Saturday, 13 January 2018

Coral Sitar


This is what the future was supposed to sound like:

Friday, 12 January 2018

NA at MT


Its been a good start to the year, Neil Arthur has been down already, working on some new material with Rothko, and some other animals (VCS3, Minimoog, etc)



UPDATE: Neil sent me this panorama he took in the studio. Its quite Cubist in its style:

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Six Million Dollar Piano




Trying out a patch idea for a piano sound on the Moog 3C. (Patch idea based partially on an article by G.Reid, 'Synth Secrets', SOS magazine, October 2002)

Modules used (all RA Moog from around 1968): 5 x VCO, 1 x Noise, 1 x LPF (for tuning the noise), 3 x 4 :1 Mixers, 1 x Fixed Filter Bank, 1 x Spring Reverb, 2 x VCA, 2 x Env Gen, 1 x VCLPF, 1 x Multiple, Keyboard, Output Mixer with EQ

The patch is as follows: 3 square wave VCOs tuned to unison into a mixer and out into a fixed filter bank for fine-tuning the tone, then into a VCA/envelope with a very long decay (this models the piano strings)

A second bank of 2 VCOs and some tuned noise go into a second VCA/envelope with a very short decay then into the reverb module (this models the hammer hitting the strings)

These two signals are mixed into the LPF and the long envelope controls the frequency of this

No other sounds or effects are being heard

I only wish it was 88 note polyphonic! To buy the required 88 Moog Modulars to accomplish this would cost about 6 million dollars

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Aberesque


A Serge Modular patch - self playing! With a Roland TR505 added in too

Friday, 5 January 2018

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Five Against Four




OK one last list for 2017 - this time one of my album FORMS 6, WORKS ON PAPER made no.11 out of 40 over on Five against Four. WOO! (Read the review below)


Friday, 29 December 2017

Four Out Of Thirty




Heres another 2017 top of the pops, and I've got FOUR albums in it!! So cool - thank you Electronic Sound!!!

No.8 - Blancmange, Unfurnished Rooms
No.13 - Fader, First Light
No.21 - Lone Taxidermist, Trifle
No.23 - I Speak Machine, Zombies 1984



Birthday Boy


Happy birthday me! This picture was taken 40 years ago last Saturday (thanks Genni for finding it):

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Creep Show




We've formed a new band! WOOOO! Creep Show is officially launched!

Website
Press Blurb
New Single

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Drone Poem


A Drone Poem on my beautiful Buchla 100. This patch uses the 185 Frequency Shifter as a phaser (by modulating it slowly and mixing the outputs with the unaffected signal)