Friday, 15 March 2019

Pager


Here is a quick video of me programming a sequence on the Firelight, using the built-in sequencing programme, called "PAGE R"

First I created 4 sounds by drawing harmonic waveforms in "PAGE 4". This was only possible because I got a USB mouse converter for the CMI from Joe Britt (as my Fairlight light-pen isn't working at the moment)

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Topological Landscapes


Here is a new Benge album. It's another in the FORMS series, this one being made entirely on a Modcan-A modular system. Hope you like it!



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ARTWORK:

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Re-Fairlighted


I got my Firelight back! We are reunited at last! It needs some work, but its sounding good already. Here are some abstract tones

Because the light pen isn't working, I am a bit limited to what I can do with it. So I used Page 5 (WAVEFORM GENERATION, an alternative way of manipulating wave segments. It displays 32 harmonic sliders that are set up to reflect the desired level of each harmonic within the sound) and then I assigned some parameters to the keyboard faders and switches, such as filter frequency and attack and decay

Monday, 11 February 2019

Cut Off


A simple how to video. How to patch a filter so that it has extra resonance. In this case its a vintage Buchla 100 series Model 191 which has zero resonance in normal use. But like so much with the 100 series, a simple patch-around solution is available. Just send the filter output back in on itself with a mixer, blending the input signal and filter output to get resonance galore. The mixer is used BEFORE the input to the filter, in other words, the mixer is used to combine the dry signal with the filtered signal and send it back in on itself. Look at the diagram below



Thursday, 7 February 2019

Synth Mule




Thanks to James for alerting me to this sketch..

Pinging


Ping: make or cause to make a short, high-pitched ringing sound

Verb: ping; 3rd person present: pings; past tense: pinged; past participle: pinged; gerund or present participle: pinging

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Having A Marf


I got a Marf! Its a genius Buchla module designed in the late 70s. MARF stands for Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator. Its a sequencer and envelope generator, amongst other things. YAY!



UPDATE

I put the MARF and the 208 (main bit of the Easel) into the cabinet I got from Rick years ago, as well as my 261e complex VCO. Heres another thing using the MARF and these two together

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Oblong Time


OBLONG NEWS!

Its been a long time in the making, but finally our new album is available to pre-order here.



And we will be supporting John Grant at the end of March. SO EXCITED!