AROVANE’s Loop Expansion pack for Twisted Tools

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The AROVANE Loop Expansion pack features 128 loops by the legendary AROVANE. At a tempo of 125BPM, these loops are just what you need to jumpstart your experimental electronic, IDM and glitch productions. In addition to the WAV files, this expansion comes with an optional expansion bank for Twisted Tools ULTRALOOP, featuring 128 hand-crafted presets to instantly get you started generating new grooves, variations and song ideas. With the ULTRALOOP expansion bank, 128 loops become hundreds more in no-time.

  • 128 Loops drums, percussion and fx loops by AROVANE
  • 125BPM
  • 16bit/44.1khz .WAV Files
  • Works with any Mac, PC or tablet device that supports .WAV files
  • 504MB
  • Includes optional ULTRALOOP EXPANSION snapshots with 128 presets for ULTRALOOP

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Buy it here: http://twistedtools.com/shop/loops/arovane-loop-expansion/

Kaffeemühle

Arne, a great friend of mine, prepared my old coffee grinder with different mics for me. Now I have the possibility to work with it more easily. Plug it in, baby!

 

Der Eierschneider

Auf der Suche nach neuen Klängen bin ich durch meine Mitarbeiterin des Miyuko Cafés auf ihren Eierschneider aufmerksam geworden. Sie erzählte mir, dass sie ihn zu Weihnachten bekam und er mache wunderbare Sounds. Vor Kurzem brachte sie ihn ins Café mit und ich machte erste Aufnahmen zusammen mit meinem eigenem, halb defekten Eierschneider. Ein schöner verstörender «Harfensound». Danke an Danique :-)

 

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Recording a table…

While I was in Kyoto I discovered a kind of designer object: a table made of metal which was kept together by wires. I asked the owner for permission to capture the sound by pulling the wires. The outcome was a sound which reminded my of bells. I am hoping to use this recorded session one day…

MONONOCLE

Mononocle Limited Edition DigiPack + Gift
or Digital Album

Physical CD-r comes in a beautiful high quality DigiPack.
Limited edition: only 100 pieces.

ETALABEL will add great Bookmarks of Botanical Prints 73 x 162 mm.

Includes immediate download of 5-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Order here: http://etalabel.bandcamp.com/album/mononocle


Making of MONONOCLE

«MONONOCLE» is about transforming sounds and wooden noise. Hum, thunk and clunk. It is like listening to repeating sounds in different ways without recognising the source sound. That’s the beauty of the album.
MONONOCLE is a conceptional album based on the session called STOCKWERK created for a Belgic radio show in August, 2012.


1. Melting Point 5:10
The source sound of the opener is a sinus wave sound out of an old oscillator which i used a lot  on my previous album «STILLE». I love the high freuquency sounds. They hurt in the ears. They are heavy and shrill. Kid Schurke told my two years ago, that he is not able to listen to  the whole track «Húm», because he is getting dizzy. That is a compliment!

The basic structure was made in 2010, right after finishing «STILLE». I have added sounds of an old typewriter, which i also used for EREMIT and OKO, and added sounds of my squeaking parquet at home captured with different microphones. Transformed everything.

copyright by Dominik Grenzler

Source:
Exploring new soundscapes
Stan Pete

2. Eremit 8:37
EREMIT and OKO are based on old shots from 2008 made with Reason3. The main synth sound of EREMIT is developed with my patch for Combinator built in 2007. I have called it TP77. That is a shortcut of my old artist name which i used during the first years of Nation of Clang: Tytus Pixiedust and 77 stands for my year of birth. I came up with this sound again in august during a sleepless night while looking for old recordings at my discarted PC and found this recording called Blade Runner. How excited I have been. Some of the TP77 sounds have been used back in the days in Nation of Clang’s «Earth in dust». It is released a few days ago finally :-)

copyright by Dominik Grenzler

Furthermore i used jazz brushes and scratched an old typewriter and a narrow carpet at the same time, placed a microphone between them and enjoyed the sound coming out, sounding like coal-shoveling down in an old scary mine or if you like – digging a grave! I transformed this sound, too and used it in every track of this album in different ways.

The track develops very slowly. A quiet bassdrum in the background. The listener gets enough space for his own imagination. Weldroid made an automatisation which goes up and down on the 2nd synth layer. It is like acting as if in a trance.

copyright by Dominik Grenzler

3. Kodama 4:41
KODAMA is built on the “beat like sounds” made for STOCKWERK. I came up with the idea of that track during my last stay in Tokyo while i was watching rain drops crashing on the ground in a temple. Ending sounds are modified violin sounds. The whole track is made out of «Stumme Orgel, Stumme Geige». The floating synth in the background is made by Weldroid.
Stumme Orgel, Stumme Geige:

4. Stockwerk 44:59
This track is the heart of the album. A friend of mine asked me if i would like to do a radio show. I said – yes why not! – And STOCKWERK was born. The literal translation of the German word “Stockwerk” is “level”, “floor”, the word “Stock” means also “stick” and  “Werk” stands for “creation”, “movement”. Maybe an inspiration by Stockhausen or just by Jarre’s track named “Waiting for Cousteau”? STOCKWERK contains parts of my older works. Especially the wooden sounded «Stumme Orgel, Stumme Geige» and the whole previous album «STILLE». But also a short piano sequence of «The Room» made with Virlyn.
Therefor i have used a selection of acoustic sounds of Violins, Celli, Organ, their cases and my squeaking parquet at home. The intention was to make new structures out of those captured sounds by remixing them. I did this using KP3 and Memory Man while sampling the output with Max5 again and again. The result sounds almost like a kind of beats and altered violin synth sounds. Sometimes like a female voice whispering incomprehensilby or even vinyl scratches.

One shot is a transformed sound out of a coffee grinder recording session which i did for John Cage’s Musicircus in Darmstadt (D). It sounds like a crazy DIY toy sound box.

Some soundscapes have been modified with Gleetchlab3 additiolally.

Source:
Preparations
Geigenaufnahmen
Quitschende Kaffeemühle
Orgelaufnahmen
Monochordaufnahmen
Pianoaufnahmen
Celloaufnahmen
Steinfarben

5. Oko 8:26
OKO is the last track of the album. It is the dark epilog. OKO contains the same sounds as all other tracks but transformed again. The soundscapes have been modified with Gleetchlab3 additiolally.

copyright by Dominik Grenzler

If you need some dark and heavy stuff for the long winter days – this will be your soundtrack :-) 

Credits:
Hardware: Violin, Piano, Monochord, Cello, Organ, Cases, Coffee grinder, Type writer, Pipes, Bells, Tuning fork, Jazz brushes, Oscillator, KP3, Memory Man, Binaural mics, Contact bow, Contact mics, H4n, H2
Software: Logic, Max, Gleetchlab, TP77
Performers: Violin by Anne-Catherine Vonaesch; Piano, Monochord, Tuning fork, Bells by Cornellia Stromeyer; Organ by Michael Schmid; Cello by Jackie Knöpfel
Mixing and mastering: Weldroid
Cover photo:  Dominik Grenzler
Cover design: Mateusz Bąkała