Friday, 15 April 2011

Arp Sequence

During my interview with Annika (see previous post) I set up a simple sequence on the Arp 2500, going through my new SSL digital delay module, and here is a clip I recorded after they left

Those Crazy Swedes

I had another film crew in the studio today, this time from Swedish TV. They are making a series of short programmes about 'songs that changed music' and this one was about Are Friends Electric. Other people covered include Abba and Black Sabbath - cool! This connection came my way through someone I have never met, Brian Kehew who is the archivist at the Bob Moog foundation, and author of my favorite book, Recording The Beatles. So thank you Brian

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Click To Make Some Music

Martin Smith passed this on to me, he got it from here, thanks!

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Modular Mixing






I have put a post up on my other blog (which focusses exclusively on mixing consoles, so be careful) about a really amazing vintage (1965) solid state mixer made by Langevin for the producer Kearney Barton. The mixer sold on ebay yesterday for a very reasonable £6K. What is interesting about this console (apart from the fact that it sounds amazing) is that it is a modular patchable devise and I have never seen that before. It would make a fantastic addition to a modular synthesiser based studio like mine. Here is a PDF that the seller put together:

Kearneys Mixer


Check out this wonked-out funk track by Misterholmes and the Brotherhood, recorded on this console by Kearney Barton in the mid seventies. What a great sound, yes?


Monday, 11 April 2011

Delta One

Me and Phil are working on a version of Delta 5's mind your own business, and as Phil knows the original guitarist from the band we thought it would make sense to get him in the studio and record the part himself, which he did in one take. It was great to meet you Alan!



He bought with him the smallest guitar amp ever which was made out of an old fag packet, but it sounded perfect for the job, I'm gonna get one. Smokey!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Painting with Bleeps



Picture by Mark Verbos