Eric Archer’s Semi-Autonomous Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This is a semi-autonomous synth jam, via Eric Archer:

I’d like to make music free of the cliched compositional motifs I’ve picked up from years of listening to pop tunes in America. Still, I grew up in the 1980s, and the sonic qualities of electro/new wave/industrial are dear to me.

Entertain the notion of playing an “automatic composing machine” that can synthesize sounds like this. The system in this video was built between 2007-09, using 1970’s and 80’s technology. Its analog sounds are controlled by digital algorithms that generate rhythm and melody.

When playing it, my role is to set the tuning, sculpt the tones, and create flow by switching elements in and out of the mix.

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