I built a nice Gear Vending Machine for Unzyme, to sell band merchandise at our experiments. Soon I realized that the merchandise system needed a cool way to present the prices. I listed a few requirements that had to be met. It needed to be… Compact and lightweight Cool-looking and attention-stealing An erasable surface that … Read more
Unzyme will conduct an experiment at the afterparty of Think, Helsinki, Think!, an awesome event about science, critical thinking and comedy. Great speeches by Reginald D. Hunter, Tara Shears, James Randi, Jamie MacDonald, Syksy Räsänen and Iiris Hovatta. The madness takes place at Woolshed, Töölönlahdenkatu 3 B 1, Helsinki, Finland on April 15th, 2015.
The biomechanical infiltration continues on Override, Unzyme’s second album. Inject yourself with some deep emotions soaked in synthetic sounds. Your synapses will never be the same. Override on Spotify Override on SoundCloud All songs will be released on YouTube as lyric videos as well. Relay and Step outside are there already.
Four years in the making, we are finally ready to release our second album, Override. It took us way longer than we planned, but we’re quite proud of the results. Quite early on, Ville said that he wanted to mix the album. Not having done much mixing before, it meant spending hundreds of hours working … Read more
Nexus 2 was one of our favorite synths. It was straightforward and sounded great. It’s a pity that we had to stop using it. The only reason for this is that we really can’t risk using a dongle while on the road. It breaks easily, and if it breaks, there’s no backup system. If we … Read more
When I bought my first MacBook Pro 17 inch model, it was the best option I could find. It was fast, it had a big screen and it was upgradable. That’s not the case these days. MacBooks have become very inconvenient for live musicians and music producers. MacBooks lack USB ports Musicians usually need a … Read more
Sometimes the production schedule is so tight that vocals need to be recorded on the road. My vocal recording equipment can be fitted in three briefcases and one laptop backpack. Can’t really walk around with all these devices, but they go nicely into the trunk of a car. My vocal recording setup Audio interface: Scarlett 2i2 … Read more
PihkaSound did this wild 80’s influenced version of our song “Step outside”. It’s completely out of our style, which is nice! Have a listen to this fresh take on “Step outside”. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/181161199″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
There are some things in the pop star checklist, that feel exceptionally good to get checked. One of them is “people dancing naked to your song”. Our latest experiment at the traditional beach party of Jyväskylä’s sexual equality organization was a great experience in many ways, including a wildly screaming audience and the naked women … Read more
Great news everybody! Unzyme will be a part of the outstanding lineup of BeatCon music & games festival 2015. We will perform on the same day with Apoptygma Berzerk, which is one of our biggest inspirations and long-time favorites. A good bunch of legendary bands will be there, including Oomph!, Eisbrecher, Blutengel, Lord of the … Read more
The second single from Override has been released! The song is available on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes. Lyric video [gdlr_video url=”http://youtu.be/p2mAE0zW01o” ] Song credits Written by Joona Nuutinen Produced by Ville Hoikkala & Joona Nuutinen Mixed by Ville Hoikkala Mastered by Tarekith at Inner Portal Studio in Seattle Video credits Video editing: Leo … Read more
Oftentimes the built-in sound recognition systems in lighting fixtures are rudimentary and boring. Here I describe a method for utilizing Ableton Live and some third-party plugins to create an automatic DMX light controller system. The system also implements the iPad for controlling the lights when automatic sequences become boring. Recently, I had the opportunity of building a discotheque at … Read more
The next single, Step Outside, from our upcoming album, Override, will be released this week! We’re eerily excited about this release. Ville Hoikkala has done a great job mixing the track, and it’s now on its way to our trusted mastering guru, Tarekith. Step outside will be released on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud. Cover artwork … Read more
This is a post from the perspective of me, Ville (the drum guy), on our two gigs in Synapsi with Hocico in August 2014. The diary includes lots of technical stuff, which might be out of the interest-range of many people – all the technical mumbojumbo is therefore written in italic. Unzyme played at Synapsi for the … Read more
Unzyme will conduct a very special experiment at SYNAPSI in Tampere and Helsinki. About four years ago we had just released our debut album, and got the chance to play at SYNAPSI. It was a very encouraging experience, and we still think of it as some kind of a milestone in our career. Now that … Read more
We like to make our experiments as spectacular as possible, and thus have invested quite a lot of time on lighting design. Every song in our live catalog has been enhanced with a light show. We try to underline the story of the song with a matching light sequence. It took quite a lot of … Read more