… was a drunken fart, “I drink, therefore I am.”*

René, the cartesian sequencer by Make Noise, is simple and deep at the same time. Me likey!

*Monty Python fans know!

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No, Rudyard

A third way

A third way

When it comes to synthesizers, the Ballad of East and West no longer applies. “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” Well, they did meet in Make Noise’s 0-coast patchable synthesizer. Continue reading


West Coast Logic

That's four (!) Buchla Twisted Waveform Generator Model 259e modules in an Eurorack

That’s four (!) Buchla Twisted Waveform Generator Model 259e modules in an Eurorack

No, I can’t afford even a single Buchla Twisted Waveform Generator Model 259e module. Continue reading


Music Workstation Desk from Ikea

This is Fredde. Ikea furniture is always to be called by it's first name. ;)

This is Fredde. Ikea furniture is always to be called by it’s first name. 😉

Things were getting out of hand. Continue reading


Instrumental

Visually and musically interesting.

Visually and musically interesting.

Sometimes an instrument comes along that changes the way you perceive and perform music. For me, that is the LinnStrument. Continue reading


N’Sync

Have I been writing about the usefulness of Roland’s SBX-1 sync box? Continue reading


Mix It, Baby!

Multiples I have no use for in my small modular system any longer.

Multiples I have no use for in my small modular system any longer.

Multiples seem like such a good idea when you’re building a small modular synthesizer that has, well, multiple sound sources. They’re not. Here’s why:
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Synthesizing Sounds Or Playing Music

A morning of bare-footed bohemie trying to get the gremlins out of the modular synthesizer.

A morning of bare-footed bohemie trying to get the gremlins out of the modular synthesizer.

A few more thoughts about synthesizers. I’m experiencing two ways to handle them.
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Ye Olde Synthe

Not that olde, but old-school in these times of, on the one hand, synthesizer plugins for your DAW and on the other a resurgence of modular synthesizer in the Eurorack format.

Not that olde, but old-school in these times of, on the one hand, synthesizer plugins for your DAW and on the other a resurgence of modular synthesizer in the Eurorack format.

Again, a new one. But this time, more serious, intended for playing instead of tone-fiddling with modules. Continue reading


Poor Keith!

So, this is mixing things up badly. Continue reading