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MFB Tanzmaus: Note Off

I tested MFB Tanzmaus, and can confirm: it does not react to Note Off message sent by Midi from external sequencer to Kick (Logic in my case, Tanzmaus OS v1_62).

It is very disappointing, because Tanzmaus manual states otherwise: (quote)
“Tanzmaus responds to the following MIDI data: MIDI_NOTE_OFF”. Maybe with other sounds, but definitely not with Kick.

I was hoping to get similar control over Sustain Time like what is possible with Korg Volca Kick (tested too):


Why it was so important? Being able to have a Kick (or Bass Drum) with controllable sustain would eliminate need to use (expensive analogue) compressors. I produce house/techno and almost always I need my Kick’s envelope look like on the right.

I will explain why almost every good sounding house track has an envelope like on the right in another note.



Juri Konradi – Kafff Afterhours


Selected and mixed by Juri Konradi 2017.08


Moi – 04A (MOi)
Dana Ruh – 008.3 (Otto) (Howl)
Roland Klinkenberg – Mexico Can Wait (Gabriel Ananda remix)
DJ Pippi vs Willie Graff – Hyper Space (Space dub mix)
Boo Williams – The Last Hour
James Holden – A Break In The Clouds
Xpansul – Miss Fortune
Kaliber – 20A1
Haito & Diringer – E-Love
Paper Moon – 51 Days
Boo Williams – Place Of Safety
David West & Inkfish – Hello Piano (Sebastien Leger remix)
South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox remix)
Евгений Дога – Laskovij Zver (Juri Konradi rmx)
Lee Jones – Safari (Stimming remix)
Andhim – Patty Sue (Super Flu Suncream’s remix)
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Joris Voorn Remix)
Juri Konradi – Hippies In A Glade
Pavel Karmanov – Michael Music
Dusty Kid – Luna
Optional Feast – Zahyara (In Da House mix)
Wild Culture – For Everything
Dave DK – Kronsee (Ulrich Schnauss mix)
Rex The Dog – I Look Into Midair
S.A.M. – Out Of Touch
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (original)
Sezer Uysal & Coyu – Cygnus (Gabriel Ananda remix)
Dompe – The Blue House On The Corner (Mozaic remix)
Marco Evangelista – Escape (Degoba)
passEnger – Solar Flare (Stephen Brown rmx) by
Juri Konradi – Higgs Boson
Robert Babicz – Kristalyne
Ryan Davis & Microtrauma – Traces (Gabriel Ananda remix)
Cobblestone Jazz – W
An 2 – Lazy Sun

2017 June Tech House chart (vinyl)

Monkey Safari – Woo (Blondish Remix) (Hommage)

Max Cohle – Failed Therapists (Captivate)

S.A.M. – Out Of Touch (12″ Version) (Delaphine)

Dana Ruh – Howl008.3 (Otto) (Howl)

Coyu And Sezer Uysal – Cygnus (Gabriel Ananda Remix) (Suara)

Boo Williams – Place Of Safety (Strictly Jazz Unit Extensions)
Boo Williams – The Place Of Safety (Saxaphone Mix) (Strictly Jazz Unit Extensions)

Halo, Hipp-e, Tony Present 6400 Crew – Dubb Me Some Tin Fresh (Sharam Remix) (Yoshitoshi Recordings)

Todd Terje & The Olsens – Disco Circus (Olsen)
Todd Terje & The Olsens – Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Olsen)

South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Remix) (Strictly Rhythm)

Four Tet – Morning Side (Text Records)

Solid State Drive for Pro Tools III

My new upgrade for Pro Tools III Hard Disk:

AztecMonster II (SCSI – SATA/SSD) (€141 including shipping from Japan and custom fee) +
SSD QUMOX 120GB SATAIII 2.5″ (€43 including shipping from ebay Germany).

System works fine for six month now.
AztecMonster II available here.

My previous ‘hard disk’, a Flash Card with SCSI adapter will go into EMU sampler.

2017 March chart


Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix) (GREGORY001)
Technasia & Green Velvet – Suga (Toolroom)
Dompe – Time Maschine (Hesitate Ep) (StyleRockets)
Purple Disco Machine – Yo (10 Years Of Kittball Part 4) (Kittball)
Pesho & Dave Bo – Walking In The Sunlight (Tokabeatz)


Ann Clue / Boris Brejcha – Acid Attack (Fckng Serious)
Petar Dundov – Falling In (Loveland Recordings)
Dragonette – Run Run Run (Sunshine Jones rmx Instrumental Version) (unreleased)
Andre Crom – The Existence (OFF Recordings)
Harry Romero – What What (Ovum)

Juri Konradi – Taking You Deeper

Pavel Karmanov – Delay Music (Bandcamp)
Moi – 04 A (Moi)
Benno Blome feat. Big Bully – Moving Free (Benno Blome’s Through Time rmx) (Artreform)
Brutha Basil/Brutha Louie – Freedom Of Dance (Louie Vega’s Ritual mix) (Groove Odyssey)
Matthias Tanzmann – Laika (Moon Harbour)
Mike Steva – Oasis (Yoruba)
Boo Williams – The Last Hour (Contemporary Scarecrow)
Lee Curtiss – The Glow (Cityfox Ltd.)
Wareika – Riders Of The Storm (Tartelet)
Aeroplane & Purple Disco Machine – Sambal (Extended Mix)
(Spinnin Deep)
Dompe – The Blue House On The Corner (Mozaic Remix) (Mimique)
Boo Williams – Tricky (Contemporary Scarecrow)

Selected and mixed by Juri Konradi 2017.03

Cover photo by Julija Svetlova | | |

2017 February chart


Mike Steva – Oasis (Yoruba)
Brutha Basil/Brutha Louie – Freedom Of Dance (Louie Vega’s Ritual Mix) (Groove Odyssey)
Matthias Tanzmann – Laika (Moon Harbour)
Tom Wax – Counterpuncher @ US Open – Grand Slam (Phuture Wax)
Uto Karem – Taking Me (Agile Recordings)
Franco Bianco – Un Kolla (Gabriel Ananda rmx) (Darek Recordings)
Point Blank Aka Secret Cinema – Meng’s Theme (Christian Smith & Wehbba rmx) (Gem)
Roland Klinkenberg/Dj Remy – Mexico Can Wait (Gabriel Ananda rmx) (Gu Music)
Dry & Bolinger – Deep Lovin (Kittball)
Jonny Sender – Disco Touch (Codek)
Purple Disco Machine – Yo (Kittball)
Aeroplane & Purple Disco Machine – Sambal (extended mix) (Spinnin Deep)
Reflex – Groove Is In The Heart (The Reflex Revision) remaster 2016 Freebies Remasters 2016
Mike Steva – Pelagonia (Yoruba Soul Mix) (Weekend Love (Louie Vega rmxes)) (Yoruba)
SIS – Cocou (Nonstop)
Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions (Purple Disco Machine remix) (Parlophone)
Eli Escobar – Phreeky (feat Vanessa Daou & Nomi Ruiz) (Classic)