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Batteries, Beats, and the Great Outdoors: Medusa vs Analog Four – Electrostatic

Artists | What's up Oct 01, 2021

"The Polyend Medusa has been on my wishlist for a very long time."

“And with the announcement of the version 4.0 firmware, and it being discontinued, I finally grabbed one. The synth really doesn’t disappoint, its grid control is so unique, and the synth feels alive when you play it. Frankly, I’m blown away by the machine.

Anyway, it’s high time I posted something with it and last night a made this little jam with my Elektron Analog Four. It turns out these two are fantastic companions, both having analog voices with digital control, they sit together really well – especially if you create some squelchy lively electro with them!

In this jam, the Medusa is playing the chords, which you hear solo at the beginning. The A4 is doing drums, bass, and a little extra lead line, as well as processing the Medusa with some reverb. Nothing super crazy going on here, just some p-locked fun, filter work, and track muting.”

Batteries, Beats, and the Great Outdoors

“My name is Jack and I make electronic music. Like most electronic musicians I enjoy nothing more than locking myself in the studio for hours on end, carefully crafting, sculpting, and polishing my musical creations. However, as my life has become more complicated by the responsibilities of parenthood I find it harder to indulge this habit.

And as my studio time has diminished I’ve found myself relying more on my small, portable synths and machines to get my musical fix during brief stolen moments. So that’s why I’ve started this project, ‘Batteries, beats, and the Great Outdoors’, an outlet for the little musical creations I make while out and about.

Instead of spending months tweaking, polishing, reworking tracks for months on end (sometimes years in my case), these are quick, simple little tunes recorded at the moment with a rucksack-sized studio with the best view in the world. 🙂 I hope you enjoy what I make and thank you for stopping by to listen.”


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