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    Encyclotronic an expression of our passion for electronic music that has developed over 30+ years. After many years of searching for electronic music all over the world. We made it our mission to create an exhaustive archive that could support all aspects of Electronic Music. As an art form and a culture, to encompass the Music, Instruments and the People behind it. This site is for everyone to discover and share music, instruments, radio and all things electronic music. The basic foundation is being developed with the help of yours and community's feedback. If you find something we have NOT done. We want you to add it with the tools we created to do so. How You Can Participate We want your information, opinions, feedback and suggestions. If you have any desire to research and share knowledge on any aspect of Electronic Music - or just point out mistakes thave have been made. We want your help with growing the site by adding information about yours and your favorite music and instruments. Even better, we have setup the Libraries to include dedicated forum comments and reviews for everything you do. Be it an individual or company, with an new album to share, gear to present, or events to announce. We encourage you to make use of the site to connect with old and new electronic music culture. If you don't see it, let us know. We are happy to respond, and make it happen if we can. Cut The Cords! One of the biggest features we worked on was to make Encyclotronic available everywhere. The site is designed to work with your phone, tablets, TV and Computers. We hope you will make this your EM home to PM, read, post, chat and share at home or on the GO! The Libraries The libraries were designed from the ground up to document information on a wide variety of electronic instruments, music, and more to come. With man parameters, the form is setup as a research guide to direct you on what to document for a given instrument. The fields are mostly optional, with a handful setup as "required" to ensure each record includes the essential data. Ideally, we want to include as much information as possible with the most common values pre-defined as check-boxes for fast and easy documentation. Optionally, we have created open "Notes" fields for the main sections to document the specific and uncommon information about an instrument. Updating Current Records We have done the best we can in our research, and surely made some mistakes. If you see any thing that is incorrect, incomplete or needs to be updated. You encouraged to update the record yourself. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the "Edit" link to access the content form. It is a long page, so best to search if its just one section you want to update. When done, you can save the changes at the bottom of the page. Don't worry if you make a mistake. We keep track of all the revisions and will review your changes before adding them. Adding New Records Adding a new library record is a bit different. You will want to prepare it by getting by gathering any text, images, links and extra files you can upload like manuals, patches, and other supporting documents. Once you have everything for the instrument, music, or patch ready. Go to the tab section and category you want to add to. Then click the blue "Add New" button. Then fill out the form to the best of your ability. Some of the fields are required, and must be completed to save the record. Once you are done, you can go back and update the form as needed. Don't worry if you make a mistake. We will review your entry and will ensure it is complete before adding the new item. Content Guidelines When adding any content to the databases. We request that you follow some guidelines for data gathering and entry: Do not copy full articles, reviews and other private content unless you have the rights to share the content. Sourcing information from Manuals, Ebay, Wikipedia and official product information are okay under fair use. Always link back to the original information that quotes and images were found, in the sources section. For instruments we want to see images of the front, panels, sides, connections, and back of the device. Add new items without a category to the "Misc" section. We will create categories and move them later. Account, Questions, Bugs and Support This site has a learning curve to be sure, but we hope those of you familiar with the classic forums model and or social networks will find this to be the best of both worlds. In any event, we expect you will have questions. Not to forget, this has been an 18 month development project and there are surely bugs in the system that we will want to catch and fix if we can. That said here are some ways to get help: Account Setup Site Questions Report Bugs Post all other questions in this topic (reply). Behind The Curtain Jon and I (Jack) are die-hard EM fiends since the early 1980s. We've been talking about doing this for 20 years. We finally pooled our decades of experience in music, publishing, retail, technology, and teaching into what you see today. With your help, we are committed to making this site a valuable resource for all EM fans, around the world. Read more about us on our profile pages: Jack Hertz Jon Johnson Join The Team! After 18 months of research and hard work. We are well aware of the challenge ahead of us. We cannot, and do not want to, do this alone. We are looking for people who are both interested in developing a great resource and an organization to make it happen. If you are interested in getting involved behind the scenes. Send me a Private Message with your thoughts on how you would like to contribute. EMjoy!
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    I played around with reel to reel tape and cassette players as a kid, making soundscapes, radio plays and some kind of basic music concrete before I knew it was a thing. Also loved to tune "in between the stations" on the radio listening to noise and lost sounds which were as much in the imagination as they were in the transmission. Growing up in Sweden I was exposed to Ralph Lundsten and loved where his music took me. At 16 I worked all summer so I could afford a second hand Korg Poly-61. If people ask me when I started making music, that's normally what I tell them. I am only just getting started after nearly three decades, fuelled by that same curiosity about what exists out there, hidden deep in the noise between those stations. I hope to one day be able to lift aside the veil of the universe to see what lies behind. I never stop experimenting and always try to create music/sounds with some kind of flow to it. And I like chocolate.
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    Hi everyone... just re-posting the info from one of my "home" labels Latex Records, that's it in a nutshell. The website's looking good going to quietly contribute albums, step by step, for now. Cheers from Sweden /Linnea
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    Been meaning to try this. Posted from my phone cam just now...
