An interesting look at having in-ears created. Living in NYC I want anything that shuts out the outside world.
“Jude from Head-Fi and Mike from Ultimate Ears have stepped in to outfit her with a pair of custom earbuds! Of course, there’s a whole process involved with having these made… starting with custom ear molds.” – Tekzilla
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/In-ear_monitor
Last night I went to Control in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to see Dan Snazelle demo his SnazzyFX Eurorack modules. Of all the demos I’ve seen so far this was the best. He’s really into it and spent a solid two hours showing how to use is stuff in musical contexts. After seeing it in action I know I really want a Chaos Brother. It creates random gates and more but in a really useful way. He had it hooked up to a DPO’s strike with some Tiptop drum modules as a back beat and it was instant Berghain (infamous Berlin nightclub). The Dreamboat was similar but faster and more chaotic. The Dronebank is a simple module designed solely to make drones. It’s six triangle oscillators and in person it’s quite wantable. Wow & Flutter mutates your incoming signal sort of like tape. Lastly there’s the Ardcore module. This module is a chameleon which loads programs via USB. There are about 60 to choose from right now. You can have things such as a bit-crusher, arpeggiator and even a drum machine. Dan mentioned he will be doing a run of modules with “normal” faceplates later this summer. As usual Daren & Jonas (the owners of Control) were great hosts. If you’re in the NY area you really owe it to yourself to visit.
“The Chaos Brother is a new modulation module full of enough options and knobs to keep it interesting no matter where you decide to use it. It all starts with the CHAOS knob, when turned all the way to the left, you get repetitive, tame oscillations like you would find in a basic LFO. Start turning the knob to the right and the Chaos ensues.” – snazzyfx.com
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Dan from SnazzyFX will be demoing his Eurorack Modules tonight at Control (416 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY 11206). I am pretty interested in what these modules can do. Bring some beer and see you there! 6-8PM
“Our second spring event begins tomorrow night with Dan Snazelle of Snazzy FX. He will be discussing his current and future line of modules and effects.” – ctrl-mod.com
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David Carretta is one of the best techno meets EBM producers. His new podcast 2:move is out and features one of my tracks (Take this Step) among about 15 other really interesting dancefloor movers.
“Carretta captivates the crowd with some of the best synth lines money can buy. He really seems to lust for syncopation.” – Zombee (via Discogs)
For more info: ejectmanagement.com
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Sound of Science have released their first synthpop single Hydrodome. This is Tom Carpenter and Jason Huffman band. Tom as you know is the man who creates the Analogue Solutions synthesizers. He has some great remixers on this single: Daniel Myer (Haujobb), John von Ahlen, Northern Kind and Julian Beeston. The next Sound of Science single will feature someone all Wire to the Ear readers know well so stay tuned.
“All alone in the hydrodome I can’t take it anymore.” – SOS
Buy now: iTunes
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I really like a new game for iOS and Android called Puk. It’s super minimal with really nice sounds. It’s like target pong. 1000 levels and very addictive.
“PUK is a fast paced pure action puzzler requiring skill dexterity, nerve and endurance. Pull back and ping to obliterate portals in 1000 unique, quick-fire levels that are endlessly generated and different every time.” – Laser Dog
For more info: pukgame.com
Instagram filters for audio is how Propellerheads are explaining their new Rack Audiomatic. With presets like VHS, Tape and Gadget it’s similar in idea to Audioease’s Speakerphone (which I own and use often). I basically want most of my audio sounding like it was recorded off a VHS tape. That really makes no sense I know.
“Audiomatic Retro Transformer is a psycho-acoustic future retro effect, inspired by the photo apps in your phone. Add Audiomatic to any instrument, channel or group — or the whole mix — and select one of the 16 snapshots: VHS, vinyl, gadget or even mp3, to instantly sprinkle audio magic over your tracks.” – propellerheads.se
For more info: propellerheads.se
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If you want to see a huge amount of modular synth patched together and sounding like a few hundred television sets falling down a flight of stairs start following Richard Devine. I’m not certain I would listen to his “music” while driving or even be able to pick out one composition and say this is one I love. However, as a movie soundtrack or in the elevator going up to the top of One World Trade center I think it’s perfect.
“Richard Devine is an Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer. Devine has designed sound patches for NI’s Absynth, Reaktor, Battery and Massive. He has also scored commercials for Nike, Touchstone Pictures and engineered and performed his own music worldwide.” – Wikipedia
For more info: richard-devine.com
Here’s a few songs released on UK’s Survival records. The band Drinking Electricity was from Scotland and consisted of Anne-Marie Heighway and David Rome. Released in 1982 and I hear a Korg KR-55.
“Face the left. Face the right.” – Anne-Marie Heighway
For more info: discogs.com/artist/Drinking+Electricity
One of the best sample makers Wave Alchemy has released Synth Drums. It’s always good to have a few thousand zaps, flips, white noise bursts and such ready to place in your tracks. 54 UK Pounds.
“Synth Drums contains over 5900 cutting edge and totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted on a sound-by-sound basis. Synths used include: Roland Jupiter 8,Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104), Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 Sequential Circuits Pro One, Korg MS-20, ARP Odyssey MK1, Moog Minimoog Model D, Oberheim OB8, Roland Juno 106 and Roland SH-09. The library has been designed to be as flexible as possible – both processed and un-processed versions of each sound are provided along with a special selection of drum sounds which have been ‘bounced’ thorough special processes to add character, warmth and tone using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel 1?4 inch tape with multiple saturation levels.” – wavealchemy.co.uk
For more info: wavealchemy.co.uk/synth_drums/pid100