Monday, 13 October 2014


Big Al came down this weekend and we ended up playing on the Serge Modular because it was looking at us in a weird way. He showed me how you could use the clock divider module to split an oscillator into 7 harmonically related tones and this got me thinking. I put the 7 outputs into 7 VCAs and used 7 LFOs to modulate them and 3 steps of the sequencer to slowly change the pitch of the master oscillator. Then I put it through an Ibanez digital delay and layered up 3 passes - here is the result:

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


And here is us performing Sensoria at the Sensoria Festival in Sheffield the other night:

Phantom Power

Heres an interview with Mal that he did just before we went on stage in Birmingham:

Phantom Circuit #148 (6th Oct. 2014) by Phantom Circuit on Mixcloud

Sonic Static

Just got back from our whistle-stop tour of UK which was great fun. We met lots of friends on the way - thanks everyone for making the effort to see us! Heres a pic by Gary Sonic of me in action:

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Technologically Speaking No.3

Cabaret Voltaire as featured in E&EM mag from 1984! Scanned by Dave Noyze

cv int by Zack Dagoba

Technologically Speaking No.2

John Foxx, on his new collaboration with Steve D'Agostino called Evidence of Time Travel (which I love BTW)

jf int by Zack Dagoba

Technologically Speaking No.1

Here are some recent interviews:

Gazelle Twin, on the making of Unflesh (I took that picture BTW)

gt int by Zack Dagoba

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Strange Drum Machine

In this post I showed you my modded DR55 drum machine. Well Kieth added another input to trigger the hi-hat which for some reason we had forgotten about so now all 4 sounds have trigger ins (bass drum, snare, hh and a nice 'dock!' sound). Here it is in action, this time with the mighty Serge:

The four drum machine sounds are being triggered by the Serge sequencer except for the bass drum which is getting a divided pulse from the main clock. Therefore when I am playing with the sequencer outputs the main clock is still triggering the bass drum. The output is split into two streams, one going to some phasers in series, the other to the Wilson Analog Delay module, which is being modulated by one of the sequencer outputs. By the way, the sequencer is outputting voltages to trigger the DR55 inputs, and these have varying effects on each drum sound depending on the voltage level as set by the sequencer knobs. What a strange drum machine this creates! Here is a patch diagram:


I saw this over on Matrixsynth and thought it was worth making into a PDF and posting here for posterity

Originally the article was scanned by Dave Noyze here

Misfits by Zack Dagoba

Word of the Week #63