Alesis Ion & Nord Rack 2x: drone, pads & modulated
Eurorack modular system: noises, bass & groove
DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard: occasional distorted pad
Reaktor Player 5.0 + Spacedrone Mod 1: drones
Use Audio Plugiator (Pro 12)+ Novation Launchpad: pads
Additional sounds: vocal overtone recordings at begining
and end of the track
All images and footage recorded, edited and mixed by Ran
[11-2010] - Interview & Blue_Room Studio
I've been interviewd recently on Los
Sueños Lúcidos de Alicia, aradio and podcast
spanish program mostly based on interviews of all kind of
style based artists. The program plays weekly on TEA
FM (98.9 FM, Zaragoza) and has an online player with 64
kbps audio quality that I embed here:
My interview, shared with others, starts on minute 32 and
last for 20 or 25 minutes. The audio is in spanish, as well
as the complete transcripted text I share on this pdf file:
Additionally, I've created a video tour thru my home studio,
The Blue_Room, as a multimedia support for
the interview, where I talk about my tools (mostly synthesizers)
while I show and play most of them. The audio on this video
is also in spanish, but I'm considering to prepare another
version with english subtittles.
Two new tracks recorded live in the studio with video were
shared during the summer. They are not being assigned to any
specific project yet while they are several work in progress
over the table. I expect to release my upcomming album before
the end of the year, which also includes some similar "live
in the studio" recordings. For now, just enjoy these
Ambient improvisation based over the Roland Juno 60 drone.
The other instruments are the Access Virus Indigo and Indigo
2 Redback. All audio is processed thru a TC Electronics M-One
with some reverb.
All color were recorded with a Pentax Optio H90 and infrared
video images recorded with Sony V3; both were edited and mixed
with Sony Vegas.
Live version. The vocal drone comes from the MS2000, which
plays a slow sequence with a lot of delay and also reverb
and vocal morphing effect. Ion also plays slow organ-like
arps with latch on right keyboard part and pads and noises
with left keyboard part. Most of the pads comes from the OB12.
It exists more versions of this track, some much larger.
The drone has been used on a collaborative track entitled
Carboniferous Dawn with Max
Corbacho for his upcomming album Deep Time.
Jellyfish images were recorded at the Oceanogràphic
aquarium in Valencia (Spain) 2 years ago with my old Sony
V1, sorry for the bad quality.
Improvisation playing some singing bowls (both striking
and by friction) over a drone made with DSI Evolver
Keyboard (beside the upper bowl) and Ensoniq Fizmo.
Evolver drones with a sequence and some extra reverb
all along the track, while Fizmo makes notes from an
arpegio and when playing by me. Bowl drone starts on