Archive for the midi Category

Shruthi-1 in Sound On Sound

Posted in gear, links, midi, music with tags , , , , on 25/08/2012 by sync24

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep12/articles/shruthi-1.htm

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GorF kit ordered – of course i didn’t win :)

Posted in DIY, midi, music with tags , , , on 15/08/2012 by sync24

Vacoloco has got all the parts in for the GorF kits so i have got mine ordered.
I’m looking forward to this as it looks like a nice little unit and should breathe life into my Shruthi-1.
I’ll be able to connect it up to the rest of my gear – korg sampler, and midi to din sync – so i can get the full selection of machines running.

win a GorF competition entered…

Posted in DIY, gear, midi, music with tags , , , , on 02/07/2012 by sync24

For a little while i’ve been keeping an eye on vacoloco’s website (http://www.vacoloco.net/synths/gorf/) as he offers kits of various midi things – the important one for me being the GorF.
GorF is a tiny midi sequencer which i could get hooked up to my Shruthi-1 so i can get some use out of it (it tends to just sit around looking nice, but rarely gets switched on).

vacoloco has released completed versions of one of his own synths and is gearing up to make the GorF kits available again soon, so i’ve been hounding him 🙂
on his facebook page there’s a competition to win an assembled GorF so i have submitted the following track (i wont win!):

some new tracks…

Posted in creative practice, culture, gear, links, midi, music with tags , , , on 23/04/2012 by sync24

i’ve managed to make two more tracks to send to E&R.
They’re close but not deep enough, i’ve been using the ESX with the Roland gear too, so it’s a bit of a learning process – integrating the two control formats, but i need to do some reorganising of the studio set-up to get things comfortable to use.

These tracks have also been added to a number of Soundcloud groups with the hope gaining additional exposure…
http://soundcloud.com/groups/dub-minimal-techno
http://soundcloud.com/groups/roland-synthesizers
http://soundcloud.com/groups/101-202-303-808-909
http://soundcloud.com/groups/pure-roland-tr-808-and-tb-303-hardware-productions

the main thing i need to do, along with making stuff to upload, is to spend time listening to tracks and contributing comments. TiME is my enemy (or is that work…?)

potential…?

Posted in creative practice, midi, music with tags , , , on 04/04/2012 by sync24

managed to make some bits on my Korg ESX and have passed them on to Riccardo & Emanuele, i just wish i had more time to keep up with working on stuff…
here’s an excerpt of what i sent:

Korg Electribe ESX-1

Posted in creative practice, gear, midi, music with tags , , , , on 28/01/2012 by sync24

Bought a Korg Electribe ESX-1!
there’s been some BS around the model though – the ebay seller said it was the newer version, priced it accordingly, but it was the older one… so i’ve been done out of around ÂŁ100…
Beware stubborn ebay sellers who think they know what they’re talking about and are not prepared to even consider the evidence…

Anyway, i have a sample sequencer and will try and integrate it into my set-up via midi and dinsync convertors.

DX 200…!

Posted in creative practice, gear, midi, music with tags , , , on 17/01/2012 by sync24

The DX200 sounds great, but the main data knob doesn’t work properly, it’s a bit hard to cycle through all the options to get to where you need to be. i’ll take it to Gerald and get it sorted.
It sounds great, though. it has an old software editor bundled with it – it needs Mac OS9… so i’ll need to get the old G3 Pismo out to have a look at this. Sounds are pretty editable, though, the manual (which is written in a ‘down-with-the-kids’ way) is a bit annoying, but points out users should find synth sounds they want to work with which are within the presets, and then adapt them to their own ends. you can program beats as well as the FM synth, and all the sounds are editable. it’s just a little bit quirky, but i’m used to that with the old Roland gear.
I’ll get the data knob sorted and try and get some use and integration out of this thing.