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  3. Aural Films presents a dark sonic adventure into the unknown. Christopher Alvarado and Jack Hertz team up for a special Halloween release that has been encoded with all sorts of arcanum. Descend into the hidden realms of alchemy, magic and mysticism where the night bleeds into the day and barbecued demons are served with a strong witches brew. NOTE: Many politicians were sacrificed in making of this record.
    • The next revolution in Synthesis - Delayed implementation of effects (as occurs in vibrato effects) and it's extension into a manifestation of attack and release functions on every synthesis process. ... Design the virtual synths and I will test them :D
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  5. Persepolis by Iannis Xenakis

    Subtitled "Nous Portons La Lumière De La Terre / We Bear The Light Of The Earth". Composed 26.08.1971, Persépolis, Festival de Shiraz (Iran), for 8 channel electronic tape. Tape realizeded at Studio Acusti, Paris. Continuous version, without interruption between part I and part II, realized in June 1999 and mixed to stereo 8 channel in April 2000 at the "Studio für Elektronische Musik des Instituts für Neue Musik der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Freiburg im Breisgau", Germany. Published by Editions Salabert.
  6. Ploytec πλ² PL2

    The PL2 is an analog synthesizer module with a digital (125kHz, state variable) multimode filter, offering unique saturation. That filter's followed by a second analog lowpass filter. It comes in two versions: The original black PL2 is MIDI powered via its MIDI input. It works with almost any MIDI equipped keyboard or MIDI interface. The built-in micro USB connector doesn't contain USB functionality, but can be used for additional power when needed. Here's a list of MIDI devices reported to be compatible:  Frequently updated compatibility list Soundwise identical, the white PL2 Leukos USB only works with computers or iPads® (USB camera connection kit required). Instead of a MIDI Input, πλ² Leukos features a perfect MIDI output, so you can connect an additonal MIDI synth (e.g. a black PL2).
  7. Topic: Ploytec πλ² PL2

    The PL2 is an analog synthesizer module with a digital (125kHz, state variable) multimode filter, offering unique saturation. That filter's followed by a second analog lowpass filter. It comes in two versions: View full synthesizer
  8. We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not surprising that music has also been influenced by technology. This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing. Note this this the revised edition of the 1970 film that has been updated with an introduction to digital election music. View full movie
  9. Discovering Electronic Music

