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Messages - Julio Di Benedetto

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 25, 2016, 06:48:45 AM »
While drift towards Andromeda I picked up this transmission of inter galactic jazz..... 8)

https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-24?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Patch notes : Plucked sounds come from Mutable Instruments Elements with one channel processed by Clouds and sequence by Rene. High pitch hissing stardust comes from Benjolin filter by Twin Peaks and passed through MN Echophone  and Erbeverb.  Low end rumbles comes from Make Noises Phonogene..... lots of CV from random generators, lfos, gates and triggers.  This is a no hands on patch completely self generated.

Enjoy

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 06:01:42 AM »
can he be friends with all of us?? :o

I was just in the middle writing back to him and came here....I will ask ;)  He's a very generous being!

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:58:26 AM »
A very good friend of mine wrote these words to me in an email after listening to these modular soundscapes...


I feel you like a galaxy explorer, traveling alone on its spaceship, crossing various dimensions for the first time.


Very poetic.  I'd go further and say you're creating your own universe.

Good words Forrest.  There is a huge sense of discovery involved in this sort of music making and the most amount of immediate learning that seems to exist at the same time.  I feel like I have really not listened to music in the same way as I do when creating on the modular. 

Certainly this is new territory so that can add excitement and stimulate enthusiasm to journey further.

 

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:36:26 AM »
Many years ago, I had the choice of buying a motor bike and becoming a hells angel or buying a synthesizer (roland 100 modular).

I decided I could go many places on a motorbike, but anywhere I wanted on a synth.... 8)

Beautiful put Seren

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 21, 2016, 06:50:26 AM »
A very good friend of mine wrote these words to me in an email after listening to these modular soundscapes...

One has to find the appropriate time and moment to immerse himself in this listening.
The sounds are really amazing and I can easily visualize yourself while in the creation process.
I feel you like a galaxy explorer, traveling alone on its spaceship, crossing various dimensions for the first time.
 
I think we actually miss a lot of space video footage where your music would fit.
 
I also can feel the joy you have while exploring.
 
Musically wise, the tracks I listened, there were deep sounds quite hypnotizing that I liked very much with often a little persisting noise that distracted me from the trance.
I understand life and universes are not all about sweet and pleasant encounters but instead populated by all kind of energies including the most life threatening ones and what you creates is more about true reality than just a polarized-one-side-of-the-creation-only reflection.
 
You will continue to familiarize with your spaceship and discover more and more of it's possibilities although you may never completely master the beast to the point of becoming a virtuoso as this kind of spaceship go probably further than what human can perceive and cope with. That's their beauty.


 

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Really enjoyed the quick spin I had over at Bandcamp.....love the palette on this.  Looking forward to a deeper listening when the CD arrives!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 17, 2016, 10:46:14 PM »
Hi John,

As I recall you have a rack or two of Synthesizer.com.....lets have a look.  We are all about show and tell. ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 15, 2016, 05:35:51 PM »
What does this 500 series lunchbox unit....





Video :http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/collections/colour?page=2

Have to do with modulars.....this, the eurorack version.  A quick sequence of videos going into it and a more in depth look at the end. Loving this.




















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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:26:52 PM »
Heres the Richard Divine Video I was talking about...

Part one..

Part two.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:22:28 PM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just can't get beyond all the wires!!!  There is no interface left.   ;)

I know its crazy.....I saw a video recently of a set he did in Europe somewhere with 2 small cases of modules that were patched to create 8 different tracks/songs....no small feat.  The man is a wizard. His early work I remember from around 2004 was pure glitch and although interesting was not my cup of tea but this has evolved so much.

Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just "listened" to this with the sound turned off and still enjoyed it.  ;D

Scott Im going to give that a view without the sound...the colours and lights are wonderful.

 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »
For the well being of this thread I feel its a good thing to show modular performances rather than a 30 minute tutorial on the Steady State Fate Ultra Random Analog, a module that I have and is an amazing random generator that I am still learning about....watching this would put most people to sleep. 

I hope anyone could come here and hopefully be amazed, curious and fascinated.

