Saturday, 14 February 2015

Stylo-beat




Pete bought me a really cool little Stylophone beat-box for xmas (thanks Pete!), and here it is plugged into the very old Buchla 100. You can't really hear much of the Stylophone, its being mangled so much buy the Frequency Shifter and Band Pass Filter. Actually it was a test sound for the Seck mixer which distorts it all nicely I think

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

God's Seck


O-M-Effing-G! I just bought Martin Hannett's actual Seck 18 channel mixer on ebay! This tiny little early 80s console was actually owned by Martin Hannett! He had it in his home studio! WHAT??? OMG!!!

The ebayer was Chris Hewitt who has just made a 4 hour documentary about Hannett. Chris worked with him over the years, and during the process of making the doc discovered a lock-up containing loads of Hannett's personal equipment. Hannett was completely obsessed with high-end playback and recording gear, and this was actually the reason he got into music production in the first place

I think he is my all-time favourite producer because he gets such a cool, edgy and unique sound, especially his early stuff between 1978 - 1985. AND NOW IVE GOT HIS EFFING MIXER! It was only £350 - it was sold as not working as it was missing its power supply, but I managed to find one and plugged it in and - BINGO! it works perfectly (its a bit scratchy and wonky but that makes it even better - IT USED TO BELONG TO MARTIN EFFING HANNETT what do you expect!!!)