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 …
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 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.
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 …
Synthesis performed again with Enrico Bertelli on BEAM Festival in London this year.
London, UK – BEAM Festival – UUCMS live set