Saturday, March 23, 2019

Voltage Controlled Motor Oscillator

This is the prototype that I developed a few years back (in 2015) for a new tonewheel oscillator.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Arturia Beat Step Pro

I bought an Arturia Beat Step Pro a few years ago when my friend Andrew Horton decided to sell his.  I had been interested in them but hadn't got around to buying one yet. So... I agreed to buy Andrew's and was excited to use it.

...  then it sat on a rack next to modular gear for about a year and a half.  I hardly even turned it on.  Though I have a lot of equipment, I like to have uses for things.  I simply had not found a use for it yet and I was wondering if I should sell it or pass it on. 

... until I was rearranging some equipment and I realized that I needed some clocks to reach across the studio to another part where some mono synths were.  I didn't want to run several 1/4" clock cables from various modules and devices across this space, so I took 1 sync cable to go to an MSQ-700, which is connected to sequence the Jupier-8, then the sync is daisy chained to another MSQ-700, which is connected to sequence a Juno-60, then the sync is daisy chained to the Beat Step Pro, which is distributed to clock the Sequential Pro One, CSQ-600, etc.  It finally has a very useful spot in the studio!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Patch routing for Wave Replacement Synthesis

Please know that at this time, Patch and Tweak has not released their standardized symbol language for modular synthesis and I am using older notation that was popular throughout the 70's and 80's, but I think you will get the idea anyway.  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Knobcon 2018!

I will be speaking on Saturday at this year's Knobcon event. 

I will be talking about replacement synthesis and showing examples of this. 

If you have any interest in synthesizers or electronic music, do yourself a favor and visit Chicago this weekend for the annual Knobcon Event!

Monday, May 21, 2018

MP3 album of Live tracks

I have an appointment scheduled to master the live tracks with Cauliflower Audio on June 12th.  After that, I will start sending the album to those of you who have contacted me with your links or those who have obvious links that I have seen posted.

Thank you all for the support and help with getting this video circulated!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Travelogue Live Video

So this video is compiled from the 3 shows that I performed back in November with Sound of Ceres.  For each of the shows, at least 2 cameras were recording footage.  The audio from each of the shows were recorded into a 4 channel recorder (2 stereo ambient/audience/room microphones, 1 vocal feed, and 1 feed of the live instruments).  These recordings were added to the backing track Protools session, where all in all, the 12 live tracks/takes and 30 backing tracks were combined into 1 mix of my favorite moments/sounds in the concert.  With this initial rough mix, I had my friend Jeff Mackey edit the video.  From this point, there was a lot of back and forth - editing this, cutting that, changing from this audio track to that audio track, changing from this video track to that video track, editing color and such that all the footage looks congruent.

After a few months of back and forth editing, I am proud to present this TRAVELOGUE LIVE video:

Please watch this, comment, like, and subscribe.  If you really like this and would like to get high quality MP3s of these versions, just do one of 2 things:  1) post this video in a public place(FB, blog, etc)  or 2) talk about this video in a public place (forum, FB, message board, etc) - and be sure to send me an email showing the proof of this - then I will send a link to download the files.  (the files are being mixed separately and will be in mastering soon - should be available by mid-June)

Also, please know that I intend to upload the individual videos of each song eventually so if there is a moment that you want to watch again or refer to, the individual vids should be up soon.