Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
Categories: Music Production, Videos

This video shows the journey from start to finish of creating a drum ‘n bass track with a 100% analog signal path from the synthesizers creating the music in real time, being recorded to open reel tape, mastering the tape with outboard analog equipment, and finally cutting the tape directly to vinyl.

Categories: Chill Room, Leave Trace, Music Production, Videos

Exploring some deep, ambient dubscapes while in Thanksgiving haze. Watch in HD for the best audio quality.

Categories: Leave Trace, Music Production

I borrowed a friend’s under-used Andromeda A6, and holy shiz this thing is a beautiful beast! Here’s a few minutes of me noodling on it, with some Moog bleeps, analog delay, and an 808 kick because awesome.

Categories: Chill Room, Leave Trace, Music Production, Videos
Categories: Leave Trace, Music Production

A sneak peak at something new:

Categories: Leave Trace, Music Production

My deep tech entry for the Aligning Minds remix contest….

And here’s the fantastic original:

Categories: Music Production

I really like Four Tet‘s simple-yet-flexible approach to a live rig. For my last couple of live sets I’ve consolidated down from 8 to a 4-channel arrangement, and I’ve been enjoying the reduction of mental effort it takes to keep a set moving, while still maintaining some control over the fun bits to mess with live.

Categories: Cool Hunting, Music Production, Videos, Visual Art

I absolutely love this promo spot for Moog’s new Sub Phatty synthesizer, with music by Flying Lotus and animation by Adam Fuchs.

In honor of the new Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer Flying Lotus & Adult Swim veteran, Adam ‘Lilfuchs’ Fuchs collaborated on a short animation called Moog Sub Phatty: New Machine For Living. You can hear the new Sub Phatty analog synthesizer in Flying Lotus’s original score for the animation, called ‘Such a Square’. Thanks FlyLo, Thanks Adam. Love, Your friends at Moog.

Categories: Music Production, Videos

Now THIS is a product video done right. Instead of a dubstep-infused blizzard of edits and mayhem, Moog slows everything down to emphasize the care and consideration they put into making this special addition Minimoog Voyager. Gear porn done right.

Categories: Leave Trace, Music Production, Videos

Here’s a glimpse of a new psytrance work-in-progress.