Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Polycaro


Here is a video of the Korg Poly 61. I programmed some new sounds into the memory bank and set up a loop on the tape recorder. You can edit the 2 digital VCOs, the filter and VCA which share an envelope, and send an LFO to the filter, pitch and VCA. Thats pretty much it, but the results of combining these few parameters are really satisfying, especially when dealing with first-generation analog/digital hybrid electronic circuits

The second bit of the video was shot at Tate Modern, where they have a really good 60s/70s minimalist show on at the moment. There was an arresting yellow Anthony Caro that caught my eye

Holy Poly


Holy Moly I just found another classic bit of equipment, this time in a junk shop. It's a Korg Poly 61 and it was looking right at me as I walked in the door! £90. It completely matches the Martin Hannett Seck mixer - same era, same colour scheme, same technology in a way. Holy Moly

Thanks Mr Hopkins


Oh cool - Jon Hopkins gave me a shout in his feature this month in Mojo Magazine:


And thanks Sponge for pointing it out

Really Think So


We are heading off to Japan next week WOOOO!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Warp Speed


Got our first release on a Warp Records 12 inch - SUPERCOOL!!!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Broken Gear Mags


Check this amazing archive of studio equipment magazines going back to the very beginning of time. Its awesome for people who have a studio full of ancient gear who want to read a review of an obscure electronic device that was released 30 years ago and then disappeared after a few months because it broke. These mags are filled to the brim with all my favourite stuff!