modular synthesis

A series of experiments with the MakeNoise Shared System. The Shared System is a modular synthesizer with sound sources such as analog oscillators, samplers based on a tape reel paradigm, and a self-oscillating reverb. A sequencer based on a 4×4 matrix helps create unusual passages.

This system is based on design principles pioneered by Don Buchla in the 1960s. This so-called West Coast style of synthesis is often heavy on noise and light on (tonal) melody.

In these experiments, I attempted to create something familiar in tonality but alien in texture.



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