Music Picks Friday : Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Music Picks | Friday

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a synthesist and composer who uses modular equipment as a basis for sonic exploration. In the rainy gorgeous environment on Orcas Island of the San Jaun Islands in Washington, Kaitlyn was introduced to West Coast Synthesis after learning how to use a Buchla System from a friend. Check out this video from FACT Magazine In The Studio that goes takes a look at her studio.    

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Tips / Techniques Tuesday : The Concept of an Analog Shift Register

Tips / Techniques Tuesday

Today we will be talking about a CV Processor called an Analog Shift Register.  The Analog Shift Register acts as a Sample and Hold (S&H) in the sense that with every incoming clock signal, it will sample the CV value of the input and make it available at the first output.  What makes the ASR different is the fact that the CV signal will move from output 1 to output 2, and output 2 to output 3 causing the CV value to shift. Another description is that an ASR is a multi-output sample and hold configured as a multi-tap analog memory...

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Modular Monday : Koma Elektronik Poltergeist Quadraphonic Mixer

Modular Monday

This is a unique module coming from a company in Germany that enables the user to create a quadraphonic experience with panning knobs and capabilities for 360 degree panning options and precise location sound design with different modulation sources.  The module is very deep and extensive, providing complex sound editing and manipulation.  Check out this video for further in depth exploration of the module.    

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NAMM 2017 : New Modules From LZX Industries

NAMM 2017

LZX are the masters of modular video synthesis, incorporating visuals into modular and using CV signals to run displays. They have built upon their legacy with new modules in 2017 and have a new module called the Liquid Crystal with an LCD displays that shows the stages of video synthesis and the different stages of development. This will be available in March for $200-$300. They also released a module that is suitable for both Audio and Video called Timeline that is being developed and more information will be released soon. There are also 6 new modules that were released last month called...

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NAMM 2017 : New Modules From Noise Engineering

NAMM 2017

Noise Engineering has some interesting modules that have a variety of functions. The Cursus Iteritas oscillator is complex and full featured for $355. Mimetic Sequent is a CV recorder and randomizer for $225. The Loquelic Iterita Percido drum generator ($555). Check out this video by Analogue Solutions for an in depth presentation

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