Category: Music Production

Relating to music production and composition

Yèkèrmo Sèw

February 7, 2011 Off

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with some really talented and funny guys while at IRCAM. One outcome of this was some jamming and recording in a small jazz group with Juan Jose Burred, Gilles Degottex and Pierre Lanchantin. Here is our recording of Yèkèrmo Sèw, a piece written by the Ethiopian composer Mulatu…

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Restoring a Micromoog

December 13, 2010 Off

Some time back, I acquired a Micromoog analog, monophonic synth. These little beasts are a single oscillator synth, but include a sub-oscillator, 24dB/Oct filter, good modulation, ribbon pitch bend and CV interfacing. The clincher was one appeared cheap on Ebay advertised as requiring “Tender Loving Care”: the wooden base needed replacing, but that it did…

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G-202 conversion

July 12, 2009 Off

I recently finished modifying my main axe, a Roland G-202 guitar synth controller, installing a set of RMC bridge piezoelectric pickups in addition to the original GK-1 hexaphonic pickup electronics. This allows simultaneously controlling both an Axon-100MKII (digital, MIDI) and a Roland GR-300 (analogue) guitar synthesisers. This was to avoid resorting to trying to build…

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3:00am

May 25, 2009 Off

This was the result of picking up a cheap cast off electric guitar at an auction. I experimented with preparing the guitar by inserting screwdrivers, pens and nail files between the strings. This adapts a technique devised by John Cage to turn the piano into a percussion orchestra. Preparing the strings selected a range of…

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