step saturn – electronic music blog http://stepsaturn.com one musical step a week Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:57:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Crowdfunding: Tuesday Microgrooves: Bigger Than Us (feat. Step Saturn) http://stepsaturn.com/2019/crowdfunding-tuesday-microgrooves-bigger-than-us-feat-step-saturn/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:29:22 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=654 I’ve been working with the band “Tuesday Microgrooves” for almost ten years. All of those guys are really stunning musicians and working with them has broadened my musical horizon.

They’re running a Crowdfunding for their next album “bigger Than Us” right now. Step Saturn is going to be prominently featured on this album.
Part of the album is going to be released in 3D. Better check it out:
Bigger Than Us Crowdfunding

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32nd step – “22h Hour Open Air House Party” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/32nd-step-22h-hour-open-air-house-party/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:47:35 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=648 I attended a really awesome open air gay house party during my trip to Berlin in August.
Met very nice people, danced a lot and stayed very long 🙂
This track is inspired by the music that was played at that party, the way I felt during those 22h and the people I was there with.
I produced this in Berlin, on holiday so I had to stick to my computer. Therefore this track is purely digital. PlugIns only. Took a lot of time to produce.
Thanks to Danny, Kathi, Larissa, Philip, Richard and Stefan for the great time we had together 🙂
Berlin rules!

Gear
Camel Audio Alchemy
FabFilter Twin 2
Ohm Force Minimonsta
Ohm Force Symptohm
U-He ACE
Sonic Charge Synplant
Apple Ultrabeat
Apple ES1

Tons of PlugIns by many manufacturers: Delays, modulation effects, distortion, filters, reverb, etc. Too much to list here:-)

This track was produced using Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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31st step – “Gitolle” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/31st-step-gitolle/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:52:21 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=643 A little Electro-track this time. Based on some sounds and acoustic guitar samples I made with Nanoloop for iOS while lying on the lawn in my parents garden on a warm but cloudy, “white-sky” day.

Gear
Nanoloop for iOS

Studio Electronics Omega 8

Some filter, dynamics, delay and reverb effect plugins

This track was produced using Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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30th step – “Segments” (feat. Juan Pablo Trad & Yulan Yu) http://stepsaturn.com/2015/30th-step-segments/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:10:53 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=635 Did a Live-Jam-Session with Juan Pablo Trad and Yulan Yu on July 22nd.
I arranged some of my favourite parts.

Thanks to Yulan and Juan Pablo for this intense Jam!
Thanks to Less for lending me his Microkorg!
Thanks to Dominik A. for leaving his nice custom handmade electric guitar to me. It is a beautiful instrument!

Cover Art by Dora Bach

Cast
Pablo Juan Trad: Electric Guitar
Yulan Yu: Keyboards
Step Saturn: Electronics

Gear
Custom hand-made electric guitar

Korg Microkorg

Electron Octatrack

This track was recorded and arranged using Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me first.

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29th step – “surreal crickets at sunrise and various other sounds, synths and voices” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/29th-step/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:36:45 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=631 Using some more of the sounds I recorded in italy.
Processed them using some digital effects and added some analog synths back at the studio.

Gear
Zoom H2 field recorder

Studio Electronics Omega 8

FabFilter Twin 2

D16 Antresol
Rob Papen RP-Delay
Michael Norris Spectral Blurring

Some filter, dynamics and reverb effects

This track was produced using Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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28th step – “Tuscany Impressions” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/28th-step/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:30:44 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=627 Musical impressions gathered during a week in italy. A collection of field recordings.
Featuring a number of musicians as well as mother nature.

Main protagonists:
– the streams of bagno vignioni
– the crickets by the terrace
– the winds in the field
– the players at the concert
– the singer from the far lands
– the step on saturn

Gear
Zoom H2 field recorder

Arranged and mixed in Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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27th step – “Peaceful” (feat. Nayona) http://stepsaturn.com/2015/27th-step-peaceful-feat-nayona/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:02:38 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=624 Recorded at “Casa Lemmi” in San Quirico D’Orcia, Tuscany.
It’s a live jam, featuring the lovely voice of korean singer Nayona. The track is an improvisation, using two mono inputs of the laptop for recording vocals and keyboards in one single take. Just added some delay effects, reverb and did very few corrections to the arrangement.

