I’m trying out using a public Google Drive folder as a dumping ground for patches. Picture and audio sample. First one. I started off with the “Sequencer Bass” patch from the manual and, uh, went a little nuts adding patch cords. Advertisements
It took some doing, but I’m now recording. I was trying to get audio production software working on my Linux Mint 19 desktop computer and was having some trouble, so decided I’d give Ubuntu Studio a shot. That’s a version of Ubuntu that’s set up for creative (audio, video, graphic) work. But I like Mint … More Moog Mother-32 part 3: On the record
So why the Mother-32? There are lots of synthesizers on the market, and while there have been some great things happening in FM synthesis, digital synthesis, and other variants of synthesizer technology, my first love and best is what Moog and ARP and so on were doing in my youth: analog subtractive synthesizers. Analog synthesizers … More Moog Mother-32 part 2: Selection criteria
I never know where these whims come from, but lately the electronic music whim has been making a return visit. It’s an itch that’s easily and cheaply scratched to a degree, if you undertake the learning curve of open-source softsynth apps. I have amsynth, Bristol, and Rack recently installed on my Linux box, and they’re fun … More Moog Mother-32 part 1: Scratch the itch
You ever find yourself wanting to run out into the street, grab the nearest passerby, get right up in their face and say WHY ARE YOU JUST WALKING DOWN THE STREET WHEN THERE’S THIS GREAT OPEN SOURCE APPLICATION?? No? Just me? Kind of feel that way sometimes about MuseScore, a music notation application (free, open … More Bargain Rack
Just because this stuff isn’t obvious: I have my M-Audio KeyStudio 25 keyboard working as an input device for MuseScore under Ubuntu 16.04. Steps I used: Plugged in the keyboard. Started MuseScore. I had version 2.0.2 installed because that’s what Ubuntu Software Center finds and installs. Edit > Preferences > I/O. Checked PortAudio. Nothing obvious … More USB Midi keyboard, MuseScore, and Linux
Last night Salt City Ukulele held its second Open House. Last year I was hoping for half a dozen or so newcomers and we got 22. Partly that was because the paper featured it in their local events coverage, and they did so again this year so I figured we’d probably get a healthy turnout … More And then there were eight
I’d seen a video or two of Linsey Pollak playing a carrot-based cylisax before, but this new one mentions where he got the idea, something called the Venova from Yamaha. Seems they figured out how to make a cylindrical bore instrument overblow at the octave, by use of a branched tube. That right there’s interesting … More Spanish for “ve doesn’t go”
Because it’s made from a ginger ale bottle and it’s like a very low pitch ocarina and it only plays lower and lower notes.
Part 3 of the Land’s End trilogy.