Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Serge Arms

Using the serge modular sequencers on a very early paper face system. Its just tuned noise, but the switches on the sequencers make playing it fun


Ok there is some Olympic stuff in town that is quite interesting, but it's not connected to sports. I went with some friends to see an exhibition down the road of BMW cars that have been customised by famous 70s and 80s artists (e.g. Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jeff Koons). It is in the multi-story carpark in this post. Its called Art Drive! (when I first saw the poster I genuinely thought it said Art Drivel)

In The Way

I can't get to my studio any more because someone put an Olympics in the way. This kind of sums it up for me, thanks Paul...


Word of the Week #38

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sequence On and On

My new Dotcom 960 sequencer arrived today. So my Moog system is finally now complete...

Sunday, 22 July 2012

American Noise

There has been a thread over on Muff's forum about the different noise modules made by Don Buchla over the years. Djangosfire just bought 2 vintage 100 series modules from the same seller I bought a module from (more on that later) and made a cool track on his system using the very early 160 noise module. This prompted me to ask him if he could record some pure noise from it and compare it to a modern Buchla 266e noise module. This is the result:

Then fastheadache kindly recorded his 1970s 200 series noise which is digitally created (you can hear the scanning / looping going on in the background)

So this prompted me to record the noise output of some other very old American modular synths. Heres the info:

An assortment of raw noise from vintage american modular synths: Serge Modular (paperface) white noise, Serge Modular (paperface) pink noise, RA Moog Modular 903 white noise, RA Moog Modular 903-A white noise, RA Moog Modular 903-A pink noise, ARP2500 1016 white noise, ARP2500 1016 pink noise. Recorded direct to disk without amplification or attenuation. Note the difference in output levels between the systems

And here are just the white noise recordings but all at the same level: Serge (paperface); RA Moog 903; RA Moog 903-A; ARP2500 1016