For me experimentation is a way of developing interesting and expressive techniques to use in performance (and composition). The following are some of my more performance-oriented videos.
A clip from the recording session for the album XENOGRAPHY by Chris Stack. Excerpt from the song REACHING ALEPPO. Sally Sparks on Haken Continuum, DSI Pro 2 and PianoTeq. Chris Stack on Moog Voyager, DSI Pro 2 and Animoog. Audio is from the final mix, using a different Continuum track and additional Animoog textures.
Just a bit of melodica jamming and FinalCut craziness. Melodica recorded using an Eventide MixingLink as a mic pre-amp. The background music is DSI Pro 2 and Korg ARP Odyssey. Kind of a practical application of the techniques in my recent Pro 2/ARP Odyssey video.
In this video, I explore connecting a bunch of gear in various ways on a cold Winter night. No great composition or playing technique involved, just a look at timbre, texture and synchronization.
The DSI Pro 2 is the heart of this piece. It plays the background sequence throughout and provides the master MIDI Clock to the Yamaha MO8, Eventide H9, Moog MF-104M and a Line 6 Echo Pro. The Echo Pro is adding delay on everything except the Pro 2 and Voyager. The Sub Phatty is processed by the 104M and the Echo Pro. The H9 is dedicated to the Voyager. The Kurzweil K1000 is being used as a controller for a K2000R.
A big part of what animates this piece is the Pro 2. It is sending independent MIDI Clock synced control voltage signals (various combinations of LFOs and step sequences) to modulate the filters on the MicroBrute, Voyager and Sub Phatty.
A quick ambient performance collage of piano (synthetic) and synthesizer textures. Practical applications of my sound design and production experimentation. Tools included Ableton Live, Koushion, Yamaha MO8, Korg Wavestation VST, Moog Voyager (sparsely on bass) and Line 6 Echo Pro.