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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OpenMusicLabs MIDIvampire I+II, the coolest little noise boxes you can buy for under 50 bucks!!!

OpenMusicLabs MIDIvampire I+II

The coolest little noise boxes you can buy for under 50 bucks!!!

Below is track I did testing them out, I am really impressed with these little guys.




OpenMusicLabs MIDIvampire I+II

The MIDIvampire-I is a 4-voice polyphonic synth that is powered from the MIDI data line. No batteries required! It has 16 different wavetables, AM, FM, attack, decay, reverb, and a slew of other paramters, all controlled by MIDI CC messages

The MIDIvampire-II is a 4 voice drum machine that is powered from the MIDI data line. It has 2 wavetable voices for making kick drums, toms, wood blocks, bells, and a host of other sounds.


Video from OML:


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Video footage from the "Late Night Acid Jam w/Rich."

Finally cut up some footage from the "Late Night Acid Jam Session with Rich." This is a rough edit of 6 minutes of jam time with some eye candy thrown in.  As his was a last minute ordeal, we just used my Camera for both Audio and Video.  So room noise, Levels are off, mistakes are made, etc. so please watch your speakers and ears! 


 
                        

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Had a killer late night Acid Jam Session with Rich, needless to say it was a fucking BLAST!   Hopefully some more sessions to come soon, will post some audio and video clips from this session soon.

In the meantime, Rich posted a Vid on Vine so you can get an idea...




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pump Up The Jam (Dharmatronix Remix)

Pump Up The Jam (Dharmatronix Remix) 

I recently needed a creative break from my usual music routine, and thus decided to do a fun remix/mashup that is (way) more pop oriented than my usual stuff.  I wanted to keep it simple as well, just like the original, so hopefully this gets your booty on the floor tonight :)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

ARPIE DIY MIDI Arpeggiator Kit (via Synthtopia)

ARPIE DIY MIDI Arpeggiator Kit

Features:
  • Arpeggio modes: Up, Down, Pendulum, Random Order, Manual Order
  • Octave span: 1 – 4 octaves
  • Note repeat modes: None, Lowest note, Highest note, 3 forward-1 back, 4 forward-2 back
  • Step length: 1 beat thru 1/32 beat including dotted and triplet time steps
  • Octave transpose: -3 thru +3 octaves
  • Chromatic transpose: -3 thru +12 semitones
  • Chord hold mode: on/off
  • 16 step pattern editor allows you to apply a rhythmic pattern of mutes/rests over the arpeggio. Interactive control over repeating sequence of mutes which does not have to match the arpeggio length, allowing you to create weird and wonderful rhythmic and melodic effects.
  • MIDI receive channel: 1-16 or OMNI mode
  • MIDI send channel: 1-16
  • MIDI note velocity: 0-127 in 16 increments
  • MIDI note gate length: 15 increments up to one step length plus tied-note mode
  • MIDI Synch mode: None/Master/Slave (can receive MIDI clock from IN or SYNCH sockets)
  • Internal tempo generator for Master/standalone use with controllable bpm and “tap” function
  • MIDI panic (all notes off) feature
  • MIDI thru on controllers (e.g. Mod wheel, pitch bend) and notes
  • Selectable options on MIDI thru functionality
  • Switchable “lock” mode to ignore note input on a given ARPIE (useful when controlling multiple ARPIEs)
  • Works great with other ARPIES. Cheap enough to use a bank of hardware arpeggiators in a composition or performance setup for hands-on tweaking.
  • Performance possible without attached MIDI controller by selecting CMaj/CMin/C7/Cmaj7/Cmin7/Random chord insert and using transpose features to change to noother root note
  • Minimal, but easy-to-use control surface is based on 16 data LEDS, 16 data buttons, 13 command buttons
  • Three standard 5-pin DIN sockets for MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, SYNC IN
  • Receive, Transmit, Beat Clock and Chord Hold LEDs on control surface, plus firmware diagnostic/power LEDs on main board.
  • Integral 9V PP3 battery holder and 9V DC socket (centre positive 2.1mm barrel)
  • Small size (98mm x 87mm x 35mm approx dimensions) and light weight (approx 125g without battery)
The ARPIE is available for £52.00 via LushProjects

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Laurentide SynthWorks: MFOS Soundlab Minisynth MKII MIDI Board

Laurentide SynthWorks: MFOS Soundlab Minisynth MKII MIDI Board:
"Well, technically this will work with any synth that works on V/Oct or Hz/V but I built it specifically for my SLMSMKII.  I added a 5vdc pow..."


Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Track on Soundcloud: Damn, I am Felling Old....


           
                                 Another Down tempo track.... Hope you enjoy.

New Track on Soundcloud: 3,2,1...Contact

           
                                 Another Down tempo track.... Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Freaky Deakies Need Love Too...(Max For Live Cell DNA Test)

Freaky Deakies Need Love Too...

New track and video up testing out Cell DNA with Max For Live Plugins. I just  used some footage that I have archived over the past couple of months, and warped it in Cell DNA utilizing Max plugins in Live.

Hope you dig it, and thanks for checking it out!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another down tempo track with percussion courtesy of the 626, this is kind of blend of IDM I used to make back in the day (all software or digital synthesis) with the analog jams I have been doing recently (w/Analog Hardware),  I think I am on to something groovy, but we will see.....

As usual, I welcome your thoughts and comments, and thanks for checking it out!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

DD1-Analog Jam


Another Analog Jam session with the 606, this time with a Korg DD1 in place of the TR-505.  Just testing out the DD1 really (got a killer deal on eBay) as it just arrived yesterday. Otherwise, mostly the same deal as last time:

The MFOS Synth Lab Mini was triggered via the 606's HT trigger out, 606's headphone out as FX Send to a Recovery Effect Bad Comrade Pedal. I started the 606 and just punched in Ableton.

This bounce is raw/unmixed, but I like the feel and figured I would post it up as is for now. .

Would love to hear your thoughts and comments, thanks for checking it out, and please feel free to share!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Analog Jam w/606 as Master Clock

For the first time (yup, digital baby) I recorded a Jam session without using Midi Clock as the master tempo! Instead I used a 606 as the master clock, which drove a modded Monotribe via it's LT trigger out.  The MT passed midi clock to the TR-505 and Casio SK1, which were cross modulated via their respective patchbays. The MFOS Synth Lab Mini was triggered via the 606's HT trigger out, and I used the 606's headphone output to feed a Space Baby Delay. I started the 606 and just punched in Ableton.

This bounce is the jam so it is raw/unmixed, but I like the feel and figured I would post it up as is for now.  As I always prefer to have a bit of eye candy with my tunes, I made a quick video utilizing footage I shot during the actual recording session.

Would love to hear your thoughts and comments, thanks for checking it out, and please feel free to share!




Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dharmatronix-Bleeps in Time



Bleeps in Time -   Finally made it on to iTunes/Amazon, etc.  As the Digital Stores set the pricing  it's a bit higher than I would have liked, but one can also download the album on Bandcamp for Free/Pay-What-You Want-Model as well!

You can also catch all the videos on Youtube: