Asheville NC Synth Road Trip

I love the videos Trash_Audio posts of their synth road trips. I like the clip next clip editing style and they always look like they are having a ton of fun.

“Some synth spotting: Richard Devine’s Star Destroyer eurorack modular, EMS SYNTHI, NIN’s Alessandro Cortini’s DSI Prophet-12, Madrona Labs SoundPlane, KORG MS20 Mini, Octatrack, Buchla Music Easel & More.” – Matrixsynth

For more info: trashaudio.com

Devine Noises

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

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

Eventide Space

Eventide Space – Sneak Peak from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

A few months ago when Eventide announced their new hardware box called Space the music tech crowd was buzzing. I admit I didn’t totally get why. Like many producers I know I’ve returned to using a lot of hardware but reverbs wasn’t a box I needed to go back to. Yesterday I saw the above demo video from Richard Devine on my Facebook feed (thanks Daniel Meyer) and this morning again on Synthtopia. Needless to say I have to have one of these. It’s the sound. I wonder if these will become as common as the Boss-SE50 did? Probably not and that’s a good thing for those who are in the know. The Space is $500.

“Never before has there been a more dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combined with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation, and spatial effects in such a compact and affordable package.” – eventide.com

For more info: eventide.com/stompBoxes/eventide_space

Free Glitch Pack

Free Glitches Vol.01 Demo by Bronto Scorpio

Here’s a free sample pack of glitches from Dennis Harms at Bronto Scorpio Music. To download: click here

“Don’t expect pseudo analog stuff here! You get 120 weird, digital noises with this pack! These sounds are perfect for Autechre, Richard Devine, Aphex Twin like tracks, but can also add some special elements to other tracks. I designed these sounds over the last few months and thought it would be cool to share them with you. The pack contains 120 24Bit/44Khz wave files and a simple Kontakt (3.5 or higher) instrument where the samples are mapped across the keyboard. Mod- and pitchwheel do some crazy things in this instrument too!” – brontoscorpiomusic

For more info: brontoscorpiomusic.blogspot.com

photo credit: mikrosopht [deleted]

Richard Devine on the Ekdahl Moisturizer

I own one of these Ekdahl Moisturizers. Richard Devine decides to take a Slinky to his and see what happens. If your a fan of Einstürzende Neubauten I recommend picking one of these up. Actually if you’re not aware of Neubauten’s music listen to this:

“The Ekdahl Moisturizer is a spring reverb where the springs are exposed so they can be played/hit/fiddled with. I was just playing around this afternoon with various objects, magnets, marbles, tuning forks, mechanical bugs, and slinky coils. Running the audio through a Tiptop Z-DSP. Quite fun.” – Richard Devine

For more info: The Ekdahl Moisterizer