You should really talk to Ken Macbeth!

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Post by renzo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:45 pm

http://www.myspace.com/fucketybucketymusic

nuff said!

BAM!!!

by the way......exorcise that...poof - sup tune!!!
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Re: You should really talk to Ken Macbeth!

Post by bwhittington » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:55 pm

s o l v e n t wrote: And guess who has been requested the most, by a long shot? Ken Macbeth!
You clearly need to watch more Macbeth videos! Cigs and screwdrivers for the win:

[video][/video]

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:58 pm

renzo wrote:http://www.myspace.com/fucketybucketymusic

nuff said!

BAM!!!
Wow, just wow!

:hail:

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Post by renzo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:59 pm

Reality Checkpoint wrote:
renzo wrote:http://www.myspace.com/fucketybucketymusic

nuff said!

BAM!!!
Wow, just wow!

:hail:
yes sir....that is :)
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Post by skkatter » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:20 pm

I assume you've all seen the "Totally Wired" documentary about Schneider's Buero already?

http://totallywired.tumblr.com/
Trailer:

Ken Macbeth's section:

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Post by Peake » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:23 pm

s o l v e n t wrote:
Peake wrote:I say make him pay to be in your film.

(ducks, covers, scuttles away like Zoidberg) ;)
Good idea - we accept both Haggis and Ale so I'm sure that we'll be able to reach some sort of an agreement
Hook up with him and I'm sure you'll be treated right.
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Post by meatcliff » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:18 pm

I want to see as much MacBeth as possible! He is simply too big for one documentary!

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Re: You should really talk to Ken Macbeth!

Post by stk » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:50 am

bwhittington wrote:You clearly need to watch more Macbeth videos! Cigs and screwdrivers for the win:
Fuck, that's the best thing I've seen in ages :sb:

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Post by de_raaf » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:29 am

what i get out this, that this isn't really about ken, who is a great guy, but the way those question about who should be in, is probably not reaching everyone or not so many voting/ letting themself hear, but basically the more welknown names have been covered already over the years, so maybe people feel they wouldn't add that much new maybe.
i don't know

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:16 pm

He's approachable, has a wicked sense of humour, a high tolerance for newbies and makes wicked killer modulars and analogue synthesizer and he likes my stuff. That's why... (maybe less emphasis on liking my stuff). Not to mention his recorded output from Fukity Bukity to video demos of his latest projects are mesmerizing and sometimes full of humour. Plus he has a room here in Nova Scotia anytime he wants it.

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Post by sawcloud » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:25 am

The back of his modules look like a candy store. And listening, well, his modules sound unholy.

I feel he is also bringing something very special and needed to eurorack with his concern for ergonomics, spaciousness, and quality pots. I like small modules too sometimes, but don't want to fiddle with a tiny wobbly knob; particularly while tuning oscillators or filter cutoff points. Laugh if you want, but I find the feel of an instrument extremely important. His modules really stand out in a lot of ways. It makes sense that people who like his stuff, often really really really like his stuff. He is uncompromising and relentless in his vision and does what he does extremely well.

Others listed many good reasons also. I'm glad you're interviewing him. But, yeah it'd be cool to see a lot of different people too. He'll likely add a lot of color to your movie with his character too. Maybe people were just worried you'd miss him since Scotland is far from Canada

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Post by stk » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:48 am

I've loved every interview footage I've seen of Ken. Sense of humour, passionate, uncompromising, all commendable traits in a wiggler :tu:

Speaking of synth legends, are there any in-depth interviews with Don Buchla available? I'm intrigued to hear about his unique approach to synths (or, "music easels", whatever) from the horses mouth.

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Post by clusterchord » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:04 pm

in a very short sumation, aside from other nice things already said about Ken,

imo, he makes analogs the way they are supposed to be made. and that sound the way they're supposed to. organic and warm. big. free of too clean/cold/thin "modern analog" stigma that so many products in recent yrs suffer from.

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Post by decaying.sine » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:15 pm

Ken Macbeth is just a great synth name. Actually, come to think of it, synths are filled with people with totally awesome names--like Dave Smith :hihi:
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Post by Christopher Winkels » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:18 pm

We should probably observe the same rules when discussing him that thespians observe when discussing the work by William Shakespeare.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scottish_Play

So to avert disaster, henceforth it's "The Scottish Synth". :hihi:

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Re: You should really talk to Ken Macbeth!

Post by YashN » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:20 pm

It's the sound. Nothing crazy there.
s o l v e n t wrote:I'm just baffled about the fact that his name comes up so much more than any other... he's been requested more times than Don Buchla, Trent Reznor, Serge Tcherepnin and Hans Zimmer combined... kinda crazy no?

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Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:03 pm

I have to say - I feel like there has been some misinterpretation of what I was trying to say with this post. Ultimately it is meant to be complementary - not a lot of people manage to inspire so much devotion!

There has been no question, not a doubt in my mind, that Ken Macbeth would make a fantastic interview subject for this film. I do understand why people want to see him in the film, obviously. I was just surprised by the volume of requests for him to be in the film, being so much more requested than other notable & even legendary modular users/makers. Seems Ken is a legend in the making then! Fingers crossed that we can make this NAMM interview happen...

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Post by YashN » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:49 pm

Perhaps people feel he's not represented enough and the time for recognition has come. He does have the stuff of legend.

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Post by dustytretch15 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:54 pm

I have spoken to him a quite a lot, and considering all the work he has to do, he is a really nice guy.
I had a very odd experience speaking to him when he was drunk.

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:59 pm

dustytretch15 wrote:I had a very odd experience speaking to him when he was drunk.
Do tell!

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Post by dustytretch15 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:06 pm

He seemed kind of tipsy at first saying that he was going to drink his friend under the table.
I can't remember, but at some point he asked "do you have a liking for Tom Waits".
About an hour later he messaged me, completely drunk, saying that he washed out his friend.

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Post by Ken MacBeth » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Hey! I just checked in to read this topic! Thanks a lot folks- appreciated about what you think!
Dustywretch- do let me know your real name! Maybe I'll remember too!!

Best Wishes- Ken

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Post by YashN » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:07 pm

Noodling with my own circuits and synth-DIY while Ken is building the Vortex at the same time and following it all on Facebook = Awesome :)

Ken, I just uploaded some pics of my Arduino CV outputs into my Korg DW-8000 so that I can control its resonance. A little like ArdCore, but simpler.

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Post by petejm » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:34 pm

I saw Orbital play Brixton with a gorgeous M5 centre stage, that IS the stuff of legend!

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