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’.
Time+Space & synthesist Ian Boddy have introduced a new sound library, Analogue Workshop Vol 1. Distortion & Feedback.
Distortion & Feedback is the first in the new series of Analogue Workshop sound libraries released by Ian Boddy Waveforms. It is intended that each volume in this series will focus in on one aspect of analogue sound design possible on modular and vintage synthesizers.
This library contains 300 samples (150 longer looped sounds & 150 one shots), programmed and recorded from analogue modular and vintage synthesizers.
In celebration of Arbor Day on April 27th 2012, a group of artists have joined together to create an album to support the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The artists, including John Koch-Northrup, Ian Boddy, John Sherwood, Joe McMahon, HG Fortune, Inner Dreamer, Shane King, Groupthink, Mystified, Shane Morris, Jack Hertz and Crystal Dreams have donated their music to support the ‘Sound For Good’ project.
The compilation, Take To The Trees, is available for download with a donation of $1 or more. 100% of your donation goes to the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees.
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.