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    Encyclotronic v.0 is liquid smooth! My ears are loving this mix
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    Sounds, that's what this all means, to me. Like that Welcome mess. said. This site is a manifestation of my habituation with generalized electronic circuits, chips (also circuits), the occasional magnetized strips of polyethylene terephthalate (tape), and other facsimiles (apps) configured to allow any capable organism to manipulate air pressure waves to their own like, or dislike. Best defined by Bill Nelson as "painting with sound". I am interesting in the artistry, craftsmanship, culture, tools, and techniques of painting with sound... er uh, yeah.
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    Here is an assortment of sounds-- some wind instrument sounds, other processed field recordings, all free for remixing (with cc-attribution): https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/harmonica-drones https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/mystified-trombone-drone-samples https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/the-night https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/flute-drone-samples https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/pan-pipes-drone-samples https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/various-wind-instrument-drone-samples https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/fdrone-fragments https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/black-curtain-outtakes-scott-lawlor-with-mystified https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/industrial-curtain https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-for-urban-discourse-part-2 https://mystified.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-for-urban-discourse Enjoy, and please remember to attribute.
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    Cheers everybody! :-) I found some time today to make a visit on Encyclotronic here after a long while, and hope all of You girls and guys are doing fine! :-) Cheers & all good wishes, Michael .
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    We are doing it again! Lingua Incognita - Monday 11/7, at the Makeout Room in SF...
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    PHOBoS on electro-music, designed and built this little synth based on a CMOS logic chip. It has a matrix of LED's which inspired me to make a video.
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    Welcome All! Quick tip: For a FB style "newsfeed" of all members activity, click on the "ENCYCLOTRONIC" header in the top left above the main menu on any page. You can also fine tune your activity feeds using the drop down menu titled "More" on the main menu at the top of any page
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    The floodgates are finally back open for music submissions! Thank you all for your patience If you're an ambient musician and you have something you feel might be suitable for StillStream please visit http://stillstream.fm/submissions/
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    Towards a New Industrial Music - Part 2
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    Ambient Sleeping Pill is a wonderfully curated online radio station. Very consistent in mood and tone. Tune in here: http://ambientsleepingpill.com/
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    A heavy dose of kosmische is in the new "Bergen" video from FAST RAILS.
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    Hello, all. My name is Michael Carlson, and my musical moniker is “remst8”. I don’t necessarily limit myself to any particular genre, but most of my work in recent years has been drone/ambient/experimental music. I've been playing with various tracker programs since 1991. I started with NoiseTracker/ProTracker on a friend's Amiga 500 and eventually bought my own A500, later finding my way to OctaMED. Making the jump to PC, I used ScreamTracker for a bit, then used Impulse Tracker for quite awhile. A couple years later I began using ModPlug Tracker, and was pretty heavy into that until discovering my current weapon (tracker) of choice: Renoise. Don't let that summary mislead you--I'm just a hobbyist, and I have a history of playing with a given tracker for a couple months, then life intervenes and pulls me away for far too long before I can find enough time to start all over again. So while I may have done some tinkering over several years, I consider my actual experience level with tracking music basically in the "novice" category. I have managed to keep at it more consistently the past couple years, though, so I hope I can keep that up. Cheers, Michael a.k.a. remst8
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    My father, CJrGoff's, Webcore portable reel-to-reel tape recorder. 1) I was 4 years old (1962), Fremont, California, USA 2) It was there in my home environment. When I discovered it, I thought it was magic. 3) It eventually just became mine because my Dad didn't really use it much. 4) I recorded all sorts of things, played them back fast, slow, punched in new sounds to get strange effects, eventually learned to edit with scissors, to loop, etc. 5) That old reel-to-reel sadly disappeared after my parents left the world of the living. I've owned at least 100 different types of tape recorders over the years. Today I own eleven. I've recorded at least 50 albums that employ Frippertronics style tape loops, produced at least 100 cassette albums (many of which were created on 4 track tape decks), and often still use cassettes (or microcassettes) to input sounds into "live" mixes/performances. Tape recording produces sounds that are impossible to achieve with other recording technologies making them not just machines for media storage, but genuine electronic instruments.
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    Nocturnal - Symatic Star
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    Great site ,I can see myself spending quite a bit of time here and also want to thank Charles Schriner for making me aware of its existence ..
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    Hello and welcome one and all. I've been a musician for 41 years. My background is in bass guitar and guitar. I've been playing and working with synthesizers and Electronic Music for about 35 years. I played in different bands/ensembles over the years from Jazz to Metal but it has been Electronic Music that's been the center of my musical universe much of the time. Likewise with synthesizers I enjoy the flexibility and different ways that "we" might use them. From the simplest to the most complex of them. However as I type these last words which probably should be first is "we" have to remember that its about the music not the gear which is all too easy to get wrapped up in. I look forward to interacting with all of you.
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    Great to be here... All looking very good! Thank You Jack, Jon ... Annemarie
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    So nice to see this site back and running Jack!
