Thursday, July 30, 2009

Radio interview 3 August 2009

I'll be doing a radio interview for Dark Essence radio program on 4ZZZ which will be broadcast on 3 August 2009 @ 10PM EST on Australian airwaves. You can stream the show online by hitting when the show airs.

Dark Essence is one of Australia's very few shows playing industrial and I must say the playlists don't pull any punches when it comes to spinning the hardest, darkest, fastest industrial on air. Respect!

Dark Essence

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Access Virus TI Snow

The latest addition to my studio is the Virus TI Snow, which I picked up a few weeks ago.


I had previously played with my friend's Virus TI Polar, which suitably blew me away and since that point the seed had been implanted in my mind to obtain this new synth.So why didn't I get the Polar?  Well for starters, the most amazing thing about the Polar is the sound, which you get, unhindered, in the Snow.  Apart from the controller features, the only other drawback seems to be the reduced multi-timbral functionality to 4 parts rather than 16.  Other than that all patches are compatible across the range and you even get the same OS version and updates.  The multi-timbral business doesn't phase me, because up until this point I have recorded one synth at a time using hardware and can't really conceive of how I would benefit from 16 versions of the same synth.  At least that's what I thought until I brought it home and plugged it in...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Track in progress + some synth spotting

Here's some studio footage while working on a new Shiv-r track.  This will be one of the final ones to be written for our album: