Monday, 28 June 2010

Patch Tips #11 - AC-coupled Mixing

Abusing the Fonitronik Attenuverting Mixer as a fixed-rate slew limiter.

Mixing CVs can yield complex modulations. Fonitronik's mh-01 is perfect for the task and also has a hidden trick up its sleeve. Flicking the mode from DC to AC sends the sum through a capacitor, which leads to a pleasant and unpredictable rounding of the signal.

Two mixed LFOs. Change from DC to AC mode @ 8 seconds.

This is great for cyclical modulations and, while it's less useful for pitch information, can also be used to avoid clicks when feeding a VCA with a S&H signal.

Kids & Modular Synths ...

... they just get it.

Thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday - I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Navs Live + EP Release

Photo © verstaerker

I'll be performing live as part of the Bloom Garden project at the 48 Stunden Neukölln arts festival in Berlin this Saturday (June 26th).

I'll start patching around 16:00 at Parzelle 20 in the 'Hand in Hand' Kleingarten Kolonie in the Rütli Strasse 8, 12045. Same procedure as last year, as they say in Germany!

To accompany the open-air art installation, I've made a collection of recordings, called Synthetic Nature, available for paid download at my new bandcamp page:

<a href="">blüm by Navs</a>

I hope you like the sounds enough to buy the EP and, if you can tear yourself away from the football action, look forward to seeing you on Saturday.