Thursday, 24 September 2020

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

I Hear Voices


Saturday, 19 September 2020


I managed to get a Buchla 114 touch plate module from La67. To be honest I didn't really know what exactly this module would do functionally, as there are not many videos up featuring it, especially for what I wanted it to be able to do - namely trigger multiple VCOs and VCAs to turn the Buchla 100 into a fully polyphonic instrument - but to my immense joy it actually did what I had hoped for = HAPPY

So this patch uses 4 x 144 VCOs (8 oscillators in total), and 8 VCAs (4 x 110 gates and - CHEAT ALLERT - 4 x Roland 100M VCAs). I'm waiting on a replica 107 module that was made to compliment the 114 (10 x VCAs)

The cool thing is that the 114 has 10 CV outs that can be used as 10 envelopes, and then the touch-controls can also help articulate the notes. It seems a very clever design (as always from The Don) and I wonder why I have never seen anyone else use the Buchla 100 as a supremely flexible 10-note polyphonic synth (not bad for 1960s technology - as far as I know, the 1974 Oberheim 4-Voice is known as the first commercially available polysynth, but this is clearly not the case!)

Thursday, 3 September 2020


...Just because I like modulating things

Friday, 7 August 2020

Fader Protection

Masks, Fader-style

Sunday, 2 August 2020


I'm putting a small system together for a friend - and decided to go for mainly the new Behringer 55 series Eurorack modules, along with a few extras to complete the lineup (Erica Synths Pico DSP, and Doepfer Dual Quantize, Ring/S&H/Slew and Wasp Filter). This system packs some serious punch, here are some initial explorations..

Word of the Week #86

Computer Musicians

Speaking of us two, here is a recent feature on us in Computer Music mag:

Howl Round

Amazing news! Our new JF&TM album Howl (written and recorded here at Meme-central) has just come out and is currently in the UK Top Ten album charts!! (for physical sales - we are old-school of course)

I am so honoured and proud of this situation. Its been a long while coming!

In celebration, here are some pictures of me and Foxxy, taken by Lyn 


See the update to this post...