Yearly Archives: 2012

Modular madness

Just taking my first steps into the world of modular synthesis as an early present to myself for my up and coming 40th birthday (yes, I really am that old!)

Have started small with some basic doepfer modules including their Noise generator and Sample and Hold modules which are great for random filtered madness, and augmented them with a lovely TipTop Audio Z3000 oscillator which sounds lush! I also got a V’amp VCA from Post Modular which is pretty special and doubles as a ring modulator.

The Novation Launchpad is used as a step sequencer for the modular synth, running a Max for Live patch. The Dark Energy acts as a MIDI to CV convertor as well as providing LFO’s and envelope duties until I buy dedicated modules for these.

Can see how this can get addictive (not to mention expensive!)

Hours of fun 🙂

modular synth

Dark Energy editor

Just created a new max for live device to edit my Doepfer Dark Energy synth. This let’s you get easy access to the goodies in the ‘learn mode’ including the arpeggiator. It goes without saying (hopefully) that you’ll need a copy of Ableton Live and Max for Live to make use of this. Enjoy!

You can download it now from www.maxforlive.com where you’ll also find the editor I wrote for for the MeeBlip micro

Shed update

Some new toys for the shed… NI Maschine, Doepfer Dark Energy (which I’ve already modified with custom end panels and a second LFO out) and an Alesis ineKo (like a multi-effect version of the Bitrman with additional delays and vocoder programs)

Toys in the shed

Welcome (back)

Hi there and welcome to my new website!

I decided to go for something a little more simple and easy to maintain, so this should hopefully mean I can blog more often.

I’ll also be posting some demos and rough mixes to my Soundcloud page as I record new material. Will also dig out some archive material to put up there too so start following me now! 🙂