Ian Boddy Interview On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast


The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with synthesist and DiN label head Ian Boddy.

Boddy keeps busy with a solo career, collaborations with other electronic music artists, sound design and running ambient electronic music label DiN.

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Free DiN30 iNDEX03 Album Download Through The End Of 2012

Free Music Friday: The DiN30 iNDEX03 sampler album is available as a free download from the DiN Bandcamp store until the end of December 2012.

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.

You can preview the album below:

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New Compilation Album Features DiN Synth Artists

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’.

You can preview iNDEX04 below.

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New Sound Library From Ian Boddy, Analogue Workshop Vol 1 – Distortion & Feedback

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.

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Electronic Musicians Celebrate Arbor Day With New Compilation

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.

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Serge Modular Synthesizer With iPad Control

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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?

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