Saturday, 15 April 2017

360ies


My friend Stuart dropped by today and we had a catch-up. He took a couple of 360 degree shots of the studio and I've put them up here, hoping they will be fully interactive on your browser - is that going to work? I hope so, they looked pretty good on the iPhone - you can move around the room (well, kind of swivel) in real time by moving the phone which is pretty cool

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sequencer School


This video is self-explanatory:

Word of the Week #72


Curved


Look at this amazing brutalist building. It reminds me of the big Buchla synths in this post

Coming Soon


Coming soon on Memetune Recordings: TRIFLE! And below, Nat and Phil at Curved Pressings attending the cut

Trifle Trailer from Ross Blake on Vimeo.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Memory Modules




Here are a couple of videos of the Emu modular I just bought. Its been fixed by Andy Horrell because the very early (1973) digital sequencer wasn't working properly. Its a quirky thing at the best of times, but at least I can explore the possibilities it presents knowing that its working right and I'm not going mad. I actually managed to get hold of the legendary Dave Rossum who invented the Emu Modular and is still making really interesting instruments. He was able to help Andy debug the modules because there don't seem to be any schematics online for these first generation versions. The first video is a simple enough sequence, the second video is the same pattern but messed with using some other voltage processing modules. Its going to be a fun ride

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Fade In




Fader are alive! My new project with Neil Arthur is officially up, and the shiny new (debut) album will be in the shops soon - I"M SO EXCITED!!! Thanks to Steve (Random) for all the help getting us to this stage, and to Paul (Tench) for designing our logo (above). There is a link to a preview track here on Electronic Sound. Fade out

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Visit Roland


I just saw this over on Matrixsynth, you can now go and explore Roland Corporation's R&D facility in Hamamatsu. Inside is their private synth museum, which I just walked around!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

MIF




Wrangler are going to be busy this summer! MORE INFO HERE

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Open The Door


Check out this amazing synth doc. It's a huge advert for the Apple Macintosh and its really bad in places!