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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Art of Listening - Music Documentary (2017)

Published on Feb 21, 2017 The Art of Listening

Segment on Dave Smith and Dave Smith Instruments starts at 11:41 followed by general synth talk from various electronic musicians.

"The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.

This film is an invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in the sounds of their favorite recordings. The Art of Listening is the beginning of a conversation of how the quality of our listening experiences define the medium.

Find out more and listen to the soundtrack at www.theartoflisteningfilm.com

Bob Moog on Raymond Scott

Bob Moog on Raymond Scott from Gramophone Records on Vimeo.

Buchla CVT Four

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Todd Barton

"better audio here: https://soundcloud.com/user7621213/bu..."

Short-cut / Volca FM & Po12

Published on Feb 24, 2017 mishpult

"Minimal jam while exploring the Korg Volca FM. Beats are provided by the trusty Po12 and the pad sound is sampled from the Volca and played by the mini Kp2S. Sprinkeld with some dubby echo for more ambience. Enjoy!"

Q130 Clipper / Rectifier Demo - Part 1

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Lower West Side Studio

"Scoping out the Synthesizers.com Q130 Clipper / Rectifier Module"

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard Synthesizer SN 930821493

via this auction

Kawai K5000S Additive Synthesizer with USB Drive

via this auction

"The synth has been upgraded to OS 3.00, which is extremely stable."

Patch Notes #30 - Varigate 8+ & Voltage Block

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"Channels 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the Malekko Varigate 8 are routed to an envelope on the AD/LFO, channel 4 on the Make Noise Maths, Mutable Instruments Braids in snare mode and the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas (this gate is multed to channel 1 Maths to get pitch envelope modulation) to generate complex, randomized rhythm combinations. Random gate mode is enabled with the Varigate 8+ end gate output is routed back into random gate input, retriggering a randomized sequence at the beginning of every bar. The clock output on the Varigate is routed to the clock input on the Voltage Block, to avoid the randomization of the VB sequences when the Varigate 8+ is gating itself (one of the gate bus connections between these two modules).

Two sequences from the Voltage Block are routed to control the fold CV input on the Basilmilus as well as the pitch which is routed through Maths channel 3 and summed from Maths Sum out with the channel 1 envelope for more kick drum-like sounds. Another is routed to control the color input on Braids (which is in snare mode), while two more are routed to the Make Noise DPO mod bus index & fm index. Two additional sequences modulate the Malekko Anti-Oscillator pitch and wave shape, with the final sequence controlling the the low pass cutoff on the Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74.

The DPO is routed out through the Make Noise MMG Filter, and then on to the Optomix modulated by channel 4 on Maths. The signal is then routed through Mutable Instruments Clouds for some reverb and granular manipulation, and then out to the Mix4.

The Anti-Oscillator is passed into the VCF-74 and on to the Malekko Borg in VCA mode, modulated by the AD/LFO. On from the Borg to the Mix4.

Braids is in snare mode routed to the Mix4, pretty simple.

Basimilus Iteritas is going direct to the Mix4 as well.


51LENT (Korg Minilogue, Eventide H9, System-1, Roland JD-XI)

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Friday night synth session: Korg Minilogue, Eventide H9 Harmonizer, Roland System-1, Roland JD-Xi.

'Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues' - Rumi,

ae http://www.albaecstasy.ro"

kozepz & weinglas - FRNDS

Published on Feb 23, 2017 Wein Glas

FRNDS is a new (free) release from kozepz & weinglas featuring electronic instruments from Ciat Lonbarde, Buchla, Hordijk, Haken, and TouellSkouarn. There are two videos in the playlist above. The first is a teaser for the release, and the second is the track Coco Nichoise Phashi Wet, which happens to be the second track. The following is the description for the video followed by the BandCamp embed for the release:

"This Track is from the new Album 'FRNDS' only available from Game of Life: https://gameoflife.bandcamp.com/album... [free download]

A Collaboration by the Two European Electronic Musicians kozepz and weinglas Turned into new Sounds and Noises Made from Wooden Instruments Designed by Peter Blasser (Ciat Lonbarde)."

"In these times of often unwanted changes it is good to have something steady like friends all over the world.

So what can be better than two friends from the Netherlands and Germany collaborating with a Greek label to make international noises for one world.

Noisemakers kozepz and weinglas together with the 'Game of Life' are making the world a better place! Even if this means that we all have to listen to their dark soundscapes and aural pollutions first

released February 24, 2017

Release/catalogue number: Lif49