Back in January, we reported on the Monome Arc 2 and Arc 4, a pair of premium high-resolution knob controllers from the creators of the monome. While some readers choked on the pricing of the Arc controllers, buyers snatched up the first run in about 15 minutes. Musician/developer/designer Matthew Davidson (Stretta) put together this video, Holocene,… Read More Stretta’s Holocene For Monome Arc 4
Matthew Davidson (Stretta) has posted these videos, demonstrating a new instrument, the Arc, in action. The Arc, made by the creators of the monome, is a high-end, hand-crafted high-resolution knob controller for electronic music. Davidson’s first piece, soome, above, is an improvisation for piano, monome, arc and an application he created, grainstorm: I’m using a… Read More New Music For A New Instrument – Stretta & The Arc
This mind-blowing video, directed by Franck Trebillac, is for Stretta’s Calculus. The video is one of twelve music videos produced for Clear Notice’s debut release, Enter Calico – available on Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes as an audio album and iPad App. More videos from the release are available on the Clear Notice Vimeo channel.
Here’s a live performance by Matthew Davidson (Stretta) that uses the monome to explore FM synthesis. Here’s what Davidson has to say about the performance: Feeling pretty good about releasing a 512 version of press cafe the day before, I decided to tackle an idea I had for the monome involving FM synthesis. The horizontal… Read More Stretta’s Straw (For Monome)
Synthesist Matthew Davidson has released a new album, A Funneled Stone, that’s a “pure modular synthesizer album, realized the old-school way; tracking one monophonic line at a time.” On his new album, Davidson combines analog and digital synth modules with computer-sequenced control voltages, which lets him explore new ground with modular synthesis. Give it a… Read More New Modular Synth Album From Matthew Davidson, A Funneled Stone
Manchester electronica label Clear Notice Recordings has announced Enter Calico, a new LP that they describe as “a collection of tracks that ground-breaking electronic artists from around the world.”
Effeweambystretta Matthew Davidson (Stretta) posted this piece, a work in progress from his latest “future modular” A Funneled Stone project, and it’s sounding deliciously switched on. Davidson explains why: Inserting a Minimoog into this kind of composition instantly gives it ‘that’ Moog modular character. You’ll hear what I’m talking about. I don’t have an S-trig… Read More Stretta’s New Jam, Sounding Deliciously “Switched On”
These tracks by Matthew Davidson (Stretta), grouped under the heading A Funneled Stone, represent his latest work exploring analog + digital + computer-controlled modular synthesis. About the tracks, Davidson says: Many of my musical project ideas come from the desire to listen to something that doesn’t currently exist. Music made with a modular synthesizer tends… Read More The State Of The Art In Modular Synthesis