    We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not surprising that music has also been influenced by technology. This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing. Note this this the revised edition of the 1970 film that has been updated with an introduction to digital election music.
  10. The Field Kit FX! This new device is a powerful new cv controlled effects unit for your electronic music setup and pairs extremely well with the KOMA Field Kit. Looper Frequency Shifter Sample Rate Reducer / Bitcrusher Digital Delay Analog Spring Reverb 4 Channel VCA Mixer 4 Step Mini Sequencer Envelope Generator All of this, combined with the new 4 Channel CV Interface which allows you to route four cv signals throughout the device, means an incredible control over sound and timbre and a great addition to your mobile performance rig. We are in the final stages of development of the Field Kit FX and are prepping the production and we need your support to make it happen! Let's get more detailed... The Field Kit FX is built up from 7 separate functional blocks all focused on mangling and changing incoming audio and CV signals. They are designed to operate together as a coherent addition to our Field Kit Electroacoustic Workstation or alternatively together with other pieces of music electronics with the ability to use control voltage signals. The Field Kit FX is a mad machine packed with a bunch of cool effects and features! Let us run your through its functions, first there is the: 4 Channel VCA Mixer The 4 Channel VCA Mixer is where all the signals of the Field Kit FX come together, providing a fully functional mixer with individual Volume and Tone control over each channel. We added CV control over the VCA so you can use your modular synthesizer, the CV outputs of your original Field Kit, or any other device to tweak the audio levels of the signals coming from the effects or feeding into them. The level of the Master Output can be set with the Master Volume rotary control, use the CV Select buttons to route the CV signals of the CV Interface to the separate channels. We like to push the limits with sound. Just like the mixer in the Field Kit, there is plenty of Gain to play with and the Tone control is a Low/Hi Pass filter that can drastically change the sound. CV Controlled Spring Reverb One of the classic effects is the Spring Reverb, which - especially taken from it’s enclosure - is the experimentalists' dream. You can touch it, hit it and use the physical properties to create spooky and unearthly sounds. We got so many requests of users of the Field Kit to add one, so we did. The Spring Reverb section in the Field Kit FX is Otto’s take on classic Spring Reverb circuitry and it rocks! He added a switchable Resonant Low Pass and Bandpass Filter in the audio path and a dedicated Cutoff rotary control to shape the input signal. In addition to that, we added variable Gain In, so you have maximum control over what you send into the effect. The Spring Reverb comes with CV control over Cutoff Frequency and Feedback. The Field Kit Spring Reverb works with a whole scala of reverb tanks! Please note: the Field Kit FX does not have a build-in spring reverb tank. You can use a whole scale of reverb tanks by connecting them to the Tank In and Out RCA connectors! Try playing around with different sizes. We offer a great high quality reverb tank in the Field Kit FX Pack (see below)! CV Controlled Frequency Shifter A super useful and interesting effect - and very popular here in the KOMA workspace - is the CV Controlled Frequency Shifter. A frequency shifter moves all audio frequencies by a given frequency amount, rather than a musical interval, like a pitch shifter. Technically, it modulates the audio onto a high frequency carrier wave, while filtering off one sideband and demodulated using a slightly different frequency. For instance, when you input a piano sound and shift the frequency up you will end up with a piano which is very metallic sounding. When you shift the frequency down, the sound will be more like a membrane. You can change the sound of the Frequency Shifter with the Amount control, which allows you to set the frequency shift amount, and the Sideband control where you can tweak the harmonic structure. Of course both controls can be controlled via the CV Interface too. Not only a Frequency Shifter… Also a Phaser! The Field Kit FX Frequency Shifter has a special Phaser mode. Built as an easter egg you just have to find it! The Amount Control becomes the Rate Control of the Phaser and the Side Band Control becomes Phase Amount. The onboard Phaser sounds very liquid and natural and gets that funk on! CV Controlled Digital Delay The Digital Delay is another creation of Otto, where he tweaked known configurations of the PT2399 Delay circuit to a Digital Delay with KOMA character! Create crunchy delay effects, add additional effects in the Feedback loop and enter the endless echo space! Use the Time and Feedback rotary controls to shape your sound, both can also be controlled via control voltage! We added a Gain In rotary control to manually feed the signal into the delay path, which is helpful, since this effect can easily go into overdrive! Use the special stereo to mono in/out feedback cable (or insert cable) in our Field Kit FX Pack (see below) to take the audio signal out of the feedback path and plug it into other effects to make your delay sounds even more unique. CV Controlled Looper Super useful for experimentalists and musicians alike is the Field Kit FX’s Looper. The looper can sample sound material up to 3 seconds in length and you can overdub this loop without limitation. Use the SRR rotary control to reduce the sampling rate and use the Crush rotary control to bit-crush the signal. Things get even more interesting (and way more fun!) when you modulate both controls with control voltages. This way you can create complex loops that keep changing their timbre and therefore create interesting sonic soundscapes and awesome rhythms. CV Controlled Sample Rate Reducer / Bit-crusher Also when you are not looping signals, you can use the looper section as a Bitcrusher and Sample Rate Reducer! Make a sinewave into a squarewave to scare that cat off your synthesizer. Roll-O-Decks - CV Generator The Roll-O-Decks is a multi purpose CV generator that you can use to control the CV Inputs of your Field Kit FX, original Field Kit or any type of (modular) synthesizer. It consists out of two different functions: The 4 Step Mini Sequencer A sequencer is always a handy source to have around when playing with effects. Use the different voltages that come out of the Mini Sequencer to automate different effect features, like the feedback of the Delay or the Cutoff frequency of the Spring Reverb's filter. Route cv signals from one of the CV Interface's inputs to the Threshold rotary control of the Roll-O-Dex and use incoming signals to trigger the different steps. Once no voltage is applied to the input, the Threshold control will act like a clock source, advancing the Mini Sequencer with every pulse. The Envelope Generator Just like the Mini Sequencer, the Envelope Generator creates handy cv signals to use with effects. It uses the four rotary controls to set the Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release phases of the envelope. If there is no CV routed to the Threshold pot, it will fire off repeatedly with the speed set by the Threshold control. If you route a CV signal to the Threshold, it will compare this incoming signal to the threshold and only fire if the CV signal goes above it. CV Interface The awesome matrix inputs of the CV Interface. Once plugged in, the cv signals are routed throughout the device! The CV Interface consists out of 4 CV inputs that can be routed to 11 destinations on the Field Kit FX. These 11 destinations are the most important features that can be controlled on the machine. The four CV inputs are color-coded (Seapunk Blue, Chrisi Pink, Deep Dan and OG Orange). The eleven destinations have an LED and a little push button above them. When you press the button, the color of the LED changes and the CV with the same color is now routed to that control. Want to route your favourite LFO to the Delay Time? Simply plug it into one of the four inputs and press the small pushbutton above the Delay Time until the colors match. Every CV can be routed to every destination and every CV can also be routed to multiple places as many times as you wish. Field Kit FX Pack Like with the original Field Kit, it’s all about the things you connect to the Field Kit FX! To get you started we offer an Expansion Pack with a bunch of different sources that you can use and connect to create your own signature sounds. The new Field Kit FX Pack! The Field Kit FX Pack contains: 1 x Spring Reverb Tank 1 x Delay Feedback Path Cable 1 x Big Contact Microphone 1 x Small Contact Microphone 1 