"Clear Horizons", a live jam with the Moogs

I've been noodling around with some sounds on the Subharmonicon and DFAM over the past few weeks.  Today, I had a strong feeling that I should perform a song using the patch, so I sat down and recorded "Clear Horizons".

The DFAM is set to the "Kick-Bass & Snare" overlay preset.  Seq 2 on the Subh is patched to the VCF cutoff.  Step 4 is set all the way counterclockwise, which closes the filter.  I had intended to set the rhythm dividers to non-multiples (e.g. 8 and 5 instead of 8 and 4) so the filter closure would happen at irregular intervals.  I don't really hear that in the final jam, though.  The funky drum break was created by closing the filter on the Subh and flipping the DFAM's VCF from low-pass to high-pass.  Everything that was once filtered is now playing!

I'm really happy with how this piece turned out.  I feel like I'm getting better at feeling my way through a song and building an energetic arc over the course of a jam.  While I'm still figuring out the DFAM, the Subharmonicon is feeling more familiar and playable.  I'm also starting to see more depth and possibilities in the Werkstatt.

To me, the song makes me feel like I'm standing in the middle of a farm field watching the sun rise, and that if I could jump high enough, I could take off and fly into the clear horizon.  Hope you enjoyed the music!

Paul Mietz Egli

Paul Mietz Egli

Santa Cruz, CA, USA