VL-5 & PT-30 Micro Jam – Week 11 – Royalty Free Electonica

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This track was created using a Casio VL-5 and a Casio PT-30, both distorted to hell! The distortion on the drum pattern was created by running its audio signal through the mic amplifier on a Prinzsound TR-5 cassette player, so called because it contains 5 transistors fact fans! The distortion on the VL-5 was created by running it into the mic inputs on my Inkel MX880E mixer. The VL-5 is not much bigger than a VL-1 but is unfortunately missing its predecessors synth function, but on the plus side its 4 note polyphonic. Nice.

Right, so here’s the idea. Trying to write, upload and give away a fresh piece of music on a roughly weekly basis. Will i be able to keep it up? Will i run out of ideas? Can i be bothered? How shoddy will they be? Does anybody care? God knows. But that’s the point.

Basically the idea is to flex my musical muscles a bit. I have collected quite a bit of gear over the years and not much of it is getting used as much as i’d like, so this is my attempt to justify all those purchases whilst practising improving and getting ideas down fast as an antidote to procrastination. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” as Picasso once said.

Royalty free for you to use for whatever under the creative commons license. Just rip the audio out of the video for now, i’ll get these tracks uploaded to a dropbox account when i get my act together. Let me know if you use it, i’d be stoked.

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