Dronal Isolated Drones IISUP005: Live Studio Performance


Release Date: 20th April 2020
Format: Digital

Written, performed and produced by Dronal
Mastered at Supple 9 Studios


The second in the new "Isolated Drones" series - a collection of slow building ambient drone performances by Dronal. Each performance is recorded in a single take while self-isolating during the lockdown.

Gear Used:

  • Elektron: Octatrack, Analog 4, Digitone, Analog Rytm
  • Soma: Pulsar-23, Lyra 8
  • KOMA Elektronik Anglerfish
  • Rhode NT2-A
  • RME Fireface UFX II

The two Soma devices and the Anglerfish are routed into the Octatrack for additional effect processing. The microphone is routed through the RME Fireface with long delay/reverb and sent from there into the Pulsar-23 - so at the start when you see him rubbing two pieces of paper together - that high-pitched sound is the result, later on he uses his voice to create some long choral like sounds in the background. The Octatrack also plays some field recordings made in the extremely reverberant entrance hall of the James Simon gallery in Berlin.

Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Alex has also released multiple LPs as Ebauche with albums like Mutable being selected as Best of 2018 by both Headphone Commute (UK) and A Closer Listen (US).