Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sea Hear




Via TheTeacwr on youtube, via Matrixsynth

High

Standing In The Dark

Us live in Belgium last Saturday. Video via numanoid65, photo via Fons



Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Souper




Soup├žon from Sonic Weekend 3. Video by Gordon Charlton. Music by Beat Frequency ( Vocals and Theremin Bass), ElectroMungo (Theremin) and Mirlitron One (Weird Sound Generator)

Brigium

We (John Foxx and The Maths) just got back from a very mini-tour, actually only 2 gigs. But it always feels like more because of all the work doing rehearsals before, the travelling and messing about and having so much fun. We all really enjoyed ourselves!

First we played in Brighton then straight off to Belgium via the ferry-boat

Here are some pics











Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Only Way Is Electrics

Via Metamatic Records on twitter





New Recording Format

Today was my first foray into the strange and exotic world of two inch tape. I recorded some of my new Buchla music (its sort of music) onto the Soundcraft 760 16 track machine. I was very happy with the sound - it brings things to life. Then I put it onto the computer so I can put it on youtube

Pro Tools

Heres a quick film of Natalie warming up the saw:

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Glock Shock

Here is a picture Natalie took of me playing the glockenspiel on one of her tracks. We had worked out the notes we needed, so we took off all the ones we didn't need. Simple!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

n-hydroxy-n-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine

Sneak peek: chemical tapes

Patterns Pending

The TE OP1 sequencers are great for controlling the Buchla. Here is a video and also an AIFF of two different sequences. In both cases I am using a simple 261e oscillator 291e LPG combo, with the 225e midi interface. Theres also a Boss digital delay in the patch



Saturday, 11 February 2012

word of the Week #30

A Foxx Twin

GG GT

We started mixing our Great Guns EP this week. What a busy week!

I love the big LEDs on the MCI console. They make me happy

New Looking

I went to see a trendy band during the week called New Look. The singer was a model. Hello Steve and Lyn, I had a nice time

Hoodie and Moog

Heres another video that me and Sam made of us and Max playing the Moog Modular on one of Sam's new Diagrams songs

Sam's got a really nice blog here that you will enjoy looking at




Also, here are some pictures that Sam took of our session:







Black Rainbows

Alessandro sent me this one

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Benge Studios

I finally managed to create a front page for my domain name www.bengestudios.com

Its basically a link back here because this is where I put everything. The picture is a still from a video I posted here of the oscilloscope Alan found in a skip

I have added a new label to this blog called Benge Studios which shows all the posts here that relate directly to the studio, so that will include studio pics, vids and info etc

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Bass Control

Some of Sam's band came in today to help with the recording, and while we were in-between takes John the bass player plugged in to the Korg MS20. This is him playing the Korg from his bass, its not the bass guitar sound going through the synth, its the sound of the Korg itself being triggered by the audio input which is totally bananas

Pink

Filtered Beer

The Moog 904A analog filter module that Sam is playing with in the previous post is unquestionably the best sounding filter I own, and I have hundreds of filters in my studio. So you can understand my joy when I discovered that someone has combined my favourite filter with my favourite drink and come up with Moog Filtered Beer (thanks for the tip Tara!):




Be careful though, if you drink too much whilst operating the Moog you will end up making music like this poor guy:

Friday, 3 February 2012

Diagramatical



Sam came round today to record some new stuff. He saw the Korg Monopoly and said 'Oh I've got one of those, it was my mums but she never used it and it was just sitting round the house when we were kids. I've got it now'

Here is Sam playing with the Moog modular:

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Radio Foxx



John Foxx talks about our current stuff and quite a lot of other things on BBC 6 Music. Catch the show here, it starts at 1 hr 33 mins so use the scroller if you want to jump straight in....