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Bass+Synth+Chaos = MUD…??!!

Bass+Synth+Chaos = MUD…??!!

A question from our Forum:
I’ve got an insane drum loop and bass synth line happening. Distortion and all the bells and whistles but it’s really complex and loud and I can’t hear anything else in the mix and the bass and subs sound like mud…help!!

Thanks for this, here’s a few suggestions:

If you can, take out everything in the loop under 120Hz…an i mean use a brutal hi pass. make sure the only think under 120 is your kick and bass. When you master it, it will THUMP.

If you want the bass synth to be supremely HELLISH, only use a single oscillator. A single oscillator will cut through more than a huge stacked bass sound – it’s fat and wonderfully defined.

Also cut -12dB out of the loops around 600 (depended on taste). this frees up space for guitars and voxes. You could also cut -12 around 2.8kHz…this makes space for the hats and “air”

Hope this helps!

ROCK!

ZooG

Question for Zoog: An Interest In Music

An Interest In Music

Original Post: http://krankhaus.net/forum/index.php?topic=10078.0

Ganguro666 from Angelspit’s Forum asked me about STUFF…here’s my response.

I have a great interest in music and lately I find myself with a great desire to create it, explore it, and then fuck it up. The only problem is that I don’t really think I have much talent in the way of music, I don’t know any instruments or anything like that but I do love to sing (even if I’m probably not very good) and write poems/lyrics.
Even if I don’t posses an ounce of musical talent, do you have any suggestions of some ways that I can be involved in making music?

I have a friend who also claims to have “no musical talent”…but his left foot is PURE GENIUS.

He has this amazing ability to come up with this very simple and effective rhythms by just tapping his left foot.
…I kid you not! This is his knack:
1) listen to a beat or a musical idea
2) tap your left foot (only works with his left foot…his right foot has no talent)
3) assign notes to the rhythm from his foot. Use octaves or the minor pentatonic scale (the black notes) it will work miracles.

Record your lyrics, decide on a tempo, slot them into a verse/chorus structure then apply the LEFT FOOT MAJIK.
Ever thought of learning the guitar? – it’s awesome therapy. Strum along using the rhythm from your left foot.

Another option: you might be an awesome lyricist/vocalist – ever thought of teaming up with a music writer?
I know several music makers who are looking for lyricists!! check our forum:
www.krankhaus.net/forum

Most important: GOOD GEAR DOES NOT NESSISARILY MAKE GOOD MUSIC
Good music comes from good ideas…and it can be made with cheap shitty gear. Many people fall into the trap of thinking “if i just got one more synth I can make this happen”. This is just procrastinating.

making music is FUN – inventiveness is the key.

I hope this helps!

ROCK!

ZooG.

ANGELSPIT’s gift to DIY Horror Flicks and Noise artists : BitCrush Drone

ANGELSPIT’s gift to DIY Horror Flicks and Noise artists : BitCrush Drone

BIT CRUSHED DRONE OF DOOOOM!

INFO:
Lots of random shit…or “PopSong to Convertor in 60seconds”. Random stuff going through Frostwave’s Sonic Alienator and Doepfer’s A-189-1

Please use this creatively! Please credit Angelspit, and PLEASE let us know when you upload your completed work – we’d love to link to it!

FORMAT : 24bit, 44kHz, 320 MP3, 5.3Mg

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Roland Jupiter 8

Brand: Roland
Model: Jupiter-8
Link: http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jup8.shtml

BLURB:
I bought this from a guy in Sydney around 2000. He also had an OB-Xa…but he refused to sell it. He used these two delicious machines in a cover band…yup, A COVER BAND. This FOOL put gaffer tape on this beautiful machine. He left it on there for several years. The gaffer tape is now baked on. One day i will find him. He will die a HORRIBLE DEATH.

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STUDIO SNAPSHOT : Doepfer A-136 Distortion

Brand: Doepfer
Model: A-136 Distortion/Wave Multiplier
Link: http://www.doepfer.de/A136.htm

BLURB:
Similar to the A-137 Wave Shaper…but totally different. Personally I actually think the A-137 is a better distortion unit, but the A-136 is the master of Wave Shaping.

PROS:
The CV inputs can be used to get some very interesting “Morphing” happening. The sound can be radically changed with a twist of a knob.

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ANGELSPIT Blipvert in The Dose about Modular Synthesizers

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, but the Devil’s gift is distortion…and Satan uses a Modular Synth!

Tired of your synth sounds? sick of softsynths? In the mood for a change?
To go modular or not to go modular…that is the question.

Firstly, it is extremely important that you understand the signal flow and basic building blocks of synthesis.
Secondly, ask yourself why you want to get into modulars. If you enjoy the art of tinkering with sound and creating complex sounds then you’re going to get hooked on modulars. But if you only use presets and slightly tweek the sounds I would suggest you experiment with a softsynth modular before forking out thousands on a modular that you might not utilise.

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Rehearsal for ANGELSPIT vs NOSFERATU

This video was shot during a rehearsal for Angelspit’s 90 live score for the horror classic NOSFERATU. Angelspit has recruited Brian Graupner (The Gothsicles) and Jim Cookas (I:Scintilla) to help bring the horror!
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ANGELSPIT NOSFERATU SYNTHESIZERS

In preparation for Angelspit’s live score of NOSFERATU , Zoog talks about the synths and technology being used for Angelspit’s live performance of the score. Focusing on the E-mu EMAXII.
Angelspit has recruited Brian Graupner (The Gothsicles) and Jim Cookas (I:Scintilla) to help bring the horror!

HOT MESS (Featuring George Bikos) : ANGELSPIT CONSTRUCTION DIARY

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Zoog Von Rock gives the lo-down on track #1 from Angelspit’s new album “THE PRODUCT”. Zoog talks about the history, lyrics, music, synthesis, production and deeper meaning behind the song.

HOT MESS (Featuring George Bikos)Drums: Bradley R. Bills (CHANT); Vocals: Zoog Von Rock, Miss Ballistic; Guitars: George Bikos; Additional Production: CHANT Engineered and Mixed by Chris Telkes; Music by George Bikos and Zoog Von Rock, lyrics and production by Zoog Von Rock.
>> VIEW ON YOUTUBE

>> LYRICS AND MORE ABOUT “HOT MESS”

FIGHT DIRTY (Featuring Helalyn Flowers) : ANGELSPIT CONSTRUCTION DIARY

youtube_thumb-fightfirty-1280x720Zoog Von Rock talks about track #5 from Angelspit’s new album “THE PRODUCT”. Zoog talks about the history, lyrics, music, synthesis, production and deeper meaning behind the song.

FIGHT DIRTY (Featuring Helalyn Flowers)
Drums: Bradley R. Bills (CHANT), Vocals: Noemi Aurora and Max Campagna for Helalyn Flowers (appear courtesy of Alfa Matrix), Zoog Von Rock, Guitars: Max Campagna, Additional Production: CHANT Engineered and Mixed by Chris Telkes, Translations: Roberto Massaglia, Music, lyrics and production by Zoog Von Rock. www.helalynflowers.com