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Colossus Sequencer and Synth, it’s been too long …

Colossus Synth
Colossus Synth
Colossus Sequencer
Colossus Sequencer

I actually got these two working a long time ago, and they do work quite well, if being a bit limited, but they’re fun and that’s fine.

However, I was thinking the other day that I should give it a go with some of the other little modular things I have. The colossus sequencer has a CV out so should work with some of my other bits and pieces.

There’s an experiment or two in there I think.

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Starting to build an automated twitter synth with littleBits

For a long time I’ve been thinking about the idea of being able to create a synth in hardware which reacted to the virtual world, more specifically, to being tweeted at. To that that end I got myself a littleBits CloudBit, which works quite well, albeit it isn’t able to provide as much data as I’d like it to. However, that’s something that I need to overcome with a little bit of ingenuity rather than just complain about it.

So I’m starting to build the synth and get it to respond to external stimulus. The goal being to create a little system that reacts to a twitter message, creates a sequence based on that message, and somehow records that and uploads it somewhere. We’ll see. That’s the plan. Who knows how it’ll work out.

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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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If you wanted to download and mix my Auxy tracks, you can

Here are all the links for these tracks on the Auxy servers:

http://auxy.co/track/fVp1YaPwaRBo

http://auxy.co/track/HEH9zbAFlicY

http://auxy.co/track/do3UJpGZiO3n

http://auxy.co/track/KmZfJgRyjeaS

http://auxy.co/track/9zkSBndLVNNv

http://auxy.co/track/GLOuL2llsDc9

http://auxy.co/track/K–L_RCbDue3

http://auxy.co/track/WOxNcRlbZqh2

Please do let me know if you do something with them. I’d be really interested to hear.

 

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Then I found my old VL-1 MIDIfier kit!

VL1 MIDIfier kit
VL1 MIDIfier kit

I was looking for something else when I found this! I knew, or at least I seemed to remember that I’d bought one of these ages ago. Well I’ve found it and I’m planning to get it going soon(-ish). Ideally I’d like to get it running so that I can get it to work with my VL1 bot. We’ll see about that.

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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.

 

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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.