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Tycho: Epoch Album Out Now

Posted by Scott

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New Tycho album Epoch out now.
Download it here

I’m very pleased to announce the release of the fourth full length Tycho album, Epoch. 10 years ago next month the first Tycho record, Past is Prologue, was released and it’s been an incredible journey. There’s nothing I could possibly say to fully express my deep gratitude to all of you for making this past decade possible. I truly hope you enjoy this music and make it your own.

We finished the album less than a month ago and decided to forego the typical release schedule and just put the record out as soon as possible. We’re all very excited for you to be able to hear it so soon after it was completed.
Thank you and enjoy!

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Tycho Burning Man Sunrise Set 2016

Posted by Jakub

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Tycho Sunrise DJ Set on The Dusty Rhino at Burning Man

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thanks to everyone who made this morning so special. Thanks to Clarke and the Dusty Rhino crew for having me. Special thanks to my brother Dane for all the help.

Enjoy!

Track Listing
Tycho – Spectre (Bibio Remix)
Boards of Canada – Dayvan Cowboy
Tycho – Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
Maribou State – Natural Fools
Krankbrother – When You’re Watching Me
Cubenx – Blazing
Rival Consoles – Ghosting
Hammer & Ludd – Controller
Tourist – Run
Tycho – Epoch 48:58
Com Truise – Silicon Tare
Jonathan Wilson – Desert Raven

Tycho Epoch Single

Posted by Jakub

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“Epoch” is the latest single from Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project Tycho and the keystone of the forthcoming album. The new album is at once a departure and an evolution for Tycho; honing the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.

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Tycho Studio Standouts

Posted by Jakub

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We are living in a golden age of sound technology. The tools we have at our disposal today were only a dream just a decade ago. The industry has found the balance between the power and flexibility of digital and the character and nuance of analog. People generally focus on the end result, but for most musicians, producers and engineers, the process is the product and the tools are the enablers.
The following is an off-the-top-of-my-head gear list for this record, my favorite tools, created by the brilliant engineers who make what we do as recording artists possible.
I used a bunch of other things but these are the standouts, stuff I couldn’t do without. “Best” means “in my opinion this is the best I’ve used, personally” and “new” means “new to me, like I got it less than 18 months ago”. Feel free to ask questions about specific applications and I’ll do my best to answer. Would love to hear your favorites as well.

**DISCLAIMER: In this post I’m mentioning some high end (read: expensive) gear. But I want any of you who are just starting out to know that you should never think that expensive equipment is an answer to anything. All it does it add, incrementally, to your sound. A good engineer / producer should be able to produce quality recordings without the use of boutique or prohibitively expensive gear. I used inexpensive equipment for many, many years before saving up for and spending the time to understand higher level recording equipment. Of course, with the right tools a job can become easier, but it’s not impossible without them (but do invest in a good preamp before anything, that’s really the most important thing). That being said, after 18 years as a recording engineer and musician, these ended up being my go-to tools for this record.

Best New gear overall

Kemper Profiling Amp

Best New FX Unit overall: Strymon Blue Sky

Best New Synth: Korg Minilogue

Best New Old Synth: Moog New Minimoog Model D (can’t believe they actually did it. Just got it a week ago, somehow even better than my original 1972 Model D)
Dangerous 2-Bus+ (if you’re looking for analog summing, this is it)
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Channel (the perfect balance of color and clarity, a modern classic)

Synths

Most used: Korg Minilogue

Late bloomer: Korg MS-20 (original)

Indispensable newcomer: Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

Staying power: Minimoog Model D (orignal 1972)

Deprecated: Access Virus C (we had a good run, but now I’m using the Kemper — same designer — so I feel we’re even)

Honorable mention: Korg Arp Odyssey

Preamps

Rediscovered an old favorite: Universal Audio 6716

Sadly underutilized: Chandler LTD-1

EQ

Trident 80B 500 Series

Guitars

Got a Gibson Les Paul after having an Epiphone Les Paul for years. Now I get why they’re so expensive.

Hardware

New Favorites: Strymon Timeline and Blue Sky

Stalwart: Ursa Major SST-282

Best new output conversion: Dangerous Convert-8

Best new input conversion: Lynx Aurora 16

Best adapter: Lynx AES16e

Best mixer: Neve 542

Underappreciated: Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X

Software Instruments

Native Instruments Monark (as close as you’re ever going to get to a Mini in the digital domain)

Arturia Jupiter 8V (stunning clarity, always cuts through the mix)
XILS 3 (warmth)

Software effects

Valhalla Shimmer / Vintageverb, U-He Presswerk, Plugin Alliance VSM-3, Arturia Jupiter 8V, , Waves H-EQ, Waves RS56, Waves Scheps 73, Eventide Black Hole, SoundToys Native Bundle, Acustica Amethyst, Empirical Labs Arousor, Sonnox Envolution, SSL Duende Drumstrip, Kush Omega N&A

DAW

Reaper 5

Monitoring

Controller: Dangerous D-Box

Monitors: Genelec 8330A

Headphones: DT770 Pro 80ohm (great translation to/from speakers)

Tycho Division Fall Tour

Posted by Jakub

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TYCHO DIVISION FALL TOUR

09 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Lotus
09 18 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre * ^
09 19 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ^
09 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection % ^
09 22 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore % ^
09 23 – Thorton, OH – Resonance
09 25 – St. Louis, MO – Murmation
09 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz # ^
09 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse $ ^
09 29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric $ ^
09 30 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory ^ ~
10 01 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
10 02 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre ^ ~
10 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^ ~
10 16 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island

^ – Heathered Pearls
* – Christopher Willits
% – Com Truise
$ – William Tyler
# – Made of Oak
~ – Big Wild

Tickets on sale Friday, July 22nd

New Tycho Single: Division

Posted by Jakub

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Tycho’s new track “Division” – the first new material since the release of Awake.

TYCHO 2016 TOUR DATES

JUL 02 – Chicago, IL – Mamby on the Beach
SEP 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Lotus, El Ten Eleven)
SEP 22-24 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival
SEP 24-25 – St. Louis, MO – Murmuration Festival
OCT 15-16 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

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Premiere: Alek Fin & Galun Strannik EP

Posted by Jon M

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STRANNIK is the collaboration between Los Angeles based producer ALEK FIN (Adam Finkel) and Moscow based producer GALUN (Sergei Galunenko). Their project is a testament to the digital age; where strangers from across the world can come together and create music they both believe in without ever being in the same room.

Available now on:

Bandcamp
Spotify
Apple Music