x KOMA Elektronik Attenuator Cable 3 x 3,5mm Patch Cables Always handy to have around to patch up different parts of your Field Kit FX! In the book and manual Another 50 Ways To Use The Field Kit FX that will be shipped with every Field Kit FX we show you how you can make a bunch of cool patches together with your Field Kit FX and original Field Kit, you know: to experiment away! You can get the FX Pack as a separate reward or get it in a bundle with the Field Kit. MRSP Pricing Field Kit FX Pack: 49,00 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) Another 50 Ways To Use The Field Kit FX The Field Kit FX Manual and Reference Guide. The Field Kit FX Manual and Reference Guide. With every Field Kit FX we ship a little booklet called “Another 50 Ways To Use The Field Kit FX,” which, besides being the official user manual, is 100ish page book with examples of 50 different setups with the Field Kit FX to spark your imagination to experiment with the Field Kit and Field Kit FX on how for instance use audio as modulation source, cool ways to use frequency shifting, use overdubbed looped layers, how to program and load your own effects for the DSP engine and so much more! Eurorack Ready! You can easily interface the Field Kit FX with a Eurorack modular system. At the backside of the PCB you will find a power connector you can use to power the unit from your system. The total panel width will be 36HP. The Field Kit FX will be available both as an assembled unit in a wooden enclosure or as a Eurorack module. When you choose the boxed version and would like to have the opportunity to rack mount your FX, you can unscrew the Field Kit FX out of its box, take off the front panel and mount the Eurorack panel easily. MRSP Pricing Eurorack Module: 249,00 EUR (incl. 19% VAT)MRSP Pricing Eurorack Panel: 29,00 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) Open Source Software Unfortunately we cannot ship the FieldKit FX as a DIY unit due to it's complexity and bring-up process. Therefore we want to give everyone access to the source code of the DSP engine and user interface itself. The digitally controlled parts include the looper, the frequency shifter, sample rate reduction, bit crushing effect, phaser, the CV interface and the Roll-O-Decks. The code is commented, so even if you are not an experienced programmer you can tweak certain settings and see the results! We encourage programmers to play around with the code and share it with other users.
  11. The Field Kit FX! This new device is a powerful new cv controlled effects unit for your electronic music setup and pairs extremely well with the KOMA Field Kit. View full synthesizer
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  13. HIGH TECH SOUL is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit, its birthplace. From the race riots of 1967 to the underground party scene of the late 1980s, Detroit's economic downturn didn't stop the invention of a new kind of music that brought international attention to its producers and their hometown. Featuring in-depth interviews with many of the world's best exponents of the artform, High Tech Soul focuses on the creators of the genre -- Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson -- and looks at the relationships and personal struggles behind the music. Artists like Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Eddie Fowlkes and a host of others explain why techno, with its abrasive tones and resonating basslines, could not have come from anywhere but Detroit. With classic anthems such as Rhythim Is Rhythim's "Strings of Life" and Inner City's "Good Life," High Tech Soul celebrates the pioneers, the promoters and the city that spawned a global phenomenon. The film features: Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie (Flashin) Fowlkes, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, John Acquaviva, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Blake Baxter, Stacey Pullen, Thomas Barnett, Matthew Dear, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Keith Tucker, Delano Smith, Mike Archer, Derrick Thompson, Mike Clark, Alan Oldham, Laura Gavoor, Himawari, Scan 7, Kenny Larkin, Stacey "Hotwax" Hale, Claus Bachor, Electrifying Mojo, Niko Marks, Barbara Deyo, Dan Sordyl, Sam Valenti, Ron Murphy, George Baker, and Kwame Kilpatrick. The film's soundtrack includes: Aux 88, Cybotron, Inner City, Juan Atkins, Mayday, Model 500, Plastikman, Rhythim Is Rhythim, and more. "Bredow's cast of alumni -- the holy trinity of Atkins, May & Saunderson at the front -- fill out this tale with passion, pride and, oddly for music of the future, nostalgia too." - Dazed and Confused "An enjoyable education into the music, the city and the main players past, present and future." -DJ Magazine "Defines the myths and the magic of Detroit techno from its beginnings right up to how it has evolved to become High Tech Soul." -Derrick May View full movie
  14. HIGH TECH SOUL is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit, its birthplace. From the race riots of 1967 to the underground party scene of the late 1980s, Detroit's economic downturn didn't stop the invention of a new kind of music that brought international attention to its producers and their hometown. Featuring in-depth interviews with many of the world's best exponents of the artform, High Tech Soul focuses on the creators of the genre -- Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson -- and looks at the relationships and personal struggles behind the music. Artists like Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Eddie Fowlkes and a host of others explain why techno, with its abrasive tones and resonating basslines, could not have come from anywhere but Detroit. With classic anthems such as Rhythim Is Rhythim's "Strings of Life" and Inner City's "Good Life," High Tech Soul celebrates the pioneers, the promoters and the city that spawned a global phenomenon. The film features: Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie (Flashin) Fowlkes, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, John Acquaviva, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Blake Baxter, Stacey Pullen, Thomas Barnett, Matthew Dear, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Keith Tucker, Delano Smith, Mike Archer, Derrick Thompson, Mike Clark, Alan Oldham, Laura Gavoor, Himawari, Scan 7, Kenny Larkin, Stacey "Hotwax" Hale, Claus Bachor, Electrifying Mojo, Niko Marks, Barbara Deyo, Dan Sordyl, Sam Valenti, Ron Murphy, George Baker, and Kwame Kilpatrick. The film's soundtrack includes: Aux 88, Cybotron, Inner City, Juan Atkins, Mayday, Model 500, Plastikman, Rhythim Is Rhythim, and more. "Bredow's cast of alumni -- the holy trinity of Atkins, May & Saunderson at the front -- fill out this tale with passion, pride and, oddly for music of the future, nostalgia too." - Dazed and Confused "An enjoyable education into the music, the city and the main players past, present and future." -DJ Magazine "Defines the myths and the magic of Detroit techno from its beginnings right up to how it has evolved to become High Tech Soul." -Derrick May
  15. Sputnik-1 is a symbol of the embodiment of a dream into reality. When all the forces are thrown at its achievement, despite the pressure of circumstances, despite the internal turmoil in the people and the country. In 60 years after this event, we can only feel the echoes of the former glory and aspirations, but even this fills us with pride for our people, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, no matter what side events have marred this milestone in history. This is the main focus of our collection. Visit release page at USC Unlimited for more information. uscu.unitedstudios.ru/2017/10/va-music-for-sputnik-1-vol-1.html USC-WR-1710.0381 Composition — Volex Tagamine (1), HuNTTeRR (2), Irida (3), Tenth Cloud (4), Alexander Nelipa (5), Stark's Pond (6), Marcus Denight (7), Diytronic (8), Lost Radiance (9), I ov U (10) Sampler, programming, effects, writing, arrangement, mixing — Alexander Tyulpin (1); Synthesizers, programming, effects, writing, arrangement, mixing — Sergey Mamlin (2), Arman Amerzhanov (3), Ivan Sazhin (6), Marcus Denight (7), Roman Zorin (9); Keyboards, synthesizers, programming, effects, voice, writing, arrangement, recording, mixing — Alexey Markov (4); Keyboards, synthesizers, effects, writing, recording, mixing — Alexander Nelipa (5); Keyboards, synthesizers, sampler, programming, effects, writing, arrangement, recording, mixing — Alexander Nelipa (8); Keyboards, electronic bass, electronic percussion, writing, arrangement, recording — Denis Yulianchuk (8); Keyboards, synthesizers, programming, writing, arrangement — Dmitriy Shpilkovskiy (10); Effects, recording, mixing — Rustam Mulachanov (10) Musical concept, executive producer, mastering, design, artwork — Mike Winchester CGI — Sergey Mikhaylov
  16. Björk ‎– Inside Björk

