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June 15, 2017 by

Atari Punk Console workshop w/ Sam Battle (Look Mum No Computer)

The Atari Punk Console – what a great name. It evokes lovely lo-fi glitchy sounds, from cheap components, knocked together with a DIY sensibility. I’ve read and heard lots about this famous circuit, so it was great to get down and dirty and put one together myself – under the guidance of the lovely Sam “Look Mum No Computer” Battle.

APC unboxed

APC unboxed

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April 20, 2017 by

The rest is noise: Ground loop isolators now available from myVolts

Once in a while, I talk to a user who is experiencing hum or buzz with their music gear – especially if they’re powering more than 3 or 4 pieces of gear from one power supply. Now, we all know nothing is 100% silent, a teeny tiny bit of noise is expected, but, as anyone who makes music knows, there’s a level at which noise moves from the OK to the unacceptable.
The good news is I’ve found a handy, cheap, solution for this, in the form of a Ground Loop Isolator.

Read on to find out more, and get a discount code for the myVolts shop!

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March 16, 2017 by

New myVolts splitter cable – power up to 5 Roland Boutiques with just one cable

By the very fact you’re reading this I assume you a) like making music and b) do not like worrying about how to power the things you use to make music.

That’s OK – myVolts is here to do that for you. Latest power problem we’ve solved? Powering a load of Roland Boutiques – we’ve made a cable to power 5 of them off one USB plug.

Read on for more info, plus a voucher code for 3 quid off!

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February 2, 2017 by

“Electronic Music Production and Performance” w/ Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, week 2

This is the second in my series of of two posts about the 2-day workshop on “Electronic Music production and Performance” by Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, hosted in Block-T in Dublin 8. You can catch up with my musings on day 1 here!

Day 2 covered two main topics, Real Time Audio Processing, and Interaction Design. We did loads more with our live sets in Ableton (I had lots of questions about things I’d not been able to figure out when I was doing my homework during the previous week, Brian ably answered them), and the day culminated in a short performance of each of our Ableton sets, with live elements.

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