Seta Beach Party – an experiment report

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

Experiment announcement: BeatCon festival 2015 with Apoptygma Berzerk, Oomph!, Blutengel and other legends!

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

Step outside released

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

Ableton Live as an automatic DMX controller

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

Rabia Sorda remix

We’ll start to work on a ruthless remix of a Rabia Sorda song in a few weeks. We don’t know when it will be released, and can’t reveal the song at this point, but will keep you informed!

“Step outside” to be released this week

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

Synapsi 2014 with Hocico – an experiment report

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

The notorious morning test

Vocal recording sessions tend to be rather long. After recording and going through the vocal takes countless times, you start to lose perspective. This is why breaks are essential in recording. My favorite quality test for recorded vocals is the (notorious) morning test. The idea is simple: first thing in the morning, listen to what … Read more

Ableton Live vocal recording volume gain trick: Headphone Amplifier Simulator Rack

When recording vocals, it’s essential to actually hear what you’re singing. Recently I switched to a Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, and even though the monitoring audio quality is fine, I wasn’t able to get enough volume to my headphones while recording. I tried lowering the volume of all other tracks in Ableton Live, but … Read more

Biomechanical pop

Song dissection: After years of ecstasy

One of the early Unzyme songs. When I composed this song, I was really excited about the melody. I think I had gotten really close to my ideal of the perfect melody. I still like the song very much, but production-wise we’ve done a better job on many other songs. Especially now that we’re about … Read more

Experiment announcement: Lumous Festival XIV

Unzyme will perform at Lumous Festival (Tampere, Finland) on July 4th. We had planned not to do any more experiments before the release of Override, but because this was such an interesting offer, we decided to take it. Hope to see you in Tampere! Lumous Festival on Facebook Lumous Festival website

Relay released

After three years of incubation, it is time to launch the first single from our upcoming album Override. Check out the lyric video.

Relay to be released in a couple of weeks

We are 99% done with the first single from our forthcoming album, Override. The song is called Relay, and it will be released first on YouTube and SoundCloud, and later on Spotify. This time around we felt comfortable enough to mix the song ourselves. Ville Hoikkala has done the mixing at Unzyme Laboratories. However, the song will … Read more

Seven songs to record

Three out of ten songs have now been recorded, and more will be recorded on a frantic pace. The mixing process of our second album has already started. No release date has been set yet, but it should not be too far anymore.