Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Hooting Yard

Most of this blog is tech & sonics, so here's a brief break to introduce.......

Frank Key's Hooting Yard

A never ending stream of talk and interwoven twaddle.
The funniest / most informative...

You can listen to / download radio sessions from the Resonance FM Podcast site

New book available from now

Maybe its an acquired taste?

Monday, 3 November 2008

More Modular Recordings

Here's a few recent snippets of sound from the bug modules. These are presented pretty much warts-and-all -> live takes recorded straight in pure MONO (!) either with a mic straight in front of an amp or direct to a soundcard - no effects..

Plinking LPGs
- this involves a bunch of clock divisions, driving three Osc chains (no keyboard pitching here)
- three VCOs, tuned manually and then modulate with direct clock signals
- going through three LoPassGates controlled by three simple Envs which have different clock divsions..
- a bit of wobble tuning in there!

- a rhythmic one where a trigger seq plays throughout and extra clock divisions build on top
- a bit of an extendo, but the rhythmics become very bouncy towards the end.

- a short burst from an elongated take using only a few modules (6frac width, hence the title)
- there's no traditional VCOs in there, feedback variations causes the rhythms to shift and bounce

(you can click the mp3 label below to find other bug modular tracks)