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A bit more about using Kastle synths live

I thought I’d post a little more about the set up for the gig I played at Cafe Oto earlier in the week. I thought it might be useful or interesting to see the devices I used.

Originally, when Robyn asked me to do this, I thought I would use these plus an Olegtron 4060 (MK I). In the end the Olegtron was too complex and difficult to change patches with any speed.

So ended up with the 2 Kastle synths, a 1.0 and a 1.5. Actually the mix of the two is really good and works very well. Patching across the two devices makes for some very interesting possibilities.

What I’ve realised is that I really need a simpler way to load patches. Not physically of course, but a way to record patches. I thought that taking pictures would help, and it did, but it wasn’t the easiest way to recreate a patch. My next thoughts were to write down the patched information. That was my solution for the Cafe Oto gig, and it worked ok. But only ok.

So now I think I’m going to have to create my own patch sheets for the Kastle 1.0/1.5, and, when I do, I will post some templates here.

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The VL-Tonifier is here …

You might remember that I have posted about this a few times, but I think that the odd reminder doesn’t really do any harm right? I’ve made a bot that tweets stuff about the VL-1 including ADSR settings every hour. It’s a little bit of fun and nothing more, but you might want to follow it if you’d like to think of the old days of the VL-1, or if you have a VL-1 and want some sound suggestions for it. It’ll even go as far as telling you where you can get an old VL-1 if you just have to have one.

You can find it here https://twitter.com/VLTonifier.

 

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The VL-Tonifier is here …

You might remember that I posted about this a little while ago as I’ve made a bot that tweets stuff about the VL-1 including ADSR settings every hour. It’s a little bit of fun and nothing more, but you might want to follow it if you’d like to think of the old days of the VL-1, or if you have a VL-1 and want some sound suggestions for it. It’ll even go as far as telling you where you can get an old VL-1 if you just have to have one.

You can find it here https://twitter.com/VLTonifier.

 

0 comments on “The VL-Tonifier is here …”

The VL-Tonifier is here …

You might remember that I posted about this a little while ago as I’ve made a bot that tweets stuff about the VL-1 including ADSR settings every hour. It’s a little bit of fun and nothing more, but you might want to follow it if you’d like to think of the old days of the VL-1, or if you have a VL-1 and want some sound suggestions for it. It’ll even go as far as telling you where you can get an old VL-1 if you just have to have one.

You can find it here https://twitter.com/VLTonifier.

 

0 comments on “The VL-Tonifier is here …”

The VL-Tonifier is here …

You might remember that I posted about this a week or so ago as I’ve made a bot that tweets stuff about the VL-1 including ADSR settings every hour. It’s a little bit of fun and nothing more, but you might want to follow it if you’d like to think of the old days of the VL-1, or if you have a VL-1 and want some sound suggestions for it.

You can find it here https://twitter.com/VLTonifier.

 

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So the Artiphon Instrument 1 is nearly here

I have to say that I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now and I’ve excited to see what it’s finally like in the flesh or so to speak. It’s been a long time coming, but they’ve been good at keeping in touch with what they’ve been doing and how they’re getting on, and I’ve appreciated that a lot.

You can certainly expect some posting and thoughts from me when it finally does arrive.

0 comments on “The VL-Tonifier is here …”

The VL-Tonifier is here …

As a long time lover of the Casio VL series (VL-1, VL-10 and VL-5) It was suggested to me not so long ago to make a little twitter bot that generated VL-1 ADSR inputs. The VL-1 takes a series of 8 digits to produce a sound, so I’ve made a bot that tweets stuff about the VL-1 including ADSR settings every hour. It’s a little bit of fun and nothing more, but you might want to follow it if you’d like to think of the old days of the VL-1, or if you have a VL-1 and want some sound suggestions for it.

You can find it here https://twitter.com/VLTonifier.