Sunday, 16 November 2014

Films (Layers) Film

I made a video for Forms Series Two:

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Kunst Klang

Sound is art is sound...

Kunst Klang, Mix One by Zagoba on Mixcloud

Feral Mix

My friend Hugo is making a film! Here is his blog. Hugo lives in NY and the film is a dark and moody love story set on the NY mean streets. I'm really excited because I'm going to be working on the soundtrack - WOOO! Here is taster - doesn't it look beautiful?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Eden Projection

I had a fabbo time last week with Paul at the Eden Project, where they were showing my second favourite Sci-Fi film ever - Silent Running. It was the most amazing place to see this film - in a geodesic-bio-dome environment for heavens sake! What was even better was there was a live set before the screening by some synth-boffs (Adrian Utley and Will Gregory) a talk about the film by Mark Kermode. Silent running itself was amazing - its actually the first time I've seen it on a very big screen. Theres so much I love about the design and feel of the film, the 1970s pastoral music, the electronic sound effects (made on an ARP 2600), the ideas in it - and Bruce Dern losing at poker to a droid with no face. Here is a clip of the performance in the bio-dome before the film:

Arp Waves

See the new update in this post

Monday, 3 November 2014


A real video, made on video:

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Interior Motifs 2

Fast-forward seven years from Captain Scarlet and you have Gerry Anderson's Space 1999, which still looks futuristic to me although it was in fact meant to be going back in time from 2068 to 1999. So thats 2068 - 1999 + 7 = 76, the year it actually debuted, if you add 1

Interior Motifs

Paul sent me a link to some screen shots from Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet series. Check out these beautiful set designs. I want to build a studio like that!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Demo for Jono

Here is a demo of the ARP2500 for Jono who just bought an ARP2500. I'm using the 1050 Mix Sequencer to create a drum pattern:

UPDATE: And here's one straight back at me from Jono in Australia!

UPDATE 2: Ok, so here is another patch I made in return. Its quite a complicated one which involves some other synthesiser modules so here goes: The Arp sequencer is sending 3 CVs out to the Arp mix sequencer which is being clocked by step 1 of the sequencer. This provides a pitch array of 32 notes which controls an Arp VCO. The VCO is going into the Filtamp module which is being controlled by an Arp envelope. Now here is the complicated part: the triggers from the Arp sequencer are not firing the envelope on every step but are being subdivided into shorter patterns and bursts by the Serge Modular clock divider and bi-directional router. So each step of the sequencer is first sent to the clock divider and the 1/3rd output is going to ch-1 of the router, and 1/5ths is going to ch-2. Then the 1/7th output is being used to switch the router and the result is pseudo-random triggering of the envelope, but always rhythmically related to the sequence clock. The Serge sequencer is then being triggered slowly from step 1 of the Arp sequencer and this also controls the frequency of the VCO to add to the complexity of the melody. The audio signal is then being split in two, half going to the Buchla 100 reverb and the other going to a Bel BD80 digital delay for stereo tastiness

Sunday, 26 October 2014