    A Documentary About Iceberg Lagoon, Reykjavik Childhood, Punk And Surrealism, Early Bands, Song Stories And Sonic Experiments, Images, Beats, Nature, Classical Influences, Musicals, Microbeats And Arctic Passion Amongst Other Things... This documentary follows the career of innovative singer/songwriter Björk. The film looks at her early musical career with local Icelandic bands, her acclaimed stint in the Sugarcubes, and her massive success as a free-spirited solo artist. Interviews with friends and contemporaries such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Missy Elliott, and many others round out this in-depth look at the utterly unique songstress. Inside Björk also features interviews with Sean Penn, Lars von Trier, Thom Yorke, Beck, RZA, Elton John, Missy Elliott, the late Alexander McQueen and more on their thoughts of Björk and her impact on music and culture. The documentary coincided with the release of the Greatest Hits album, and had previously been seen on some television networks at the end of 2002. It was commissioned by One Little Indian to make up for the fact that Björk was beginning to do fewer interviews than had been previous. Two small new live performances are included in the documentary, "Generous Palmstroke" performed with Zeena Parkins and an organ version of "The Anchor Song" played in an Icelandic church.
  17. A Documentary About Iceberg Lagoon, Reykjavik Childhood, Punk And Surrealism, Early Bands, Song Stories And Sonic Experiments, Images, Beats, Nature, Classical Influences, Musicals, Microbeats And Arctic Passion Amongst Other Things... This documentary follows the career of innovative singer/songwriter Björk. The film looks at her early musical career with local Icelandic bands, her acclaimed stint in the Sugarcubes, and her massive success as a free-spirited solo artist. Interviews with friends and contemporaries such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Missy Elliott, and many others round out this in-depth look at the utterly unique songstress. Inside Björk also features interviews with Sean Penn, Lars von Trier, Thom Yorke, Beck, RZA, Elton John, Missy Elliott, the late Alexander McQueen and more on their thoughts of Björk and her impact on music and culture. The documentary coincided with the release of the Greatest Hits album, and had previously been seen on some television networks at the end of 2002. It was commissioned by One Little Indian to make up for the fact that Björk was beginning to do fewer interviews than had been previous. Two small new live performances are included in the documentary, "Generous Palmstroke" performed with Zeena Parkins and an organ version of "The Anchor Song" played in an Icelandic church. View full movie
  18. Soulsby Odytron

