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The GEARSLUTZ Acid Techno Showdown!!
Old 17th February 2014
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The GEARSLUTZ Acid Techno Showdown!!

with the release of the new Roland machines, it looks like everyone and Mr. Varaldo is in the mood to break out some acid. let's do it!



plenty of flaws, but considering the circumstances i'm pretty happy with it. this is the first video i've ever recorded, please excuse the camera audio. i knew this would be a problem, so i set it to record the audio on a separate channel inside Ableton. no idea how to sync them, so i posted the audio here:





Gearslutz forum members - please post clips of yourself banging out some acid techno! not everyone has or needs the classic Roland machines/sounds, use whatever you've got!
Old 17th February 2014
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Not sure if it qualifies as Acid Techno, but I'm sure a few of you will know the song I covered with my bandmate. One of the first electronic songs I ever finished.



Old 17th February 2014
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Old 17th February 2014
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Originally Posted by jbuonacc View Post
with the release of the new Roland machines, it looks like everyone and Mr. Varaldo is in the mood to break out some acid. let's do it!



plenty of flaws, but considering the circumstances i'm pretty happy with it. this is the first video i've ever recorded, please excuse the camera audio. i knew this would be a problem, so i set it to record the audio on a separate channel inside Ableton. no idea how to sync them, so i posted the audio here:



Very good swing

Gearslutz forum members - please post video clips of yourself banging out some acid techno! not everyone has or needs the classic Roland machines/sounds, use whatever you've got!
Old 17th February 2014
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Not everyone cares to record videos as well.

Old 17th February 2014
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this is absolutely fantastic, from start to finish. killer.
Old 17th February 2014
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Can't resist...
Track I made with a friend.. we were hanging out, before we both had to go work together... he wanted to use a sample from Zelda when Link hits an enemy but doesn't kill them.... loose jam... No effects..

909, 606, 303 .. and a Zelda sample... made as a "goof"... named after Tadao..
Old 17th February 2014
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skip this one unless you are a 303 fetishist / masochist.

nothing but x0xb0x thru an Electro-Harmonix Tube Zipper pedal, tweaked to a fare-thee-well. Oh and a beat or something.

raaaaaahr!

http://seamslikereality.com/audio/x0...ipper_acid.mp3

or, something else: http://seamslikereality.com/audio/tw...ty_xcerpt2.mp3

edit: the second link is actually pretty listenable
Old 17th February 2014
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The ominous 'acid line' / 303 has become such a cliched sound. Goa / Psy are some of the few remaining genres where you can still find it in almost every second track. It looks like the Aira line will be responsible for a resurgence. Seriously, this reminds me of the entire Rockabilly culture where people choose to focus their creativity on an era that is long gone because of a sense of nostalgia instead of creating something new.

Same goes for the 808.
Old 17th February 2014
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This is probably that track of mine that is closest to an acid track. I have no true acid synth (303, x0xb0x, etc) so it's not truly accurate as emulation goes (I used my eurorack modular sequenced from an EA-1).
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Signs of Contact (ABR).mp3 (9.18 MB, 12996 views)

Old 17th February 2014
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So tempting to turn my 909 and 303 on and pulling the camera out....
Seriously cant do it, working on other things and need to remain focused.
Great work guys, was wiggling my ass writing this post!!!!
Old 17th February 2014
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hokkaido View Post
The ominous 'acid line' / 303 has become such a cliched sound. Goa / Psy are some of the few remaining genres where you can still find it in almost every second track. It looks like the Aira line will be responsible for a resurgence. Seriously, this reminds me of the entire Rockabilly culture where people choose to focus their creativity on an era that is long gone because of a sense of nostalgia instead of creating something new.

Same goes for the 808.
Just let the acid folk have some fun, BTW nothing wrong with the sound on this thread, just dont understand why you have to ruin the fun with such a post.
Seriously no need for it.
Now bring on the acid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 17th February 2014
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I will play if Varaldo will play. I intend to use full retro set: Akai S1100, Roland SH-101, Prophet VS, Mackie CR1604 and DP4+. No overdub or multitracking, just straight off Mackie into A/D.
Old 17th February 2014
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I will play if Varaldo will play. I intend to use full retro set: Akai S1100, Roland SH-101, Prophet VS, Mackie CR1604 and DP4+. No overdub or multitracking, just straight off Mackie into A/D.
cheating... no external MIDI sequencers.... only "boxes".. and hands..

I'm kidding... but I'm not.
Man UP!!
Old 17th February 2014
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well my track will get kicked off the thread...not really acid at all, I sequenced a mopho, a little...the rest is mostly my virus

no video either

not live

not acid

why am I here again??

