Within the depths of earth with the dripping of stalactites and the whisper of wind passing through the caverns there is the new soundscape of Subaqueous
Isaac Cotec, aka Subaqueous, started making music in the summer of 2005 working with a project called Psyche Sonics. It as an experimental group working with binaural beats and altering consciousness through sounds. After traveling the PNW on tour with that musical Art instillation he moved forward into creating experimental music and Ambient music under the moniker Cotec.
No years later he has incorporated beat science to create progressive mid tempo and dance music. Using melodic techniques and musical theory to add layers of experience.
Subaqueous is a solo music project of Isaac Cotec. The music has incorporated beat science to create progressive mid tempo and dance music. Using melodic techniques and musical theory to add layers to the experience.
Subaqueous has worked with amazing talent from all over the world and has played with big acts like Bluetech, Iawake, and Jamie Janover. Subaqueous first album was the number one Downtempo album on bandcamp for 2 months straight and continues to be high on the midtempo charts.
About Isaac Cotec:
Isaac Cotec, aka Subaqueous, started making electronic based music in the summer of 2005 working with a project called Psyche Sonics. Psyche Sonics is an experimental group working with binaural beats and altering consciousness through sounds. The Project traveled in a large yurt that moved around the PNW on tour as a musical Art instillation. It was featured in such festivals as Beloved, Emerg+n+see, Oracle Gatherings, and others.
After touring with his experimental and ambient based project Isaac Cotec continued to make music and grow as a musician. As of March 12th 2011 the unique character and sound of Subaqueous was born.
Have you ever wanted to make Microtonal music in Live or any DAW? Here is a list of Microtonal Synths and VST's you can use.
Now let's experiment!
subaqueousmusic.com To easily make microtonal music in Ableton Live, or other DAW's, I find it's best to use third party VST's that support Scala files. That way you can pick your tuning and write new parts in that temperament/tuning. I compiled a list of my favorite microtonal VST's, synths, AU's, and plugins. There…
All this rain must be getting to me. I've been busting out a lot of music tools for producers. Just finished up a free drum rack for the Dholak. I love this drum! It's a double sided drum from India. Check out the walkthrough video and download:
subaqueousmusic.com I love adding Tabla, Dholak, and South Asia influenced drums in my music. It adds a really unique flavor and can be used in juxtoposition to other instruments. Just a few months ago I made the Tabla Drum Rack and wanted to follow it up with a less known, but just as amazing, instrument called
NYE was such a magical moment. Thanks to my Canada family up in Vancouver. Here are some photos taking by my friend Tifa of me hanging with some of Yaima and performing at Midnight.
Here is to living our dream <3
Wow... big news for producers interested in 432 tuning. I just created a 3 part series of tuning to 432. It includes history, theory, using Ableton Live, and Third party VST's like Serum.
This was a big undertaking, and I am stoked to finally share it. Check out the second article on Using Ableton Live below and other links in the comments.
If you have questions on 432 or microtonal, please ask in the comments.
subaqueousmusic.com Tuning into 432 with Live To play music in 432 you must retune all your synths and presets. This might seem overwhelming idea at first, but it actually takes very little time at the beginning of your tracks. Once you get a library of instruments tuned, then it will also be that much easier.
Ok... I have gone through a lot of stands for the Ableton Push. Here is my top list for y'all. Hope to help out the others looking for the right solution.
These would also work as good stands for laptops, Launchpad, or APC40 on stage.
subaqueousmusic.com When I first got the push I was stoked! It has been such a center piece of my music creation. Only problem is I didn't know where to put it. I kept moving it around on my desk for the best place. Then performing live had another question of where does it go. Eventually I