Modularis 2 !

2 08 2012

next installment of modularis – modular synth meet up and gig showcasing some great and varied use of modular equipment…
lev kowalczwk coming over from ireland and bringing field processing to modularis for the first time – a great way to lead into urban exploration, also using field recordings cut into loops and journeying through into techno and experimental beats where tIB takes the reigns leading up into silent running’s experimental techno>>>

same great venue – full circle – with improved setup space, hearty and well priced food and drinks all day, free car parking on site.

come an check out whats happening synth-wise an meet like minded folk!!

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string theory – first magnox module!

9 03 2012

yes at long last – i finally got off the bench and into the real world – well almost. its only on stripboard at the moment although i have a pcb design ready – just trying to gauge numbers before production. the panels are looking good though – a local engravers using aluminum clad plastic – nice way around the price, look great and no need for inking.

so string theory then is an expansion module for the AFG – its not a flux capacitor proper and livewire will eventually release that, but until then (which might be some time) this gives access to a great variety of timbres. 2 x 2 way switches give 4 ‘dimensions’ and a knob gives a sweep across the ‘field’ (the final panel will be changed to this) and also a level control for the 5v p-p cv input.

this is the first of many i hope – theres a dual synced filter (demo soon) i have a matrix style sequencer prototyped and theres calls for my slider sequencers, plus ive the radio oscillator and im just working on an asynchronous sequencer/lfo/envelope generator – magnox is born!





modularis review

7 03 2012

so ive just finished putting the video clips together and sending everyone their audio and ive even put some cables back in my modular! great day had by all and a great variety of folk there too. new faces and known faces, experts and amateurs, and a good few who just like the idea of it all! people came from as far as worcester, liverpool, oxford and newcastle and all left smiling – great sets by all really showcasing just how modular can be twisted into doing anything….

heres a clip video i did, audio (in order) dan p, umcorps, ian boddy/norman phay, diffuse, headcleaner

i also did some individual vids of the sets which can be easily found on my

youtube channel

certainly full circle is the venue for it, good food and drinks, comfortable and easy going, already got the next one booked for sept. 29th and its going on till 2am this time for those ravers in the room!





Leeds modular meet/gig

18 01 2012

this is the 4th leeds meet ive done – now its in a bigger venue and culminating in an all modular gig – good variety of musical style representing – umcorps and diffuse on drone, dan p on experimental techno, myself doing a 3/8 set and ian boddy hooking up with norman phay for a special ambient set. plus visuals from conflux

all this on top of the usual array of folk and gear for the daytime meet, plus curry and a bar! and all for free!! whats not to love?

the forum thread is here

 





live set @ meme

26 11 2011

youtube has graced me with an upgrade so now i can put some longer stuff up. heres my set (until the battery ran out) from meme in nottingham 15/11/11.  a couple of sections of 3/8 time in there but unfortunately not the jeff mills style crescendo piece, gonna have to get that off the audio an get it posted up too…..

 





new genre created!!

8 09 2011

maybe? i never heard this kind of thing anyway. please people correct me if im getting over excited…..

anyways been wondering how to do something with footwork, i like it but its irritating most of the time, the cut up, repeated pitched vocal thing, uurrrghhhh!!! rank. so short repetitive kinda itchy yes but different somehow. then i happened upon this idea:

syncopatien A

so yeah kinda techno, kinda footwork but 3 step over 4 step basically

also did

syncopatien B

this ones 5 step over 4 step with a bit of 7 over 4. not as easy to get into but still working on the protracted techno theory. that being that you just need 4-4 and hang anything off it in any direction. so im stripping that further to be just 4 time for a snare (and kinda the hats) but keeping repetition as the focus.

im gonna do a load more in the 3 over 4 version cos i think thats got legs. im gonna try other off timings too as its something ive been into for ages, only did these tracks for the bleep filtered competition and wanted to do something “different”, and easy to work vocals to as timings not really an issue, you just lay anything on top an it kinda seems in time.

so whats the genre?

syncopation.

watch this space for a load more.





amazing headcleaner live video

6 07 2011

this is clip video from 20 years of rephlex @ beaverworks leeds 4-6-11. totally smashed it that night. thanks to rob blake from brown bread films for sorting this. always been a problem trying to capture how live it is but this does so for sure…