MATRIXSYNTH: Moog DFAM: Human Body as Tempo Control

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Moog DFAM: Human Body as Tempo Control


Published on Apr 16, 2019 Kris Lennox

"'I conduct, therefore I am'. Using the human body as tempo control. As far as I'm aware we don't yet live in the matrix, therefore wires can't be plugged straight into the back of our heads. Finger contact will suffice until the upgrade.

Neat little trick. Worth a try. You shouldn't blow up.

Naturally, I wouldn't recommend licking the cable, but if anyone tries, please share the results. And if you die, it is a good death for a contemporary musician. "Here lies a contemporary musician, vaporised by the National Grid" is an epitaph we'd all be proud of.

On a serious note, don't lick cables - especially ones emanating from wall sockets.

Tip/ring/sleeve contact will determine tempo (or any parameter you are plugged into). More pressure on sleeve (i.e better contact) = return to default tempo. Cheap man's touchplate, if you will.

Musically, the steps are tuned to the harmonic series. This can be heard when VCO 1 enters.

PS I've been busy working on a number of music projects for clients, hence not as many posts recently. The last project was a folk act: worlds away from electronica! But all good fun.

I'll possibly post dedicated modular content in the near future.

All best
Kris"

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