Saturday, 30 July 2011

Assassination



I was listening to Gary Numans 6th album (made in 1982) and realised that all the intros are really good. I mean the whole album is good, but theres something particularly atmospheric and cool about all the intros, before the band kicks in. I would love to make an album that just sounds like this (below is an edit I made)

Assassination mix by zackdagoba

Friday, 29 July 2011

Digital Meanderings

Heres a quick vid of a Doepfer patch using the digital sampler module

Ever Ready



I used to have this sitting on a shelf above all my modular synths. It was surprising how many people would come in and go straight up to it and say 'wow this things amazing!' and completely ignore all the vintage Moogs, Arps and Serges. I threw it out in the end

Home Recording

I'm away at the moment in france, but before I left I took delivery of my new mixer which I am going to use at home. More on the mixer later, but here it is beside my fourtrack

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Face Time

Look at what someone called Jacob has made - a very interesting and clever video which uses some of my music from Twenty Systems. I really like it, its like Francis Bacon became a VJ. This is what Jacob says:

"Spike Solutions is an ongoing series of screen tests based on generative compositing techniques. This one features yours truly, rocking a bit of a hangover

In this screen test, the video in any zone of the left half is sampled (from that same zone) from the video in the same location on the right half. All the clips start at a random point in the same source footage

Made with Processing. Props to Lee Byron for his Mesh Library. Music is a vintage 1969 EMS VCS3, from Twenty Systems by Benge"


Spike Solutions #1 from Jacob Niedzwiecki on Vimeo.



"In this screen test, the video in any zone of the left half is sampled (from that same zone) from the video in the same location on the right half. All the videos start almost in sync, with a slight offset, so you can see movements 'ripple' from the bottom right to the top left in the grid.

As they play, a stochastic (fancy word for 'random') process gradually jumps individual clips forward in time.

Made with Processing. Props to Lee Byron for his Mesh Library. Music is a 1972 Serge Modular synth, from Twenty Systems by Benge"


Spike Solutions #2 from Jacob Niedzwiecki on Vimeo.

Synch Feeling

John Foxx lent me his Korg Monotribe. I was very impressed with it - huge sounds from a tiny little box. Its a really fun machine and costs about £150 - you do the maths! One great feature is that you can synchronise other equipment to and fro. So I thought it would be fun to hook it up with the Big Moog Modular, then I turned the lights off

Word of the Week #19

Monday, 25 July 2011

Future Retro

Heres another take on The Maths. Someone thought our music needed more Sax and Bongo