“Go Underneath” [video song] – Univox drum machine, Strymon El Capistan and blueSky

Posted by on Aug 29, 2010 in Journal | 3 Comments

I recently got to borrow an old-school Univox drum machine. It’s strange and unique. Where else can you get volume sliders for Quijada, Guido AND Tambourine. Not only does it have patterns for Mambo, Rumba and Bossanova, but many others including Merinque, Beguine and Habanera. What more could you want?

I felt like making some droning noise so I ran the Univox through my Strymon El Capistan and blueSky reverb pedals. I recently started working with my friends over at Strymon and am really loving what they’ve come up with so far. I’m looking forward to working on some more kick-ass effects with them in the future.

I decided to turn this drum machine effects noise fest into a more involved piece, so I took the original unaltered drum/effects track and added piano, guitar, drums, vocals and some synths. For the video I decided to follow jack conte’s “video song” format, where:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

Hope you like it.

3 Comments

  1. Glen Sutton
    October 8, 2010

    simply awesome Ethan. Reminds me of Eno’s work.

  2. stateshirt
    October 11, 2010

    Thanks a lot!! :)

  3. snorb!
    November 12, 2010

    Jesus… this is so good.

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