AVSynth, audio only, rhythms using (2) cross-patched Swoops, (2) Fourses, with Denum as stereo ouput, ext in/env generator and contact mic.
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Christos Koulendros – analog synth modules
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
“At the Hearing Room last night, last gig of the year. We played about 35 times this year, Walter Wright and I. That’s 70+ hours of improvised music. Quite a feat, a never ending dialogue.
“I’ve never experienced a moment where I didn’t know what to do next, or run out of ideas. Developed a ‘style’, without once talking about it. Form, harmony, rhythm, and melody naturally developed out of a totally free interaction and coalesced into a coherent (to us) musical language. It is possible to accomplish a lot non-verbally, non-academically. Challenging, but possible.
“That’s what Egregoros is all about: sharing, subliminally, learning by doing. Ordo Ab Chaos.”
The lineup evolves. In response to feedback, I separate the (2) Music Thing Mikrophonies, replace ALM Pips with IFM Swoops, regroup them with Fourses. I drop the IFM Dunst.
I record a couple of videos –
I still use a Doepler 2x rack and A-119 Ext Input / Envelope Follower, 90% complete, it looks like this –
Here’s the patch –
Video in goes to a Jone’s Sync Stripper or SS, which passes the video signal through to the Jone’s Mini Video Image Processor or MVIP. Video Drive from the SS clocks a Snazzy FX Ardcore, which generates (2) trigger pulses that control IFM Swoop’s upper bounds, and a CV voltage that controls both MVIP Bitswap and Mode. A contact mic goes to the Doepfer A-119 Ext Input / Envelope Follower, this CV envelope, through a multiple, drives the Fourses’ oscillator 3 lower bounds, and MVIP Brightness. Swoop outputs, pass through multiples, drive Fourses’ bounce, and MVIP Hue 1 and Hue 2. Fourses oscillator 2 outs are cross-patched back into the Swoops bounce. Audio outputs L & R come from Fourses oscillator 4 outs. Video output from MVIP out.
The lineup, left to right includes Jone’s Sync Stripper, SnazzyFX Ardcore. multiple, (2) Music Thing Mikrophonies, (2) ALM Pips, multiple, (2) IFM Fourses, IFM Denum, IFM Dunst, Jone’s MVIP.
Jone’s SS outputs Vertical Drive, I use it to “clock” the Ardcore. This means that Ardcore CV output “locks” to VD, seamlessly switching Bitswap & Mode on the Jone’s MVIP. Next up a pair of contact mics with preamps, they work nicely with PeterB’s IFM modules. Finally a pair of ALM Pip slope generators. The core of my Serge Moduar was the Dual Universal Slope Generator. Similar functionality in 4hp. Note: CV modules all have multiples, allows me to send the same CV signal to both Audio & Video modules.
All Ieaskul F Mobenthey modules, two Fourses interact to produce an amazing variety of sounds. Contact mic modules allow “touch control.” To the right IFM’s Denum and Dunst modules. There’s enough space in the rack for a complete collection of IFM modules, Swoop, Fourses, Sprott, Denum, and Dunst. Currently I output stereo from the two Fourses, left and right channels, and mono from the Denum.
Only one module, Jone’s Mini Video Image Processor, thanks Dave 8^)))
There’s the AVSynth, bottom of the page, left of center. Currently, I use my Macbook Pro as input but, instead, i will use a Raspberry Pi for playback, which frees up the Macbook to record. The Raspberry Pi video output goes to the Jone’s SS, the audio goes directly to the mixer. Audio from the AVSynth and from my Boardweevil V2012 also go to the mixer. Video from Jone’s MVIP goes to a monitor and is “looped through” to the AV2HDMI converter. Audio from the mixer goes to speakers, left and right, and a second output goes to the AV2HDMI converter. The output of the convertor goes to my Macbook Pro.
Rehearsal for a gig tonight, 3 separate tracks, Boardweevil V2015 on track 1, acoustic drum kit on track 2, Crank Sturgeon (TM) contact mics and objects on track 3. Simple mix no effects.