Friday, 21 August 2015

Settled On A Platform

I am in a real magazine! Yes, there is an interview / feature on me and my London studio in this months Computer Music. Its also online here

Thanks so much to Danny for doing the interview - that was a very long phone call mate!!

Just a few corrections, for the record: my tape machine is 16 track not 24; the first computer sequencer I got on the Atari was C-Lab Notator, not Studio Vision (that was my 2nd sequencer, when I got a Mac); my 20 Systems album wasn't synced up using midi - on that record, if a synth had a built in sequencer I used that on the track, otherwise I played it by hand; "Kyma, it's a bit like Max, but not quite as complex" Kyma is as complex as Max, if you want it to be! Other than that its a brillo interview and hopefully I don't come across as too much of a nobber

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cooking 2

Here are some facts about the AS-1 sequencer:

1] Its V.cute

2] It is very small and compact having 16 steps and a lot of nice control features

3] My model has the serial number "DEMO" - so I guess this was one of the first units produced and used by the guys at Polyfusion to show people what it could do

4] The AS-1 was one of the first stand alone step sequencers. I can only think of a few dating from the 1970s: the ARP 1601, the Oberheim Mini Sequencer and the Korg SQ10. The Polyfusion is the coolest looking though. For some reason it reminds me of K9 which is a nice thought

5] The AS-1 came with an amazing user manual that has to be one of the BEST LOOKING USER MANUALS EVER DESIGNED! Its so cool that I scanned my version and made a PDF for you

Cooking 1

Look I found a super-rare Polyfusion AS-1 Sequencer on the Bay to match my Polyfusion Modular system! Here it is in action: