West Kept Secrets Vol.1 is a collection of live improvised modular synth compositions inspired by the west coast synthesis perspective explored by composers like Morton Subotnick, Don Buchla, Charles Cohen and Todd Barton. Even though the compositions are influenced by the aforementioned composers, I embark on a sonic journey adding my own experiences and influences to this creative school of thought.
This project is made with Native Instruments Reaktor6 Blocks software and an analog modular synthesizer.
Each ensemble includes all the snapshots that were saved as I performed the patch plus a lot of snapshots not recorded on the project for you to explore.
Mercurious Fountain Remix features an Elektron Machinedrum. I included this composition to demonstrate how you can use the west coast synthesis approach to a 4 on the floor song structure.
Project at a glance:
7 Reaktor 6 Blocks ensembles w/ pitch and gate out
LP w/8 Live improvised Reaktor Blocks / 6u Modular synth compositions
2 Audible Objects Reaktor Blocks modules:
DMLPG (dual mixable low pass gate)
RESCAN8R (scanning resonator and modulation source)
PDF Book w/ liner notes and info about the included Blocks
Library size 1.07G
System requirements: Native Instruments Reaktor 6