Im sure I’ve been here before…..

Back in 1987 I bought one of these.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensoniq_SQ-80

Its internal sequencer,  timbral range and the fact it was 8 part multi timbral made it incredibly powerful and amazing value for money for the time.

All these years later I got to be glancingly involved in the design and testing of this recreation.

It sounds GREAT. and gave me a HUGE sense of DejaVue.

Some NICE work here. Jam with the short handles!

Jam with the short handles! Had some very special moments with cng303 (Chris Ng ) and mng (Mongi)

These moments appear fleetingly and then morph and twist into new shapes in a matter of mins.

I captured these a few mins apart.

Some Rather FUN(ky) moments

Massive THANK YOU to:

FancySpectacles, AndyMac, AWRO*, Luke1248* and Swinney*   (*links please)

This was KILLER, before I started ruining things

Horns, stand please!

Getting somewhat Huge

Ok reset… 

Keyboards revenge…

Nice line…

Settling back down.

 

THEN ya log in the next day and its … Boggling work by LOOP, Bananapoep and Swinney

small vid HUGE vibe!

 

More Fun with loop points

Really this is just about seeing what’s available in the new QuickSampler in LogicX, and as far as this tricks concerned, its pretty primitive compared to SOME of the tools out there, but given you can lock the loop lengths and start points to quantise values, it lets you do some fun stuff!

Just set up the CC’s in the mod matrix to 2 faders on your keyboard or whatever…

Start and Loop start to the same CC and Loops End to a second CC.

gets better each time it goes around… 

Into the Atticus and Trent sonic? Give this a dig…

Delighted to announce the imminent arrival of a new library from ModWheel

I’ve been assisting with, manipulating, and and doing some sonic design work on this for the last month or two … and all I can say is … ITS SERIOUSLY GOOD.

Into the Atticus and Trent sonic?  Give this a dig…

#Endlesss

Had a rather dizzyingly early start a few mornings ago to jam with Imogen Heap via Endlesss

People : Meet Matt and Imogen…

The session was about an hour of absurd noises and some fun, it was an honour and delight to be involved …

I need to point out this was a collaborative effort, so also very much involved were: Jim Mclure, Rick Sands, and Jeremy Michael Skjevling.

Thanks to all!

Got asked, so…Setup was: OBS  collecting my 2 vid streams  (laptop and Phone cameras) and intercom audio sending via Google Meet to the very gracious Matt at Endlesss, then music via Ableton Live ‘blackhole’d‘ to the amazing @EndlesssFM Studio, synching all the audio from the UK and USA to me. My Toys were a few NI soft synths, a Microfreak, with a tokai tele and a stingray bass via GtrRig.

Snapshot Demos for SoundDusts recent release