Badinerie (very early stage) Nov 24, 2019 Yesterday I fiddled with my synths and came up with this version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Badinerie from his Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Your browser does not support the audio element. It’s not finished, of course. And I don’t like some things. Like that each and every note has the same velocity. And the dynamics are constant. And there’s no sound variance. So … just a work-in-progress piece. ...
Wendy Carlos's 80th birthday Nov 17, 2019 Wow! Wendy Carlos turned 80 on November 11, 2019! Happy birthday, dear Wendy! Your Switched on Bach album really impressed me incredibly when I first heard it in my teen years! My brother had the vinyl and the cover had your former name on it. 😉 It’s a timeless masterpiece and was groundbraking. It still is, in some ways. It sounds still fresh every time I hear it. I love it! ...
Podcasts Nov 17, 2019 I’m a big fan of podcasts. Naturally I was looking for podcasts about synthesizers and especially modular synthesis. I found a few on Apple Podcasts and thought I’d list them here. Just in case you are (becoming) a podcast fan, too. 😉 The list Here’s a simple list in no [particular]() order, together with some data. I like & listen to all of them every now and then. No particular favorite. ...
Building a case (1) – The beginning Nov 13, 2019 For some unknown reason 😂 I decided I wanted to build my own modular synthesizer case. From wood. Maybe a crazy idea. We’ll see and I’ll document the progress here in this and upcoming blog posts tagged selfmade. Early sketches I asked my friend Heinrich whether he’d like to help because he’s an engineer! 😉 He was in immediately and we started to brainstorm a few ideas on paper. Here are some of our initial sketches: ...
What Is This? Nov 13, 2019 This blog is the documentation of my attempts on modular synthesizers. I’ll try to document all things I learn, see, make, buy, consider, hear, create, take part of etc. regarding modular and semimodular synthesis and synthesizers. 🔉 🎹 🔌 🎼 🎧 (Oh, and, yeah, I wanted to give this Hugo system a try, too … 😏)