The NEW TECHNO Thread
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The NEW TECHNO Thread

In light of the recent French House Official thread, I thought this would be a good thread also.

Let us unite and discuss everything TECHNO like your choice of gear, your preferred style of techno, technique, producers and your favorite artists, shows and anything else. Anything goes here as long as it's techno

So I will kick it off.

Preferred style of techno anything from Detroit to some of the new stuff kicking in the clubs.

Choice of gear changes based on my mood
Currently it is the Machinedrum, Tempest and the Octatrack whilst running one or 2 synths along side these drum machines. My preference is to stay OTB, until the production is complete then I will use my DAW as the recorder running it through an analog mixer for the final mix.

I am never in a hurry to finish a track so I will take my time and obsessive over everything as usual. Sometimes I take time out and just mess about trying to create new sounds.

I am a compression freak and love it on all channels I will often run a few kicks through the mixer and sit down for hours twiddling with knobs on the Distressor or Mpressor trying to figure out new settings for my kick drum.....
Maybe this is why I have not finished an album yet, mess around to much

So whats happening in your techno world? what are you creating and what are you listening to? any new gear on the horizon? I am still waiting for the delivery of the Analog four.
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I've been out of it for a long time. For me it's basis is Detroit: Underground Resistance, Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, Richie Hawtin and from there all of the minimal and dub style it inspired, specifically Basic Channel/Chain Reaction and the like.

it will be good to see the more recent works others are into and directions it's taken.

the last I worked with the form was with a fun DJ/performer setup.. a pair of SL-1210's with a FR-777, XBase09 and SP-808 all MIDI-synced to the audio via a Red Sound Voyager and their Federation FX unit. It was fun for a time, but eventually I just couldn't bare listening to all of the Trance garbage that others were playing and quit going out.
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well, I am not too good on styles, but I really LOVED that octave one album "collective". And the 4/4 style stuff of Aphex Twin or whatever he called himself. Lots of older music I listened back then was on "tapes" we handed around and they are all dead now. maybe good so i can live in the illusion that we had great taste!

Gear wise, I love them ALL! :lol

I usually overfuss on sonics and tweakings as well but unfortunately it even sounds shyte afterwards. So I am trying to go into the other direction and just move on and learn from mistakes rather than spending so long on an element that it will take a year until I will come across the same situation again...and will probably not remember ;-).
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Style: Detroit + 313 Inspired. John Beltran - Golden Age UK Techno - B12, Stasis, Likemind, Blackdog, Russ Gabriel, Luke Slater, Reload, Global Communications. Dutch - Eevolute, Stefan Robbers, Wladamir M.

FSOL!!!

Radio Influences - Colin Dale, Colin Favor - Kiss Fm early 90's
Favourite techno club - Deep Space (The Paddocks, Holborn)

Fav Detroit Producer - Kenny Larkin

Current Favourite House/Techno - Joe Drive, Simoncino, Perseus Traxx, Levon Vincet, Rawax, Chiwax, Arne Weinberg, EVERYTHING on Mathematics, B-Tracks, D Quinn, Joey Anderson, Plan B, Spider, Amir Alexander, Patrice Scott, Qu, Keith Worthy, Tabernacle Records, John Heckle, Boe Recordings, Deymare, Abstract Forms/Acid, Louis Haiman, L.I.E.S, Optic Nerve, Reel by Real, Tevo Howard, G.R.I.T. (long time friend),

Working practice: Strictly OTB - only mac for Hardware Editors
Do not multitrack, all Midi (For the foreseeable future)

Current gear:
Mackie Onyx 1620i
Akai MPC 5000
Vermona Kick Lancet - Kick Drum
Vermona Mono Lancet - Analogue Bass
Yamaha TG500
Korg Wavestation SR
Yamaha EX5R
Korg MONOTRIBE
TC Electronic Fireworx
- additional effects / synths in the next few weeks - Phatty, Perfourmer MkII, Eventide Space, Strymon Timeline, TC Electronic, etc etc *STUDIO STILL BEING BUILT / SETUP.

Had release offers/interest 4 years back from Orlando Voorn, Arne Weinberg, Jamal Moss - but went bankrupt, had a nervous breakdown & couldn't deliver. All good now hoping to get back on track in 2013.
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futurethought, i'm reusing the format of your post, hope you don't mind.

Style : techno inspired from Schleudertrauma / Dreamsource mod groups. Acid techno, dub techno.

I used to do everything either on hardware or in the computer. Only recently i'm using both together. These days using hardware and completing what's missing with Reason. The drum machine is the master clock.

Some gear:
Roland Fantom X
Acidlab Bassline
Acidlab Bombass
Jomox XBase 999
Leploop


Been running the quikphix techno netlabel since 1997. All my stuff is released there. Got like 30 unreleased tracks that i really should do something with.
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Hey! I'm from the original Techno school, and I already have a thread:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/elect...no-thread.html

That said, I like the same stuff used in the early 90s: W-30, TR-909, and TB-303 , S1000, MPC-60 etc.

