The custom routine consists of an intro with layered drones and synth basslines, which is built up triggering melody and drum samples across the pads utilising sampler mode, hot cues and filters to modulate the sound. Leading onto a custom rework of in.deeds “return of the jaded” featuring old skool synth stabs in the drop. The main breakdown utilises stems from in.deed “Fata Morgana” with a beat juggled melody and moog style bass, built up with sample elements and a transform scratch before the main drop. This is then switched to a breakbeat track played across the pads in hot cue mode, featuring jog wheel FX and finished with some old skool samples played at speed.
Our friend Carl Rag performs a live remix using the APC40 mkII at the Ministry of Sound! Carl performed in Ableton Live Session View using the Toolroom Records artist launch packs exclusive to the APC40 MKII as well as AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3.
"We're in week 3 of the campaign where we focus on the influence of Technology in dance music over the last decade. This week we put the spotlight on Carl Rag! Who's delivered a stunning interpretation of an absolute Toolroom classic, 'Downpipe' using Native instrument's most diverse controller MASCHINE."