After a month of dealing work, illness and medication side effects, I am finally getting back to the music. I am also going to be getting back to the post session studio blogging I did leading up to the first release.
This weekend saw a second session with David Harks. Unfortunately, we have no finished audio to share with you yet, but we captured some good ideas and got some good things started. I am letting the audio we captured bubble in my brain for a little bit before I go in and try to structure it into something.
Also this weekend, I adjusted the studio layout a bit. Nothing too dramatic was done, but I moved the Schrittmacher and Origin in to an OnStage rack stand. For $25, I wasn’t expecting much from it, but it is actually quite classy looking and very sturdy. I also organized the makeshift desk by setting up the Ocatrack, Blofeld, Analog Four and EMX1 all together on a stand. That setup is pretty kick ass and convenient.
Working with the Schrittmacher and the Modular paid some pretty high dividends, as did the programming the Arturia Origin for a bit Sunday night. I am starting to *get* the Origin more and more and see what it can do for me. In a way, it can be a supplement to the modular. I go back and forth on how long it will stick around the studio. So long as every session produces usable patches, I can’t see that it will leave. Ill have to write up a full review of it soon.
One last studio move that needs to be made, though, is getting the PEK back on the front desk. I have the MPK49 there now, but it’s just not working out well for me. The action is a bit to hard for my liking, and I honestly just miss having the PEK knobs to twiddle right in front of me.
If I can get some momentum built up, I hope to get another 6 track EP out the door before the end of summer. I don’t think that is impossible.