Wednesday, February 25, 2009

acidlab miami step-write

Acidlab are bringing out an 808 clone called Miami. Not much details as to how much and when but it looks absolutely gorgeous. I've been so tempted by his 303 clone. Maybe next year :)

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Demo Room In ScheindersBuero

I was over in Berlin last week and called into SchneidersBuero. You can click on the picture to get a better view of the demo room. There are lots of toys but I didn't photograph them all. Highlights on the list were the Wretch Machine and the genoQs Octopus. When I was there I picked up my second Eurorack Modular.

The first modular I have is a fairly well spec'd 3 osc synth so i want the second one to be an audio and CV processor. I got the Livewire Frequensteiner, the Doepfer A-189 Bit Cruncher, the TipTop Audio MultiFX and an A-119 Ext In:Envelope Follower. So far it's sweet. Adds another dimension. The plan is to build a live modular set-up with the MPC for notes and drums, some touchscreen Max/Msp patches for sample mangling/MIDI-CV control, a joystick and my Motu Ultralite sending CV to the modulars. It'll take a while but I'll post the progress.

I made a little demo of the Frequensteiner. It's not really a demo,  it's more the very first thing I did with it. A simple saw tooth coming from the A-111 going to the Frequensteiner and then to the TipTop reverb for a little touch of reverb.... can't wait to try it over a good P.A. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Multitouch Ableton Performance

"Bartelby of Pance Party performs "Morgasm" using a custom built FTIR LCD Multitouch controller. Ableton Live is controlled with a custom Max/MSP patch programmed by Bartleby. The Max Mutltiouch Framework (MMF) was developed by Mathieu Chamagne, in conjunction with Project Overtone."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Here's one from the home team...with over a million (!) hits on YouTube so far, Pete Bennett's 'BeatBearing' ballbearing based physical sequencer seems to have caught the public interest. (Go Pete!) Metal ballbearings are placed into holes cut in a perspex grid, using resistive sensors to detect them, with a CRT or LCD screen behind to provide visual feedback. Pete is a PhD student at the Sonic Art Research Centre in Belfast and he plans to publish a How-To guide to creating your own BeatBearing in MAKE magazine!

Monday, February 09, 2009

A Tour of Andy Whitmore's London Studio - Largest Keyboard Collection in the world

"A tour of Andy Whitmore's Greystoke Studios featuring the largest working vintage keyboard/synth collection in Europe. Andy is a top record producer with 14 UK top ten hits so far for artists such as Lemar and Atomic Kitten

Not sure about the largest working vintage keyboard/synth collection in Europe but he sure makes that Moog sound sweet.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

korg ms20 parody video

"A short conversation parody i've made using only an old korg ms20 synth (offcourse with some reverb)" - thanks to kimouts. Making our synths sound like The Clangers.... we've all done this ;)