My “secret Sauce”… I use them on everything!

This video outlines my favorite synth-based performance setup. The H9 adds the magic!

Trying out some things with the Arturia MatrixBrute, Make Noise 0-Coast and Eventide Anthology X software.
Five short vignettes showing some of the many, many places you can go when you combine this small-but-powerful analog mono-synth from Make Noise with world-class Eventide effects processors.

The Krell Suite

A work for Make Noise 0-Coast
and Eventide Anthology Effects

My album The Krell Suite was inspired by one of Make Noise’s Patch of the Week videos, a demo of their 0-Coast version of that abstract electronic music staple, The Krell Patch. Based on Louis and Bebe Barron’s ground-breaking soundtrack for the movie Forbidden Planet, a krell patch (usually) uses a modular analog synthesizer to create a self generating soundscape.

In this work I only used Ableton as a plug-in host and audio router. There was no sequencing. The 0-Coast krell patch sound unfolds on its own, and thematic and textural changes are made by adjusting the 0-Coast knobs and/or the effects settings.

In the Patch of the Week video, it was suggested to bathe the sound liberally in reverb. Since I had just gotten the Eventide effects suite, and since Eventide is a world leader in reverb hardware and software, I thought “let’s take this to extremes”. In addition to Eventide’s cavernous BlackHole reverb, I ran the 0-Coast through multiple harmonizers, choruses, rhythmic delays and a lot more.

I posted a short video of it on my ExperimentalSynth YouTube channel and was very pleased with how orchestral the results were. It reminded me a bit of Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite. I kept coming back to re-listen to it a surprising number of times, and that was the push for me to create this longer version, a suite of my own.

I have released this work The Krell Suite album under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. If you use it, as part of the attribution, please include my name and website. i.e. “Chris Stack, chrisstack.com”

An example of just some of the many possibilities when running a Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer through an Eventide H9 effects processor
Having some fun with a Moog Mother-32. Synced its sequencer to the DSI Pro-2’s, and running some CVs over from the Pro-2 as well. Feeding audio from an iPod into its ext audio input and running it through an Eventide H9. Then… I play along…
A quick test of a small performance set up consisting of a nylon string guitar, an iPad with Alesis iDock (here running the Samplr app), an Eventide H9 and Ableton Live.
Electric nylon string guitar played through a Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator, Eventide H9 and Line 6 Echo Pro. Used an Eventide MIXINGLINK as a guitar pre-amp and effects loop controller. Played over a sequence from a DSI Pro 2, with the H9 and Echo Pro synced to the Pro 2 sequencer clock. I mostly recorded this one so I wouldn’t forget the riff and effects combination, but you might enjoy it too.
An exploration of some of the many textures possible when processing the Moog Guitar with an Eventide H9, Ableton Live Suite Effects and a Moog Ring Mod or MuRF.
Extra footage from a previous video. In this video, the H9 creates the harmonies.
Arturia MatrixBrute, Eventide Anthology Effects and Ableton Live… making some robotic bird calls.
I just upgraded my Eventide H9 to a MAX and wanted to check out the new presets (and some of the old ones) with something interesting, so I went with the Jambé iOS-based percussion instrument. Using Jambé’s kora, udu drum and frame drum kits, I was able to explore some fascinating new sounds in a very visceral way. Lots of fun. Learn more at eventideaudio.com and getjambe.com

Many more videos are available on the ExperimentalSynth YouTube Channel.
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Experimental Synth