F.M. Synthesis Data. Digital Preservation, 30+ Years. A Long But Succesful Exercise

Digital data, including synthesiser data is gradually eroded as new incompatible technologies emerge. File formats, storage formats and hardware, all contribute to this erosion. I started using FM in the mid 1980s with the arrival of the Yamaha CX5M. It

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F.M. Synthesis Data. Digital Preservation, 30+ Years. A Long But Succesful Exercise

Digital data, including synthesiser data is gradually eroded as new incompatible technologies emerge. File formats, storage formats and hardware, all contribute to this erosion. I started using FM in the mid 1980s with the arrival of the Yamaha CX5M. It

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Production Note: Emulating The Sound of Old Tape

Some of the sound and video production features I enjoy using mostly are “distressing” techniques in order to create the illusion of age. In sound, the wow and flutter, crinkle and saturation of tape, all aid in creating a sound

Production Note: Emulating The Sound of Old Tape

Some of the sound and video production features I enjoy using mostly are “distressing” techniques in order to create the illusion of age. In sound, the wow and flutter, crinkle and saturation of tape, all aid in creating a sound

Harrier Bird. The Harrier Jump Jet as a electronic musical instrument

    Composing with the Harrier Jump Jet   There are many aspects of the Harrier Jump Jet which capture the imagination. One of these is its sound; terrifying, mythical, overwhelming and as in the case of this blog, surprisingly

Harrier Bird. The Harrier Jump Jet as a electronic musical instrument

    Composing with the Harrier Jump Jet   There are many aspects of the Harrier Jump Jet which capture the imagination. One of these is its sound; terrifying, mythical, overwhelming and as in the case of this blog, surprisingly

Composing Electronic Music Using the Yamaha CX5M 8bit Computer

    Human Error and Step-Time Computer Music There are events that can dramatically alter the way you think and work. I became interested in F.M. (frequency modulation synthesis) in the early 80s after being introduced to digital synthesis by

Composing Electronic Music Using the Yamaha CX5M 8bit Computer

    Human Error and Step-Time Computer Music There are events that can dramatically alter the way you think and work. I became interested in F.M. (frequency modulation synthesis) in the early 80s after being introduced to digital synthesis by

The influence of Vaggione’s interventionism on the ESE

Horacio Vaggione is an Argentinian composer and a contemporary in the field of computer music that has written many influential essays on compositional methods using computers. His influence is particularly relevant to the field of microsound and the manner in

The influence of Vaggione’s interventionism on the ESE

Horacio Vaggione is an Argentinian composer and a contemporary in the field of computer music that has written many influential essays on compositional methods using computers. His influence is particularly relevant to the field of microsound and the manner in

The Wavehole, the TR808 and the Xenakis Screen

 The Xenakis screen The wavehole approach to organising acoustic particles is an adaptation of the Xenakis screen. In Formalized Music Xenakis discusses various methods with which to organise grains of sound. A Xenakian screen is not unlike Gabor’s Matrix (1946). The representation is musical and interpreted differently from the

The Wavehole, the TR808 and the Xenakis Screen

 The Xenakis screen The wavehole approach to organising acoustic particles is an adaptation of the Xenakis screen. In Formalized Music Xenakis discusses various methods with which to organise grains of sound. A Xenakian screen is not unlike Gabor’s Matrix (1946). The representation is musical and interpreted differently from the

First ESE Concert. Teatro Principal. Valencia, Spain

The Elementary Signal Engine Concert Tomorrow at 20.00 at the Principal Theatre of Valencia Spain we will perform the first live ESE concert as part of the well known “Nits d’Aielo i Art” festival. We play straight after Nicolas Collin’s

First ESE Concert. Teatro Principal. Valencia, Spain

The Elementary Signal Engine Concert Tomorrow at 20.00 at the Principal Theatre of Valencia Spain we will perform the first live ESE concert as part of the well known “Nits d’Aielo i Art” festival. We play straight after Nicolas Collin’s