The Boys on the Bus Interview

On July 1st I will be siting with my old friends Jay Serken & Chris Hardwick talking about our time going across country with Depeche Mode. We all won a contest to be in the movie Depeche Mode 101. The talk will be broadcast on a radio show called Black Door. It is hosted by DJ Andi. It’s live and drinks will be served so expect a few fun stories!

“The Boys on the Bus: DM 101 Revisited LIVE on WFKU RADIO – 8 PM. This special edition of BLACK DOOR will feature the stars from the infamous 101 documentary. OLIVER CHESLER, JAY SERKEN, and CHRISTOPHER HARDWICK will take you back to 1988 to the Music for the Masses tour! For two hours, they will answer your questions, reminisce about old times and play special Depeche Mode tracks!” – Black Door

For more info: facebook.com/events/1494001460833691/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 17, 2014 at 7:22 am, filed under interviews and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Coming Soon

I’ve been going through a lot in my personal life lately. Luckily for musicians change and life happening makes for great music. I’ve never been so exciting about recording as I am now. My day job has let me build a time machine our of music gear. I did an extensive interview at the Rockerill Festival last month which will end up in a few different languages and countries. They recorded my answers in audio and transcribed them so it’s an interview in which you can hear my real voice unlike many in the past. It was right after the show so I was pretty excited and talk candidly about a lot of things. When I was in Leipzig I was invited to record with the band Haujobb. I did vocals for a song now called The Dancer. It’s coming soon and the other side features Jean Luc Demeyer of Front 242. When you leave someone with your vocals that can make you sound pretty lame or like a master. They made me a master on this one for sure. I truly am thrilled with what they did. New album recording starts now. Your going to love this one. Time for the next round. The Things to Come.

“For certain things you want the real thing, like for bassline sequencing that’s gonna sound authentic, you want analog. You can do anything in digital but you have to work harder. Yo have to play with EQ, with effects etc. When you work with analog machine, you just play with the level and it sounds good. You don’t have to finesse it so much.” – Interview Excerpt (Oliver Chesler)

For more info: thehorrorist.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:10 am, filed under political and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Intellijel Interview

Intellijel are one of the most prolific Eurorack modular makers. I personally own a uStep, uVCA and Triatt. I want to add a Planar and their upcoming Metropolis sequencer to my collection.

“Creators of electronic musical instruments and modular synthesizers.” – facebook.com/Intellijel

For more info: intellijel.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm, filed under interviews, 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.



Distro

I am very pleased to let you know Wire to the Ear is featured in this months Engadget Distro! Distro is thier super slick and free iPad magazine. In the interview I discuss Make Noise, TRS-80s, Ableton, Buchla and more. Be sure to download the March 8, 2013 issue and check it out!

“What are you favorite gadget names? There is a modular synthesizer module called…”

Download now: itunes.apple.com/us/app/engadget-distro

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:57 am, filed under promotion and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Tony Rolando Interview

Metrono.me has interviewed Anthony T. Rolando of Make Noise. Tony’s eurorack modules are considered to be some of if not the best and most interesting. There is some interesting stuff in the interview including news of a Make Noise Reverb module. Read the full interview here: metrono.me/makenoise.html

“The only thing I am seeking at the moment is a unique reverb algorithm to design a Make Noise reverberation module around. Tom Erbe and I are currently chatting about that one.” – Metrono.me

For more info: makenoisemusic.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 4, 2012 at 4:28 am, filed under interviews, 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.



Waveform City

Waveform City is an interview podcast that was started in January of this year (2012). Some of the people interviewed so far include Tom Erbe, Make Noise, WMD, Richard Divine, 4MS, Mark Verbos and The Harvestman. If you have a Eurorack addiction you may as well subscribe!

“This podcast will hopefully illuminate the world of synthesizers and the people who use them along with the people who build them and repair them.” – Waveform City

For more info: waveformcity.blogspot.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:37 am, filed under interviews, 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.



