27th of July 2012
What you can hear is 2 oscillators based on the VCS3. The output of the oscillators goes to the incomprehensible resonator, which I describe below in the previous post.
The sound in this demo is a bit noisey, the synthesizer will become more musical when I add more modules, and the noisy sounds will form the percussive part of the sound. For this to work I am going to add LFOs based on optical pattern wheels. For the melodic sounds I am going to add an analogue FM synth tuned to African balafon scales.
29th of April 2012
Here is a photo of my incomprehensible resonator that I am working on
It is 2 all-pass ladder filters wired for chaos when they are oscillating or near oscillation (ringing). They each feedback to each other. There are a few circuits out there for chaotic oscillators, but I am trying to make a chaotic filter. Sounds good so far, very dirty. Will become part of my new synthesizer.
28th of April 2012
I have just started making a new synthesizer
EMS VCS3 VCO
This is just the first oscillator. The whole thing will be a big web of components, I am making it to perform, I will hang it up in front of me so the audience will be able to see me through it. The audio signal path will be all discrete transistor and vacuum tubes. I have just started and I don't know exactly how it will end up.
20th of April 2012
Delivered midi just intonation keyboard to Olof Dreijer from The Knife
He asked me to make a midi version of my Harmonicon. Electronically it is standard midi keyboard, so the output is just normal midi, the software deals with the note assignment and tuning.