From time to time I get a question relating to my synthesizer pages: "Well, what do the instruments sound like?" As it turns out I not only like to build instruments but also enjoy making music. Most of my music tends to have something electronic about it, hence my one-man-band name All Things Electric. I have never performed solo live, however I have had a certain involvment in various bands, most recently the 80s synth revival cover band Stahlwerk Einundneunzig.
From time to time I've used quite a lot of sequenced parts, mostly using one or two Alesis MMT-8 sequencers. I do enjoy actually playing music, not just programming it, so sequencer usage varies.
I very seldom "write" music in the literal sense. I fiddle about with a synthesizer and if something interesting turns up, I record it, most often using multiple overdubs. Originally I did all my recording using "ping-pong" on a Tandberg 9141X reel to reel tape recorder, yielding mono results. Having skipped the Portastudio craze (I never did like the limitations of cassette or only four tracks) and a very brief flirtation with reel to reel four-track (a rebuilt Sony TC-366-4 Quad Stereo machine) I purchased a Korg D8 8-track digital recorder several years ago, which I still use. Although limiting by today's standards, it's still a big step up from the Tandberg, and being relatively simple means it's easy to work with and doesn't get in the way.
I'm not too hot on effects, mostly I've just added some reverb to take away some of the dryness.
Most of the stuff on this page is pretty old by now, certainly nothing after 2000. Some newer stuff is on my SoundCloud page which partly overlaps this one.
All music is written and © Copyright Ricard Wanderlöf . Permission is hereby granted to download and listen, but not for any other use. If you want to use it for something like a film or include it in a compilation, contact me and we can work something out.
It's an instrumental piece, mostly performed on a NordLead2 (including drums) and a [Roland] S-10 sampler if I remember correctly. It started out on a rebuilt four-track reel-to-reel (Sony TC-366-4 if you must know), and was then copied to my trusty Korg D8 8-track digital recorder for mixing and some added parts.
Again, the Nordlead2 was used for the synthesised parts, with the S-10 providing sampler resources. A Yamaha RX-11 provided the drums, a machine which was one of the mainstays of Stahlwerk but which I don't use very much anymore.
Again, the Nordlead2 provides the main sonic element here, with an Alesis HR-16B providing the drums. Hm, I think that's about it soundwise. I remember using the MMT-8 to a large extent, virtually sequencing everything except the solos.
In a minimalist fashion, the bass is provided by the Pro-Mini synthesizer, using its built-in sequencer, and the drums are provided by an SR-88 drum machine. The rest is done on the Nord Lead 2.
Recorded in 1997, with no effects, on the Tandberg 9141X it shows its age but still has certain charm I feel.
Hm, I should really turn this page into a NordLead demo page, as once again the NordLead2 provides all the sonic element.
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