Reactable – Hold

Here is a version of my tune “Hold” from an album I will have coming out this year – performed on the rather wonderful Reactable!

An Evening for Synth Enthusiasts!

It was great to play for Matt Derbyshire’s synth geek night with Novation in London – and listen to a really interesting interview with Andy Votel of Finders Keepers about some rare early synth records and what became of their makers!

 

Asics – Better your Best

Here’s some music of mine on an Asics TV ad, shot in Iceland 🙂 We recorded the drums at Soundtree in London, and then I added a bunch of modular stuff, mainly from the then new DPO from Make Noise

Reactable and Samplr

I had a chance to get back into the Reactable recently, and also the iPad app Samplr. Here’s a little tune:

 

Make Noise DPO first go

The Make Noise DPO is a rather lovely thing. Dual oscillator with lots of internal modulation capabilities, built in wavefolder and all in a relatively small package! I like it. A lot. Here’s a small video showing some of the many many sounds it can do. For a really good explanation of this module, please go here and watch James Cigler’s video

 

 

 

Crystalline

A TV appearance on Later with Jools Holland in 2011.

Thunderbolt

One of a tiny number of shots that made it to the internet of the Manchester shows with Björk

 

Here’s a video of the Björk song Thunderbolt, shot in Manchester at the start of the Biophilia tour. I play lightning machine!

 

Asleep

A great arrangement of Asleep which I worked on with Marius de Vries for the film Sucker Punch in 2010

Sweet Dreams

Here’s a track from the Sucker Punch OST album. I did many of the orchestrations for this and contributed programming for Marius de Vries

 

Sequentix Cirklon

I recently got a Cirklon sequencer…..it’s made in sunny Scotland, and is my latest attempt to get away from computer sequencing! This is my first attempt at a track using only the Cirklon for notes. It’s pretty basic but even with these 4 or 5 tracks going it’s taking me a while to get my head round it…. practice practice practice!

It’s a great piece of kit though I think, and although its pretty pricey, to get the same functionality out of more traditional analogue sequencers would cost way more I think.

It’s really easy to set up multiple patterns of different lengths, and you can configure the CV outs in loads of different ways.