The Horrorist Interview on Fear.fm

Today Fear.fm will be broadcasting an interview I recorded via Skype with them last week. They asked some good questions and will be playing a good selection of my music. Don’t worry if you miss it as I’ve been promised a Soundcloud version (added!).

“Every thursday on 22:00 PM (GMT +1) at Fear.FM HARDEST we will take a deep dive into the ‘core’. With an exclusive new show presented by Painbringer from CENOBITE RECORDS. The first episode will be broadcasted upcoming thursday the 5th!!! With a very special guest to kick it off: THE HORRORIST from NYC!!” – Painbringer

Update: Added the Soundcloud recording above.

For more info: fear.fm

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 5, 2012 at 5:31 am, filed under interviews and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Interview in Side-Line Magazine

I was interviewed for Industrial/EBM web portal Side-Line. If your into this type of music the forums are a great place to hang out.

“Chesler, who lives in New York, released a new album this year, “Joyless Pleasure”. You may expect the remixed version of it to be soon out as well. In between recording sessions we asked him a couple of questions…” – side-line.com

Read the full interview: side-line.com/id=47205_0_2_0_C

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:03 am, filed under interviews, promotion and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Wire to the Ear Interview with Fingerlab

I think the iPad makes a very good drum machine. The iElectribe, Funkbox and Tweakybeat have become essential tools in my arsenal. I have a new favorite called the DM-1 from Fingerlab. It has the two most important elements in music creation down pat. It sounds great and it’s very fun to use. I’ve been loving it so much I reached out to Fingerlab for the following interview…

1. Tell us a little about Fingerlab. Is it a one man show or a team? What city/country are you located in?

Based in Paris, France, co-founded by Aurélien Potier and Antoine Lepoutre during 2010, Fingerlab is a small group of independent workers, developers, designers and musicians. Fingerlab is born after the success of MultiPong our first App. For DM1,we have asked Jonas Eriksson (A designer from sweden) to do the graphics design, we discover him by his works on another projects as such as “76 Syntheseizer”

2. How long did it take you to create the DM1?

First Pascal Douillard work alone for half a year to create the prototype. After that, he contacted us in january 2011 in order to find some help to finish the App, the project was so exciting we couldn’t refuse !!. So it’s take approximatively 1 year to do the job.

3. Do you have a room full of vintage drum machines at the Fingerlab’s office? If yes please show us some photos!

[See above]

4. I would love to see a Random pattern generator (per drum sound). Any chance you will be adding that to the DM-1?

We have so many stuff to add in DM1, i can’t make any promises. But it’is a good idea ;)

5. I would love to see Panning (per drum channel) added to the DM1. What do you think? Can you add that for me?

Yes, we are working on it.

6. Are you working on more pro-audio music apps? If yes, can you give us a hint as to what to expect next?

Yes we do, i cant tell you more today, but stay tuned ;)

7. What are a few other iOS apps you use (from other developers)?

Game we love
-Osmos
-Spirit
-forget.me.not

Music

-Djay
-soundrop
-tweakybeat
-soundyeah
-soundythingie

0ther
-uzu

8. Where can Wire to the Ear readers connect with you on the net? Hit us with all the places to follow, spy and send you endless feature requests!

We are waiting for your request by email.

Thank you Antoine!

For more info on the DM1: fingerlab.net

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 am, filed under drum machine, interviews and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



The Horrorist interview in Sonic Seducer

Sonic Seducer is one of Germany’s large goth/EBM music magazines. One of the writers there Thomas Pilgrim did a Skype audio interview with me and here’s the result (click the image to enlarge).

“Auch der Titel “Joyless Pleasure” hinterlasst trotz seiner Widersprüchlichkeit letztendlich eher einen desolaten Beigeschmack.” – sonic-seducer.de

For more info: thehorrorist.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 9, 2011 at 7:03 am, filed under promotion and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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