    The Odytron is a limited edition Atmegatron, pre-loaded with the brand new Odytron software and factory presets, as well as having unique Odytron paintwork. Only 150 units have been manufactured. The Odytron software simulates the specification of a classic analogue synth but in an 8-bit environment. The result is a fascinating combination of analogue warmth and 8-bit grit. Features include: 2 independent oscillators (duophonic), 2 filter algorithms + bypass, 2 envelopes, LFO, ring mod, wave sync and numerous modulation methods. Despite the sound being radically different to the original Atmegatron software, the Odytron is 100% Atmegatron compatible and comes bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable. This means that it is essentially 4 synths for the price of one. The overlays for the alternative synth engines are: Atmegatron (the classic software), Atmegadrum (drum machine) & Delayertron (delay effects synth). Features + Limited edition: 150 units total + Unique Odytron paintwork + Comes with programmer cable and 3 overlays + 100% compatible with the Atmegatron
  19. Y2K International Live Looping Festival

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    SHOWCASING PERFORMERS FROM 57 CITIES IN 21 COUNTRIES Prague – Rome – Florence – Milan – Livorno – Brescia – Settignano – Pozzolengo – Castiglione delle Stiviere – Alicante – Paris – Chauvigny – Lyon – Arcueil – Fresnes – London – Norwich – Penarth – Cardigan – Belfast – Neunkirch – Zurich – Berlin – Cologne – Konstanz – Dresden – Munich – Vienna – Stockholm – Oslo – Helsinki – Dubai – Singapore – Bangkok – Manila – Kuala Lumpur – Osaka – Guadalajara – Zapopan – Mexico City – Mexicali – Long Beach – Las Vegas – Portland – Ashland – Lincoln City – Seattle – Providence – Austin – San Antonio – Colorado Springs – Denver – San Jose – San Francisco – and the main festival in Santa Cruz More information at http://www.y2kloopfest.com/
  20. PureMath - Objekt EP

