Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: 2005


November 4, 2005

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



For a change of pace, I thought I'd show a smaller home studio that was actually obtainable, rather than some multi-million dollar Fiesta Del Gear. The tasteful rig above belongs to Matthew Stretta, and is a good example of a well-thought-out collection of analog and digital synths that will get you pretty much any sound you might need.


The first thing to note is that he has two of the Holy Trinity, the Prophet 5 and the Memorymoog. A Voyager holds pride of place, obviously, and the excellent Kurzweil is doing controller duties, it would seem. In the rack to the left, he's got a Focusrite stereo input strip, an Ensoniq DP4 (I tend to look suspiciously at these, but some people swear they have mojo, so I'll let it slide), a Blacet rack with a Wiard joystick, the breakouts for the Voyager, six racks of Euro modules, two Frostwave Fat controllers, and a Moogerfooger.


Since this is such a good collection of sound-generating devices, I'll pointedly ignore that little grey mixer next to the Voyager, or whatever the hell that black plastic synth is on top. But just because there's room for improvement is no reason to go jumping all around. This is a good rig, and anyone would be proud of it. More pics of the rest of his room at his site.


 
November 3, 2005

907A Now available...

by Chris Randall
 




Just a quick note to say that the 907A Fixed Filter Bank is now available for purchase at the Audio Damage site. It is $29.00 for OSX VST/AU and Windows VST, and is the bee's knees, if we do say so ourselves. Go get yourself one. Seriously.

 
November 3, 2005

Some new additions to the family...

by Chris Randall
 




Here's a picture of the modules I completed this morning; on the right is my I/O Module, which has breakout points for my MIDI->CV interface. There are also two ins and two outs which go to an ESI 2|6, attached to a laptop. In this way, I can use Reaktor or whatever in with modular patches.


To the immediate left, you'll see my Joystick Controller V2. (V1 was poorly designed, and did not survive two years of touring.) It is basically exactly the same as the Wiard joystick module.


So, the top row of my modular is filling up, slowly but surely. Next on the agenda are the Spring Reverb module, my self-designed aux send module, and the CGS Dual LFO. I have the latter already built; I just need the panel for it. Lots of panel-werk on that one, so I've been putting it off.


 
November 3, 2005

Oh, Dear sweet baby Debbil

by Chris Randall
 





Joe Kearny writes to inform us all that either he has an active imagination, or the Wurlitzer Sideman is actually an undisclosed holding facility where Satan is kept. Truth or fact? You be the judge.

 
November 3, 2005

Oh, Dear sweet baby Jeebus...

by Chris Randall
 




Welcome to my nightmare. That's a photo of the inside of the synth section of the Sideman. It is all point-to-point. Somewhere in that rat's nest of components is a ground loop. I think this might be a job for a professional.
 

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