Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Korging


Messing about on the Korg DS8. What a great synth! They tried to simplify the FM synthesis idea introduced a few years before this synth came out made famous by Yamaha. Actually Korg licensed the technology from them and kind of said "nice try, but this is what people really want - a synth you can actually program without reading the manual". In this vid, its going through the Korg A1 FX unit (with remote)

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Reverbz Two


Here is another vintage reverb comparison. I did one a few years ago here in my previous studio, and thought it was time to do a new one with some more units I have acquired since then (namely a Quantec Room Simulator, a TC Electronic M5000 and a Korg A1, to add to the Lexicon 224, Roland R880, Yamaha Rev1 and Eventide H3000 I had before). Enjoy!

Sunday, 15 December 2019

QRS Two


Another Quantec QRS thing. This time using the Kawai K5 additive synthesiser being played by the Roland MSQ-700 sequencer

Saturday, 14 December 2019

QRS One


I got a Quantec Room Simulator. Its beautiful, possibly the best digital reverb made in the 1980s? This piece was made using it, and the Sequential T8 and a Roland MSQ-700 MIDI sequencer, because its better than the one in the T8

Monday, 18 November 2019

Love Of Lexicon


I got some new bits and pieces recently, and here are a few of them that I am exploring: Roland Jupiter 4, Dynacord TAM21 Stereo Flanger and the awesome Lexicon Prime Time ll - can't believe it's taken me so long to own one of these beasts. I'm in love...

Serger 2

Serger

I had the Spring Reverb tanks replaced on the Serge! So heres a little ditty to celebrate

Um Dada G-O-S


Here is the G-O-S for the Um Dada album, a (fairly) complete image gallery of all the important synths, drum machines and stuff used during the recording process. Click on the thumbs for larger pix..

Um Dada




Here is a track from Mal's new album, which we recorded here earlier in the year. It was a really fun album to make - I love the way Mal uses his voice to become an integral part of the SOUND of the tracks. We spent a lot of time sampling his voice and messing around with lo-fi 8 bit samples in the Modcan modular. And used the Akai S612 a lot too to sample drum loops and keyboard loops. Its a damn great album, and even charted on the official US Billboard dance chart top ten! Woohoo!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Fields


Here is a new Benge album. See the bumf for all the details. Its all Moog!!!



Below is a picture of me and some Moogs, and below that a diagram of my Moog system with labels, just because theres not one online like that anywhere as far as I could find..

catalog


I recently bought a whole stash of gear from someone (thanks for the tip-off Neil!) and amongst all the user manuals was a collection of Roland brochures from the 70s and 80s. So I have scanned all the synth-related pages from them, and put them into a PDF for the whole world to see. Below the embedded document are some pics of my favourite pages. ENJOY!