    PureMath - Objekt EP
  21. The SP-12 also featured velocity sensitive pads, 24 ROM samples (Prairie Prince from the Tubes played the samples!) and 12-bit linear sampling. The SP-12's incredibly easy-to-use interface and cutting sound made it an instant hit. View full drum machine
  22. E-mu Systems SP-12 Sampling Drum Machine

    The SP-12 also featured velocity sensitive pads, 24 ROM samples (Prairie Prince from the Tubes played the samples!) and 12-bit linear sampling. The SP-12's incredibly easy-to-use interface and cutting sound made it an instant hit. E-mu SP-12 12 also known as the “sampling drum computer” was designed in 1985 and widely released in 1986 by E-mu Systems. Although the SP-12 was quickly superseded by the more powerful SP-1200, the SP-12 is often regarded as the first commercially successful drum machine and sampler. The E-mu SP-12 was the spiritual successor to E-mu’s “Drumulator” and was originally going to be produced under the name Drumulator II, however shortly before the sampler went into production its name was changed to SP-12. The name SP-12 stands for sampling percussion at twelve bits, demonstrating the power of the sampler. The E-Mu SP-12 today is classified as “Low-Fi” due to the fact that it samples at 12 bits at a rate of 27 kHz, however it came preloaded with 24 drum samples in ROM that consisted of a rim shot, 4 toms, electronic snare, snare, bass, 4 electronic toms, hi hats, crash, ride, claps, and cowbell along with 8 user sample positions. The original SP-12 had a maximum sampling time of 1.2 seconds while with the Turbo upgrade has a maximum sampling time of 5 seconds. Additionally the SP-12 has a 5000-note memory allowing it to store 100 songs, and 100 patterns and 400 songs, and 400 patters with the turbo upgrade.
  23. Topic: Chamberlin M1R Remote

    . The M-1R, or M-1 Remote, is perhaps the rarest Chamberlin model with only six known to have ever been produced. Since then, several have been hacked, one was destroyed in a fire, and only 2 others are known to be in working functional condition, both of which are owned by the same collector. Of the six made, this is the only one with a matching original keyboard controller. View full synthesizer
  24. Chamberlin M1R Remote

