Thursday, November 29, 2012

Update from the studio

First I want to thank everyone for their feedback on my synth tutorials. Making these videos takes quite a bit of time but felt strongly they were worthwhile in helping others get the most out of these synths. It is greatly rewarding to hear from you. And now the holidays are upon us, always a busy time. While I am toiling with vexing electronic file delivery issues for my plugins, some other interesting things are going on.

Recently acquired a standard Korg Wavestation keyboard and exploring some of its potential. As with many synths of this age it needed a new lithium battery which was a very simple process. Alas, the Wavestation also had to be completely disassembled to have the tactile switches cleaned. The backlight has also gone out on it causing a faint whine of the current driver not pushing anything. This hasn't stopped me from programming the synth so I'll probably ignore the issue for now.

Lastly, I am recording a new track called Magnum, which has been kicking my ass for some time but making great strides now. To me some of the greatest works in art and music have been labored tirelessly over a period of time.

5 comments:

  1. Any ETA on when you will be reposting your Venom patches? I would love to have them available as I recently bought a model and am looking for some nice after-market voices to add in.

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  2. Thanks so much for your interest. Unfortunately it does not appear technically feasible anymore. Free file sharing sites have become increasingly unreliable, broken links, and most are being blocked by reputable firewalls. Email and file-sharing servers are now blockading file attachments that are not widely-accepted cloud documents such as music, video, word documents, and photos. In this new internet environment I'm at a loss with how to deliver patches and my own proprietary software plugins.

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  3. Great to hear about your creative endeavors regarding Magnum! Take your time and have fun!

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  5. Regarding the Venom patches, and any other forms of filesharing: May I suggest Dropbox. Make a folder, put files in there. Give that folder sharing permission. Copy that's folder's URL. Post that URL in your blog. Taa-daa! Legal and secure. If not, please email me those patches. Pretty, pretty please.w :)

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