DiN30 is the third DiN sampler album and has 18 tracks from releases DiN21 – 29, featuring the artists Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, ARC, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & Bernhard Wostheinrich.
Synthesist Bakis Sirros, aka Parallel Worlds, sent word of a new DiN label compliation album, iNDEX04, that features the work of Ian Boddy, Parallel Worlds, Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, ARC & Mazmoneth.
Label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix, designed to not only showcase the artists’ albums, but to present an exciting and varied CD in it’s own right.
The music ranges from ‘deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres’.
Sound designer and synthesist Ian Boddy experiments with iPad control of a Serge modular synthesizer.
The combination of open-ended multi-touch controllers with modular synthesizers is just beginning to take off, but I think it promises to revolutionize the world of modular synths. Only a small part of what you pay for in a modular synth is for the electronics. The bulk of the cost goes for knobs, switches, jacks, panels, design costs, overhead & shipping.
By rethinking modular synths with wireless touchscreen control in mind, you could have a relatively inexpensive modular synth that uses knobs as needed for tactile control, but is logically patched via a wireless touchscreen controller. Functions that are done effectively in software, like sequencing, could move to the touchscreen controller. This could combine the hands-on benefits of modular synthesis with things like patch recall.
What do you think of the combination of multi-touch tablets with modular synths?
Free Music Friday: This is the second DiN sampler disc and features a continuous mix of music by Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, Markus Reuter and others, compiled by DiN boss Ian Boddy. The compilation includes 2 cuts from each of the 9 titles spanning DiN 11 – 19.
i participate with my collab (with Steve Law) project, ‘Memory Geist’ in this compilation.
It’s track 9, and its full of Serge modular.
Submission 01 features one track (or in some cases an edit) from each of the first nine DiNDDL titles.
Artists featured on this compilation are Ian Boddy, Dub Atomica, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Markus Reuter, ARC, Zero Ohms and Memory Geist. Six of the tracks are taken from concerts performed by a selection of these artists.
Give this one a listen – it’s got some great work on it. You can preview the full album above. Continue reading →