OK so i've decided I will do the RPM Challenge again this year. Last time I produced a draft version of The Drowned City At the time the idea was to make it entirely on the iPad but I ended up feeling too limited. This time I don't have a devastating flood to inspire me.… Continue reading RPM Challenge 2014
Below is a new track with the Nord Modular / Numerology / Launchpad setup that I think will be my "jam" patch for new Makrotulpa material. It's basically 4 monophonic NM1 slots + the Akai MPX8 sampler - each with a Turnado attached. It's rhythmical and textural and very fun to use. I'm applying reverb… Continue reading Keep moving forward!!
Here is another work in progress demo of the Cosmic Amanuensis project. So we are working towards a performance at the Createworld though ultimately we hope to do more performances with this setup. I'm going to be making the drones and Scott Baker will be working the visuals. This will be quite different to my… Continue reading Pushing away from the void
A couple of quick things to comment on. Last weekend I had a wonderful jam session with some old Small Black Box alumni including Michael Norris from Canberra and Andrew Kettle who has been out of the Brisbane experimental scene for a while having kids, doing biological PhD research and translating alchemical texts. Here is the… Continue reading A quick post of historic importance.
Here it is - a stylish box full of potential. My Patchblocks programmable synthesiser has arrived! It's a tiny wee thing - here it is dwarfed by my Logitech G9X mouse. After about an hour charging via the USB it is good to go. The software, downloaded for the website is use to build… Continue reading Patchblock arrives!
Check out this great present from my partner Stacey (click to embiggen). It's modelled on this idea - I think she is so good at it she should make some more - what do you think? Five days into the new year and already the call of the new year sales is breaking my resolve.… Continue reading New year resolve cracking in 4… 3… 2… 1…