Wednesday 20 May 2009

TU Berlin EM Hören on Myspace

Update to this post on Folkmar Hein and the TU studio via Michael Hoeldke:

The TU Berlin's Elektroakustische Musik listening session has a presence on Myspace:

Be sure to visit the page for regular updates on coming events.

Tomorrow is a public holiday in Berlin, so the next session is on Thursday May 28th at 18:00.

The address is the TU Studio (EN324) Elektrotechnik Neubau, Einsteinufer 17, 10587 Berlin. (S-Bahn Tiergarten or U-Bahn Ernst Reuter Platz).

Monday 18 May 2009

New Series - Navs' Music Minute

First track in a new series of 60 second compositions. These are tracks featuring multiple takes, a little editing and some effects. In short, anything I can't file under 'Patch of the Day'.

Edit: the SC Player didn't seem to be working at time of posting. If it's still not showing the waveform, just click on the 'Cat's Cradle' link above.

The main parts (random melody & resonant sweep) were generated by a Jomox SunSyn, the occasional bloops, klonks & spurts were generated by a live patch featuring a Livewire AFG, modulated by a Plan B Model 15 VCO. A Wogglebug generated pitch CVs, triggered a Model 10 EG and controlled its Time Base.

For the main part, I cross-modulated the SunSyn's VCOs and set LFO1 to generate a random pitch for one oscillator and played the 'melody' by hand. Proof, maybe, that the best source of randomness is the human touch.

Monday 11 May 2009

Patch of the Day - Take Six

Modular Bebop. It's going to be huge, trust me.

Various random patches generated by the Wogglebug, sampled and played back in Kontakt.