31-10-12 | The Art Of Editing

So things have been pretty busy here in the studio the last few weeks, lots of different projects I’ve started working on. Just happened to be one of those times where I suddenly got a lot of good ideas for things to do musically, so I’ve started a lot of different things before I forget what they are. Quite a leap from my Doldrumming post a few weeks back! :)

The main thing I’ve been working on is a new techno live set, using only the Elektron Machinedrum. I’ve done a few downtempo sets using only the MD, but I wanted to have a go at doing something a little more upbeat for a change. Also driven by the fact that I’ve heard a lot of really good techno and tech-house music this past summer, namely from local Seattle DJs like Amanita, CTRL_ALT_DEL, and Bert & Chewy.

So the last couple of weeks I’ve been mainly working on creating 16 new songs on the MD that I can play live, and so far it’s coming along great. I have 14 songs at about the 80% mark, and 2 more at about the 50% mark. At this pace, I should be done in another couple of weeks if all goes well. Talk about writing a HUGE amount of music though!

The other project I’ve been working on here and there as I have time, is creating some fun little grooves on my iOS apps like IKaossilator and Triqtraq, and importing those into the Octatrack to create a new EP I want to release later this winter. At least, that was the plan.