Cast
Nayona: Vocals
Step Saturn: Keyboards
Gear
Korg Microkorg

Cheap microphone, cheap mixer, laptop onboard soundcard.

PlugIns:
Apple Tape Delay

Recorded and mastered in Apple Logic Pro

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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26th step – “Hasty” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/26th-step-hasty/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:11:56 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=614 First drum’n’bass track in the 52 steps. Mostly based on sampled drums and some e-piano.
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Gear
Moog Minimoog Voyager

Apple EXS24
Apple EVP88

…and many distortion, dynamics and filter PlugIns made by Sonalksis, Apple and D16.

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

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25th step – “Straveyard” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/25th-step-straveyard/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:39:28 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=603 Heavy stuff happening in Graz last saturday. Feeling sorry for everyone involved. Somewhat glad none of the people dear to me were harmed. I love the candles at Herrengasse, showing that people care. They are really beautiful.
The whole situation in the city definitely had an influence on this track.

Thanks to dsp for playing the guitar so nicely. I’m glad we made this track together 🙂

dsp made a different track from the same recordings we made together (guitar, Nanoloop, his DIY-minisynth): It’s very nice, please check it out:
dsp-Loch-NE555

Cast
dsp – guitar, first selfmade analog synth
step saturn – electronics, arrangement, production
Gear
Nanoloop for iOS
Acoustic guitar

D16 – Decimort
D16 – Toraverb
Michael Norris – Spectral Freezing
Rob Papen – RP-Delay

…and some dynamics PlugIns made by Sonalksis and Apple.

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

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24th step – “Mood” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/24th-step-mood/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:41:45 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=596 I had been in the mood to play some electric piano for weeks. Here we go.
Basically played live in one go. Another live round with the Wavedrum, some looping of the percussions, adding some reverse delay on the wurlitzer. That’s it.

Gear
Apple EVP88
Korg Wavedrum

Rob Papen RP-Delay

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23rd step – “Plitsch Platsch” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/23rd-step-plitsch-platsch/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/23rd-step-plitsch-platsch/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:37:26 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=593 I have been in and around the water a lot over the past week. Summer can be nice. Decided to take all those splashing noises inside and make a track from them 🙂

Gear
A big bowl of water
A microphone

OhmForce Mobilohm
D16 Toraverb
The Sound Guy SFX Machine
DFX Buffer Override

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

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22nd step – “Cellphone” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/22nd-step-cellphone/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/22nd-step-cellphone/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:57:09 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=588
Gear
Nanoloop for iOS

Moog Minimoog Voyager
Studio Electronics Omega 8
Control Synthesis Deep Bass Nine

Various modulation-, filter and dynamics-plugins

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

License
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21st step – “Sparkling Brain” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/21st-step-sparkling-brain/ Wed, 27 May 2015 19:37:18 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=584 After a whole night of dancing to some deep and hard techno music, I was ready to produce some myself 😉
Lot’s of analog sounds here.

Thanks to Ariane for inspiration.

Gear
Studio Electronics Omega 8
Control Synthesis Deep Bass Nine

Native Instruments Massive

Apple EXS24

Camel Audio CamelPhat
Camel Audio CamelSpace

Sonalksis Dynamics
Apple EQs

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

License
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20th step – “Die Seele (by Phorsicht!) Remix” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/20th-step/ Wed, 20 May 2015 11:34:39 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=577 This one is a tribute to my friend Phorsicht!
I made a remix of his track “Die Seele“.

Gear
Samples from “Die Seele” by Phorsicht!

Moog Minimoog Voyager
Studio Electronics Omega 8

FabFilter Twin 2
D16 Phoscyon
Native Instruments Massive
Native Instruments Absynth 5
G-Force Minimonsta

Ohm Force Ohmicide
Ohm Force OhMyGod
U-He Uhbik-F
U-He Uhbik-P
Apple AVerb
Camel Audio CamelSpace
Sonalksis Creative Filter
Nomad Factory BT Valve Driver

Various reverb, delay, modulation, filter, shaping and dynamics effects

This track was produced in Apple Logic Pro 9.

