A lot of my current output, both for upcoming releases and for tv/media, have been composed ‘live’ on my modular synth. I tend to record a few takes in one shot, until I get something that I’m happy with as a complete piece. Once I have a stereo file I am content with, I will apply various mastering processes in the box to get the audio sounding balanced and enhanced as appropriate.
CV through Disting running quantiser algorythm and into DPO OSC 1.
René QCV out to DPO OSC 2.
OSC 1 Sine into Optomix, OSC 1 Tri into Moddemix.
OSC 2 Final intoOptomix. Final wave shape and angle paramenters are modulated by Wogglebug to give movement.
Provides clock divisions to Maths, Wogglebug and Echophon.
Sends envelopes to Moddemix and Optomix.
The mixed audio runs through Echophon on a fast delay speed, then Erbe-Verb and finally Morphagene (although not utilised in this piece).
Eventide should need no introduction, their digital reverbs are known as some of the best in the business. The SP2016 rack in the early 80’s, provided many of those super-clean shimmering time-based FX, synonymous with that era of audio production.
Until recently, if you wanted to obtain one of their effect algorithms to use on a track, such as the legendary BLACKHOLE preset, you would have to purchase one of their hardware boxes, like the Space pedal for example. That’s all changed now and Eventide have started releasing select effects from their range as plug ins, hurray!
Improvised set with Shakuhachi (Joseph Myoushin Sanger) and Make Noise Modular (Luke Sanger).
Performing together as ‘Brotherhood of Sang’ for Plink Plonk 1st birthday event @ St. Georges Church, Norwich (4/8/17).
Whistler waves as heard by the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA’s Van Allen Probes as it passed around Earth.
Following my post about the addition of the Expert Sleepers Disting, I made a video to show how I intend to utilise the quantiser feature. Basically enabling me to run concurrent melodies out of the DPO to create a counterpoint.
So I’ve been on the lookout for a quantiser for my modular synth. My rig is based around a Make Noise Shared System (SS) with a couple of extra modules. Continue reading “This Thing, is The Disting!”
Nice short film about one of my favourite composers – Laurie Spiegel:
Cool Ranch 002 is out today! I was over the moon when Chrissy asked me for a remix. I’ve been a big fan of since discovering his encyclopaedic ‘year in mixtapes’ blog back in 2010.