G-202 conversionJuly 12, 2009
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…
Ellipiticalis Kemahl (Still Waiting)May 26, 2009
(c. 1994 1:09) Some off-centre turntablism in collaboration with Aaran Lodge.
Madal SoloMay 25, 2009
(c. 1997, 4:07) A performance on a Nepalese Madal, a double ended drum somewhere between a South Indian Mridangam and a North Indian bayan tabla.
3:00amMay 25, 2009
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…
Caribbean WeddingMay 22, 2009
In March I joined Jill and many friends in Puerto Rico to celebrate Anja and Tetsu’s wedding. As part of the celebrations and ceremony, I had written the titled little piece for guitar for them that I played on the beach at sunset. I wasn’t really familiar with the guitar I borrowed & a bit…
Notions of LocationMay 12, 2009
This is a one minute sound piece written Nov. 1993 and presented at the 1993 Evos/PICA Soundweek. It was later performed at the International Computer Music Conference in 1996. The title refers to the intrinsic distortion of any recording technology, of contrived suggestions of different spaces that we deal with listening to any recording.
Axon Bends recordingsFebruary 19, 2009
Examples of pitch bend tracking on Axon guitar synths: Axon bends and Axon_detuned.
Ancient Ensoniq Mirage Samples and MS-DOS UtilitiesDecember 21, 2008
Many moons ago, I used to own an Ensoniq Mirage sampling keyboard. There are still a number of people using the Mirage, so here is a source of info for those souls still enjoying the 2 LED interface… These samples and downloads originally came from the Music Software Exchange, which retailed (for nominal shipping fee)…