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Thursday, July 25. 2013

Paul Turner - Panels V

Thursday, July 25. 2013

Simo Lazarov SYNTHI 100



Simo Lazarov SYNTHI 100 Electronic Music Studio Bulgarian National Radio Archive4 1980)

Tuesday, April 23. 2013

EMSAR 2013

Includes an evening concert celebrating the 80th birthday of electronic music pioneer Dr Peter Zinovieff.

Date: Saturday 11 May 2013
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Professor Monty Adkins (University of Huddersfield), Dr Till Bovermann (Media Lab Helsinki), Professor Simon Emmerson (De Montfort University), Dr Mick Grierson (Goldsmiths), Professor Peter Manning (Durham University), Dr James Mooney (University of Leeds) and Dr Peter Zinovieff.

The symposium concludes with an evening concert celebrating the 80th birthday of electronic music pioneer Dr Peter Zinovieff, co-founder in the late 1960s of Electronic Music Studios, London, and collaborator with such composers as Harrison Birtwistle and Hans Werne Henze. Now enjoying a blossoming of compositional activity, this concert will include examples of Zinovieff's early work, as well as his most recent work in computer music. read more...

Monday, January 21. 2013

Edward Williams

Life on Earth : Music from the 1979 BBC TV series



The pieces were crafted scene-by-scene to synchronise with and complement the imagery on screen. The sounds were processed through an early British synthesiser, the EMS VCS 3, to create an evocative sound which Attenborough compared to chamber music.

"I started using the filters and voltage control of the VCS 3 on conventionally created classical sounds by the orchestra. It made possible all sorts of marvellous explorations of new sounds which could then be made into music."
— Edward Williams, speaking in 2009

The score was never intended to be released commercially, but Williams had 100 copies pressed as gifts for the musicians involved. One of these LPs found its way into the hands of Jonny Trunk, owner of independent label Trunk Records, who negotiated the licence from the BBC. The soundtrack was finally released on 2 November 2009...read more

Hi res. pic of E. Williams VCS3 ...here!

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Listen on bbc

Tuesday, January 1. 2013

Voice patch 2 (BoS) p 17

Dopesheets


From the book of sounds by David Steven. Click on pic to enlarge!

a. Output channel 2 not monitored (feedback path)

b. Set up with channel 2 level at 0. Play middle C
and advance control until note breaks up and then retard control slightly.
Check all other notes on keyboard.

c. Alter osc. and filter levels and filter controls, add the other oscillator, or try applying the same principle in different ways, e.g. envelope out - envelope in.

d. Try output channel 2 level at different settings beyond and before the break-up point.

Saturday, December 8. 2012

slew/unslew filter mod.

Synthi Modifications
When high frequency controlled voltages are applied to the unmodified Synthi filter they are low-pass filtered by the C31 capacitor. This means that the filter will not respond to high frequency CVs, and respond slowly to rapid changes in incoming CVs. The switch removes C31 cap. from the CV input circuit, so the filter will respond to high frequency controlled voltages.

slew > unslew > slew audio file



All modifications are at your own risk and the synthi assumes no liability for personal injury caused or damage to equipment or loss of use caused directly or indirectly by the use of these plans.
Saturday, December 8. 2012

Oboe (BoS) p 8

Dopesheets


From the book of sounds by David Steven. Click on pic to enlarge!

a. Follow normal two-osc. tuning procedure. Osc. 1 is an octave above osc. 2.

b. Start with output channel 2 level set at 0 (output channel 2 not monitored).

c. Play middle C and advance output Channel 2 level until note breaks up (feedback). Back control off slightly.

d. Play slow glissando from bottom to top of the keyboard tp check that all notes play normally. If any break up or are octave-doubled (i.e. note and its octave), retard the output channel 2 level while holding that note until the note is stable.

This feedback technique adds a considerable number of timbral possibilities to the Synthi A. Experiment with this patch by altering osc. levels and waveform shapes, and filter frequency controls, (filt/osc. 2 output filter). Also increase output channel 2 level by varying amounts and see what happens.
Saturday, December 8. 2012

Delia's dopesheets

Dopesheets
Saturday, December 8. 2012

Nasty Night-Time Noises p 23

Dopesheets


From the book of sounds by David Steven. Click on pic to enlarge!

a. This is a variation of the wolf howl patch. Noise could possibly be introduced to make the effect nastier. Experiment with this one in a darkened room.



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