December 12th, 2003

toothybear

a quickie track

This is something I knocked out in a couple of hours messing around with the new Vaz Modular 3.0 Beta

http://www.psychiatry.uiowa.edu/~kent/chaircrusher/IWannaBeRonHardy.mp3

Vaz Modular can sound really effing good, in my opinion. Programs like VazMod and Reaktor shouldn't have a sound per-se -- they should sound like whatever you patch up. But for some reason, the sound I get out of Vaz seems a lot more punchy and edgy in a good way than Reaktor.

The way I made it -- mute,unmute, tweak, on some simple looped stuff -- reminded me of the unreleased Ron Hardy jams that Gene Hunt played when he was in Iowa City a while back. Ron was really the seminal creator of the template for Midwest-style minimal techno. I know he's more properly thought of as Acid House, but the stuff on Communique and early Drop Bass, etc, is similar in sound and production to Ron's acid tracks.