Well I’m currently working in a forest in an undisclosed country working on the new version of my light controlled instrument – this time the wax splattered cardboard gives way to clear acrylic for a slightly more professional appearance.
I’m looking forward to playing some new music with this at BEAM@NIME 1st JULY AT XOYO LONDON- info and your tickets here!
I’m also making a record, yes it’s been a long while but I’ve been hard at work trying to make sounds that I’ve never made before and put them together is totally new ways for me. I’m making a lot of software at the moment to explore a new compositional technique which essentially weaves sounds together in different ways. Here is a little portal into the technique…
More exciting developments for you coming up soon….
A simple contact microphone and amp in a modular format. Simple but inspiring! Not sure when it will be released yet but keep an eye on http://www.musicthing.co.uk/
Here is the patch:
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Sometimes the simple things are the best.
I’m really proud to have completed a mix for Kit Records who have a show on NTS radio. A very diverse playlist including: Harold Faltermeyer, Ivor Cutler, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty,0.00-2.16 Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer, Bernard Parmegiani, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Palace Music, & Autechre + lots of weird morphing of sounds and finally a new track from me.
You can stream the mix HERE and read the mix notes.
The MiniBrute (MB) is an affordable analogue mono-synth which offers several Control Voltages (CVs) for use with modular synth systems. As standard you get:
Main audio out
This is amazing for a synth of this price but inside the MB lurk many more useful CVs! Opening up the synth you will see there are many test points, these are all numbered and will make the task of modifying your MB a piece of cake.
I spent the last week poking around with a osciloscope and discovered lots of useful CV signals and waveforms just waiting to zip in to a modular system. Here is what i found:
Power (small board middle, ground main board lower left)
PT720 / PT 605 3.3v
PT175 Ground – there are loads of ground points to choose from, try and stick with one though.
Envelopes (large board upper left)
PT105 Filter Envelope
PT112 Volume Envelope
LFOs (large board lower middle – these all respond to tempo and are MIDI beatclockable!)
PT59 Random Steps
PT58 Smooth Steps
Oscillators (large board mid right – respond to pitch)
PT158 Sub (square or sine as selected on MB panel)
PT22 Triangle (+metaliser if activated)
PT19 Triangle (clean)
PT20 Saw (the modulating wave for this is PT65)
PT151 some kind of folded triangle ( |\/|/\| )
Clocks (large board bottom left)
PT136 Clock out
PT145 Clock in (see special tap emulation circuit)
Modulation (small board bottom right)
PT656 After Touch
PT655 Mod Wheel
PT654 Pitch Bend
there is a thread about the mods on Muffwiggler
And I’ve uploaded fairly comprehensive mod instructions here MegaBrute Leafcutter Mods 03.pdf
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