Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Synth Meet 2014 Grand Prairie, TX Found Footage

Discovered old footage of the 2014 Synth Meet or.... AKA under the spell of the Minikorg.

So yeah, I did not get much footage but only Brian and Seth's stuff. I missed filming Brandon and Zane's gear. I didn't even capture my own stuff. If memory serves I rocked a Drumulator, System-1, and brand-spanking new Sub-37....first time out of the box. It was an unboxing live haha.

Um, so what you see briefly is and ARP 2600, Brian's modular tower case, and about 85% fiddling the minikorg.

Ginko Synthese SampleSlicer 12-Bit Eurorack Sampler Demo

Demonstrating the Ginko Synthese SampleSlicer 12-Bit Eurorack Sampler. Yes 12-bit sampling, just like those old Akai S-900, S612 and MPC-60 samplers. I ordered it from Modular Addict and they shipped very quickly. This module required assembly and good soldering skills, and took me a couple of hours to build.

It uses an incoming clock to control sample recording and playback.

Recording: Control of sample length which controls how big or small the slices are. Input can be switched to audio or to record Control Voltages.

Playback: Realtime control of changes in sample length. Increasing length causes repeats, decreasing length chopped-off segments that run faster and can result in semi-granular type sounds. Also has realtime controls for pitch, start time, and length of the entire sample.

0:00 AUDIO sample of the DNA Symbiotic Waves Sequence. 1:00 CV sample of the DNA Symbiotic Waves Sequence. 1:34 AUDIO sample of DNA doing weird things 2:45 MIXING together the sample and modulating the original audio 3:57 AUDIO sample of acoustic guitar from iPod (signal boosted by mixer).

Great module for glitch. My iPod signal was pretty weak so it needed to be boosted by a mixer, it handled my other module signals like a champ. Also, maybe in future versions it could include reverse sampling.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Synth Spotting at 2016 Synthe Summer Grand Prairie, Texas

Special thanks to Brandon at Elegant Accents for hosting. Yamaha rep brought the new Montage, amazing sound quality BTW, and an array of Reface products. Social Entropy showcased the Engine sequencer with the CV output option controlling a TTSH. I brought the Korg 770 and my Pittsburgh setup with my newly acquired/built Ginko Sampleslicer which I will post a demo very soon. I had a lot of fun on the Prophet-6 and Seth's Minikorg 700. Did I see Giorgio?...hmmm.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

G-Storm Live Chillout: Ether

Chill out music. Been a while since I made anything live. Looping the S900 for pads, Ditto X2 on Korg 770 bass. DIN sync Roland TR-606. System-1 played/tweaked live receiving clocked arpeggiator with on-board delay/reverb. No further effects or processing. Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel