Showing posts with label HP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HP. Show all posts

Sunday, March 03, 2024

HAINBACH: A Filter So Good I Kept It a Secret

video upload by HAINBACH

"For three years now I had the HP3581A Wave Analyzer in my studio, and I only told selected nerds about it. Now its time to show what this beautiful piece of test equipment can do when used for music. This and the UBM are the only pieces I got four of, simply because both are wonderful instruments.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"

Monday, November 20, 2023

11/19/23 Landscape Noon electrocuted by two Hewlett-Packard 3310-A Function Generators + CXM 1978

video upload by Cfpp0

Noon is passive
The sound of electricity.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

11/4/23 (test) SAE 2800 Solid State Stereo Parametric Equalizer + Hewlett-Packard 3310A (x2)

video upload by Cfpp0

"The 'melody' is range 1: Sine, Triangle, Sine, Square. The “beat” is range .1: Sine.

Considering that the SAE 2800 was intended for home hi-fi stereo use, it works out great as a musical filter. We’re a bit on the fence about whether we should sell it or not. If you want it, write to Christopher’s Boutique 489 on Reverb."

Monday, July 17, 2023

7/16/23 Hewlett Packard 3310A + Maestro Rhythm King MKIV + CXM 1978 + Coppersound Telegraph Stutter

video upload by Cfpp0

Follow-up to this post.

The Maestro is currently listed on Reverb here.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Test Equipment Drone Hp pulse generator 8011a/8015a + Wavetek Model 30 + Sanyo Mc-1 + Mod Duo

Riccardo Pietroni

"Test Equipment Drone
Hp pulse generator 8011a/8015a + Wavetek Model 30 + Sanyo Mc-1 + Mod Duo + Krisp1 Triple Lpg 5u"

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The Saddest Drone Machine - HP 3782A Error Detector

Published on Mar 7, 2019 HAINBACH

"In which I explore the sad songs derelict telecommunications equipment sings."

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dennis Verschoor WRC_WORM

Dennis Verschoor WRC_WORM from hellviss on Vimeo.

"I first met Dennis whilst I was in the WORM studio on an artist residency in 2017. The WORM studio is like a geological trip through electronic music's history but I was about to travel even further back. Strange ghostly tones emanated from the old vocal booth next door, it was this space that Dennis had filled with mid 20th century audio test equipment, going back to the roots of audio electronic experiments before commercially available instruments from Moog or Roland, before keyboards, back to Stockhausen, Else Marie Pade, Daphne Oram, Raymond Scott and the like. Why now? is this the logical conclusion of Mark Fisher's cultural hauntology? do we end up back at the source? the sound of past futures? For Dennis it seemed more a way to dodge the hipsters, and invite collaboration.

Dennis and I had a friend in common Steve Grimley-Taylor, a lover of all things electronic and sound related (founder of When I expressed the idea of making a film about Dennis, Richard Foster from WORM kindly agreed to let us. This is a short film about Dennis, his journey and his installation.

Steve Guy Hellier 2018"

Vintage oscillators, filters, and other lab equipment.  Some classic synths come in after the six minute mark.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Magnus Et Magnus With HP Oscillators Beats And Drones

Published on Oct 3, 2018 NoizeHack

"Noise Engineering let me borrow their two new 5U format modules, The Basimilus Iteritas Magnus and Manis Iteritas Magnus, so I made this video with them. I ran them through the Retro Mechanical Labs Jekyl & Hyde dual filter/distortion. The two HP 200CD Oscillators are vacuum tube sine oscillators used for drones and sirens run through the Vermona Retroverb Lancet."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Synth Rorschach #55: HP 5105A Frequency Synthesizer

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via this auction

via wikipedia:

"A frequency synthesizer is an electronic circuit that generates a range of frequencies from a single reference frequency. Frequency synthesizers are used in many modern devices such as radio receivers, televisions, mobile telephones, radiotelephones, walkie-talkies, CB radios, cable television converter boxes satellite receivers, and GPS systems. A frequency synthesizer may use the techniques of frequency multiplication, frequency division, direct digital synthesis, frequency mixing, and phase-locked loops to generate its frequencies. The stability and accuracy of the frequency synthesizer's output are related to the stability and accuracy of its reference frequency input. Consequently, synthesizers use stable and accurate reference frequencies, such as those provided by crystal oscillators..."

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Jameszoo - Against The Clock

Published on Jul 4, 2018 FACTmagazine

"One of Amsterdam's key players makes a track in 10 minutes.

Jameszoo is a self-described "naïve computer jazz" artist and Dutch representive of Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label, which released his debut album Fool in 2016. When he's not making music he's hosting residencies at the Netherlands' Willem Twee Studios, a space filled with vintage gear for making electro-acoustic sounds.

We travelled to Den Bosch to meet Jameszoo at the space for this week's episode of Against The Clock, where he put its unique collection of devices – including an ARP 2600 and a few pieces of test and measure equipment – through their paces with his Prophet '08 synth.

