|1||–Muzik 4 Machines||Live Sept 4th 2008||79:38|
esx1: all sequencing and drum sounds
tx81z: reverby/pumpy sawtooth bass/lead (chain:tx81z-mfc42-alesis nanoverb-dbx266 ch1 (pump)-ch2 (compression)-mixer)
mks50: hoover/saw/lead/pumpy synth (Chain MKS-boss sl20-dbx266(stereo, mostly pump)-zoom rfx2200-mixer)
Redsound SoundBite Pro: vocals/looping
korg kaoss pad 2: delay
kaoss pad 3: loops, looper(snare rolls), grainshifter
kaossilator: noise sweeps (path: k01-mini kp(delay)-mixer)
er1: beatbox AND sidechain signal (Chain: left out-ProCo Turbo Rat-boss v-wha-boss dd5 delay-volume pedal(stereo from the delay)-mixer)
DX200: Fm E-piano, pads, 303-esque sequences, etc
Motu midi mixer: my mixer, controlled by the BCF)
Kawai midi patchbay:guess
dbx mc 6: output compressor
a computer, besides recording it; no edition, no mastering, What you hear is what I send out of the main outs
Muzik 4 machines is a minimal electro house act from Montreal, Canada.
The project was started in 1991 by TBA03 with the goal of making music to listen for himself. the project was put on hold a few years then in 2007, he resumed where he left with gigs and events outside and in clubs, small venues and bars.
It all began with a Portastudio, a guitar and a TR-707 drum machine, early compositions were a mix between early house and grunge music, mixing the 4 on the floor rhythm with loud fuzz guitar. As the technology evolved, so did the Project; recruiting performers and signers and buying, finding or building new gadgets and sound mangling devices. When computer became powerful enough to generate and process sound, a new page of M4M history started.
The Music also evolved from simple riffs over a steady beat to more complex and mysterious texture in some works and at the same time exploded into Rave party music in others. They got some good charts apparition online and even sold Cd's worldwide on the then underground mp3.com website that since closed.
Over the years, different styles were explored as the personel changed (house, techno, drum and bass, rock, noise rock, pop, trance, and some unclassifiable sounds). Guests including Luke, MisterW, YUL and DP participated to different Live events and recordings (all available online).
Back to minimal electro house, Muzik 4 Machines is now producing new material, performing it live, and distributing it via bit torrent and youtube.