We’re the utmost excited to announce that Muffwiggler now has a store and that TRASH_AUDIO’s Synth Meet 14 is part of it’s storefront grand opening in Portland, OR on May 24th.
From Mike McGrath:
Well this is one exciting post for me to be making :)
I have partnered up with Cyrus Rex, and together we have created a company, Muffwiggler, LLC. We have invested a significant amount of cash and will be opening the MuffWiggler Store today.
Initially a webstore, we will be opening a physical storefront as well later this month manned by Steve ‘ignatius’ Westbrook, Ned Wahl, and Rico Loverde. We have a building in Portland, Oregon (that’s right Cali and other out-of-state Americans, HUGE TAX ADVANTAGES!), fulltime staff to check, test, carefully package and quickly ship your order, and an absolutely astounding inventory of some of the very best gear ready to ship immediately.
TRASH_AUDIO Synth Meet 14 is currently being planned for Portland, OR on May 24th in conjunction with Muffwiggler’s storefront grand opening! Synthesizer manufacturers during the day will show, sell, and educate you on their gear and a versatile roster of artists performing in the evening. Come hang out with us in Portland!
1414 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
Keith McMillen Instruments
Make Noise Modules
Steady State Fate
Tip Top Audio
TRASH_AUDIO thanks Droid Behavior, Celebrate Everything, The Complex, and YOU for making Bl_K Noise another success. Hail and horns, til next time.
The 7th annual convention inspired event brings together forward thinking production groups Droid Behavior, Trash Audio, and Celebrate Everything to present a night of analog and digital hardware performances. Expect a variety of modular synthesizers, drum machines, control voltage and random noise generation. These activities will take place at Complex. BL__K NOISE is for industry by industry. Outside guests and appreciators of the art are welcome.
_Oliver Dodd / Carl Oliver
_Twin Braids [Baseck & Joy Through Noise]
Drumcell – 9:00 -9:25
Surachai 9:30 – 10:00
Twin Braids 10:05 – 10:35
Oliver Dodd 10:40- 11:10
Deru 11:15- 11:50
richard devine 11:55 – 12:25
Mark Verbos 12:30 – 1:10
Villain- 1:15 -2:00
_atmosphere by Droid + guests
Great synopsis of the production side of NIN. You never know if things will work out until they do. Lots of Alessandro and Justin cameos.
“Free 14-song Nine Inch Nails show filmed in LA last month, streaming in HD. I’m excited that we were able to get this show documented and that we can put it out for everyone to see. It puts a great bookend on an amazing tour. I’m more excited for the Blu-ray release next year though – I spent last week sitting with the editor of this Vevo cut, finessing it and making tweaks and doing color corrections, and there’s a lot of detail that gets lost here but will really shine on Blu-ray. Plus there are some great production moments from the show which aren’t in this cut, but will be on the final release. We’ll have details and pre-orders on all that stuff soon, we’re still getting the specifics worked out. For now, set this to full screen 1080p with the sound cranked, and enjoy.” – Rob Sheridan
200 copies on blue vinyl.
Deluxe gatefold printed on heavy duty stock with matte finish. Expanded package view
Alessandro Cortini’s second release in his Forse trilogy is full of thick analog brightness and deep analog warmpth. Despite also being fully composed on a Buchla Music Easel, the feeling of Forse 2 is quite different from Forse 1 and this deluxe double vinyl release is the ultimate way to experience this engaging work.
Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) recorded Forse using a Buchla Music Easel; of which only 13 are known to exist. Forse, meaning “maybe” In Itilian, is a series of 3 double LP releases.
“All pieces were written and performed live on a Buchla Music Easel, in the span of one month. I found that the limited array of modules that the instrument offers sparked my creativity.
Most pieces consist of a repeating chord progression, where the real change happens at a spectral/dynamic level, as opposed to the harmonic/chordal one. I believe that the former are just as effective as the latter, in the sense that the sonic presentation (distortion , filtering, wave shaping, etc) are just as expressive as a chord change or chord type, and often reinforce said chord progressions.
Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment. ”
Heartfelt thanks goes out to Jessica Tomasin of Mountain Oasis festival and Kelly Kelbel of Make Noise for helping facilitate this past weekend. Without these two wonderful women, this would not have been possible.
Carl Oliver’s Set
Timelapse of Synth Meet 13
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Richard Devine is one of the sound design superstars of the current age. His experimental music uses the both the cutting edge of modular technology (Intelijel, MakeNoise, AudioDamage,TipTop Audio, 4ms and others) as well as a vast array of plug-ins and software instruments. Indeed, he is an official Native Instruments artist with a penchant for Reaktor and Absynth.
He records and releases for Miami based Schematic Records with many of his recent works exploring algorithmic and modular generative music. In addition his sounds can be found in many current instruments, both hardware and software.
Recently he has released sound packs for AAS Chromaphone and the just released Ultra Analogue, presets for Eventide’s Black Hole spatial processor, AirMusicTech’s additive synth Loom and many others.
Some would consider his the dream job. He has kindly agreed to blog for us during a typical day in the studio – enjoy…