This is about a canon (the musical form) which doesn’t sound like one, but more like a chorale. To make things more interesting, it does modulate. There’s also a video.Read more "Music Thoughts: Canons"
The Doepfer A-111-6 is the smallest and cheapest synth voice in Eurorack format. But is it any good? This is one of the “yes, but…” or “even though…” reviews.Read more "Review: Doepfer A-111-6 Mini Synth"
In the last post, we pretty much talked only about rhythm in the context of polymetres (and polyrhythms). And that is pretty much the focus in any introductory text on the topic. However, the things that happen if we use pitched sounds in repetitive, polymetric patterns are also interesting. So today we’ll look at pitched […]Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 2 – Melody and Harmony)"
Trends in music products. Synths, processors, studio gear of sorts. With a look at NAMM 2020 discoveries, but also a look at the bigger picture.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Quo Vadis, Music Products?"
The first in a series of posts (probably) about polymetres, polyrhythms and similar stuff. Including modular synths, and looks at music history.Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 1 – Introduction)"
This is Airwindows’ latest offering, “Tape”. It’s nothing short of the best tape emulation-style plugin thingie ever.Read more "Review: Airwindows “Tape”"
Some time ago, I rambled about potential setups which, why they did contain some modular content, had that as a minor component. Now, it’s time to look at results and experiences.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Hybrid Modular Setups"
As part of a rather surprising media event in September 2019, Roland have released two new devices from their MC series, of which the MC-707 is the bigger one. With that, it somehow follows on the MC-808 from 2006, and ends a period of MC drought of over ten years. Let’s have a look at […]Read more "Review: Roland MC-707"
It took me ten years to get this done. Back in 2010, I extended my vacation by one week. The reason: do daily video-streaming concerts, using all of my music gear, connected in a hideously complex fashion. This experiment ended up in a little more than seven hours of recorded music, which was rather diverse. […]Read more "” A House with two Rooms” – Album Release"
This year had ended pretty quickly – like all years seem to do recently. And I just noticed that I had failed to write a similar post last year; the last one dates back to 2017. So there won’t be any following up on last years’ goals, or direct comparisons and whatnot. In fact, just […]Read more "That was 2019"