Category Archives: Technical Iussues

Its 2017 and we still have USB conflicts in music technology!

Bloody soundcards what are they like? Or rather USB conflicts… I’m setting up my rig for upcoming performance with a borrowed soundcard, a MOTU ultralite MK3 hybrid. I’ve used this device before and it has worked well with my synths, … Continue reading

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Arturia Beatstep Pro Part 2- CV calibration

A common problem with CV voltage control is notes playing in the wrong octave; when I first connected the Arturia microbrute I found the microbrute was playing two octaves higher, no matter what I set the keyboard range to. A … Continue reading

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The dark enigma of USB hubs and Ableton Live 9

So I bought a new synth (Waldorf Blofeld, which Im very pleased with, see later blog review) but of course, now run out of USB ports to drive it. On top of that the old port is not powered and … Continue reading

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Return of the Prodigal analogue Synth?

The return of the Prodigal Analogue Synth? The recent re-issue of the Korg MS20-mini synthesizer last year brought back a flood of nostalgia in me; the original 1970s model was my first serious synthesizer, bought in a music shop in … Continue reading

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Csound for Live

I had been meaning to experiment with this for some time; Audivation have ¬†brought out some Max for Live based plugins to embed Csound into Ableton Live. These are cross platform and basically you need Live 8.2+ max for live … Continue reading

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Max for Dead- Live!

This blog is all about an overlooked install bug in Max for Live on the PC platform. I’ve created a variety of synth patches in PD (puredata) which I wanted to port over to Max for Live as a more … Continue reading

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