Archive for September, 2010

Ableton Live fiddle

Posted in creative practice, Dr8 work, gear, software with tags , , , , on 26/09/2010 by sync24

had a fiddle about with Ableton Live,
first thing to experiment with CKs echofoam controller, which took a bit of fiddling with to get it right.
it uses a few layers of conductive foam hooked up to an Arduino and a bit of custom software.
i’ll have to report back to CK about it, i like it, but don’t think it works the way i want to do things. controls seem to end up being a bit too random…
also hooked up my old kenton control freak after D showed us how to ‘dj’ with the software.
now i ‘get’ how it all works, i’ll get the Monome hooked up and not buy a decicated controller…
here’s a link for some max/monome/live patches:


Giorgio Sancristoforo

Posted in creative practice, Dr8 work, gear, software on 26/09/2010 by sync24

This chap is V interesting, manages to cover quite a few bases.
some videos:

Trevor Pinch’s Modular synth

Posted in creative practice, Dr8 work, gear, research, video with tags , , on 26/09/2010 by sync24

check the link!

…and whilst i’m at it, it’s worth posting this too:
Discovering Electronic Music Parts 1, 2 & 3.


Posted in creative practice, gear, links with tags , , on 26/09/2010 by sync24

so, i’d forgotten about this…
then i got an email yesterday morning informing me that there would be limited number available in a few hours, whilst i was out meeting the fotb people.
cut a long story short, i got one ordered online thru my iPhone on the prom!
here’s the website for it:
it’s a diy, open source/hardware synth, so it’s right up my street.
well, it’s a step in a direction i need to go in.
NC has said i need to think about making some of my own circuits.
well, i think i’ll  struggle at that a bit, so a step toward this, after building various kits, is provided by this one in particular – it’s possible to build your own filter boards!
here’s the available boards (the smr4 comes with the kit):
and here’s a page about your own boards:

here’s a vid anyway:

and here’s some Flickr pics: