Wednesday, 19 September 2018






Just had the Korg Monopoly fixed up - its sounding SWEET. I love the way the arpeggiator works in polyphonic mode - you can mess with the waveforms and octaves of each of the 4 notes as it goes along, which gets some unique results, sort of half way between an arpeggiator and sequencer in a weird way. The Buchla is doing the percussions, using filtered noise through the 194 bandpass filter and a mixer to change the sound in real time


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Warm Voices

Just got one of these - interesting synth!

Monday, 3 September 2018

Butler 100

Great interview with Neil Arthur here, about our new Blancmange album. (Backed up below for posterity)


Imagine if this was a synthesiser and not an organ:

Friday, 31 August 2018

Being John Carpenter #3

Time for another instalment...

Synths and FX used: Moog Modular 3C, Sequential Circuits T8, Oberheim 4 Voice, ARP Odyssey, Linn LM1, MCI 416B, Lexicon 224, Bel BD80, EMT Plate 140, Mu-Tron Phaser II

Rave On

Heres a new video for Creep Show's song Lime Ricky. Its totally rave-o-matic! Nice one Dancon and Francesca!

CREEP SHOW - LIME RICKY from on Vimeo.

a film by Francesca Levi & Daniel Conway, 2018
dedicated to the ravers of Doncaster, 1992
thank you to Andy Parken

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Casio Cords

I set up the Casio FZ10-M (an FZ-1 in a rack) and tried to get my head round it. Its certainly not intuitive to use! (common amongst late 80s / 90s systems of this power). Its a pretty interesting prospect once you get used to the menus. Here I am using an additive sine wave oscillator with a slow envelope, and I assigned the mod wheel to control the very nice resonant LPF

I'm using the Sequential Prophet T8 to control it because the wooden keyboard makes the Casio feel more luxurious

Word of the Week #77