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19th step – “Nacht Im Augarten Mit Hoot-Man Und Den Coolen Socken” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/19th-step-nacht-im-augarten-mit-hoot-man-und-den-coolen-socken/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/19th-step-nacht-im-augarten-mit-hoot-man-und-den-coolen-socken/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 22:10:25 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=548 Processing sounds and feelings from a night outside in the park with friends.

Thanks for this wonderful night to Romanov, DSP, Ellekas, Ms Pflaume and the bats!

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Musical influences for this track:
– Wunderbar
– The Queen of All Everything
– Aunt Emma
– The epic pure-horn
– Voyager Romanov
– A standard issue police car
– The bats of Augarten

Gear
Apple EVP88
Moog Minimoog Voyager

Apple Tape Delay

Various reverb, delay, modulation, shaping effects

Samples:
– some nature recordings
– Drum/Bass loop: Wunderbar by Romanov

License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.

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18th step – Octatrace http://stepsaturn.com/2015/18th-step-octatrace/ Tue, 05 May 2015 00:10:31 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=539 Alright… this is a completely new approach for me. I’m not talking about musical style rather that production technique.
This was actually played live. No cuts. No processing besides some EQ and dynamics for mastering. Completely produced and played with Elektron’s “Octatrack”. What an amazing device… I will not even get started about how great this toy is…:-)
Anyway… this is gonna be a part of my live set that I will play next saturday. If you are from Graz, you might want to come to Griesplatz at 19:00 to experience Step Saturn live.

Gear
Elektron Octatrack

Waldorf microQ

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17th step – “Nanolawn” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/17th-step-nanolawn/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:12:02 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=532 A track that is neither ambient nor has a straight 4-on-the-floor beat – I realised that it’s only the second broken beat in the 52 steps so far (next to the 9th step.. should do more of those, I like them a lot 🙂
I started this one on saturday afternoon in Mischa’s garden after a very nice brunch, playing with Nanoloop again (I really love this app) – sampling birds and stuff 🙂
I then recorded and arranged with Logic, added a few (not so relevant) samples and played around with PlugIns. This track has been produced in the digital domain. Going without analog gear can still be fat 🙂

Gear
Nanoloop for iOS

Apple Tremolo
Camel Audio Camel Phat
Apple AutoFilter
D16 Decimort
DestroyFX Buffer Override

Various modulation, reverb, delay, dynamics and filter/EQ plugins.

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
All rights reserved. If you want to use this, please ask me.

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16th step – “Out of space” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/16th-step-out-of-space/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:55:33 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=512 Very ambient pads, first of the 52 step that goes completely without any time signature.

Gear
Apple Sculpture
U-He ACE
Sonic Charge Synplant
Apple EVP88

OhmForce OhmBoyz

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
All rights reserved. If you want to use this, please ask me.

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15th step – “Mischa’s Groove” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/15th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/15th-step/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:02:13 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=509 Based on a sunday-session with Romanov, him hitting the drum machine, me messing around with some hardware and software synths, I worked out an arrangement from the pool of sounds and loops.

Gear
Studio Electronics Omega 8
Moog Minimoog Voyager
DSI Tempest

Apple Ultrabeat
Apple ES-1
Apple EVP-88
Apple Sculpture
GForce Minimonsta
GForce M-Tron Pro
Native Instruments Massive
FabFilter Twin 2
Sonic Charge Synplant

Various modulation, reverb, delay, dynamics and filter plugins.

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
All rights reserved. If you want to use this, please ask me.

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Anniversary: Featured on Phorsicht’s “Weltverbesserer” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/anniversary-featured-on-phorsichts-weltverbesserer/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/anniversary-featured-on-phorsichts-weltverbesserer/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:04:11 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=498 It’s been a year since the first artistic collaboration with Phorsicht.
Remember “Weltverbesserer 2014” No.10?

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(Fanart by Kero22)

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14th Step – “Pillar” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/14th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/14th-step/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:52:53 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=494 I spent the easter holidays with my family at my parents place. There are two high steel pillars in the living room. They make a very nice sound when knocking on them which I wanted to use in a track for quite some time. Since I didn’t have access to my equipment, I used my phone to sample the pillars’ vibrations.
Another track mostly made with Nanoloop for iOS.