As Rex Probe, the man behind STS and the manufacturer of the Serge Modular system once said to me...."the modular synthesizer is an amusement park for electrons".... I feel we are so fortunate today to be able to entertain them because in their joy they give so much back.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:29:03 PM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

http://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: February 13, 2016, 07:17:59 AM »
This came in my email from 12k yesterday......

New International Shipping Rates

Some of you may have noticed that in January prices on international shipping for CDs and vinyl from our shops jumped dramatically. Frustratingly, on January 17th the US Postal Service (USPS) flat-out doubled the rates for international shipping. Overnight. Just like that.

A single CD went from $6.55 shipping to almost $13.00. Sadly, we had no option but to follow along and watch as the USPS continued to make running small businesses more and more difficult. However, the very thin silver lining of these new prices is that due to the rate scaling it costs as much to ship one CD as it does 4 CDs.

As a result, we have implemented a flat-rate of $12.50 on all CD orders, no matter how many you order. 1 CD still costs $12.50 to ship, but so does 5, or 10, or 45... all a flat rate of $12.50 from us.

While single-CD shipping is still somewhat pricey, we hope that with the ordering of multiple items the pain of postage is somewhat lessened.

In a climate where labels struggle to to pursue the importance of physical product, artwork and music ownership it is difficult to be forced these new rates and rules that make this pursuit all the more difficult.

12k thanks you for your tireless support over the years that has allowed us to keep exploring, discovering and releasing beautiful and innovate music



Not so sure about this silver lining as I shipped 10 cd's to Europe a few weeks back that cost me $20.....might have had something to do with the packaging I shipped them in or the post office pulled one on me >:(

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:12:44 PM »
The Benjolin is a very unique module.....most use it for its insane off the richter noise or as commonly referred as "robot farts"....honestly if I had not stumbled upon the work of Severence I would have stayed well away from it.  Which is and interesting point, there is huge amount of info at places like Muffwigglers but the large majority of forum members, or so it seems, are into this noise making so reading reviews about modules can be very misleading. Can be an expensive trial and error....but hey, whoops, Its the wrong module. Oh well just have to buy another one  ::).

My first experience with the Benjolin was like having a mini CS-80, really, it was/is more analog and with a tone that surpassed any analog synths I have owed.....but this is just the beginning, and I dont use it like that though its nice to have.  What it shines at is the way the Severance videos demonstrate as well as creating the most off world soundscapes that teeter on the edge of melody.  I use it in almost every patch.

I hope this modular synth thread encourages the musicians here to look into this format for music making.....it does not have to be a huge investment to get started......ok, screw it, once you start your done for, you will start listening to module videos and get this psychic ability to patch your system through your mind and back out.....its futile to resist ;)

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Firstly a big thanks to all of you from across the pond who paid the high shipping costs to have my music physically in hand.  In the future I hope to have more cd's at Databloem but for now "A tide Pool of Memories" and the latest release "Original Light." are available in Europe.

All the best.....Julio

http://databloem.com/home/935-julio-di-benedetto-a-tide-pool-of-memories.html

http://databloem.com/home/934-julio-di-benedetto-original-light.html

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 11, 2016, 04:59:56 PM »
A few pieces from around the web.....Bryan Noll's work is rather special, very soft, sensual and very musical.....a somewhat modest kit to boot for euroracks.  Like most things, in the hands of a master you dont need so much.

http://vimeo.com/153947277

https://vimeo.com/137445865


And another...Severance, who Im a fan of and who is able to bridge the gap between experiment and melodic.





It was because of this work I got the Epoch Benjolin Module.....a natural at mayhem but so beautiful when you start to tame it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:03:21 PM »
A man and his Easel....Charles Cohen. Chuck van Zyl interview.


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 09, 2016, 07:11:50 AM »
Looking good....Love distressed finish on the AS cabinet.  8)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 09, 2016, 07:08:51 AM »
Great space Loren.....love the setup of the midi synth wall controlled by the P12.  I see the KK Audio desk is gone or is the midi synth cabinets part of it?

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 08, 2016, 05:38:34 AM »
Here are the 3 variations of Patch 21 I spoke of in the previous post.  Each variation amounted in a very small change in settings but no patch cables where removed.  These are live recordings going straight to disk.....enjoy.


Patch 21    https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-21?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Patch 21b  https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-21b?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Patch 21c  https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-21c?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

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