NEW EP OUT NOW! LISTEN / BUY HERE!

Sep 16

exploringaudio1999:

I recently saw Alessandro Cortini’s interview on Sonicstate’s Youtube channel and was so inspired by his set up that I had to create this video.

Original Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXEvNUjgCg

For more Exploring Audio -

https://www.facebook.com/exploringaudio1999

http://exploringaudio1999.bandcamp.com/releases

https://twitter.com/exploringaudio

http://exploringaudio1999.tumblr.com/

are we really working on new music???

we’ll see, but in the meantime, i ( nick ) have made another video at Exploring Audio. in this one, i show how you can use a tascam 424 ( in conjunction with ableton live and some guitar pedals ) to make some dreamy eno-esque ambient chords!

let me know what you think!

Jul 11

exploringaudio1999:

This video was an attempt to use as wide a variety of electronic instruments as I possible could, ranging from classics like the Juno 106 and the Roland Space Echo to some newer toys like the Moogerfooger Cluster Flux and the TC Electronics Flashback X4. 

The main track was written using Propellerheads Reason. The main drum samples came from a sample pack of Nanoloop drum sounds made by An0va ( https://www.facebook.com/an0va ). After that, I brought the file into Ableton Live where I recorded the instruments you see in the overhead shot that starts at 39 seconds. 

The Gameboy is synced to Ableton using an Arduinoboy ( https://code.google.com/p/arduinoboy/ ) and is running LSDJ ( http://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/ ). During the “verses”, the Gameboy plays two tracks of arpeggiated chords and doubles the main melody during the end of the song. The Novation Launch Control is controlling several effects in Ableton but 90% is just allowing me to control what is being sent to the Cluster Flux and the Flashback at different points of the song.  I also used Animoog on my iPad to play the ambient higher synth parts during the ending of the song.

The next shot I recorded was the Juno 106 going through the Roland Space Echo. Unfortunately, the self oscillations of the tape echo didn’t come through very loudly in the final mix of the song. I plan to dedicated an entire video to the Space Echo soon!

Finally, I recorded the guitar “solo” over the bridge section of the song. I’m playing a 2011 American Strat through a Fulltone OCD and into a Twin Reverb ( with a light amount of amp reverb). Even though I’m only using the one pedal, I still wanted to include a completely gratuitous shot of my pedal board. 

Finally, I recorded the entire finished mix of the song out on to an Akai X-150D reel to reel tape recorder. It was my intention to use this recording in the final edit of the video but there were some weird phasing issues that I couldn’t resolve and so I went back to the original mix of the song.

I’ve posted this song on the Exploring Audio Bandcamp page as a “Pay What You Want” download with no minimum. Download it for free if you’d like but any donation is very appreciated and will help me make future videos! I’ve also included several different mixes of the song, including the version from the reel to reel, one where every track was recorded with the Juno 106, and finally one recorded through the Roland Sound Canvas, a midi module that makes everything sound awesome. Check that out here - http://exploringaudio1999.bandcamp.com/

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Exploring Audio is a Youtube channel dedicated to making videos that educate others on the production of electronic music through interviews, demonstrations, and tutorials.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/exploringaudio1999

http://www.facebook.com/exploringaudio1999

http://exploringaudio1999.bandcamp.com/

nick’s newest project : youtube videossssss

Jul 12

new transmission

we died.

thanks for everything.

Feb 01

new transmission

We are not dead.

Very much alive, actually.

New songs in the works.

Upcoming shows.

We’ll let you know.

<3 revengineers

Jun 07
WORKING ON SOMETHING.

WORKING ON SOMETHING.

May 21

Sophia the 3rd (Single) | bc likes you! →

bclikesyou:

Here is the single / teaser from my upcoming ep, “unsung heroes”.

Both physical and digital copies will be released on May 31st. There also is an ep release show.

Digital download includes artwork and LSDJ .sav files. 

Physical release will be a run of 100. 2-color, hand-screened on recycled paperboard gatefold. Includes hand-screened cd, insert, LSDJ .sav files, and digital download code.

bc released a single! check it out!

May 10
nickmaynard:

go listen to my new song! recorded today!

nick recorded a new jam that you should check out.

nickmaynard:

go listen to my new song! recorded today!

nick recorded a new jam that you should check out.

Apr 28

tucciyamagucci said: Hey, when are your upcoming shows? I REALLY wanna come see you guys!

no shows currently booked! we’re gonna take some time to work on some new jams. thanks tho!

Apr 28

Anonymous said: You should post everything on Spotify. It might not make you rich, but it'd make you... beautiful?

haha, i’ve never used spotify (i don’t even really know what it does). maybe someone else in the band can address this?

- nick

Apr 28
chipschallengeband:

8static:

Saturday, May 19th, 20127:00pm at PhilaMOCA - all ages$7-10 (sliding scale)
Music by:Minusbaby (NYC) http://www.minusbaby.com/Bubblegum Octopus (NJ) https://www.facebook.com/BubblegumOctopusOfficialChip’s Challenge (NY) http://chipschallengeband.com/
Visuals by:VBLANK (PA) http://www.waitforvblank.com/
Don’t forget – open mic is every month, come early to sign up, spaces are limited!
Workshop starts at 7 pm:This month’s workshop features Marjorie Becker, also known as Chiptography! She’ll be giving a presentation about her years experience documenting chip music performances as the Blip Festival’s unofficial photographer. She’ll also have copies of her first photography book, Blip Festival | New York City | Five Years available for pre-order!
For all the info, check out http://8static.com/
Spread the word on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/303925183017673/

We’re playing at the next 8static! Check it out!

so jealous. kick some ass, chip&#8217;s challenge!

chipschallengeband:

8static:

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
7:00pm at PhilaMOCA - all ages
$7-10 (sliding scale)

Music by:
Minusbaby (NYC) http://www.minusbaby.com/
Bubblegum Octopus (NJ) https://www.facebook.com/BubblegumOctopusOfficial
Chip’s Challenge (NY) http://chipschallengeband.com/

Visuals by:
VBLANK (PA) http://www.waitforvblank.com/

Don’t forget – open mic is every month, come early to sign up, spaces are limited!

Workshop starts at 7 pm:
This month’s workshop features Marjorie Becker, also known as Chiptography! She’ll be giving a presentation about her years experience documenting chip music performances as the Blip Festival’s unofficial photographer. She’ll also have copies of her first photography book, Blip Festival | New York City | Five Years available for pre-order!

For all the info, check out http://8static.com/

Spread the word on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/303925183017673/

We’re playing at the next 8static! Check it out!

so jealous. kick some ass, chip’s challenge!