R.I.P Mark Bell of LFO

October 14, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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An all time favourite of us has passed away :-(

Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark Bell was a British musician and producer of electronic house music who, as well as being a member of the pioneering electronic music group LFO on Warp Records, collaborated with a wide range of artists such as Björk and Depeche Mode, for whom he took on the production duties for the entire “Exciter” album.

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Bell recorded under the aliases Clark, Clark & Lofthouse, Counterpoint, Fawn, and Speed Jack.

Warp records:

It’s with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation.

Mark’s family & friends request privacy at this difficult time.

The definition of timeless techno! Could have been made yesterday.
No stomping 4/4 beat, but a ridiculous bottom end and extreme top make this stand out.
Most vinyl copies of this jump like a mofo, so this has been encoded from CD.

Listening in on Kevin Paschold

August 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://soundcloud.com/kevinnov290 video by the29nov films

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Kevin Paschold grew up in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Germany – Thuringia, in a small town called Sonneberg which is famous for toy making.

There he started with friends a project called “the29nov” – organising events and playing music. Later he moved to the creative melting point Berlin to start making videos for techno tracks with his schoolmate Sebastian Kökow.

So they became the very well-known duo “the29nov films” which is nowadays respected in the techno scene – from fans, artists and label owners.

Our special today shows you some music videos by the29nov films for tracks that were produced by Kevin Paschold himself.

Techno DJ/producer Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox – new effects plug-in collection

July 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Waves has introduced the Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox, a collection of selected effect plug-ins.

Dave Clarke (Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, John Foxx, I am Kloot, Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom) has been among the leading techno DJ/producers of the past two decades, commanding the respect of listeners everywhere, from massive outdoor festivals such as Tommorowland to the grittiest clubs of the underground scene.

The Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox contains seven supreme sound–crafting processors – the ones he uses regularly in his mixing and mastering sessions. With this collection of plugins, electronic music producers of any style will find what they need to give their mixes a professional lift. And if techno or electro is your trade, you will find even more.

Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox features

  • API 560 Graphic EQ.
  • Scheps 73 EQ/Preamp.
  • Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter.
  • LoAir Subharmonic Generator.
  • MetaFlanger.
  • Kramer Master Tape.
  • Dorrough Meters (Stereo).

The Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox is available for purchase for the introductory price of $599 USD (regular $800 USD).

Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox: http://www.waves.com/bundles/dave-cla…

LegoTechno 2.0 – Sliding Puzzle Sequencer (littleBits Synth + Arduino + CV + NI Maschine + Lego)

June 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A Lego Sliding Puzzle Sequencer Controls NI Maschine to sequence three littleBits Synth Kits through control voltage (CV) from an Arduino.
Also sends out OpenSoundControl OSC and audio to control reactive visuals on different computers.

Interacting with rythmic patterns through a tangible sliding puzzle allows for some interesting polyrythmic adventures.

What’s going on there?

Lego bricks can be placed on a eight transparent Lego base plates (16×16) to create rhythmic beat patterns.
Each of the eight baseplates holding the patterns can be moved around on a transparent surface. Whatever pattern (or part of a pattern) is placed in the center of the surface is filmed from below using a Webcam. The image of the brick pattern is analyzed and converted into Midi and OSC Messages that are sent to an Ardunio board, the Maschine Software (and another computer that generates dynamic visuals from the OSC Messages and the audio). An Arduino board turns the Midi Messages into control voltages to control three littleBits Synth kits that generate the sounds. Additional sounds can be injected from the Maschine software.

Made at Music Hack Day 2014 at the Sonar Festival, Barcelona.

https://www.hackerleague.org/hackatho…
http://new.musichackday.org/2014/barc…

See the original LegoTechno Sequencer in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5uwn…

The Team:
Kristian Gohlke / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Michael Hlatky / Native Instruments
Tobias Baumbach / Native Instruments
Mickael Le Goff / Native Instruments

http://bauhausinteraction.org/
http://www.native-instruments.com/

Daniel Miller will release 4 techno tracks on Mute

April 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

 

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Mute will release a 4 track EP by Daniel Miller with technoid sound. It will be released on 12″ & download and include a remix by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore.

Early ’90s Techno with SH-101, TR-909, W-30

February 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage techno from SynthMania, details below:

I have dozens (or maybe hundreds) of W-30 disks that I created when I played Techno in the early ’90s. This is one of those disks. I used to have keyboard charts and configurations that I used to play at raves, but 20+ years later I forgot most of those techniques and finger positions. At any rate, this disk had an analog lead sound (probably I sampled my PolySix in PWM to make it), female vox / choir, and many percussion / drum loops. Aaah… the nostalgia.
FX: Eventide H3000-D/SE MULTI-TAP

DJ/Producer Dave Clarke meets MiniBrute

January 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Techno legend welcomes Arturia in his boat studio in Amsterdam to tell you what he thinks about MiniBrute

About Clarke:

Educated at Brighton College, Clarke ran away from home at the age of 16 after his parents split up. After briefly sleeping rough, a friend offered him temporary accommodation. All that kept him going was his love for music, initially hip hop and post-punk (The Damned are a favourite of his to this day)and the money from his job in a shoe shop.His success as a DJ began with a residency at the Brighton nightclub Toppers.

