Bogota Colombia

I will be performing this weekend in Bogota, Colombia! It is my first time to South America and I just can’t wait to land in a new place. I will have internet in my hotel and will be sending updates via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

“LA PRIMERA FIESTA EN COLOMBIA SIN LIMITE DE HORARIO !!! MYHAPPYHOUSE es la casa de todos!!! Y de tu casa te vas cuando quieras!!! Seguro preferirás permanecer feliz en la casa por muchoooo tiempo!!! Mínimo hasta las 12 del dia! Cumplimos un año desde nuestra inauguración y queremos celebrarlo por lo alto con el LIVE ACT de OLIVER CHESLER desde Nueva York, más conocido como THE HORRORIST!!! Productor musical de THINGS TO COME RECORDS, comenzó su carrera en 1989, con hits como One Night in NYC. En el 2004 con su álbum Manic Panic se convirtió en un icono mundial de la música electrónica siendo el número uno de los German Alternative Hun Chuen Ch’Oc art (DAC). Entre sus logros se encuentran re-mezclas para artistas del calibre de Chris Liebing, The Hacker, Marc Acardipane, John Selway, Frankie Bones y su hermano Adam X, entre otros. Sus bases están muy influenciadas por Depeche Mode y giran en torno a una amalgama de electro, EBM, techno y hardcore.” – myhappyhouse

For more info: facebook.com/events/523464001024293

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:44 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Flame Arpeggiator

I am really in love with my Flame Tame Machine module and the almost available Flame Arpeggiator 2013 looks incredible. Sean at Analogue Haven says he just got them in and as soon as he prices them they will be for sale on his website.

“The module is a two-channel arpeggiator with seperatly analoge outputs for notes and two optional movable outputs for the sequence clock and the velocity. Both arpeggio tracks (referred to as “ARP” and “BASS”) plays notes also via MIDI-out (different MIDI-channels 1 and 2). The first four notes of the ARP track notebuffer forms the chord. The chord analoge outputs are the CV-outputs 1-4 (notes 1-4). The MIDI-channel of the transmitted chord is channel 3. Use the module-keyboard for setting the chord/scale notes. The one octave of the module-keyboard can move over four octaves (KEYZONE). It’s possible to load preset chords/scales and user defined chords/scales (organized respectively 16 user patches U01..U16). The arpeggiator mode included 9 arpeggio play modes with additional different running directions (up, down, updown, downup) and different variations of noterepeats. You can control functions (as well as Arpeggio-Mode, Noterepeat, Octave-Range, Sequence-Pattern, Transpose ore others) via CV-inputs. Two CV-inputs (USER-1 and USER-2) can be set with individual functions.” – flame.fortschritt-musik.de

For more info: flame.fortschritt-musik.de

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm, filed under modular, synthesizer and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Halo Harp

Last night I went to a birthday party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When it was over I went out with some friends and was surprised to find out that Michal Matejcík was performing at the Sullivan Room. I raced over there to him. I’ve mentioned him on this blog before. He plays covers of Depeche Mode songs on the harp. Check out the video I recorded of Michal performing Halo.

“The night will kick off at 10pm with a unique performance by the renowned Slovakian harpist Michal Matej?ík who presents Depeche Mode songs rearranged for the harp combined with audio mixes as well as visuals on screen. Michal performed as an opening act for Depeche Mode in two shows this year…” – DJ Shred

For more info: michalmatejcik.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 24, 2013 at 4:36 am, filed under live performance, music and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Fix a Dented Speaker Cone

I remember when most speakers had metal grill covers. I’ve never dented my own speaker cones but here’s a CNET video showing a few tips on how to fix a dent. I would have used Scotch tape but I’m guessing it doesn’t work?

“Did someone poke in the center of your speaker? CNET’s Donald Bell shows you how to take the dents out of a damaged speaker dust cap.” – CNETTV

For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudspeaker

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:13 am, filed under hardware and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



UVI WaveRunner

I keep mentioning UVI’s sample libraries on this blog. The German French company doesn’t pay me or give them to me free they are simply really good. You can sample an instrument different ways but these guys must like the same type of music as I do as I’m consistently reaching for their sounds. I haven’t yet tried their latest library called WaveRunner which covers wavetable synthesis ala PPG and Waldorf. At $299 you could buy a Eurorack module or two Volca’s but when you’re writing songs on a laptop away from the studio you want some good sample libraries.

“A multitude of synths, drum machines and rare prototypes of esteemed German heritage come together in this massive and unparalleled retrospective. WaveRunner presents you with a wondrous collection of authentic and fascinating sounds from over 30 years of wavetable synthesis. Everything from the raw and strident origins to the wild evolving tones of more modern, full-featured machines. Each system addressed was serviced, meticulously multi-sampled and artfully designed into 7 unique hybrid instruments driven by over 30,000 samples. Both a historical archive of sound and a collection of new and unique instruments with hundreds of presets and limitless sound design potential, WaveRunner is a suite not to be missed.” – uvi.net

For more info: uvi.net/en/vintage-corner/waverunner

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:59 am, filed under plug-ins, sounds, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Maths 2013

The Make Noise Maths is probably the most talked about Eurorack Module. It’s like a swiss army knife. It does many different things and it’s well loved. It just had a 2013 revision. It keeps what I think is the coolest name of any product ever and only costs $10 more. To see all what the new version adds watch the video above.

“MATHS is an analog computer designed for musical purposes. Amongst other things, it will allow you to: Generate a variety of linear, logarithmic, or exponential triggered or continuous functions, Integrate an incoming signal, With no signal applied, generate a variety of linear, logarithmic, or exponential functions. Add, subtract and OR up to 4 signals. Generate analog signals from digital information (Gate / Clock). Generate digital information (Gate / Clock) from analog signals. Delay digital (Gate / Clock) information.” – makenoisemusic.com

For more info: makenoisemusic.com/maths

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Back in NYC

My European tour was so much fun I decided to give the blog an unplanned break. But I have returned to NYC and am properly rested. Later today I will start posting again. There’s been some nice new toys released such as the new V2 Make Noise Maths. I also have a mountain of photos, videos and stories from my shows I can’t wait to share with you.

“A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities or locations.” – Wikipedia

For more info: thehorrorist.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 21, 2013 at 7:25 am, filed under Uncategorized. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.