Electronic Music Production & Performance tutor Charlie Baldwin, aka Cocktail Party Effect, performs a live analog modular set in this episode of Catalyst's (formerly dBs Berlin) Studio Sessions series. Watch the performance and go behind the scenes.
It’s Saturday night and you’ve shown up, alone, to the heaving flat of your best mate’s vague acquaintance for someone’s – you have no idea who at this point – birthday party. The room is a white noise of conversation, but somehow all it takes is a murmured “modular analog synthesis” for you to instantly find your people.
There’s no doubt that Charlie Baldwin, a.k.a Cocktail Party Effect, had a very similar experience before coming up with his smile-enducing artist name. That uncanny ear-tuning ability is also perfectly fitting to his music, using an insane collection of analog equipment to simultaneously mash up multiple sounds and genres into distinctive experimental techno.
The talented Berlin-based producer, performer and Electronic Music Production & Performance tutor, joined us earlier this month for a wow-worthy Studio Sessions showcase. Watch it below, and scroll down for his behind-the-scenes interview.
Meet the sound engineers
Go behind the scenes of this Studio Sessions performance to meet the Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering students who recorded the audio: Maya de Mello and Shannon Bower.