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Experimenting with little modular things

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I’ve been exploring some of my tiny modular devices. Above you can see. I posted this picture a while ago on Instagram. It was a fun thing to play around with, and I think that these devices go very well together.

I can see myself doing a lot more little sessions like this. I’ve been recording them on tape too. Yep, real cassette tape.

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Messing around the with Molecule

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It’s been an age since I used my molecule synth, and I was surprised to find that it actually still powered up too. It powered by batteries, 9 volt PP3 batteries, and they all still work. That’s quite impressive.

Anyway, it’s good to get back to it and experiment with it a bit again. It feels like there’s a lot more to experiment with too. So expect some more on this soon.

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Enjoying a (not so) quiet night in

Olegtron and components
Olegtron and components

The more I use this little machine the more I enjoy it, and the more I think that it has some truly amazing possibilities to it. In the session I had with it tonight I managed to get what sounded like a whole track from it. It was amazing. I’m in the process of putting the samples up now. Actually, I’ve just finished.

I’ll post them here too just in case, but they’re on my SoundCloud pages if you want them.

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And then this arrived …

Philips PMC 100
Philips PMC 100

I have always wanted a PMC 100. A synth with a built in cassette deck! What’s not to like?

So it’s arrived, but I haven’t got it up and running as yet. I think that sonically it’ll almost certainly be a disappointment, but I’m ok with that. At least I think I am anyway.

When I’ve got it running, you’ll know.

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Olegtron 4060: 7 bit saw module arrives

Olegtron 7 bit saw module (front)
Olegtron 7 bit saw module (front)
Olegtron 7 bit saw top view
Olegtron 7 bit saw top view

Well I’ve been waiting for this for ages! Ok, not ages, in reality just a few days, but it feels like ages, and now I need to wait until tomorrow to try it out.

When I do, you’ll know!

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The lovely Mute Synth II

Messing with the MSII
Messing with the MSII

I hadn’t played with this in a long time, which makes me sad. So I decided to get the MSII out again and give it a little play. It makes just as strange noises as it ever did, and is just as difficult to understand. So this time around I’m going to make a much more concerted effort to understand how to get it to do the things I want it to do.

That’s the plan anyway.