Saturday, April 25, 2015
Published on Apr 25, 2015 macbethsynthesizers
"The MacBeth Elements Synthesizer was on show once again at the Frankfurt Messe '15. This was the factory production model that is finally in assembly and being manufactured. The sequencer being used on this video was made especially to demo the synthesizer at the Messe...I designed it in 4 days! It's very simple to use, has the usual tuning pots on the front panel for pit, but also takes cards with small preset potentiometers that you can tune up before a gig........and the cards can hold up to 10 notes each, an easy way to interchange sequences with no going out of tune....more on this later!"
Billie Jean - Korg Volca Cover
Very Ape - Korg Volca Cover
Like Suicide - Korg Volca Cover
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Korg Volca Cover
Come As You Are - Korg Volca Cover
Rumble - Korg Volca Cover
Rusty Cage - Korg Volca Cover
Piggy - Korg Volca Cover
When The Levee Breaks - Korg Volca Cover
Simple Man - Korg Volca Cover
I Can't Hear You - Korg Volca Cover
Walking on the Moon - Korg Volca Cover
Breed - Korg Volca Cover
Electric Funeral - Korg Volca Cover
Sweet Leaf - Korg Volca Cover
Southbound Pachyderm - Korg Volca Cover
Love Buzz - Korg Volca Cover
Oblivion - Korg Volca Cover
Live recording of Friday's performance.
"Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard performing as the duet, Control Voltage Therapy, continue their quadraphonic concert series at the Schneider Museum of Art. This month with special guest Eden Mononym. Here is a live recording of the April 24, 2015 concert featuring 3 Buchla Music Easels.
1-Three Easel Improv I
2-Eden Easel solo
3-Three Easel Improv II
4-Todd Sho solo
5-Three Easel Improv III"
Part 1 here.
via brian comnes.
via this auction
"Only 15 of these have ever been made. A small number of these remain and there are no plans to make more.
This time machine created by Arius Blaze is a small series of identical works featuring patchable keys via magnetic patchbay (folktek original).
Capable of everything the other time machines are but quite a bit more refined and with added connection possibilities so for the time being, sounds and videos will reference older models. More will be added when possible. For more reference, read up on the other models on the time portion of the site.
The Time Machine is an "on the fly" remix machine. 8 patchable keys determine timing change ups and odd granular effects/ring modulation of either a sampled sound (from extremely tight to up to about 5-8 seconds (becoming more lofi after a few seconds) or a direct incoming signal. Time is selectable between 3 ranges to allow for more range on the timing knob.
After a sample is captured, bits and pieces of the incoming signal can be added to or replace parts of the original. With the "add" jack, external CV can add/replace sound to/from the loop.
As a delay it's exceptionally Dub heavy with feedback ranging from singular to swelling, infinite repeat..
This is a digital piece with a very warm sound and very analog characteristics. A sample can be slowed to grumbles or sped up a great deal. The patches are magnetic - a thing we at folktek came up with so there is no need for plugging - you simply set your patch plug on whatever point you like. Patches are assigned to each key and pressing more than one key at a time creates a matrix affect allowing for more complicated effects and resampling. With the use of a magnet, a key can be depressed to act as a switch. The result is high and simple playability with thousands of possibilities.
Connections on the back allow the time machine to act as a master clock - with three 1/8" clock outputs and a tap tempo out. Using the tap tempo out and connection to a midi footswitch controller makes for an easy and inexpensive method of using the time machine as the master clock over midi as well.
CV input controls global pitch so among other possibilities, you can capture tight samples as synthesis from any source and play them with a sequencer or keyboard.
Custom Oak box, custom switches and keys and custom patchbays with cloth covered cables. The time machine has controls for mix, feedback, time one and two, level controls, sample on, delay on, 1/4" input, 1/4" output, and runs on a standard 9v-12v power supply."