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    Delia Derbyshire Birthday

    Delia Ann Derbyshire (5 May 1937 – 3 July 2001) was an English musician and composer of electronic music. She carried out pioneering work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s, including her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. Read More About Delia Derbyshire
  3. Join us for DD Day 2020 - 23 NOVEMBER online, worldwide Delia Derbyshire Day is pleased to announce a feast of online content to be released on Delia Derbyshire Day 2020, which has now been fixed as 23 NOVEMBER. Visit now - https://deliaderbyshireday.com/dd-day-2020/
  4. This interview is absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to see this film, Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

     

  5. This psycho-acoustic exploration of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire time-travels like that famous fictional doctor, as Cosey Fanni Tutti dreams of connective sonic pathways. ‘Radio was the most important thing in my life and music, music, music!’ A true pioneer in audio exploration and psycho-acoustics, Delia Derbyshire conceived one of the most familiar compositions in science fiction, the Doctor Who theme, while working in a BBC basement. Her soundscapes felt like they connected to another realm. Kicking off with the discovery of 267 tapes in an attic, along with a treasure trove of journals hidden in her childhood bedroom, this film tunes in to Derbyshire’s frequency; that of a life-long non-conformist, whose peals of laughter in an archive interview tickle with delight and eccentricity. Featuring a rich archive, interviews, fictional embodiment and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s psycho-sonic channelling, director Caroline Catz traces acoustic pathways on her archeological dig into Derbyshire’s resonant life.
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  7. One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s career spans from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning composer and anti-nuclear activist. This intimate portrait explores Sakamoto’s return to music following a cancer diagnosis, leading to the creation of a haunting new masterpiece. Stephen Nomura Schible’s wonderful feature debut is a revelatory exploration of Ryuichi Sakamoto, his work, environmentalism, and the incredible album async. This lovely and graceful exploration offers a rare glimpse into the artistic process of the renowned musician.
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    Friday 27 November, on the radio, 4,5 hours music, all from 2020 http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/radio1/ 20.00-0.30 / 7pm-11.30pm(UK) / 2-6.30pm(US) CST --All in 192/kbps-- In this show: UK: New Syngate release Colin Rayment - Igneous UK: Brand new fluXus(Nigel Rushbrook NL: Cybe & Double Air(release 2021)? NL: Tectonia(Ricardo Verschut ) release 2021? B: Rojinski(Alexei Rojinski) B: Ashtoreth & Stratosphere(Winter-Light release) P: Emil Zapffe(João Guimarães) See the playlist for all musicians, you are welcome in the chat
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  10. Meet Vector, a unique digital hardware synthesizer combining elements of several synthesis methods into a very special expressive blend. With a touchscreen interface, smooth rotary encoders and firm toggles for navigating the partials — how they evolve, modulate, mix and cut. Features + Hybrid synthesis engine + Complex modulators + 16 voice polyphony with per-voice filters + Extensive arpeggiator with a step sequencer + Carefully selected and tuned effects + 7" capacitive touchscreen + 25 smooth clickless rotary encoders + USB device, USB host + 32-bit internal processing + 32-bit DAC (106dB SNR)
  11. In the mid-1970s, a force of nature swept across the continental United States, cutting across all strata of race and class, rooting in our minds, our homes, our culture. It wasn’t The Exorcist, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, or even bell-bottoms, but instead a book called The Secret Life of Plants. The work of occultist/former OSS agent Peter Tompkins and former CIA agent/dowsing enthusiast Christopher Bird, the books shot up the bestseller charts and spread like kudzu across the landscape, becoming a phenomenon. Seemingly overnight, the indoor plant business was in full bloom and photosynthetic eukaryotes of every genus were hanging off walls, lording over bookshelves, and basking on sunny window ledges. The science behind Secret Life was specious: plants can hear our prayers, they’re lie detectors, they’re telepathic, able to predict natural disasters and receive signals from distant galaxies. But that didn’t stop millions from buying and nurturing their new plants. Perhaps the craziest claim of the book was that plants also dug music. And whether you purchased a snake plant, asparagus fern, peace lily, or what have you from Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (or bought a Simmons mattress from Sears), you also took home Plantasia, an album recorded especially for them. Subtitled “warm earth music for plants…and the people that love them,” it was full of bucolic, charming, stoner-friendly, decidedly unscientific tunes enacted on the new-fangled device called the Moog. Plants date back from the dawn of time, but apparently they loved the Moog, never mind that the synthesizer had been on the market for just a few years. Most of all, the plants loved the ditties made by composer Mort Garson.