    The Chamberlin M1R, or M-1 Remote, is perhaps the rarest Chamberlin model with only six known to have ever been produced. Since then, several have been hacked, one was destroyed in a fire, and only 2 others are known to be in working functional condition, both of which are owned by the same collector. Of the six made, this is the only one with a matching original keyboard controller. Original tape sounds include; Sound Effects: chains, animal noises, etc.), Female Voice, Mandolin/ Pizzicato Strings, Trumpet, Vibes, Tibia, Organ, Strings (violin), Trombone, Acoustic Guitar. Even though the Chamberlin M-1R is beyond scarce, The Beach Boys used one live for a short period.
  25. The Thyme is an effects processor that is best described as a sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine. With a lot of parameters at hand it enables the exploration of all the time based effects and the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and in stereo! View full synthesizer
  26. The Thyme is an effects processor that is best described as a sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine. With a lot of parameters at hand it enables the exploration of all the time based effects and the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and in stereo! Each of the 9 different parameters (Tape Speed, Delay Coarse & Fine, Feedback, Filter, extra heads Spacing and Levels, Dry Wet Mix and Volume) has a dedicated, very flexible modulation source – called the Robot – which can be phased out differently for left and right channel to create psychedelic new sound effects. The Robot can either be an LFO with many different waveshapes, external CV source or an envelope follower to enable effects reacting to dynamics. On top of everything there are 8 buttons to select a preset and those presets can be sequenced by a built in meta sequencer. The Sequencer, the Robots and the Delay can be synchronised to external or internal clock. Thyme interfaces with MIDI, analog clock and CV, it has a switchable stereo/mono input, stereo output, headphone output with level and foot switch jack.
  27. In a few hours you can hear from musicians who perform at festivals in Belgium and The NetherlandsDaytime in the US, so you can listen ! http://emportal.info/viewtopic.php?t=11259 (details and playlist)
  28. Director Henning Lohner worked with John Cage during his later years, including collaborating with Cage on his only film, One11. During that time, Lohner filmed interviews and footage with Cage, and after Cage's death decided to assemble some of it into this unique "composed film" based on musical principles - a tribute to Cage, his thoughts, music and influence. The film also features 42 personalities - from the well known (actors, architects, artists, choreographers, composers, theoreticians, writers) to the unknown (like street cleaners and market vendors) - in conversation with each other. The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of intellectual thought, viewpoints and opinions. "The Revenge of the Dead Indians" is neither documentary nor feature film. The thematic story development is a combination of "found" video and audio landscapes along with theatrically directed readings and interviews. Each scene of the film is complete in itself as its own narrative entity, yet simultaneously contributes to the linear progression of the story line. Lohner's goal was to honor the creative credo of composer John Cage, to whom the film is dedicated. Attention is paid to "forgotten" landscapes: places we overlook because they are the everyday and the ordinary. Concert performances incorporated in the film were recorded live during the "Musicircus" homage at Symphony Space in New York, November 1, 1992, and at the John Cage music festival at the "Akademie der Schönen Künste" in East Berlin, August 1, 1990. This sound and visual material was edited to more than 1200 cuts before the final film length of 130 minutes was reached. The shortest scene has the duration of exactly one frame, the longest scene has the duration of exactly 4 minutes, 33 seconds. View full movie
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    • Ian Craig

      The next revolution in Synthesis - Delayed implementation of effects (as occurs in vibrato effects) and it's extension into a manifestation of attack and release functions on every synthesis process. ... Design the virtual synths and I will test them
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    • Mystified

      Given that my posts today are often about mental health, I'd like to add another. A label that released a "Grid Resistor" album (Grid Resistor being my musical act in which I use only machine sounds) wrote something like-- it provided a window to an "obsessive and sterile world".
      With schizophrenia came a fear of intimacy, I am afraid, of any kind. My music evolved into an often seamless expression of coldness-- solitary, isolationist, and not at all intimate.
      For better or worse, humans need contact, and it's taken years of a kind of deprogramming to combat this sense that it is wrong to touch people or be touched. I know this is a trait that is not uncommon in our society, and I feel bad for the many who suffer from it. I am learning that I can't ultimately put nature off-- nature is powerful, and should be respected.
       
