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Closing track from my modular set at the Tokyo Modular Festival 2014, visuals by BR-laser

Closing track from my modular set at the Tokyo Modular Festival 2014, visuals by BR-laser from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Last track of my live modular set at Tokyo Modular Festival 2014. Mesmerizing laser visuals by BR-Laser. The module used is a creation from BR laser, and makes a laser projector work in the fashion of an analog oscilloscope in X/Y mode. The signal flow from the interface module to the laser is fully analogue, because of this the visuals are extremely responsive, and the module can connect to RGB laser projectors.

- br-laser.com
- BR-Laser Facebook

TRASH_AUDIO & Muffwiggler Synth Meet 14

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We hope you had a great time at the TRASH_AUDIO & Muffwiggler Synth meet 14. Thanks to the manufacturers that came, the community that participated, the artists that performed and Muffwiggler for hosting. We’ve been fortunate enough to have these events bring us to both coasts multiple times and bring out the best people.

Matrix summed up the experience best, “I was planning to check out the gear and take some direct audio video but I ended up spending the entire time chatting with people. I do have to say, that actually is the best part of events like these for me. You get to meet people you only know online face to face. You get to talk shop and just about life in general with like minded individuals. The gear is great, but it’s the people that actually make the event. If you ever have a chance to go to a synth meet, do it. You won’t regret it.” Again, thank you for coming and thank you even more for leaving. Until next time!

This 2 minute video has less than 10 seconds of the actual Synth Meet. I’m certain more photos and video will pop up and this post will be continually updated. If you have photos and/or videos you’d like to share please e-mail trashaudio@gmail.com.

Modular Wild!

- Matrixsynth Photos
- Kris Northern Writeup
- Modular Wild Youtube Page

NIN Tour Update

2:30 AM – Buenos Aires, Argentina. Justin meet and greets the fans of NIN Late Night Desires.

- Late Night Desires

Muffwiggler Store

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.

- Muffwiggler Store

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TRASH_AUDIO Synth Meet 14: Portland, OR. May 24th

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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!

Muffwiggler Store
1414 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214

Times are subject to change.
Synth Event 12PM – 5PM
Performances 7PM – ?

Tickets at the door: $15 for a single event or $25 for an All Day Pass.

Confirmed manufacturers
4ms
Audio Damage
Anti-Matter Audio
Big Pauper Modified Circuitry
Bubblesound Instruments
BEMI (Buchla)
Circuit Abbey
Darkplace MFG
Din Sync
Division 6
Enclave Cases
Flight of Harmony
Goike Cases
Grayscale
The Harvestman
Hexinverter
Keith McMillen Instruments
Lightfoot Labs
LZX
Macro Machines
Make Noise Modules
Malekko
Polymer
Qu-Bit Electronix
Steady State Fate
Synthrotek
Synthwerks
Tip Top Audio
Toppobrillo
ValhallaDSP
WMD

Confirmed Performers
Richard Devine
Oliver Dodd
Twin Braids
Rodent
Todd Barton

Visuals by brownshoesonly
Paper Synth Photo By Dan McPharlin

TRASH_AUDIO – Bl_K NOISE + Anti-NAMM

TRASH_AUDIO thanks Droid Behavior, Celebrate Everything, The Complex, and YOU for making Bl_K Noise another success. Hail and horns, til next time.

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- Full Bl_K NOISE Photoset

Modular Science

Patch science for the show on Friday (LA)!

- Tickets & Information

Bl_K NOISE: Droid Behavior + TRASH_AUDIO + Celebrate Everything

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Friday January 24th 2013
BL__K NOISE [7th Annual Convention Inspired Event]

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.

Music By:
_Mark Verbos
_Richard Devine
_Oliver Dodd / Carl Oliver
_Deru
_Twin Braids [Baseck & Joy Through Noise]
_Drumcell
_Surachai
_Villian

Set Times:
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

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- Tickets & Information
- Facebook Event Page

Nine Inch Nails 2013, Pt. 2 (VEVO Tour Exposed)

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

Alessandro Cortini – Forse 2

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. ”

- Alessandro Cortini – Forse 2 (Important Records)

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