Gear
Nanoloop for iOS

MAM VF11 Vocoder/Filterbank

PlugIns:
Applied Acoustics Systems VA-1
Camel Audio CamelSpace
D16 Decimort
Apple PlatinumVerb
D16 Toraverb

Several Modulation- and Delay PlugIns.

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
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13th step – “Nightshift” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/13th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/13th-step/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:08:54 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=486 Just playing with some FX:-)

Gear
PlugIns (instruments):
Apple EVP88
Camel Audio Alchemy
FabFilter Twin
U-He ACE

PlugIns (processors):
Apple Space Designer
Camel Audio CamelSpace
D16 Toraverb
Melda Productions Multiband Harmonizer
Nomad Factory Echoes
Nomad Factory BT Analog Chorus
OhmForce OhmBoyz
OhmForce Hematohm
OhmForce Frohmage
OhmForce Ohmicide
OhmForce Mobilohm
Rob Papen RP-Delay
U-He Uhbik-F

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Cover Image by Dora Bach.

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12th step – “Mello-Drama” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/12th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/12th-step/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:04:15 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=466 Well, this is somewhere between the 70s and modern progressive psy-trance.. I guess 😉
I started with some vintage sounds (samples from the Mellotron, Minimoog Bassline) and built up from there. And yes, I know it’s somewhat cheesy. I like it in this case. I think it’s somehow “consistent” in style 😉
I thought of the old captain future soundtrack when I tried to put tone his into a category.

I got the M-Tron Pro by GForce Software in a sale last summer and haven’t gotten around to really using it. Until now 🙂

Gear
Moog Minimoog Voyager
DSI Tempest
Studio Electronics Omega 8

PlugIns:
GForce Software M-Tron Pro (8 times)
Camel Audio Alchemy
U-He ACE
Sonic Charge SynPlant
Apple EXS24

Camel Audio Camel Space
D16 Toraverb

Various FX PlugIns

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
All rights reserved – if you wanna use this, please ask me.

Cover Image: Mirror Ball Amsterdam (CC BY) by Ewan Topping. Found on Flickr.

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11th step – “Leaping” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/11th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/11th-step/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:55:01 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=459 Analog Synth and drum stuff in a house-like style. I was a bit ill last week and was short on time. Didn’t get this as far as I would have liked to, arrangement and overall sound are somewhat unfinished. Hope you enjoy it anyway.

Gear
Moog Minimoog Voyager
DSI Tempest
Studio Electronics Omega 8

PlugIns:
Apple EVP88
Various FX PlugIns

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
All rights reserved

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10th step – “Glitzerstrahl im Park” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/10th-step/ Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:23:59 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=455 Sitting in the park, the sun shining through the trees, playing with Nanoloop for iOS.

Gear
Nanoloop for iOS

Arranged and produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

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9th step – “Shining Stone” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/9th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/9th-step/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:20:25 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=424 This would have been a very typical track for me back in the days when I my artist name was “surphaze”.
Still like doing stuff like this, had a lot of fun while making it.

Thanks to Nine Volt Audio for their nice loops which gave me some basic inspiration for this track and provided a good part of the beats and percussions.

Gear
Studio Electronics Omega 8
Moog Minimoog Voyager
DSI Tempest

PlugIns:
Apple Sculpture
FabFilter Twin 2
Apple Evoc 20 Tracking Oscillator
Apple Delay Designer
Camel Audio CamelSpace
Ohm Force Frohmage
..and many others

Samples:
Some loops by Nine Volt Audio (R.I.P.)

Produced in Apple Logic Pro 9

License
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8th step – “Sleepy” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/step-08/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/step-08/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:54:56 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=418 I played with some sounds I made in Nanoloop for iOS – amazing little app that evolved from an old music program for the Nintendo Gameboy.
I’ve been tired very often lately, because I’ve been physically exhausted from exercising a lot. Maybe that’s why this track seems to have a somewhat sleepy atmosphere..

Gear
Nanoloop for iOS (by Oliver Wittchow)

Simple modulation FX and reverb in Logic Pro.

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7th step – “Song for a girl I do not know” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/7th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/7th-step/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:09:04 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=405 This is a piano solo track. Last week there was a lot of fuzz about Valentine’s day. So I guess I caught some of the spirit and wrote a piano pop piece 🙂
Usually I take weeks to write a piano piece. This one was done in less than a week. So it’s a bit raw.
I haven’t practiced the piano for quite some time.. and I didn’t have time to practice this piece. Plus, I was very tired when I recorded it.. I’m not very satisfied with how I played this. Also my piano needs to be tuned and fixed so I used a sampled piano by Native Instruments.

