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The setup operates on a groove-box concept, compactly contained within a single case for convenience. It relies on an external sequencer equipped with at least four tracks: one designated for drums and three dedicated to voice sources. In my setup, I use the Keystep Pro by Arturia as the sequencer, offering the necessary track versatility and control to drive the musical elements effectively.

Kicks

Bass Drum

This is the primary voice in techno musicβ€”an unyielding four-on-the-floor rhythm that pounds chests in the clubs. Hence, it is described separately. The initial kick comes from an analog sound found in a 909 clone - Queen of Pentacles. Equipped with a built-in compressor and decay control, it lacks the tuning option. To compensate and add beef, the second kick is generated from audio samples played on a classic One sampler, which features comprehensive tuning controls. Combining both sources creates the perfect desired bass drum sound.

Drums Section

Drums

The Queen of Pentacles by Endorphin.es is a versatile drum machine that serves as a jack-of-all-trades. It features customizable TR-909 analog kick, snare, and clap sounds, along with 4 sample slots in 8 different sets. Additionally, it boasts an impressive DSP engine offering 16 effects, including a compressor.

The Sample Drum by Erica Synths is a versatile 2-track sampler ideal for pre-recorded drum loops from your studio. Offering extensive CV control, it also features impressive built-in effects.

Synth 1 Section

Voice nΒ°1

The Loquelic Iteritas by Noise Engineering stands as a leading voice in the setup. This compact 10 HP wide digital oscillator, famously endorsed by Surgeon as a sound-source you can kill with, packs a punch. Offering a broad spectrum of sounds, it ranges from deep, delicate tones to aggressive, ear-shattering noise, all with a simple turn of a knob. An ideal companion for techno and live performances, it's a versatile tool that covers a wide sonic range effortlessly. It goes through the Doepfer's A-103 VCF low pass filter. Both, the oscillator and the filter have individual ADSR envelope generators.

Voice 2 Section

Voice nΒ°2

The Chord v2 module by Qu-Bit is a versatile oscillator and sound source, designed to produce intricate chords within a compact 14 hp width. While it functions as a powerful chord generator, it is not a standalone voice and requires complementary modules such as a VCF, VCA, and more for complete functionality.

In a typical setup, two ADSR modules and a VCA complement the module. One ADSR is dedicated to shaping the Chord's sound envelope, while the second ADSR controls the VCF. For optimal performance, a comfortably-sized Low Pass Filter from Mosaic 1U proves to be an excellent choice.

Bass Section

Bass

The Bassline module, crafted by Erica Synths, is a compact 14 hp wide, fully analog voice module equipped with a low-pass and band-pass filters, ADSR envelopes, VCA, and an FM input. While it does offer an 'acid-style' sound, it distinguishes itself by not being merely another emulation of the iconic TB-303. Instead, it provides a unique sonic character and versatility beyond replicating the TB-303's sound. To enhance the bass sound's depth and ensure compatibility with recorded and polished tracks (that DJs play), Bassline is routed through a 2HP Comp, a versatile audio compressor. This compression process not only adds a robust quality to the sound but also helps in refining its dynamics, ensuring it sits well within the mix.

Effects

Effects

Within the rack setup, three digital wound processing modulesβ€” Dual FX, Pico DSP and Black Hole DSP all by Erica Synthsβ€”are utilized. Additionally, the Sir Mix A Lot mixer facilitates two stereo AUX loops. In this configuration, one line is directed to the Black Hole module while another is routed to the initial channel of the Pico DSP module. The Dual FX is used to run certain sound sources directly directly through it, usually the main voices or kick drums combo.

Tools Section

Tools

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Mixing Section

Mixers

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