In the late 1980s, Clarke used to write reviews for UK magazines such as Mixmag Update, Generator and ID, and was the first to review Aphex Twin.

In the 1990s, he began producing and releasing music using the moniker Hardcore. This project was subsequently licensed to the Belgian label R&S, enabling Clarke to be one of the first UK artists to record in the R&S studio in Ghent, and sign to the label.After this he recorded under various guises, including Graphite and Fly by Wire, but in 1993 he dropped these names and recorded only under Dave Clarke. Recognition of his talent came in 1994 when a series of EPs with the collective name of Red and his debut album Archive One received rave reviews, as they were seen as being innovative and crossing genres, something not common in the techno scene at the time.After the success of the Red series, John Peel gave Clarke his moniker, ‘The Baron of Techno’, which has stuck with him ever since.

Clarke’s sense of rhythm and DJ skills have earned him the respect of his peers – he is mentioned as an influence on the 1997 Daft Punk song “Teachers”. He has a longstanding relationship with visceral, intense techno, and is considered one of the innovators of the genre, even being used as a musical reference point in the German school syllabus.Clarke’s DJ style consists of virtuoso cutting and scratching during his predominantly techno sets (although he sometimes plays electro and even other genres). His style is showcased on two mix albums World Service and World Service 2; the former was voted #9 in the Resident Advisor poll of best mix albums of the 2000s. His album Devil’s Advocate, released in 2003, is a mixture of techno and hip hop featuring Chicks on Speed and DJ Rush. He also made an experimental John Peel Sessions EP under the name ‘Directional Force’ on the Strange Fruit label.

Clarke relocated to Amsterdam in 2008 and has become a key player in the annual Amsterdam dance event. He is a regular DJ presence at top global clubs such as Fabric in London, Berghain in Berlin, and Fuse in Brussels. He has also played a wide range of festivals including Glastonbury,Pukkelpop, and I Love Techno, as well as curating his own successful stage at Tomorrowland in Belgium since 2012.

Time again for the Japanese Techno Girl Love TR-727 & TR-707 & TB-303

January 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A Japanese woman’s bride practice

The operating check of TR-727 is carried out.

– Roland TR-707 (DrumBeats) DIN-SNYC MASTER
– Roland TR-727 (Percussion) DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– Roland TB-303 (AcidBass) DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– BOSS BX-800 (8ch Mixer) We Love Noisy Mixer !
– BOSS RSD-10 (Delay) Small Pretty Kawaii
– ???? HeavyMetal (Distortion) It does not know well.

by PuneumaRecord
http://www.pneuma.sakura.ne.jp/
http://pneuma.sblo.jp/
https://twitter.com/KousokuNabla

Check out techno veteran Neil Landstrumm’s crucial hardware set up

November 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

UK magazine the FACT takes a tour in his studio to learn more on his 12 most important gear

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Since the mid-1990s, the Scottish producer has been pushing a hardware-driven brand of burnt-out techno that’s seen him become an unintentional poster boy (to the so-called ‘wonky techno’ movement), alienate his fans (his last album for Tresor, 2001′s She Took A Bullet Meant for Me, is either sacrilege or a classic, depending on whom you ask) and explore grime and dubstep (mostly notably on Planet of Assassins and his other Planet Mu work) from an outsider perspective before it was the done thing. The most recent move in Landstrumm’s career sees him sidestep from Mu to Sneaker Social Club for a new album, Dragon Under

To toast the album’s release on November 11, Neil makes a tour of his studio, detailing 12 of his most important pieces of gear and explaining the role that they played in Dragon Under – Full report here >>

Japanese Techno Girl Love MC-202 & TB-303 & TR-606

October 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Awesome :-D

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A Japanese woman’s bride practice

MainPhrase 「SAKURA 」 A traditional children’s song of Japan

– Roland MC-202 (Sequence & “SAKURA”) DIN-SNYC MASTER
– Roland TR-606 (DrumBeats) DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– Roland TB-303 (AcidBass)  DYN-SYNC SLAVE
– BOSS BX-800 (8ch Mixer)  I Love Noisy Mixer !

by PuneumaRecord
http://www.pneuma.sakura.ne.jp/
http://pneuma.sblo.jp/
https://twitter.com/KousokuNabla

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