maanantai 16. heinäkuuta 2018

Strymon Magneto improvisations

Bought this great tape-echo simulator from Strymon. It has four tape-heads that you can mix and activate/deactivate the feedback paths. It also has a pitch shift mode. Great to play with my EWI controlling Moog Prodigy Eurorack-clone going thru Magneto. Very musical effect-module.

Here are some one-take 100% improvisations with only Moog and Magneto.

sunnuntai 1. huhtikuuta 2018

Borderlands Granular

Found this amazing granular synthesis software Borderlands for iPad. Easy to use and sounds very good. To load your own samples was not so easy. I purchased also AudioShare for file importing and FileBrowser for Business to access my network disks.

perjantai 19. tammikuuta 2018

Moog Prodigy clone version 6.2

Finally finished my Eurorack Moog Prodigy clone version 6.2. This revision has some new modifications and the potentiometers + switches are cheaper standard versions:

- MOD switch has center position MW which replaces the LFO with modulation wheel acting like an CV-source.
- OSC MOD is a three position switch where PW1 position means that the LFO is modulating OSC1's pulse width
- EXT AUDIO input with potentiometer attenuator

Version 6.2 PCB

I ordered a raw aluminium front plate with the holes. Then I printed the graphics on paper and glued that on the aluminium plate.

sunnuntai 7. tammikuuta 2018

Sigma in Avaruusromua

Happy New Year 2018!

 SIGMA: Letter to Kid Baltan - osa - (Worlds Within Worlds)
VOKOLOGI: Tänä yönä tanssitaan (Ääniaaltoja)
TOIVANEN: Jossakin on Maa (Transitions)
PG-66: Before Leaving (Occasional Tunes Vol. 3)
RASMUS HEDLUND: Kaukana väijyy ystäviä Remix (single)
THE KOLMAS: Seitsemän (Kolmas musiikki)
KAUKOLAMPI: Epiphyte (Requiem for Mika) (1)
SÄRÖLLÄ: Kuumeuni, osa 1 (Kuumeuni)
MARI SAINIO: Souls from the Past (promojulkaisu)
SIGMA: Worlds Within Worlds (Worlds Within Worlds)

perjantai 13. lokakuuta 2017

Letter to Kid Baltan

"Letter to Kid Baltan" from new Sigma-record "Worlds Within Worlds" is dedicated to Dutch composer Dick Raaijmakers who wrote – under the alias Kid Baltan – the world's first popular electronic composition "Song of the Second Moon" in 1958. All the sounds in "Letter to Kid Baltan" are created with TTSH 2600 (a clone of ARP 2600). Sounds are made in the spirit of early electronic music studios (Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven) when they used all kind's of laboratory electronics (tape recorders, octave filter, sine wave generators...) to create those amazing compositions. They didn't have any electronic keyboard instruments other than Ondes Martenot and Ondioline.

Raaijmakers received a letter from Stanley Kubricks assistant in 1965 where Kubrick was interested to use Raaijmakers music in his Space Odyssey 2001 film-project. As we know this didn't happen but this shows the importance these Dutch electronic music pioneers (Dick Raaijmakers, Tom Dissevelt, Jan Boerman...) had to electronic music scene.

maanantai 9. lokakuuta 2017

Louange al Eternite de Jesus

Nice Theremin + bass version of this great Olivier Messiaen composition. I have also performed this composition with EWI controlling an analog synth and guitar + bass accompaniment (Silence-group):