  12. Building on the tradition of warm and punchy analogue-style synth sounds, conceived by legendary synthesisers from the past, COBALT8 unlocks the full creative potential of analogue waveforms. This powerful, inspiring instrument reinvents the aesthetics of analogue sounds and invites musicians, producers and sound designers to explore a new era of virtual-analogue synthesiser textures, far beyond the limits of its analogue forefathers. On top of the innovative oscillator engine of COBALT8, we added a new morphable 4-Pole Ladder Filter. Combined with Modal’s unparalleled modulation options, an inspiring real-time / step sequencer, the energising arpeggiator, the Premium FATAR 37-note keyboard, MPE, studio-quality effects and MODALapp integration, COBALT8 is the perfect synth for everyone who wants a versatile electronic music instrument to play vintage synth sounds and is eager to enter new sound dimensions. Eight true polyphonic voices tempt players to lay out wide string or rich synth pad chords, while a monophonic bass or lead patch, played with 64 oscillators can shake the walls of every stadium. And with the avant-garde sound forming features, every synth enthusiast can refine his performance with sounds that no other synthesiser is able to generate. Play rich analogue-style sounds driven by COBALT8’s Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesis, combining traditional technology with modern synth features Create your own signature sounds by harnessing the power of COBALT8’s unique waveform architecture with 34 complex sophisticated algorithms and Modal’s morphable 4-pole Ladder Filter Bring performance to a new level with MPE support, the integrated 512-note Realtime/Step Sequencer, 32-step programmable Arpeggiator and powerful Animation Lanes Express yourself with the class-leading 37-note key bed with aftertouch, built into a road-ready aluminium enclosure Integrate COBALT8 into your production and live performances with the full-size MIDI connections and the 3.5mm Sync Ins and Outs Access all synthesiser functions and update COBALT8 via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3 Analogue Goodness and so much more Two independent oscillator groups with up to 4 oscillators each generate not only powerful virtual-analogue goodness, but like no other synthesiser before, 34 unique complex algorithms like Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphing, and many more are available to increase the creative options for new-generation synth sounds. Each Algorithm has a simple-to-use pair of controls selected to suit the particular algorithm or character, providing musicians the power of traditionally complex oscillator modulations or processes spontaneously. For every synth lover: our 4-Pole Ladder Filter COBALT8’s newly designed, self-oscillating 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance injects more warmth and bite. Switch between the four different filter modes, get creative with the Notch filter and form unusual synth textures with the Phasor. Two different characteristics allow to instil a more subtle behaviour or process the sound with sheer raw power. Shape your sound Three flexible audio-rate (2 x polyphonic) LFOs can be routed to a massive amount of destinations using the modulation matrix and sync to internal or external tempo. Three dedicated envelopes for the filter, amp and modulation allow excessive control over dynamics and expression. Switchable envelope types provide greater options to tailor the envelopes for specific sound purposes. COBALT8s sophisticated 12-slot modulation matrix supports easy assignments of complex modulation routes to keep the sound evolving. Four common modulation routings are pre-set here to free up space for more exciting ideas. Next generation Sequencer and Arp The integrated 512-note Realtime / Step Sequencer with four powerful Animation Lanes invites to compose massive and complex melodic patterns. The polyphonic 64-note step sequencer mode enables easy step input for note and animation values. Multiple sequencer trigger modes coupled with the powerful onboard arpeggiator (programmable up to 32 steps) and performance features such as Chord Hold, Inversions, Transpose, Sustain Latch. It’s about playing Professional keyboard players will love COBALT8’s rugged steel and aluminium chassis and the premium FATAR 37-note full-size key bed. The keys support channel aftertouch and deliver smooth action to express powerful playing performances. For direct access of the parameters, COBALT8 features 29 endless knobs, 24 buttons and an X/Y joystick for pitch or modulation, and MPE support offers new ways of creative expression for sophisticated performers. Polish your patches with studio-grade FX Reshape your sounds completely with the onboard stereo effects engine. COBALT8 comes with a 3-slot FX engine with in-depth FX programming. To polish the sound, a total of 11 FX algorithms add character and depth, including Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb. Looking to connect Set to be played in any synth environment, COBALT8 comes with all physical connections required. Control the synth using USB, monitor with headphones or using the dedicated line outputs, sync with external gear using the full-size MIDI in and out or the 3.5 mm Sync in or outputs and take control of your sound using the built-in Sustain and Expression inputs. By poly-chaining any two COBALT8 devices, the amount of voices is easily doubled to 16 voices and 128 oscillators. Access all Areas There is plenty of room to store patch, effects and sequence creations. Out of the box, 300 of the total 500 patches are filled with factory patch banks, carefully programmed by some of the most accomplished sound designers of the world. One hundred customised effects configurations and sequences can be stored as well to be applied to any sound while performing. Free MODALapp for immersive sound programming sessions The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing on your computer or mobile device. Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive to all sound forming and performance parameters to create their own signature sounds, and to backup and manage patches and sequences.
