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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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Writing and recording the soundtrack to ” Port Appin Sunset” in one day with one laptop and two monophonic analogue synths

Coming back from holiday in Scotland, Chrissie had filmed and edited a wonderful time lapse video of the view from the veranda overlooking Loch Linhe where we stayed, you can read her blog about doing the video here. Having edited … Continue reading

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New album: Horologium

Horologium was produced as part of this years RPMchallenge and as part of that challenge was written between 1-22nd February 2014. The title refers to the study of clocks and time Horology coming from the latin horologium which in turn is the translation for … Continue reading

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Sid Smith String Quartet VII

The writer Sid Smith had photographed a huge number of images of rain hitting his “yellow room” window. He arranged these into movements of 4 related images then invited composers to write for them, opening up to any instrumentation. I … 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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Nancarrows Bombe

This is a further exploration of the Nancarrow player piano samples- this time realised as a percussive piece by putting samples, selected by octaves into drum machines (abletons Impulse) then programmed as if a percussion piece. The idea of the … Continue reading

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Music after Conlon Nancarrow

This weekend (21st and 22nd April 2012) sees the Conlon Nancarrow festival at the South Bank, London. I’ve not been able to attend due to time, but having explored the South Banks website I was delighted to see available some … Continue reading

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