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by essex sound lab
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 907
Views: 86554

My first post here in years, and damned if it isn’t an RIP to Mike. This forum—and a number of regulars, many of whom are still here—was a huge part of my life for many years. And my life was permanently and positively changed by that. RIP, Mike. I’ll remember you from your high-flying days and for ...
by essex sound lab
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Post pics of your 5U format setup!
Replies: 4316
Views: 469892

pulse_divider wrote: Image
Polyfusion? Nice!
by essex sound lab
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Impossible box
Replies: 90
Views: 9831

strettara wrote: :lol: What is that?
It's a sculpture by Richard Bottwin.

Some people think of it as an nod to Judd, whose work I love. But I tend to think of it as a nod to Artschwager, whose work I also love.
by essex sound lab
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Impossible box
Replies: 90
Views: 9831

This is kind of my idea of them as well, and this is exactly why I don't see myself owning one (for various personal reasons related to this observation). I also have one of these, which I'm sure many people would find to be a complete waste of money! https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix/910_w...
by essex sound lab
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Impossible box
Replies: 90
Views: 9831

I'm surprised to see such an argument about this. I own a few Folktek devices and I quite like them. Well, to be accurate I quite like the Luminist Garden. I've never really bonded with the other two that I have. Which I purchased from Nelson, BTW. (Does that make me a sucker? j/k....truly) Perhaps ...
by essex sound lab
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Moog Modular Video
Replies: 4
Views: 803

That's Tom Szakaly of ELP cover band Noddy's Puncture.
by essex sound lab
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Whats the Future for MU and MOTM?!?!
Replies: 186
Views: 15246

c) I think lack of distribution in general hurts all non-Euro sales. Well, yes. But that's a complicated -- but ultimately boring -- discussion. This is such an odd little microcosm that the dynamics amount to a hill of beans. I would own, probably, 50% more 5U stuff if "distribution" was different...
by essex sound lab
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Whats the Future for MU and MOTM?!?!
Replies: 186
Views: 15246

Does it matter, in a practical sense? Pick what you like. And if you're committed to it, you'll over time find what you want. There's a volume of Eurorack stuff with some pretty amazing things. And there are some pretty amazing things that are primarily "available" in 5U-format. This is such a small...
by essex sound lab
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: I Dream Of Wires
Topic: I got my copy of "IDOW: Hardcore Edition" !
Replies: 246
Views: 25122

Still no joy. Guess I somehow made it into the bottom 10%.

:waah:
by essex sound lab
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Battle of the 901s
Replies: 143
Views: 13324

3vcos wrote:It didn't seem like any of them are cloni g them. They all have modifications to the original circuits to make them more modern and and play well with recent gear.
"Well, yeah." -- Linus Caldwell
by essex sound lab
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Out jazz
Replies: 49
Views: 3000

VERY cool, opsysbug. Receiving props from Cecil Taylor must be beyond the beyond.

And sundog, 3 Phasis is the one I latched onto the most as well...with Unit Structures and Air Above Mountains not far behind. This is making me want to listen again...
by essex sound lab
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Daft Punk....Lucky
Replies: 54
Views: 2973

Misogynistic? I usually have pretty fine-tuned sensors for that, but somehow missed it. Perhaps because I was introduced to the song during a "stump the band" segment of an all-request Wilco show a couple of weeks ago... [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9VwXdvhBI[/video] It was such a feel go...
by essex sound lab
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: wiggling as a form of live coding
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

A good blog post on the topic of live coding:

by essex sound lab
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Morton Subotnick's Home Studio
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Morton Subotnick's Home Studio

Couldn't find a way to embed NPR's video:

Subotnick's Studio
by essex sound lab
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: preposterous
Replies: 76
Views: 4915

It's kind of interesting to me that a negative comment about somebody publicly discussing taking a Schedule 1 controlled substance that can induce psychosis (and associating that with the use and enjoyment of a modular synthesizer) could be seen as "political". FWIW, I thought the DMT thread was som...
by essex sound lab
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: new module demonstration video
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

It's a "Jon Lord Ring Modulator Solo" module.
by essex sound lab
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Strymon Blue Sky and modular levels
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

by essex sound lab
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Listening to Ellington tonite
Replies: 6
Views: 350

I listen to "The Blanton-Webster Band" and "Black, Brown and Beige" pretty frequently.

It is indeed amazing how solid *everything* is about every Ellington album.
by essex sound lab
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Lloyd Cole & HJ Roedelius - Selected Studies Vol 1
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Listening to it as we speak. It makes doing a bit of work during vacation *much* more palatable!

I agree with all the accolades above. Simply wonderful stuff.





edit: fixed a typo.
by essex sound lab
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Moog?
Replies: 438
Views: 37957

BTW how does he get his lamps so white?
by essex sound lab
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Moog?
Replies: 438
Views: 37957

EMwhite wrote:You guys saw this one, yes?
Hadn't, actually. I saw a still of it, with no indication there was a vid. Thanks for this.
by essex sound lab
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The Jazz Butcher
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Used to really love The Jazz Butcher back in the day. Crisp, clever tunes and a wry sense of humor.

I now have "Peter Lorre" stuck in my head...
by essex sound lab
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: OSX Drag n' Drop -Wav to MP3 app suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 988

+1 for XLD. I sense a pattern emerging...
by essex sound lab
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: "Love on a real train" analysis video with audio
Replies: 37
Views: 2126

Glad to hear abour Redshift. I thought they are only known by very few and only in Europe. I once flew over to see them at Hampshire Jam. Very glad I did! Evidence: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix/910_3050591824_001b2d5083_1.jpg Nah. Us hipsters in the states were listening to them in the...
by essex sound lab
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Should I just go Mos-Lab and be done with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1963

It really comes down to the person operating the gear though. I'd much rather hear the most accomplished and innovative artist [insert your favorite here] working with the worst of the worst equipment [insert least liked gear here] than to hear someone who has no idea what they are doing and doesn'...

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