Sunday, 30 March 2014

Wall Of Fun

Plaid Shirt

Heres an update to this post, in which I tried to become John Carpenter / Alan Howarth for the day again. It got reposted by those nice people at synthtopia, which is always cool. And it's nice too to get peoples comments - here are my favourite two:


Ive been having a really busy few weeks on a big project that involves me moving house. So I need a new (old) car to do the commute, which is now a lot longer than it used to be. I think I might get a Citroen BX because it can do 65 MPG on the motorway. And also it was designed in the late 70s / early 80s by one of my favourite designers, Bertoni. It started life as the Reliant FW11 and then turned into the Volvo Tundra but both concept cars were rejected until Citroen nicked it in 1982:

UPDATE: I bought a MK3 Golf instead

Wrough Twade

Wrangler are playing at Rough Trade East to to launch our debut album - come on down - its on Weds 14th May at 7pm

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Wrangler Green

The search for the Wrangler green goes on...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Chloe In The Studio

Speaking of which, here is Hannah's beautiful new video - SHOT HERE AT THE STUDIO!!!!!

Full Metal Fairlight

I saw this over on Matrixsynth - a post about Vivian Kubrick, who made the music for FMJ on her Fairlight. I really love the sound and feel of her music, gonna have to find more of it - check it out:

Monday, 10 March 2014

Mojo Mojo

We are track of the day on Mojo today! You can hear the first track off the album by clicking here! Hurrah!

Being Two

Friday, 7 March 2014

My Local Music School

This is the best thing I have ever seen ever

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Evergreen Emu

Just the other day I downloaded the wonderful Emu Modular catalog from 1978 which made very good train reading on the way to the studio. I found it over on matrixsynth. Well would you believe it but today on matrixsynth I saw that Evergreen State College is selling their system, via a local auction house. Oh it looks like it sold already, bummer! Here is a picture I photoshopped from the auction pics (hi-res version here) and below that is the catalog

Here are the modules included in the sale:

2 keyboard output panels
Hex Inverter
3 Sawtooth/Pulse Oscillators
2 Sample and Hold
VC Trigger Generator
2 Triple Latch
5 Memory units
3 Universal Active Filters
2 Quad VCA
Tape Interface and Control panel
Memory Address Generator
2 VC lopas filters
VC Hipas Filter
2 Resonant Filters
Resonant Filter Controller

2 Dual One Shot
2 Dual Reverbs
Triple Latch
Triple OR Gate
Quad Inverter
2 Ring Modulator
Memory Programmer
Lag Processor
2 Dual Transient Generators
Analog Switch
Voltage Source 8×4
8 Position Address Generator
Envelope Follower
Summing Amp
Noise Source
Extra Parts, Ribbon Cables, Sockets

UPDATE: It sold for $49,100 to ttown. Thats more than I thought it would go for - about £30k!!!

Also, I found this really geeky interview with the founders of Emu Systems: