July 31, 2014

fallontonight:

Jimmy and Heidi Klum make a human hamster wheel!

When I imagined rolling with Heidi Klum…this was not how I imagined it.

July 31, 2014
Current setup. MS-20 Mini, Volca Beats, Volca Bass, Monotribe. MS-20 Mini goes into a Monotron Delay. Monotribe goes into a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal.
I was going to post a video of me doing something all dubbed out. Ableton lets me sync video to audio…and won’t let me export it. 
Fuck this shit. I’m getting a mac.

Current setup. MS-20 Mini, Volca Beats, Volca Bass, Monotribe. MS-20 Mini goes into a Monotron Delay. Monotribe goes into a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal.

I was going to post a video of me doing something all dubbed out. Ableton lets me sync video to audio…and won’t let me export it. 

Fuck this shit. I’m getting a mac.

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July 31, 2014
Fuck all this shit, I’m getting a mac.

I can’t get Ableton to export video. just…can’t. 

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Filed under: fuckitall mac pc ableton 
July 30, 2014

Spacey. #synth #ms20 #ms20mini #monotrondelay

July 28, 2014

The Well-tempered…Clavinet? J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Praeludium XXI in B-flat major, BWV 866 played on a Hohner Clavinet. 

The clavinet is  one of the funk keyboard instruments of the ’60s and ’70s. You’ll know it best as the groove in Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. But it is essentially an electric clavichord: that’s “Klavier” in German, as in, Das Wohltemperierte Klavier. 

I keep wishing that someone would have the guts to record a “Well-tempered Clavinet” album. Hell, or even take it on tour. Some funk. Some Bach. What could go wrong?

July 28, 2014

My first attempt at drone music: Drone Meditation 1. MS-20 Mini and Volca Bass providing background drones. Monotribe filter resonance sound playing the “lead,” such as it is.

The “Lead” is the noise from the Monotribe’s filter self-oscillating, played live. I rode the VCF cutoff pot.

Volca Bass is a simple drone; slow LFO modulating VCF cutoff.

The MS-20 Mini has the mod wheel patched to the initial gain of the main VCA—that lets me use it as a drone without having to tape down a key. A very slow triangle-wave LFO gently modulates pitch. VCO 1 is a sawtooth wave in the 32’ octave. VCO 2 is set to ring modulation, tuned about a sixth up from VCO 1. The same slow triangle wave LFO modulates both High- and Low-Pass filter cutoff frequencies. Pink noise goes into the External Signal Processor and is “played” in bursts every so often.

July 27, 2014

So I just saw a that someone has a Wurli 200A for sale near me. I want it so bad, because it’s capable of this kind of thing. Also, because it’s not as ridiculously huge as a Rhodes. 

The problem: I can’t justify spending the money for an e-piano from the Nixon administration with at least one non-functional key. 

I mean, I could send it to be restored like the one in this video (I want this paint job, too). But then that’s more money I don’t have.

One day, I will have the cash for one, though. And a house to put it in. Sigh. Dreams.

July 27, 2014
This is what I look like trying to skip rope

This is what I look like trying to skip rope

(Source: secretotaku, via thisisfusion)

July 27, 2014
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"Crisis in the Kremlin"
Computer Gaming World, January 1992 (#90)
Uploaded by CGW Museum
The fall of the Soviet Union brought many good fortunes in its wake: Eastern and Western Berliners were reunited,  Nicolas Cage got to buy a bunch of surplus weapons, and the marketing team over at MicroProse jumped on the opportunity to call their  year-old published strategy game clairvoyant.

I wish I had gotten this game back in the day.

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"Crisis in the Kremlin"

  • Computer Gaming World, January 1992 (#90)
  • Uploaded by CGW Museum
  • The fall of the Soviet Union brought many good fortunes in its wake: Eastern and Western Berliners were reunited,  Nicolas Cage got to buy a bunch of surplus weapons, and the marketing team over at MicroProse jumped on the opportunity to call their  year-old published strategy game clairvoyant.

I wish I had gotten this game back in the day.

(Source: cgwmuseum.org, via gameological)

July 27, 2014

MS-20 Mini feedback overdrive distortion. I SPIT ON YOUR DISTORTION PEDAL, METALHEAD.

The MS-20 is the greatest at awful noises. King Klang, as far as I’m concerned. So much fun.

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