Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Technologically Speaking No.3


Cabaret Voltaire as featured in E&EM mag from 1984! Scanned by Dave Noyze

cv int by Zack Dagoba

Technologically Speaking No.2


John Foxx, on his new collaboration with Steve D'Agostino called Evidence of Time Travel (which I love BTW)

jf int by Zack Dagoba

Technologically Speaking No.1


Here are some recent interviews:

Gazelle Twin, on the making of Unflesh (I took that picture BTW)

gt int by Zack Dagoba

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Strange Drum Machine


In this post I showed you my modded DR55 drum machine. Well Kieth added another input to trigger the hi-hat which for some reason we had forgotten about so now all 4 sounds have trigger ins (bass drum, snare, hh and a nice 'dock!' sound). Here it is in action, this time with the mighty Serge:



The four drum machine sounds are being triggered by the Serge sequencer except for the bass drum which is getting a divided pulse from the main clock. Therefore when I am playing with the sequencer outputs the main clock is still triggering the bass drum. The output is split into two streams, one going to some phasers in series, the other to the Wilson Analog Delay module, which is being modulated by one of the sequencer outputs. By the way, the sequencer is outputting voltages to trigger the DR55 inputs, and these have varying effects on each drum sound depending on the voltage level as set by the sequencer knobs. What a strange drum machine this creates! Here is a patch diagram:

Misfits


I saw this over on Matrixsynth and thought it was worth making into a PDF and posting here for posterity

Originally the article was scanned by Dave Noyze here

Misfits by Zack Dagoba

Word of the Week #63


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Moors Music



When we were filming the Zombies 85 film Maf shot some footage of me driving up on the moors. So I have set a bit of it to music, all composed on the Roland 100M modular. The sounds were set up using a miraculous set of books called The Synthesizer made by Roland to accompany the System 100M - see below

CLAP
SNARE
BASS DRUM
TOM TOM
CYMBAL

Wrangler News


Here is some Wrangler News. We have a new online shop! Here you can buy CDs, Vinyl, T-Shirts, and we will be adding some more cool stuff soon - like signed artwork and stuff! Also, here is a flyer Dancon did for our upcoming UK shows:

Serge Flows


The Serge Modular is a very curious device - not least because it's modules are not really 'modular'. Each panel contains a different array of pre-chosen modules which are specified when purchasing a system. Therefore when buying second hand panels it is always the case that someone else has planned which modules are put together, and they have invariably been smoking pot. I have been looking for the highly elusive "Wilson Analog Delay" module for many years but they are extremely rare and the only ones I have seen have been in panels with other modules I have not wanted for one reason or another. Or they have been too overpriced for me to consider. Well luckily I managed to find a UK seller on ebay with a panel at the right price, and what is more the module combination on this panel is fantastic - I now have the remaining modules that I have been looking for to complete my Serge system - including a Wave Multiplier, Envelope Detector, Pulse Divider, N-Comp, Wilson Delay, and two mixers. Yahoo!

Cat Twin


Me and Phil saw this on a poster in Zurich Airport last week - looks like a Gazelle Twin cat! That reminds me - the new Gazelle Twin album is out tomorrow - YAY!