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    Kinda funny so far no one finds new music from Radio and Reviews
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    Take my rating with a grain of salt, as I am not a gear-head, not a synth player, and have little experience with other equipment. The MC202 is my main and only synth, used as auxiliary to my primary instrument, bass thru fx. Actually, working with this instrument over the past 15 years has taught me a lot about synthesis. Decent sounds, decent responsiveness, decent controls. More about sounds than about playing. Very useful programming and cycling. In my opinion, and in my practice, you really need to have this running into a delay pedal. This allows 2 things: -- capturing a phrase into a fairly short loop -- with the cycled playing of programmed phrases, the delay X speed of the programmed cycled part provides an Ozric-y arppeggiator where melodies synch up and produce accidental harmonies in time, either on top of itself or interwoven. This allows knob-twiddlin' and slider-play of the programmed melody arp. (Sorry if these words are meaningless and non-technical, but as I say, I'm a synth outsider. )
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    Welcome to the Encyclotronic 2017 NAMM LIST. An on-going digest of the latest electronic music news and events at the NAMM 2017 Convention in Anaheim, California January 19th to the 22nd, and beyond.
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    Genre Party by Charles Rice Goff III
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    Happy Black Friday. "Don't Believe The Hype" https://jonjohnson1.bandcamp.com/track/panic-button
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    Workgruppe Radioshow 50 • Albums Of the Year 2016 Webradio www.modul303.com
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    Yes, and of course the 1980's spawned the whole world-wide experimental cassette culture, which was big enough to make the music industry (oxymoron) a little nervous at the time. Lots of those old avant garde tapes are available for the masses to hear on the internet now. Should you (or anyone) care to have a tiny audio glimpse at some of those revolutionary recordings, I did a show on the subject through Jerry Kranitz's Aural Innovations for years (earliest shows at the bottom of the page): Lo Finest
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    We will be revealing a new FAST RAILS video on Monday. Be sure to get on board with the first video for "Crossing the Horizon" from the album now available from Aural Films at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fast-rails/.
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    The Intro tries to explain, its the love for all things EM and a growing worry that a lot of important information on music and gear is disappearing. Everything from your CC releases, to what that thrift store find does, to those funny ads in 1970s magazines should be captured, organized and preserved for all to emjoy.
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    It was the Animoog. I started out wanting a tablet to replace an ordenary sketchbook. This was when I still was a painter. Now, I have long before that loved electronic music ala Klaus Schultze, and found out that there actually were synthesizer apps to by aswell. So I thought, what the heck, I'll buy one so I can play with sounds. Then I bought, fully on random, Animoog. That changed my life. I soon needed something to record it on, and got Meteor IOS DAW. THat wasnt quit enough, and I got a jack to jack cable to plug it into the in on my laptop, to record into Audacity. Read up, saw videos, and after a long research bought Studio One. Loved it, startet buying more softsynths, and before short I had my first 50 minutes piece. Well, thats the story of my first electronic instrument. Today I mostly play with my new modular, but still love softsynths I chuck in the link for the forementioned piece This first piece after a while turned into a triptych. You will of course find some Animoog in here aswell
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    Hello folks, I'll let this be my first post in here. I have been working with electronic music some years now. Of late i've been wanting analog sound to trigger and control my modular. I have been playing the jawsharp for many years, and want to use this. I have also just met a guy that does this, but with obo, ms-20 and some other synth I dont remember the name of, but not modular. So I wonder if any of you in here can give me some tips about modules that can convert audio signal to cv. Or external boxes that can do this. Or can simply an amplified audio signal be used as a cv signal?
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    I love the sound of CDs in the morning.
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    that is so familiar - as we got older, sitting in an old car in the rain with the windscreen wipers on and the radio between stations, the rhythm of the radio noise modulated by the wiper movements
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    the first electronic instrument I used was made by a friend - it was a simple circuit stuck on a piece of wood and you played it by pressing strips of tin to make contacts. Adelaide Australia, maybe 1972. We were still in school Why you chose it - we were doing exploratory music and my friend liked making electronics How much you paid for it. nothing What did with it. It sounded just like the sort of circuit breaking thing people do now. We would use it when playing drums and guitars and make those circuit breaking sounds with detuned guitars etc. If you still have or why you got rid of it. Long long gone - maybe. I think we got rid of that stuff as we conventionalised our music under the pressure of the progressive music thing and trying to sound like "proper" (ie foreign) musicians.
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    This is pretty cool, the power of Win 10 a pocket sized format. The Ockel Sirius A is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but is just as powerful as a desktop PC. This unique ultra small machine is equipped with a full Windows 10 Home or Pro version, powerful hardware components, a 6-inch touchscreen and battery. Join the campaign, save up to 29% off the final retail price and be part of the mission of Ockel Computers to reinvent the PC. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ockel-sirius-a-the-world-s-most-versatile-mini-pc-mobile-design--2#/
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    Finally got around to updating Cosmosƒ Saturnv3. Exciting :-)
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    The site looks excellent gentlemen, thank you for creating it
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    Enjoying Volume 0. Everyone came up with some astonishing tracks and the flow of the compilation is great
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    Thanks for inviting me, and including theremins as part of your resource. Arthur Harrison Harrison Instruments, Inc.
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    Rig is up and running May the muse be in my favor
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    Complex Silence 20 - Shane Morris