Old 17th February 2014
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Originally Posted by jbuonacc View Post
with the release of the new Roland machines, it looks like everyone and Mr. Varaldo is in the mood to break out some acid. let's do it!



plenty of flaws, but considering the circumstances i'm pretty happy with it. this is the first video i've ever recorded, please excuse the camera audio. i knew this would be a problem, so i set it to record the audio on a separate channel inside Ableton. no idea how to sync them, so i posted the audio here:





Gearslutz forum members - please post clips of yourself banging out some acid techno! not everyone has or needs the classic Roland machines/sounds, use whatever you've got!
Doesnt sound too bad for camera audio!


i ignored your request of course, I only read the first four lines of any post
Old 17th February 2014
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I've never produced a straight-up acid techno track in my life. But I'm loving the tracks on this thread so much I might just have a crack at it. I don't really have the proper equipment, though. Would something like a Promars + Jupiter4 + CR8000 work, do you think?
Old 17th February 2014
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Old 17th February 2014
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Slightly excellent
Old 17th February 2014
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I'm liking all of your tracks here, especially antto's.

All of my music is acid. Practically none of it is techno as far as current genre conventions go, to my knowledge.

FAWM.ORG / Grimoire
That's the song I wrote today. For the 12 other songs I've written so far this month, feel free to click the link in my signature.
Old 17th February 2014
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nothing but x0xb0x thru an Electro-Harmonix Tube Zipper pedal, tweaked to a fare-thee-well. Oh and a beat or something.

raaaaaahr!

http://seamslikereality.com/audio/x0...ipper_acid.mp3
That rocked, controlvoltage!

Acid/techno experts, please help me choose the right instruments before I set off on the wrong path. I'm now thinking 2x Dark Energy + Dark Time + TR-606 might be more suitable than Promars + JP4 + CR8000. Any advice would be most welcome.
Old 17th February 2014
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Yeah go for dark energy, JP4 and Pro Mars might sound a bit too weighty and 70's for a more plasticky 1 osc 303 tone.
Old 17th February 2014
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cheating... no external MIDI sequencers.... only "boxes".. and hands..
Ok. Well, then here is a track i've made with CR-8000 and SH-101 synced together.

Old 17th February 2014
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Yeah go for dark energy, JP4 and Pro Mars might sound a bit too weighty and 70's for a more plasticky 1 osc 303 tone.
Yep. Sounds like the better way to go. Thanks.

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Ok. Well, then here is a track i've made with CR-8000 and SH-101 synced together.
Nice, Don! I could have listened to that for A LOT longer!

I'll probably use a different drum machine on my track, though, as the CR-8000 is currently in the kitchen blending green smoothies.
Old 17th February 2014
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I'll probably use a different drum machine on my track, though, as the CR-8000 is currently in the kitchen blending green smoothies.
If that's the case I can offer you some cash for that CR8000. (Sold mine when i bought Andromeda but i miss it.)
Old 17th February 2014
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If that's the case I can offer you some cash for that CR8000. (Sold mine when i bought Andromeda but i miss it.)
Sorry, but there's no way I'll ever get this track done without a couple of smoothies first. Maybe afterwards.
Old 17th February 2014
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I don't have time to record a new video because I'm quite busy preparing my next Acid live gig. Speaking of which, here's a small teaser I made yesterday.

If you're in Berlin this Saturday then set your steps towards Sameheads, Neukölln

I have probably posted this clip in another thread already but since we're doing acid jam videos I think it's worth a repost. Starring x0xb0x, Acidlab Miami, Slim Phatty, Cirklon, et al.
Old 17th February 2014
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^ dope setup

@maisonvague: the 303 is key to acid, or more so it's behaviour.. here are the key elements: monophonic saw wave or square wave (which is really a transistor wave shaped saw), 4-pole diode ladder filter (behaves like 18db/oct filter) & VCA/VCF EG with decay. The (step) sequencer is even more important, it uses slides, rest notes & accent. You can try and simulate these behaviours with various synths (using on/off portamento and 3-pole filter if possible) & step sequencers by keeping in mind those parameters.. for drums i'd go with the 606 in 4/4 anywhere above 115BPM. good luck
Old 17th February 2014
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That rocked, controlvoltage!

Acid/techno experts, please help me choose the right instruments before I set off on the wrong path. I'm now thinking 2x Dark Energy + Dark Time + TR-606 might be more suitable than Promars + JP4 + CR8000. Any advice would be most welcome.
jp-4 can do aceeed, so obviously thr promars can too, not 303 type but its own flavour, need the right sequencer to run it though

go for it
Old 17th February 2014
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^ agreed a lot of the vintage roland synths can approach the sound.. obviously 101/202 but also juno60, jupiters, SH-1/5/9 etc..
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