Watch above and then see what Albert Van Abbe did with the Willem Twee collection for his ATC a few months ago."

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Albert van Abbe - Against The Clock

Published on Apr 25, 2018 FACTmagazine

Insane. Here is something you do not see everyday.

"Albert Van Abbe has been releasing gritty, atmospheric techno for over a decade on underground labels like Semantica and his own No Comment imprint, so we figured he'd know his way around a synth well enough to make a track in 10 minutes for our Against The Clock series.

However, we were completely unprepared for what we got when we caught up with him at the Willem Twee studios in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch. There, he opted to make his track on a giant wall of oscilloscopes, pulse generators and filters from the 1950s and '60s along with an ARP 2500. Eurorack this is not."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hippopotamus Suitcase by Atomic Shadow

You can also find the album available for purchase on Gumtree here. It's less there and Atomic Shadow gets more. Be sure to check out Atomic Shadow's music page for more. And of course you can find his contributions here on MATRIXSYNTH.

via Atomic Shadow

"Well now. I thought the last album was hard!

Hippopotamus Suitcase is likely the final Atomic Shadow album. This is a refinement of previous Musique Concrete experimentation that blends field recordings, modular synthesis, dusty old lab gear and software processing.

The album was completed in just a little over two years. When I looked at the size of the folder that had been complied, it came to a little over 12 GB of edit sessions, Cubase projects and bounces. This is the first album that has been compiled, mixed and processed in Cubase. I have to say that I am enjoying it a good deal more than Logic.

Kelly Ricks returns to do the cover art, as she has since the 12 Full Moons album. It's my favorite.

​As always, the album eddownload is deliver as full fidelity WAV files, including cover art and a 'making of the album' PDF."

Monday, January 02, 2017

Way Stations To Mars

Published on Jan 2, 2017 Atomic Shadow

"Original soundtrack for a short film that I made by editing an old educational movie called Way Stations In Space. The soundtrack was created with HP 200 series signal generators, Moog MF-102 ring modulator, various effects, EMW-200 synthesizer, and Strymon El Capistan tape echo pedal."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Synth Rorschach #32 - 1945 Future of Voting Machine

via Gizmodo

What do you see?  My answer in the comments.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Magic Cave Lighting by Atomic Shadow

"This composition is made up of multiple tracks of processed Hewlett Packard, RCA, and Eico signal generators. Some additional modular synthesiser tracks were overdubbed later and then edited too blend and give background texture. Effects devices used include the POD HD500, Lexicon reverb, Korg KP2 and KP Quad."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012 Apocalypse Not!

2012 Apocalypse Not! from Atomic Shadow on Vimeo.

"This is a soundtrack for the Mayan inspired 2012 non-event on December 21st. It features EMW-200, DotCom, SSL (DDVCO! Thank you Mrs. Shadow and Merry Christmas), STG, Krisp1 devices. It also makes use of an Eico sine wave generator with various effects including some pedals on the floor. It is a live improvisation captured from two angles.

The final film was created from my raw footage by filmmaker Jeff Gustafson using stock footage from atomic bomb films of the 50s. His was the genius idea to run the bombs backwards, thus underlining the NOT part of the title.

See you all in 2013!"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Atomic Shadow Studio

via Facebook

This image just went up.  I thought it was a good follow-up to the previous post.  Note the vintage oscillators and tape incorporated with modern gear including the modular.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Aloha Mister Video

Aloha Mister Video from Atomic Shadow on Vimeo.

"My synth buddy Joe Provede [see this post] passed away a couple of weeks ago. He always said that my stuff sounded like a giant snake was sneaking up on someone in a movie. We shared a love of the early days of electronic music. This piece is for him.

I have the EMW-200 and the DotCom modules cross patched with one of the Hp sine wave oscillators modulation the resonance on the DotCom filter. I have the El Capistan and the Kaoss Quad processing various parts of the patch. The Eico test oscillator is running through a guitar effects processor that is being controlled with an expression pedal.

You can see some of Joe's video work here...

And his (sometimes disturbing) artwork here..."

Monday, October 01, 2012

Wernick Xylosynth is back from the dead!

via Atomic Shadow on Facebook

"Also shown:EMW-200, HP sine wave generators, Pioneer reel to reel, Akai reel to reel, General Radio burst generator, and DotCom synth modules"

Friday, September 28, 2012

Synth Rorschach #13

via Grant Richter (Wiard) on Facebook

I'm seeing a bit of everything in this one.  The box on the left reminds me of Serge, the "piano" looking box she is working on reminds me of Moog.  Many of the controls remind me of the Hammond Novachord. And of course vintage oscillators.  Note there is an actual mini keyboard on the left just to the bottom right of the Serge looking box.  Take a look at my post on the American Museum of Radio and Electricity for a photo of one.  You'll note it's not a standard eight octave based keyboard.

Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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