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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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Improvising with SQ-1 #6- More gated reverb drum machines and sequences

The next two pieces are developments of previous hardware set ups; the first one Sunday interlude uses the SQ-1’s duty cycle on Maximum, with slides between the notes, which are then fed into ┬ávery long reverb and delay. Harmony is … Continue reading

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Improvising with SQ-1 #4 with Korg volca beats/ Ms20 mini/ Microbrute / Blofeld / streichfett

This piece “Metropolis” is one of the more difficult pieces I have been devising, to so wholly live. In this the roles of the various instruments have moved round- the SQ-1 now makes atmospheric backgrounds, bass rumbles and squeals, the … Continue reading

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Improvising with SQ1 #3 and introducing a Korg Volca beats into the experiment

Paris to Toulouse is essentially a continuation and slight delveopment of previous track TGV with a different beat structure: In this ongoing series of looking at techniques of Berlin School electronic music/ techno and taking those techniques into minimalist composition … Continue reading

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Improvising with Korg SQ-1#2

In this improvisation, following on from the first, I introduced the Arturia Beatstep and Microbrute to the Korg SQ1 and Korg MS20 mini setup. Due to issues with the SQ-1 and Ableton, I clocked the SQ-1 analogue sync in from … 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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