Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Live Rig

Rehearsing for saturday's gig...

My current setup : Roland Juno-1 and Microkorg, with Boss SP303 for fx and movie dialogue.

A whole bunch of EHX pedals (and one Marshall compressor).

Monday, June 28, 2010


I'm also putting the final touches on the instrumental album "Upon a Sleepless River", which will be released on netlabel Bitkins.

This is a dark, brooding work about victory dancing in the XXth century.

1 - Harry S. Truman at Hiroshima

2 - The European Son

3 - Last Words of Mistah Kurtz

4 - A Remarkable Man

5 - McArthur visits Unit 731

6 - Upon a Sleepless River

It was mostly done with Gforce Mellotron plugins (regular and pro), Korg Wavestation and Roland D50, with the usual analog suspects providing warmth and depth (Moog Little Phatty and Prophet 08).

I'm not sure yet when it will be released, since the netlabel is currently undergoing a refit.

The fifth track will also be featured on a silent movie.

More to come...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Upcoming Gig : July 3rd

Rehearsal time this week, as we will be playing on saturday 3rd at Triolet, Nantes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I've been somewhat busy these days, but took time to work on the upcoming "Life on a Sinking Ship" album.

I've added a little vocoder piece done with the Microkorg. This vocoder isn't the most powerful or complex, but with the lo-fi mic, it definitely has a character of its own, grungy and vintage.

I'm still aiming to release this album on July 1st, in CD-R format first, then iTunes digital download.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The MicroMoorg

All right, my Moog-mod for the Microkorg is done...

Heavier and bulkier, but soooo retro.

For a nice vintage tune done within the Microkorg, check out this post.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Doepfer Dark Energy Patch Sheets

Looking for tips on my new Dark Energy module, I just found out this very useful sheet generator.

When you've programmed a good sound, go to that site, reproduce the setting on the screen and voilà, you've got a nice patch sheet to print.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We Are From Your Future (Doepfer Dark Energy)

Another Dark Energy experiment...

All tracks except drums : Doepfer Dark Energy (controlled by Korg EMX)

Drums : Korg EMX filtered by Moog Little Phatty.

We Are from Your Future by khoral

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inside "Life on a Sinking Ship" : Moog 2

More Moog multi-tracking from the upcoming "Life on a Sinking Ship" album...

Moog Demo 2 by khoral

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nixinger (Doepfer Dark Energy)

Because you can never have too much analog power, I just purchased a second-hand Doepfer Dark Energy module.

First experiment... all Doepfer multi-tracking.

Great little German machine, full of fun noisy possibilities.

Nixinger by khoral

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Outside video, but a great one... Mr Robert Fripp improvising...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Inside "Life on a Sinking Ship" : Moog 1

Excerpt from the upcoming "Life on a Sinking Ship" EP.
Moog Little Phatty multi-tracking.

Moog Demo by khoral

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Inside "Life on a Sinking Ship"

The blog has been quiet these days, but I'll post some musical excerpts from the upcoming "Life on a Sinking Ship" album this week...