Tag: synthesis


Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

10th April

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.

The idea was to sample vintage synthesizer in order to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves.  These can be used, as part of  wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the Monomachine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.

OSCar is classic British mono synth released in 1983 by Oxford Synthesiser Company (OSC). Big thanks goes to John Diver who let me use his unit, so I could create this sound pack. I’ve been told he got it new once it was released.

OSCar is really unique synth having DCO’s with additive synthesis on board. You can use one of the five fixed special wave forms or make …



Immortal Waves Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

19th December

Recently I have been involved in really exciting project with Elektron Music Machines. The idea was to sample vintage analog synthesizers especially for Monomachine SFX-60 groovebox to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves.  These can be used, as part of  wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the machine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.

Immortal Waves pack was made using vintage Minimoog Model D owned by Department of Electronics at the University of York (Big thanks to John Grant and Andrew Chadwick for letting me in to use this lovely synth). I had around 2h to sample Minimoog, so started with the raw waveforms of all three oscillators and then played with the synth aiming to get the most …



Synthesis

18th July

Synthesis is a study of interaction between two people and technology. I created it for percussionist Enrico Bertelli. I used my limited medium – one drum machine – and played it together with the percussionist. With an integrated sequencer, this type of drum machine (Elektron Machinedrum)  is normally used for dance and techno music.

Selected Performances:

BEAM Festival, London UK (2012)

Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)

Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)

Luigi Nono Festival, Trieste Italy (2009)

Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)

Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010)

Restructuring Max/MSP patch was made for the piece and enabled me to show which drum the percussionist should play at what time. It functioned as a score, though I could change it at any time to reorganise the piece live while improvising. That became very useful not only at the beginning of the project when we …



UUCMS at BEAM Festival

24th June

Synthesis performed again with Enrico Bertelli on BEAM Festival in London this year.

London, UK – BEAM Festival – UUCMS live set

 

 




Recent Performances and Events

Live gigs, festivals, installations, workshops and the projects I'm involved in currently.

Live in Cyprus – Loop 2016

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Space F!ght New Zealand Tour

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Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.

The idea was to sample vintage...

British Council Commissioned Show at Southbank Centre, London

Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed at Southbank Centre, London. For the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) celebration show,...

Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals...

2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia...