"Circadian Rhythms" synth tech sound design by Datach'i
May 26, 2015
(jafoxsound.com) Joseph Fraioli has established a reputation for complex and fearless sonic experimentation with his ten critically acclaimed albums as Datach'i, which seamlessly weave together everyday sounds with avant-garde textures and beat making. In his sound design work for advertising and film, he strives to create an equally unique and immersive world that pushes boundaries and surprises listeners.
a patch focused around the tiptop audio circadian rhythms (CR) as the heart of the system that provides the main clock source and triggers for events.
the programming was done on all 8 channels of the CR in 2x32 mode. fills are set to 16th note. mutes, fills and additional programming are performed on the fly.
no computers or external hardware were used in this performance :)
CR ch 1: main kick sound source is the blue lantern BDv4 going through the modcan frequency shifter.
CR ch 2: snare sound source is the make noise mysteryon who’s pitch is being modulated by the mod can quad lfo who’s synced to the CR main clock output. the output was split into a separate VCA who’s being opened by the sound machines light plane and sent to the mungo d0 with macro machines storage strip. the storage strip is being sequenced by the CR main clock output.
CR ch 3: closed hat sound source here is the SSF quantum rainbow blue noise.
CR ch 4: open hat sound source is the SSF quantum rainbow white noise though the intellijel µfold and then a bit of delay from the synth tech e580.
CR ch 5: glass percussion as well as delayed bass and end melodic thing glass percussion sound source is the noise engineering BI. pitch modulation from the tiptop z8000. delayed bass is an intellijel dixie square run through the cwejman res-4 and.end melodic thing is the harvestman piston honda MKII.
CR ch 6: chord bursts this is the intellijel/cylonix shapeshifter in sequence mode then run thorough the qu-bit electronic RT60 reverb.
CR ch 7: tonal accents sound source is braids in meta mode. also being sequenced by the CR and pith modulated by the tiptop z8000.
CR ch 8: sub kick sound source is the tiptop audio BD808.
acidy bass: trigger source for the acidy bass is the intellijel metropolis that is synced to the CR via the clock output. sound source is the intellijel rubicon thats being FMed by a DIXIE sine, then put through the cwejman MMF1 in low pass.
tonal drones: trigger source here is the divided output of the intellijel metropolis into two make noise pressure points that have been micro tonally tuned. the sound sources here are synth tech e350 and make noise DPO that share a common mutable instruments peaks ADSR. the sounds are then processed through the serge resonant equalizer and tiptop audio zdsp with halls of valhalla reverb card.
hi plucked melody in mid section: this is the qu bit nebulae playing back a sample of mutable instruments braids in PLUK mode playing a melody sequenced on metropolis then fed to the mungo d0. the nebulae is then processed through flame FX6 reverb.