Re: conet_c is my attempt to open source a music album where the entire process of creation is open and accessible to the audience. This includes the release of samples, patches, software developed during the project, scores and guides on how to make each track, early mixes and mastering of the tracks.
Project is documented on Instagram feed under #reconetc and includes the creation of audio works/tracks as well as sound pack, Max8 patches (DigiTool, RytmTool), Pure data(pd) patches, ORCΛ algorithms, VCV Rack patches.
With music included in this album, I somehow released all the dub locked down inside me. There is a range of stuff from experimental approaches using Qu-bit Nebulae alternative instrument ReconetC! that was also released by Qu-bit Electronix.
Straight beats from Elektron Digitone and Rytm and broken piano samples, chopped up and processed thru the Looptrotter saturation machine – SATUR-8/24.
This album also highlights work of mixing and mastering engineers which is not so apparent in typical releases. That is why listening to all the versions of each track is recommended. This will reveal the journey of each piece and the effects of that work. The album features mixes from four guest engineers/artists who were given a track each. This includes Nathan Moody, Roel Funcken, Benny Tones and Tiny Triumph Recordings(Toby Lloyd). Bob Macc at Subvert Mastering mastered both the mixes submitted to engineers and original mixes.
In this release, I also include keymap for Preonic keyboard I have used while patching and jamming. Sysex files for Elektron Digitone and Analog Rytm containing patterns and sounds are also included. High-quality files (48kHz 24bit) are on Wave Folder Records Bandcamp where all the music content is released and hosted as well. I consider this a living project so patches/software will be updated in the future in here. New versions will be added as well so watch this space for updates.
Sample pack of content created in development includes broken piano samples, Serge Modular, Buchla 200e, VCV Rack, Eurorack jams. Samples were used in Analog Rytm, Qubit Nebulae, MakeNoise Morphagene, pd and Max patches.
The project was generously funded by Creative New Zealand and supported by Looptrotter, Elektron Music Machines, Cwejman Japan/AB, Faderfox and Qu-bit Electronix.