I'm not super familiar with the newer gear like Elektron ... for me, give me three Roland W-30s and I'll make you a rave!

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Hey! I'm from the original Techno school, and I already have a thread:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/elect...no-thread.html
sorry.. it's not 'official'. so doesn't count.

OP: you obviously make banging techno, we don't care how famous you are: play us some of your choons bro!
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I'm into that retro-futuristic style of techno, but with a mixture of acid at times.

Here is a techno album I just finished:

Virtual World | Rogue Ai
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sorry.. it's not 'official'. so doesn't count.

OP: you obviously make banging techno, we don't care how famous you are: play us some of your choons bro!
LOL - well, I was an officer in my 20s... a 2nd leutenant in the italian paratroopers... does that make me official?
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Stephan Bodzin - Ariel - YouTube this is sick !



but overall im in lvoe with stuff from bedrock mostly and especially guy j,so somewhere between techno and prog house,i hope i can post here then !!! :P
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I'm not familiar with any of the artists mentioned on this thread.

@MrTechno:

Can you post some examples of what "good" techno sounds like these days?
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recent techno ??love that track (album actually).
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OP: you obviously make banging techno, we don't care how famous you are: play us some of your choons bro!
Yes, I'd be interested to hear some also...
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recent techno ??love that track (album actually).
OMG


its fantastic
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OMG


its fantastic
Oh, you mean this style?

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also great track,but videoclip is misleading :P i know now this topic will be source of great tracksfor me
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Techno is kind of a vast term imo... there are so many scenes & sub-genres spanning across multiple generations & geographical locations..
anyways here i guess would be some of my all-time favorites:

Detroit artists: Drexciya, Rob Hood, Moodymann, Plastikman, Carl Craig..

European Artists: Maurizio, Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier, Analord (aka AFX)

also love the German minimal imprints: Kompakt, Perlon ,Ostgut Ton & M-nus

Gear wise.. the 808/909/303/101 are still what i consider the best tools for classic techno but lately i've been enjoying sequencing my Nord Rack 2X via MPC60II. i also sample stabs from a DX21.. and use the DSI Tempest at home as a scratchpad (only piece of kit that travels out of the studio!)

Influence wise.. the club scene is still the best to really experience a track, i guess we're fortunate enough in Europe to have a really big club scene both commercial/underground & everything in between .. it's basically 24/7
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Currently loving people like Xhin, Levon Vincent, Tini, Dettman, Peter van Hoesen. I prefer low 120s bpm, looping hypnotic techno rather than hard banging. Needs lots of modulation and funk. Must have funk.

I compose with Tempest and Live and samples from my vinyl collection.

Mr Techno, you have a tacit obligation to report anyone who posts about non-techno in this thread.
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also great track,but videoclip is misleading :P i know now this topic will be source of great tracksfor me
The video was my favorite part!
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I am finishing second track ,that i have finished in my entire life. Prob its gonna be released and even on a decent label. Hopefully i will be able to share with you guys
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Nobody listens to techno, lets go!
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I'm just getting into production, and I really want to stay somewhere within the realm of Donato Dozzy/Rrose/late 80's new beat-R&S-proto trance malarkey. Slow hypnotic techno.

The gear I have is very limited: Korg MS-10, Poly-61, Minibrute, roland space echo re-201, guitar and a few pedals. So still a work in progress.
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Nobody listens to techno, lets go!
its for dancing and not happening in underdeveloped areas
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its for dancing and not happening in underdeveloped areas
lol

no wonder the u.s. doesn't know about it.
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I always hear about the Korg Poly 800 being used in Detroit techno, and I know that Shake used one.

Can anyone point me to specifiv tracks that use the Poly 800?
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lol

no wonder the u.s. doesn't know about it.
in the developed areas they know about it.. but its a big country
BM0
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Not really into techno like I use to be, but I mostly like the Detroit stuff. I was also into the stuff coming out of NYC and East Coast. Some favorites: Jeff Mills, Kenny Larkin, Carl Craig, Steve Stoll, Mark Gage, Surgeon, Basic Channel, Frankie Bones, Orlando Voorn.

These days, house is the only dance music I can really listen to at any time.

For anyone starting out and wanting to make techno, save up and get a Tempest and learn as much as possible on how to use it. It will give everything you need to learn how to program beats and program your own synth sounds.
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Hey! I'm from the original Techno school, and I already have a thread:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/elect...no-thread.html

That said, I like the same stuff used in the early 90s: W-30, TR-909, and TB-303 , S1000, MPC-60 etc.

I'm not super familiar with the newer gear like Elektron ... for me, give me three Roland W-30s and I'll make you a rave!

This is a joke yes?
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in the developed areas they know about it.. but its a big country
One man's developed is another man's dirt rd.
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Nobody listens to techno, lets go!
Scan 7 do agree!
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