Archive for July, 2006

SynthDIY-UK 2006

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Well, the event is over, the noise in cambridge has gone It was a great event, we had lots of regular visitors and some new faces too! The raffle raised £214 for the Drake Music Project, thanks to everyone who bought a ticket! You can see pictures from the event by visiting the SynthDIY-UK 2006 […]

Risa Guitar – PartII

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Well, I’ve been playing with it for over a week and I’m still having fun with it. This is my first guiitar in over 20 years, so maybe it’s just me or the hot weather (England is having a major heatwave at the moment) but it does seem to drift out of tune easily, it […]

Concurrent, On-the-fly Audio Programming Languages

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Recently there’s been a fair bit of talk amongst various friends of mine about live music shows, where instead of people playing ‘instruments’ in the traditional sense, they’ve been writing code. Yes, actually writing code, and ‘improvising’ in code, whilst performing. Now whilst a lot of people would question this as a valid form of […]

New Toy

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Yesterday (Friday) I got a new toy, it’s a Risa-Music Guitar Solid. Now, I haven’t played guitar in a *long* time (> 20 years) and then I was only ‘noodling’ with a friends fathers guitar, so my experience with guitars is somewhat limited, but I’ve got a few years Bass experience. So, what’s it like? […]

Pictures, worth a 1000 words?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

I’ve added a gallery section to my site. It’ll include various ‘gear’ pictures of my gear stash over the past and future years, at least that’s the plan. There will also be pictures of my Dog, Stevie. Stevie is a cool dog, he’s a short, red-haired, Saluqi (or Saluki).. and some general pictures from various […]


Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Some people have asked, what was tempest? Why did it die? and why was it going to cost soo much to build? I’ll explain, Tempest was to be my ‘ultimate’ Polysynth. I wanted it to have everything, we’ll go quickly over the specs ;- 8 note polyphonic (expandible to 12), 4 oscillators per voice, 100 […]

My music

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Well, I’ve Officially announed the new site and I’ve had some good comments about it (thanks everyone). I’ve uploaded a pile of my music (> 200Mb) for people to download and, hopefully, enjoy listening too. I’ve got stuff from my very very first days playing with synths (SCI SixTrack) upto the stuff I’ve done only […]