Modular Chaos Engine #1 is a found sound drum machine with 700+ binaural ‘found’ 24bit samples
From french onions to a rainy tent, these are the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky sounds added to a really powerful sequencing engine to make a “found sound” drum machine.
For the past 10 years or so I’ve always carried some kind of portable recording device and a pair of OKM in ear microphones around with me and kept a kind of aural diary of great sounding things and great sounding places. I’ve made literally gazillions of recordings in places all over this side of the world, and like most diaries these recordings have mainly been sitting in dark cupboards waiting for someone to rediscover them…
The Modular Chaos Engine is the perfect repository for 785 of them. I’ve selected the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky, added a really powerful sequencing engine and made a “found sound” drum machine.
I’ve also recorded a few more sounds to compliment the “kit” and make it a great resource for building simple or complex rhythms quickly and intuitively.
So you can use anything from a grunting pig, to a firework display, to me stamping on the stage at Glyndebourne Opera House as your “kick” drum and combine it with a “snare” made from a Ladyshave mixed with a walk through deep snow, and a high hat made from crackling onion skins or a wobbly horse fence. There are unthinkable amounts of sound possibilities lurking in there.