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Hey Ott, you are awesome. Also, out of curiosity, what is the party track at the start of "Jack's Cheese and Bread Snack" called?


Ott responded on 08/13/2014
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Apparently it's 'Electro Panic' by Infected Mushroom.

At the time [2002] I was hanging out on IRC a lot [#UAW] and one day I asked in the channel if anyone had any tinny distorted camcorder recordings of psy-trance parties. My friend Argus sent me that clip and it was perfect so I used it.

I few years later I was playing in Tokyo and met Duvdev backstage in the dressing room. He fixed me with a stare and said "Ah, it's you. We have instructed our lawyers to sue you and your label for sampling our song and dissing us!" He looked very serious.

Then he laughed and said "No, not really. We thought it was quite funny."

I didn't deliberately pick IM - it could have been anyone. Apparently 'Electro Panic' is a belter when you hear it out.

That horrible, echoey, tinny sound is what all psy-trance sounded like to me back then and it was that I wanted to convey.

The car is a 1998 Saab 9-3 by the way.

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Ott,

you seem to be layering sounds a lot. Somewhere here you mention that a synth arpeggio was constituted by a Doepfler modular patch with three additional layers from other synths, one of which was the Albino softsynth.

Ott, I am learning designing sounds for music. What is the thought process you go through when you decide to add an additional layer? And what leads you to using that specific instrument? Can you give us some examples?

In that case you made a Doepfler patch. That already takes layering oscillators I suppose. Why did you feel the need to add an Albino to it, and a third one I can't remember?

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Blessings Ott... I had noticed in the Live at terminal west dvd that you played a lot of synth patches for each song live on the fly. My question is, how did you go about programming the live set in ableton to be able to accomplish that? Were you playing the masters of each tune minus the synth patches you planned on playing live? It's mind boggling to think of the amount of work that must have went in to planning out an all seeing eye show to be as original and seamless as it was, yet having refreshingly subtle differences to each song. And while were at it, can you recall your most engaged crowd from the all seeing i tour, or your favorite performance, I was fortunate to catch the Portland OR. show at branx and to this day it was the best show I have ever seen.... Thank you for such an amazing time!!

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