audio journal + studio notes from composer + pink noises author tara rodgers aka analog tara

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25th July 2012

Video with 3 notes

sound of one hand clapping: with the Boss HC-2, EH Memory Man Deluxe, and Fostex 6301b. the HC-2 = “a single-function hand clap synthesizer" for "a wide range of hand-clapping effects" :-) 

Tagged: analog tarahandclapBoss HC-2memory manfostexnoisedrum machine

2nd July 2011

Photo with 32 notes

Jomox XBase09 drum machine (ca. 1999) with standard alder wood panels, on red Formica table. Photo accompanies my recent blog post on the history of wood paneling in synthesizer design.

Jomox XBase09 drum machine (ca. 1999) with standard alder wood panels, on red Formica table. Photo accompanies my recent blog post on the history of wood paneling in synthesizer design.

Tagged: Jomoxdrum machinewood panelingFormicaanalogsynthesizer

14th December 2010

Audio post - Played 30 times

little boy blue + mfb-522 jam by analog tara

Tagged: beatsdrum machineelectronic musicflower electronicslittle boy bluemfbnoisesynth

14th December 2010

Post

analog duet

starting to work up a sound palette for a new project, a cassette release with a label in sweden. setting up various duets of instruments, e.g., the little boy blue synth from flower electronics + the mfb-522 drum machine. both of these form part of my quest in recent years to use very small + portable instruments with all-analog sound generation. i like how analog sounds have a particular depth + texture, especially when played through a big sound system. i’m also appreciating the design + philosophy behind jessica rylan’s synths, which she talks about in her pink noises interview: instruments that are fun to hold + spend time with, and that strive for the possibility of doing chaotic sounds in a repeatable way. like in this beat i can set up nutty squiggles in the breaks, but the way they turn out is always a surprise. 

Tagged: drum machineelectronic musicflower electronicsjessica rylanlittle boy bluemfbnoisepink noisessynthesizer

14th December 2010

Photo with 1 note

little boy blue synth + mfb-522 by analog tara

little boy blue synth + mfb-522 by analog tara

Tagged: analogdrum machineelectronic musicflower electronicslittle boy bluemfbnoisesynthesizer