Category Archives: experimenting

KORG Kaoss Pad KP3+, and a broken arm

2nd May bank holiday 2018: Bought a Kaoss Pad KP3+ for use in upcoming gig in a week’s time, for which we were rehearsing. Took a break and went for a walk around local country park, got my left foot … Continue reading

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Going live without a laptop

For the last 12+ years whenever I did a live performance I inevitably based my rig around a laptop of some form, ableton Live, some controllers , a good soundcard and that was it. Gradually over the years as my … Continue reading

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Improvising with Bastl Kastle

  Bastl instruments are well known for thinking outside the box of conventional synthesis, and the Kastle doesn’t disappoint- its one of the strangest and most intriguing things I’ve come across in a while. Its got to be one of … Continue reading

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Music Fail- God that sounds shit

There was an article posted in the Guardian website recently entitled Audio Fail¬†¬†that has got a lot of people in a lather; sound artists foamed at the mouth and spat blood on Facebook whilst more traditional composers behaved rather smugly … Continue reading

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Experimenting with algorithms and Novation Launchpad #4

In this next experiment I added the Korg MS20 being driven by the SQ-1 Sequencer as loop material but also made 2 process changes   Drum machine and SQ1 synchronized by Ableton master clock Quantise being used on the recording … Continue reading

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Experimenting with algorithms and Novation Launchpad #2

Following on from previous experiment, with this one I had streamlined the process and limited the input voices to one synthesizer the Korg MS20 (with effects) Also I streamlined the looping system in Ableton to only turn on a resampling … Continue reading

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Experimenting with algorithms and Novation Launchpad #1

As a result of recently working with Steve Gisby on his “Four iterative pieces” album and really following on from my minimalist TGV album (see previous blog) I had an idea to develop a series of algorithmic experiments using Ableton … Continue reading

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