  13. Create a mono-synth, drum machine, or MIDI sequencer with the Field! It works as a great development tool, or handy small-form synth to take with you on the go. Comes with Daisy installed and 9V power adapter. Resources: Documentation, and examples are hosted on our GitHub repository for easy download. All firmware that we develop is released for free under a permissive open source license(MIT). Check out the getting started wiki page! Control Voltage Interface Patch-Bay and TRS MIDI Input and Output Built In Headphone Amplifier with Dedicated Volume Control. 1/4” Line Level Inputs and Outputs x8 Knobs, x2 Buttons, and x1 Toggle Switch LED Push-Button Keyboard Interface SD Card Slot, and Secondary Micro USB Port Expected ship date: Late August 2020
  14. Scale angles dense and jagged, glide over plains vast and fluid, or sink into mists of dissonance. To model is to shape the formless. Model:Cycles is a six track FM based groovebox that brings exploring into the heart of sound sculpting. With six unique Machines in one lightweight unit you can effortlessly mold rhythm and melody across the digital spectrum using instant, tactile controls. Exploration made attainable. Define the formless The six Machines of the digital FM engine are unique to Model:Cycles, and cover both percussive and melodic synths, allowing you to make full, varied compositions. The four core Synth Controls put the tools of sound sculpting right in front of you, altering the behavior of each Machine differently and letting you push them to the limit. Every sound has a start, where will you take it? Dedicated × 12 Dedicated knobs let you twist each Machine far and wide with wild, unexpected results waiting to be discovered. Use Control All to heave a parameter to the extreme and back again across every track. Elektron’s powerful sequencer gives you the freedom to record every move live or program the sounds and parameters of your composition one step at a time. Light weight, heavy sound Whether you use it as a versatile live instrument or groovebox on the go to pick up and craft full-blown compositions away from your studio, exploration has rarely felt so convenient and unimpeded. The Machines Kick Snare Metal Perc Tone Chord Dependable, wildly adaptable bass drum. The Synth Controls Four core synth engine controls which modify each Machine in their own weird and wonderful way. Specifications Synth voice features 6 × FM based Machines 1 × Assignable LFO per track 1 × Assignable velocity modulation per track Storage space for up to 60,000 presets Sequencer 6 × Audio tracks (all of which may be used as MIDI tracks as well) Elektron sequencer with up to 64 steps Unique length and scale settings per track Parameter locks Micro timing Trig conditions Assignable retrig Real-time or grid recording of notes and parameters 96 × Projects 96 × Patterns per Project Send & master effects Delay and reverb send FX
  15. Six years before the release of his landmark Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP, composer and arranger Mort Garson met experimental film director Skip Sherwood, who was interested in an electronic score for his new movie, Didn’t You Hear? While not much is known now about the exact nature of their collaboration, we have Garson’s magnificent score as a record of those heady, early days after his life-changing discovery of the Moog synthesizer. Notable for being one of the earliest screen appearances by a young Gary Busey, Didn’t You Hear? also boasts one of the first-ever all-electronic movie scores. Though the score was first released in 1970, it sounds as adventurous and futuristic today as it must have then. Originally available only in the lobby of the theater at screenings of the movie in Seattle, the soundtrack LP went out of print shortly after the film's release. It has been a sought-after record for collectors of Mort Garson and early electronic music ever since. Sacred Bones is honored to reissue Didn’t You Hear? as it was meant to be heard, taken from the original master tapes and given a pristine remaster by engineer Josh Bonati.
