EVENTIDE H9 & ANTHOLOGY EFFECTS
My “secret Sauce”… I use them on everything!
This video outlines my favorite synth-based performance setup. The H9 adds the magic!
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”