RECIPE #68 – Moog Grandmother in a Loop
Once in a while I like to dwell into the looping territory. It’s all about repetition and improvisation. With a powerful looping tool a monosynth may became a polyphonic pad machine. You can add some sound effects and noise sweeps. You can go whenever your imagination guides you. This recipe is totally improvised, recorded in a first take, so you can spot some mistakes here and there. But who cares. It was fun!
– Moog Grandmother
– Electro Harmonics 95000 Performance Looper
– Roland Boutique TR-09
– Zoom Livetrack L-12 mixer
Hicut Recipe #68 Breakdown
MOOG GRANDMA: Well, the one and only harmonic instrument here. It does everything - bass, pads, sfx, arpeggios, you name it. The nice thing about this Moog is its built in reverb. It’s handy when you want to control the perception of space in a real time.
EHX 95000: One of the most capable loopers on the market right now. Plenty of tracks, MIDI implementation, faders. It’s like a recorder and a mixer in one. In this recipe it’s synced with the Roland and Moog so everything plays nicely in time.
ROLAND: Good old 909. What can I say. It delivers steady rhythm and acts as a master clock for the rest of the instruments.
Hicut Recipe #68 Connections
AUDIO: Roland goes straight into the mixer. Moog goes into the looper and then, as a stereo signal, into the mixer.
MIDI: Roland is a master clock here. The MIDI cable goes into the Moog, and then via MIDI through into the EHX 9500.
CV: Some basic CV patching allowing me to use the hipass filter.