Gear
Native Instruments Berlin Grand
License
All rights reserved. If you wanna use this, please contact me.
Cover foto by Sebastian Rieck

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6th step – “Jam 2015-02-04” (with Styronauten) http://stepsaturn.com/2015/6th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/6th-step/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:49:21 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=395 Had a very nice jam session with the band “Styronauten” on wednesday. I cut the last set we played down to 8 minutes. This was recorded with a field recorder in the middle of the rehearsal room so please don’t expect too much in terms of sound quality.

Thanks to Styronauten for the awesome jam. Looking forward to future collaborations.

LineUp
Werner Schmierdorfer: Guitar
Roland Renner: Whamola
Heinz Hoppaus: Keys
Step Saturn: Drum Computer
Gear
Guitar & FX
Whamola & FX
Clavia Nord Stage and other Keys
DSI Tempest
License
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5th step – “Trauer und Verwirrung” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/5th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/5th-step/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:06:32 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=388 Since last step was very joyful and rhythmic, I wanted to do something quite different this week. I had some emotions to cope with and made this track the day after.

Thanks to Ms. Pflaume for taking care of me when I was down.

Gear
Studio Electronics Omega 8
Moog Minimoog Voyager
Ohm Force OhmBoyz

This track was recorded and arranged in Apple Logic Pro 9.

License
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4th step – “Joyful” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/4th-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/4th-step/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:44:43 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=376 Alright.. this was a lot of work.. I guess it was worth it.. at least I had a lot of fun making this.. It’s kinda groovy and a little bit funky:-)
Phorsicht wished for a “joyful” track.. so here you are… enjoy 😉

Gear
DSI Tempest
Moog Minimoog Voyager
EVP88 (Logic Pro PlugIn)

This track was arranged with Apple Logic Pro 9.

License
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3rd step – “Tempest” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/3rd-step-tempest/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/3rd-step-tempest/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:39:23 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=367 I wanted to do something more straight and rhythmic this week.
Many thanks to Anna for lending me a “Tempest” Drum Machine by Dave Smith Instruments. I’m really impressed by what this beautiful little machine can do 🙂

Gear
DSI Tempest

This track was played live, the stereo sum was recorded and cut with Apple Logic Pro.

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2nd step – feat. Yulan Yu http://stepsaturn.com/2015/2nd-step-feat-yulan-yu/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/2nd-step-feat-yulan-yu/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:11:49 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=352

This is the result of a jam session with composer Yulan Yu on the 11th of january, 2015. We played several sets, this is a cut of my favourite parts of the last set.
There’s quite some noise, especially in the softer parts – the dynamic range is rather high.
Thanks to Andrea for helping me with the arrangement.
Thanks to Yulan for a nice musical evening and for being the first featured artist on “52 steps” 🙂

Cast
step saturn: percussions, sounds, delay lines
Yulan Yu: detuned piano
Gear
Piano (Fiedler, out of tune)
ADS Digital Delay 1000
Lexicon MX400
Korg Wavedrum
Korg Volca Beats
This track was played live, stereo sum was recorded and cut with Apple Logic Pro.
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1st step – “launch” http://stepsaturn.com/2015/1st-step/ http://stepsaturn.com/2015/1st-step/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:03:07 +0000 http://stepsaturn.com/?p=303

This is the first release for my project “52 steps”.
I spent the previous days preparing my studio and setting up cable connections. Huge special thanks go to my friend and artist colleague “LESS” here. Wouldn’t have gotten this far without you 🙂
MIDI-connections are not done yet so this first track goes basically without sync. I wanted to do something ambient and thought I could go without MIDI/sync… turned out more rhythmic than expected after all.

LineUp
step saturn: electronics
Gear
This track was played using only analog hardware gear, stereo sum was recorded and cut with Apple Logic Pro.

ADS Digital Delay 1000
Anyware Instruments SEMtex
Anyware Instruments Tinysizer
Ensoniq SQ80
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Volca Keys
MAM VSR-3 (modded by LESS)

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