For me this was a great thing. Setting up the Handera 330 and the bC-16 together. That was so cool. Using apps like Theremini and BeatPad and Hedghog.
I’d been after one of these for so long and at long last this year I’ve got one. It is lovely, really lovely.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but their Kickstarter campaign is nearly done now and I thought I’d give it one more plug to see if it is worthwhile for someone. So, to recap, If you’ve already back Blocks on Kickstarter, then you can get extra credits by going here (my page) and that gets you credits which allows you to get extra modules (which is the main thing that you might be interested in if you’ve back Blocks on Kickstarter, right).
I really like the Olegtron 4060. It’s pretty awesome. I haven’t played around with it for ages, so it’s good to try it again and make some sounds.
So I’ve started off the page where I plan to keep some of my Olegtron patches. You can find the page here.
Using GMS (Genome MIDI Sequencer) to drive a littleBits synth using the new MIDI bit.
It was quite interesting actually. I filled a lot of gaps in my knowledge about modulars. However, it still hasn’t made me really want one. I can understand the ideas behind them and I can understand why they are popular, but I still don’t want to commit to getting one. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never actually got my hands on one so I’m not hooked as yet. Who knows.
Still, it was interesting to watch and hear some of the views of a few artists I really respect.
Well my littleBits MIDI bit arrived. I’ve been meaning to get one of these for a while now.
And it looks really interesting and like a good update from 5.5. But before upgrading I have to ask myself if I’m actually going to make enough use of this update to make it worthwhile. So far I’m not doing anything really interesting with Reaktor so I’m sitting on the fence about getting the upgrade. There’s always the argument that actually the upgrade itself will make me make something interesting with it, but I’m even struggling to get myself to believe that!
I think I’ll leave it for a couple of months and see what I feel like then.
This is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to see for ages. So when I discovered it was on Netflix that became a lot easier. So I thought I’d mention it in case you were thinking of seeing it too and didn’t know it was there.
When I’ve finally got around to watching it I’ll let you know what I think too.