Glitchmachines Sketchbook vol​.​1

by VoltageCtrlR

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Glitchmachines Sketchbook Vol.1

This sketchbook is an exploration into the Glitchmachines MICROSPERE and SPIRAL sample libraries by sound designer Ivo Ivanov.

Ivo is the Lead Sound Designer at Glitchmachines and has worked on numerous projects with Twisted Tools and Inear Display. He's also known for building custom hardware instruments for artists such as Trent Reznor, Kero, Otto Von Schirach and Richard Devine.

Microspere and Spiral have a very Sci-Fi feel to them that really pushed the compositions on this project into a futuristic and mechanical direction. My music originally started in a traditional Hip Hop background as a teenager and I used to spend countless hours searching through dusty vinyl to make beats with. After spending over
ten years in that genre I started looking for other sources of inspiration for my love of flipping and chopping samples in my compositions. I stumbled across Ivo's sounds on a modular
synth forum, I was blown away by the sounds he was making with his eurorack modular synth and field recordings! The thing I really enjoy about Ivo's process of designing sounds is that he has a similar approach and dedication that a record collector willing to go to the far reaches of the earth to find the perfect sound / sample. Instead of diggin through dusty bins of records Ivo goes to all kind of interesting locations armed to the teeth with various
microphones and field recorders to capture sounds, textures and noise that would normally not be heard by most.

This sketchbook is my auditory thank you to Ivo Ivanov an artist I truly respect and look forward to working with more in the not so distant future.

Be sure to checkout his amazing sound libraries at

Also checkout the article Ivo wrote for Designing Sound, detailing the production process of Microsphere.


released August 21, 2013

Compositions and beats written, produced and mixed by
VoltageCtrlr Shiro Fujioka
Recorded at Akashic Mountain Studio Aug 2013.




VoltageCtrlR Los Angeles, California

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