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2012: The Year In Review / 2013: The Year In Preview

Below the jump, some revelations from a difficult year, some media highlights and some resolutions for next year. Revelations Being a family person is hard to deal with... particularly for someone like me who in times of stress needs a lot of "alone time".  I love my family, I enjoy playing with Griffin who is… Continue reading 2012: The Year In Review / 2013: The Year In Preview

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ideas, learning, theory

Learning to cook with synths

This is something of an addendum to my recent post about learning modular synthesis. In reference to how presets can be used for learning... below is what I believe to be an effective way. Amongst other things i've been going through Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook, building the patches listed in the book on different synths as… Continue reading Learning to cook with synths

ideas, ramblings, theory

I can’t hear the music for the presets.

But then appeared the green-eyed monster, and its name was the Factory Patch. Technological advances made it possible to store what had previously been patchcord connections in the instrument’s memory for immediate recall. This, of course, was a boon for the traditional forms of performance, and probably the most significant marketing advance in the history… Continue reading I can’t hear the music for the presets.