Saturday, 28 January 2012

Quantum States

My MXR Digital Delay hasn't been working lately, so I decided to try and fix it. How did I approach this task? I BANGED it on the right hand side quite hard - and fixed the problem! My friend Spongeboy used to have a theory that banging broken electronic equipment jolted it into a different quantum state, thereby resetting the electrons or something. Its certainly a procedure worth trying out before employing the services of a qualified technician

Friday, 27 January 2012

Word of the Week #29

Studio Colours

Will from the band I've been recording took some pics of the studio and here are the wonky ones, which I put through the colour machine

Monday, 23 January 2012

Lone Taxidermy

The Yamaha CS80 is such a massive synth it takes at least two people to operate it

Started work today on an EP for Natalie. Its good to be back in the studio....

UPDATE below are Natalie's pics

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Lathe Cut

Me, Phil and Pete (from records) went down to Curved Mastering in Hackney to cut our new Wrangler seven inch. More to follow soon. Here is the crazy lathe they cut the vinyl on


Today I experimented with the Buchla preset manager. Some of the 200e modules are equipped with recallable functions, which are controlled by the preset manager section of the 225e module. The thing is, not all settings are recallable, only certain things indicated by a blue capped knob. Plus obviously you can't recall cable connections or the parameters of non 200e modules (such as the Eardrill and Verbos ones), but its still quite a useful area of exploration and certainly opens the system up to some otherwise impossible sounds

This patch uses the clock of the pendulum/ratchet module to sequence through the 30 storage locations in the 225e. You can see me plugging the banana cable into the 'advance input' near the beginning. I had previously edited the blue knobs on various modules to alter the VCO and LPG settings and stored them in sequence. I also used the p/r clock to scroll the 291e stage sequencer