Video with 3 notes
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.
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.