Saturday, 12 May 2018

Revamp


I recently met up with Leo Abrahams here at Memetune and we were able to catch up on stuff. Leo is the person who invited me to participate in the amazing Discrete Music birthday gig at the Barbican in London in 2015. He is also the person who inhabits my old studio in Hoxton, sharing it with Hannah Peel and Erland Cooper. Here is a recent picture of the control room and its looking DAMN GOOD - well done and hurray for keeping the flame burning!!

Yes We Jan




I did a raved-up remix for Sefa recently - and its NOW OUT digitally. Please go and listen to all the marvellous remixes HERE

More info about the remix album HERE via Sefa's recorded label, Lost Map Records

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Akai, Akaii Or Akais?


Here is a short video of me playing two Akai synths. What is the plural of Akai? Is it possible that the word is a MASS NOUN, such as RICE or AIR? Who cares! This film shows me hooking up the S612 sampler to the AX60 using the special SAMPLER IN socket on the AX60, which routes the sampled voice through the AX60's voice architecture polyphonically. Its pretty cool and really opens up the potential for both units. Also theres a nice quirk on the AX60 that is a result of one of its limitations. It seems that any panel adjustments with the sliders only take effect AFTER a note has been triggered, and this means that moving the envelope amount fader while, for example, running the arpeggiator results in the notes having a full envelope retrigger on each note. I'm not sure I have explained that very well, but do you see what I mean? Anyway, I like exploring quirks