Experimental: Twelve Tones

March 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

It’s a video.

You can download it from my website. See http://vihart.com/list-of-torrents/
Also the sheet music for the Mary quartet is here: http://imgur.com/a/hgy9Q#0 (if you happen to play/sing it, do let me know!)
And individual mp3s are downloadable on my Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/vihartvihart


Analog Modular controlled by iPad MIDI Controller

March 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Using Geo Synthesizer iOS app by Wizdom Music though Silent Way Voice Controller Plug-In to control pitch and gate of my eurorack modular analog synth.

Thales Model I – a new virtual instrument feat the sound of early sixties computers

March 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Sampleism has introduced Thales Model I – a new virtual instrument for Windows VST (32bit & 64bit), Mac OS X VST and AU. The instrument features the sound generated by early sixties computers.

The sounds have been sourced in public domain films, which means that they are not clean: tape noises and background hisses are part of the sound. Acording to Parenteau,, Thales Model I’s tone is reminiscent of the Mellotron, as a result.

There’s a free fully functional version of the plugin available at archive.org. The full version of the plugin is available for £6.99 at Sampleism.

ODW Nightlife

March 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Nightlife by the band Our Daughter’s Wedding, filmed in New York in the early 1980s.

Pocket Operator PO12 – Review

March 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In the second of our Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator week series, Gaz Williams takes a look at the PO12 Rhythm drum machine

Arpeggijam: Live Jamming with the Synthesizers.com Q175 Arpeggiator

March 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moot Booxlé demonstrates the live improvisation capabilities of the Q175 MIDI Interface Aid’s Arpeggiator functions.

The Upper Keyboard is connected to the MIDI Merge Input of the Q175, and transmitting on MIDI channel 2. The Pitch 2 output of the Q174 MIDI Interface is connected to one of my Q106 Oscillators, and its Pulse output is connected to the Clock Input of the Q175 Arpeggiator section. This allows control of rhythmic subdivisions – each C note gives Quarter, Eighth, Sixteenth, 32nd, and 64th notes up the keyboard, and each G note gives triplets – Quarter note triplets, 8th triplets, 16th triplets, 32nd triplets, and so on.
The Lower Keyboard is connected to the Q174 MIDI Interface as normal, which is controlling the pitch of the notes played by the Q175 Arpeggiator, which is driving my other Oscillators.

I added some live drums, and you are seeing the result!

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators

March 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The mini series on the much anticipated Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators. Gaz Williams takes a look

100% Minibrute Multitracked

March 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I just wanted to see what an all mini brute track would sound like, Its not very musically interesting, but shows a good range of sounds available. I added some effects like delay and reverb in logic.

Teaser from Martin Gore’s confirmed new 16 track album

March 2, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has just announced details of a solo album, a 16-track collection of electronic instrumentals called ‘MG’.

The album was written and produced by Gore and he’s been working on it since the end of the ‘Delta Machine’ tour in 2013. Gore describes it as a soundtrack to a film “of your own design”.

“I wanted to keep the music very electronic very filmic and to give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Gore says. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

“As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album,” he says.

Why an instrumental album? “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin says. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”

Full track listing. The album will be released on Mute on April 27th.

Europa Hymn

MX-1 Mix Performer with Ableton Live and TR-8

March 2, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Mixer. Reimagined as an instrument.

Armed with only a few sustained sounds from Ableton Live and a TR-8, KiNK shows how the MX-1 takes electronic music performance to the next level. The latest in Roland’s AIRA line, the MX-1 Mix Performer is a mixer that plays like an instrument. It brings spontaneous, hands-on control to live electronic music performance. With per-channel step based FX and playable Master FX, the MX-1 brings together your synths, drum machines, DAW tracks and more.

In this video, KiNK is streaming a handful of sustained sounds from Ableton Live directly to the MX-1. A TR-8 is connected with a single cable via AIRA Link. The MX-1 is controlling transport and master tempo of the entire setup. You’ll see how KiNK uses the per-channel Beat FX to add rhythm to the sustained loops from Ableton Live and then incorporates the TR-8 in perfect sync. Using the MX-1’s “External Mode” KiNK is even able to apply Ableton Live’s own internal FX processing to the TR-8 hardware.

Finally, there’s a mixer that’s meant to be played.

Learn more about the MX-1 Mix Performer at http://www.roland.com/products/mx-1/

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