the download links.