Tag Archives: 303

Old Town Acid (demo)

Noggin – Hautjaam

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Title: Hautjaam
Artist: Noggin
Album: Old Town Acid
Date: 2010

From the Red House, somehow maybe evolved from working on a Karl Blau set?
A live favorite.
Download: noggin-hautjaam (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Here is a beautiful bunch of Bryan TX locals getting down to this very track. Thank you whomever took this picture.
identities obscured to protect the innocent and punk rok

As Yet Unknown hq wut it do

Noggin – Charlie’s Song (Cha Cha!)

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Title: Charlie’s Song (Cha Cha!)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

A C I D

Happy Birthday Charlie. I wrote this song for Charlie cause he was like a huge reason I got into this music in the first place. He needed a theme song and we were both brought up on high-energy and psuedo acid/rave sounds out of Europe. As such, this is the most dj-friendly tune I’ve ever done, I think. The casual listener might be a little put-off by the twelve-inch-ness of it, buildups and whatnot, but to my dear fellow DJs, please take this one and run with it.
All Buzz.
Did I mention acid?
Download: Noggin – Charlie’s Song (ChaCha!) (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Here’s some random late 90’s ravin.

Classic Trash

Noggin – tolerant

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Title: Tolerant
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

I mean I really went crazy with Buzz…I have to admit that the high amount of output when that was my main (only) production tool is part of the reason I started this whole blog.
This is me trying out synths a lot more, well trying to tweak them to what I wanted at least KNOWING a little about what I was tweaking was doing.
Its psy, its acid, its breaks, big beat, whatever you want to call it. Got a bit of mid-career Orbital energy in it (a constant inspiration).
Download: tolerantupdate (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Thanksgiving Acid (Instrumental)

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Title: Thanksgiving Acid (Instrumental)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Been in the works since last year. Lyrical version to follow.

Major props to Justin and Laura for the feast this evening.
Download: thanksgiving2011 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

96 Nog Jams collaborations Instant Jams remixes remixes and covers

Karl Blau + Noggin – Dark Sedan

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Title: Dark Sedan
Artist: Karl Blau /Noggin
Album: 24 hour song rally
Date: 2011
acid mix
alternate mix
Just in time!!! (nevermind what the posted time says its an hour off).
the second one is adapted from our live set, the first one is a remix of that played live.
http://www.kelplunacy.com/songrelay.html
KLAPS, GIve a Hand
Download: dark-sedan-nog-acid (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download alternate: dark-sedan-nog (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – toast test

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Title: toaster test
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2000

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you something completely different (I’m in Vegas, be back to the station next week).
One of my first forays into building my own electronics was a project called the Midi Toaster. This allowed one to rig up 4 pots and 4 buttons to the joystick port of a computer, and then convert the signals sent into midi data. I wrote this ‘song’ as a way to test out what real time control was all about.
This was the first time I had ever used something like a synth with realtime control. I peed my pants. I never looked back. I tweaked.
Name inspired by Orbital b-side “Analogue Test ’90”.
Download: toaster-test (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Generations

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Title: Generations
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1999

ReBirth made pure acid. Ten friggin minutes of tweakiness…this was my first real foray into the depths of the genre. You might recognise it from this post, which is actually the live/remix version of this original long-runner.
This one is relevant because in my current job writing code for iPad, I’ve rebirthed my interest in ReBirth…which has itself been rebirthed on iOS, and I imagine fits nicely into the iPad form factor.
Also, don’t forget, ReBirth is free software now (still one of the best 303 emulations I’ve heard).
Download: Noggin-Generations (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Old Town Acid (demo)

Noggin – x0x508 (demo)

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Title: x0x508
Artist: Noggin
Album: Old Town Acid (demo)
Release Date: 2010

Last September I finally built my x0xb0x. That is a bass-synthesizer, clone of the infamous Roland TB-303. It’s amazing how, for 15 years I have been trying to emulate this one particular sound, and now, after about two weeks huddled over a circuit board and huffing solder fumes, all I have to do is plug this machine in.
A C I D.
This was recorded literally seconds after I turned the machine on for the first time.
Uploading today because I just opened her up to do a bit of surgery…the USB section (yes acid has been brought to the 21st century) is not working, and I thought/was hoping/am hoping it was just a bad resonator not letting the FTDI usb chip run properly…we’ll see…
Muchas gracias to the kind soul from Germany sending me a resonator so I could try it out.
Edit after the fact: WTF is my problem posting a 303 track on 302!? HAPPY 303 everyone. Request Thursday still stands…
Download: x0x20101010 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Further info regarding construction process can be found at CasaVista

Phase singles

CNCTR – Corrosion

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Title: Corrosion
Artist: CNCTR
Album: Phase
Release Date: 1997

And now for something completely different.
Once I got the hang of Buzz, THIS is the track I had been hearing in my head for years and wanted to get out. It’s a bad 303-emulation run through some pretty digital distortion and then a lot of fun with a new-found power – filter automation.

The rumor is that the one techno-friendly club around town got hold of this (thanks Brian) and it went over pretty well on a loud soundsystem. I was not nearly old enough to verify this by actually going to any club, but it’s a nice thought.

Download: CNCTR – Corrosion (edit)