Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Crack-Up

(Buy the) Song : The Crack-Up
Shot in Pornic, Paris, New York, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Greece.

Khoral - Crack Up from Nicolas Plaire on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photo Marathon Nantes 2015

Thème : Le monde à l'envers

Thème : Abracadabra

Thème : Caméléon

Thème : Hey t'as vraiment changé!

Thème : A la vie à la mort

Thème : La ville en changement

Thème : Les 4 saisons

Thème : En chantier

Thème : Gentrification

Thème : Anamorphose

Thème : Les ravages du temps

Thème : Maquillage

Thème : Bodybuilding

Thème : Non humains

Thème : Lucy in the sky

Thème : Procédé naturel

Thème : Grimace

Thème : Mirage

Thème : Übersetzung

Thème : Une planète en plastique

Thème : Un regard dans le passé

Thème : Un regard vers l'avenir

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


All right, everything's in place now.
Strymon Timeline : very powerful delay unit, featuring all sorts of classic or more experimental delays.
EHX Small Clone : the classic chorus unit, this one being a second-hand pedal from the mid-eighties.
EXH Stereo Electric Mistress : flanger/chorus, which makes for a very liquid, moving sound.
Subdecay Quasar : a most interesting phaser pedal, with several waveforms to create a choppy, filter-like effect.
MXR M68 Uni-vibe : gorgeous vibrato, with a round, deep sound.
EHX Nano Big Muff : the miniature version of the classic Big Muff fuzz pedal. It's big, it's hot.
EHX Pog2 : complex octaver pedal.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Synthfest 2015

Synth enthusiasts unite! That's in Nantes, France this weekend.
I had the opportunity to play on a number of vintage synths (Prophet-5, Korg PS-3100, Moog Source) but also recreations of ARP 2600, and obviously the new Korg Odyssey.
Oh, and there was Yves Usson, who helped design the excellent Arturia Minibrute.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Live Setup

Working on the live set.
I'm using the DSI Tempest for beats and some melodies, and sending additional melodies through MIDI from the Tempest to the Novation Bass Station II.
It's a great analogue combo.

Monday, March 16, 2015

VCS3 in Jazzpunk world

How hip, a VCS3 in indie game Jazzpunk.
If you don't know Jazzpunk, well, it's pretty much the weirdest game I've ever played. It's a spy game in an absurdist, cyber-Kafkaesque world.
Oh and the OST is plain awesome.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Boundless River (Live)

"Passions Amplifiées" concert at Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France, during the Folle Journée classical festival.
Inspired by Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie n°1", "Gnossiennes" and Philip Glass's "Dead Things".
Words by Emily Dickinson.

Synth : Novation Bass Station II
Loops : DSI Tempest