The third in the "Isolated Drones" series - a collection of slow building ambient drone performances by Dronal. Each performance is recorded in a single take while isolating during the lockdown.
The video of the studio performance is included in the download and you can also watch it on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0aWYqzTxD8
* Elektron: Octatrack, Analog 4, Analog Rytm, Digitone
* Soma: Pulsar-23, Lyra 8
* KOMA Elektronik Anglerfish
* Rhode NT2-A
* JRF C-Series Contact Mic
* Softube Console 1
* RME Fireface UFX II
I decided to experiment a bit more with some extra sound sources just using some things lying around the house. The contact microphone is sitting under the large glass bowl picking up resonances from both the bowl but also from the wine glasses (through the glass tabletop). The large microphone is turned up to be very sensitive and picks up lots of small sounds. Both microphones are routed through various effects (delay, reverb, filters, and more) to elongate the presence of what are essentially short sounds. So I could make a small scraping sound but have it fill out the audio spectrum for many seconds whilst I adjust other sounds from the synthesizers.
This time the Octatrack is only processing the main microphone, with all other synthesizers being recorded directly through the Fireface. To give me a little more mixdown flexibility, the contact mic is being recorded and effected directly in my computer. The Softube Console 1 is just being used as a simple level controller for the contact mic levels.
released May 16, 2020