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


Going All Virtual On You Now

Here’s the link to that wonderful, virtual drum machine. Long may it remain on the nets. And a happy, peaceful christmas to you!


Aleatorics


Aleatorics, i.e. random music. Three voices:

  • Rhythm from a Pittsburg Modular Game System, Doepfer A-166 Dual Logic Module und MFB Drum-05 module.
  • Randomized 4-note sequence from a Waldorf nw1 wavetable oscillator, through a WASP-Filter.
  • Same randomized 4-note sequence from a Quadrature trough zero VCO.
  • Add envelope generators and some unexpected connecting wires, let run!


    Free Jazz on a Modular Synthesizer


    Featuring a Pittsburgh Modular Game System as a source of uncertainty, a Doepfer A-156 Quantizer for the voice on the Waldorf nw1 wavetable module and blips from a Doepfer 110-4 through-zero VCO.