  16. No doubt you know the name Mort Garson from his myriad writing, conducting, and arranging credits, topping a thousand in total: the Kim Sisters, Gi Sönne, Lola Novaković, Pfc. Craig Brown, Emilio Pericoli. Or failing that, his sides for Patti Page, Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Percy Faith, and Mr. Magoo himself. Which is to say, Mort Garson’s road to cool cultural caché and the sublimity of Plantasia meant a decades’ long journey through an underworld of sophisticated, international, string-laced dreck (ie, your great-grandparents’ record collection) to arrive at Music From Patch Cord Productions, this set of queasy-listening you now hold.
  17. I have one of these, it is great even to this day. It was even used in a Gorillaz song. One thing to point out though from the description above, the part where it says " ....and 4 buttons to manually play each instrument cymbal, claves, cowbell and bass drum." Is incorrect. Those 4 buttons mute those sounds during rhythm playback, they are not triggers.
  18. Imens Vi Stadig Findes is the second compilation by FUSEM. 15 carefully selected works by the most talented artists in Danish ambient music. The title translates to "While We Still Exist".
  19. Imens Vi Stadig Findes is the second compilation by FUSEM. 15 carefully selected works by the most talented artists in Danish ambient music. The title translates to "While We Still Exist". View full album
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    Friday 23 October on the radio, 4 hours music http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/radio1/ 20.00-0.00 / 7pm-11.00pm(UK) / 2-6pm(US) CST --All in 192/kbps-- In this show: 1. Never attended "B Wave" Festivals in Belgium? Here is a chance to hear 4 of them(see flyer) 2. What has KneTonator to do with Johannes Schmoelling? 3. Amazing music from Spain, France and the US 4. Berlin style guaranteed ! 5. Join the chat for all info, Name/ Gast/ enter(abschicken)
  21. Hello, I am a staff member at Electric Lady Studios and we are having a hard time locating a CR 68 or a CR 78, I was wondering if you had any references of were we could rent either of these?
  22. "Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" is the story of two free spirits: legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his vibrant wife Güngör who migrated to the USA from Turkey in early 1960s. Using the couple’s personal archives, the documentary captures the career of İlhan as an edgy artist, and the power of their life-long companionship which started off amidst a family drama. In a multi-layered structure, the film talks about immigration, music, love and disappointment. View full movie
  23. "Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" is the story of two free spirits: legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his vibrant wife Güngör who migrated to the USA from Turkey in early 1960s. Using the couple’s personal archives, the documentary captures the career of İlhan as an edgy artist, and the power of their life-long companionship which started off amidst a family drama. In a multi-layered structure, the film talks about immigration, music, love and disappointment.
  24. Jack (O' Lantern) Hertz goes dark with this special Halloween edition release for 2020. EMjoy this as a soundtrack for your Halloween festivities or as a scary trip into the darkness anytime. Pumpkin Patch by Jack Hertz now available from Aural Films.
  25. Brand new recorded for Harsh Reality Music: HR340 M.NOMIZED A Shroud Of Purity M.NOMIZED : Synthesizers, Loops, Dronescapes, Percussions. Music composed and played by M.Nomized. Recorded and mixed at Fraction Studio (France). Cover and visuals by M.Nomized. All rights reserved. (P) 2020 HARSH REALITY MUSIC (USA). " Special thanx to Chris Phinney - Love and Prayer" Link : mnomized.bandcamp.com View full album
  26. Brand new recorded for Harsh Reality Music: HR340 M.NOMIZED A Shroud Of Purity M.NOMIZED : Synthesizers, Loops, Dronescapes, Percussions. Music composed and played by M.Nomized. Recorded and mixed at Fraction Studio (France). Cover and visuals by M.Nomized. All rights reserved. (P) 2020 HARSH REALITY MUSIC (USA). " Special thanx to Chris Phinney - Love and Prayer" Link : mnomized.bandcamp.com
  27. M.NOMIZED : Synthesizers, Loops, Dronescapes, Percussions, Reversed Sounds. SRVTR : Additional Electronic Sounds. Music composed and played by M.Nomized. Recorded and mixed at Fraction Studio. Cover and designs by Sakuro Watanabe (Japan). www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010080557818 Colors by M.Nomized. All rights reserved. P.2020 FRACTION STUDIO. Links : mnomized.bandcamp.com srvtr.bandcamp.com
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