Saturday, 25 June 2011

Big Fishes

Another thing that happened this week was a couple of visits from those nice people from GForce software. Have you ever checked out their website? Not only can you see all the amazing products they make, like the impOSCar, Oddity, Minimonster, and M-Tron, but there is also a ton of excellent synth related information (synthfo?)

Anyway Dave and Chris came here to play around on some of my big modulars. They are working on a top secret new product that I cannot tell you about, but believe me it's going to be way cool for synth-heads. We spent two days patching and sampling the Moog 3C, the Arp 2500, the Roland 100M, the VCS3, the Serge, etc, etc, by the end we were totally synthed-out!

Chris took a lot of hi-res pics of the equipment, and also had this cool little camera with a fish eye lens

These pics are all (c)2011 Chris Macleod

Friday, 24 June 2011

Black Moon

I watched a bonkers film last night. I'd never heard of it before, but its a strange early 80s thriller with a futuristic bent, which has a pretty good cast and a terrific Lalo Schifrin score. Plus it has one of the best cars ever to grace the silver screen, check it out!

Vintage Cornering

I've had a really busy week at the studio with various things going on. First up I wanted to set up a vintage corner in the new wood paneled section I have created. So I chucked the EMS VCS3 and DK1 into the back of the car, along with the Paia modular and some other stuff which I have had set up at home while the studio was half out of action

Then I set up the Serge, EMS and Paia modulars, which all seem to go together really well as they are all from a similar era. They kind of go with the decor too?

I kept a record of the work I did on the new live room, and below is the progression of Vintage Corner, from the first stage of soundproofing (with three layers of plaster board and a ton of mastic) to the decorative wood panels and flooring. Damn it was a lot of work