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    • Mystified

      Is there a connection between my schizophrenia and my music? There are many connections.
      When I was struggling with my illness, and living in isolation, I stayed in a shabby, low-rent apartment in the South Side of Saint Louis.
      A frequent thing was to record the sounds of that place, including the constantly leaking pipes. For some reason, I waited months to report the leaks, choosing instead to record the sounds and use them in music.
      There were quite a few pieces that emerged from these pipes recordings. One, "Altercus" (Webbed Hand Records), combined heavily processed versions of the sounds (the tones you can hear) with slightly reverberated versions of the actual sounds.
      "Altercus", incidentally, was a plant that was deemed to have hallucinatory qualities, that was known back in the days of the Roman Empire, but has been lost to history.
      Can you hear the sounds of an isolated schizophrenic, living day to day in his gritty apartment?
       
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    • Jack Hertz

      Tomorrow is here -> ENTROPIA!
       
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    • Mystified

      Now that most of Thomas Park's solo audio projects have been officially closed, including Mystified, Mister Vapor, AutoCad and others, Thomas has embarked on a multi-phase archiving process.
      First, Thomas amassed and created copies of his complete collection of files-- nearly 1 TB of data.
      Second, Thomas has made available in one convenient place high-quality selections of his various works. Thomas calls these "Archival Selections". They are available at the site that was so pivotal to his career-- The Internet Archive. Archival Selections 1-28 appear as a sub-collection of Treetrunk Records, a netlabel at The Internet Archive.
      You can access these selections at the online hub for Treetrunk Records:
      https://archive.org/details/treetrunk
      Here are direct links to the selected releases:
      Aluminum Fly (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections001
      AutoCad Reclaimed Disc One (AutoCad): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections002
      AutoCad Reclaimed Disc Two (AutoCad): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections003
      Cereal For Dinner (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections004
      Coming Days (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections005
      D-Program (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections006
      Eldritch Steps (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections007
      Elemental Dub (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections008
      Fragment, Compress (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections009
      Haiku 01 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections010
      Knowing Memphis (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections011
      Machines 2 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections012
      Night Wheel (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections013
      Overtone Drones (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections014
      Skywatchers 2 (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections015
      Stellar Fugue (Thomas Park): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections016
      The U.F.O. Hoax (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections017
      Tropical Depression (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections018
      Urbscape (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections019
      Urgent Cells (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections020
      Endless Flutter (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections021
      In A Haze (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections022
      Moonshine (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections023
      Still Dreaming (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections024
      The Luminous Deep (mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections025
      The Murk (Digital Mass): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections026
      Constant (Mystified): http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections027
      Thomas Park and Various Artists- Full Album Videos: http://www.archive.org/details/ArchivalSelections028
      Especially of note is this last selection, number 028. Number 028 contains a large set of high-definition videos that each contain an entire album. These are not all of Thomas' albums or videos, but they represent a good portion of the releases that featured Thomas as composer-in-chief.
      Archive.org, and these collections, represent the best available set of archived material by Thomas Park over the last 2 decades.
      There are a few other collections to note:
      YouTube features 2 archival playlists, the "Full Albums" Playlist, and the "Longform Videos" Playlist:
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9TuK-wqyd1Sh1sLWWmkoWhjYpV7XGuVf
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9TuK-wqyd1Tm3GQXAn_3n4bHIbPzsKuM
      Another site useful for finding Thomas' music is his Bandcamp Page:
      https://mystified.bandcamp.com/
      Finally, looking up information or release links on Discogs.com and/or Google.com can be very useful.
      Thank you for your interest in Thomas' creative projects! It is appreciated.
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