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Sonicstate: Day in the Life of Richard Devine

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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…

Sonicstate: Day in the Life of Richard Devine

Livewire – Chaos Computer

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Mike Brown of Livewire Electronics was one of the first people I met in the modular community when I started some 8 years ago. The Chaos Computer was more of a myth than an actual module in the 5 or so years it took to develop. It would show up in various incarnations, growing in features and then disappear for years. Then Mike died.

When Steve Rightnour of Monorocket handed me the Chaos Computer this weekend, I was equal parts thrilled and saddened. Thrilled because of the obvious reasons of obtaining a module that you’ve heard, tested, and lusted after for several years but saddened because its another Livewire Electronics design that became realized, finalized and put into the “done” category in Mike’s legacy. This thing is in for a world of hurt, just as Mike would’ve wanted it to be.

Livewire
Monorocket

Modular Wild made a few videos showcasing the random voltages, and audio rate clocking features of the Chaos Computer.

Knobcon 2013 In A Minute

Went, conquered, had an amazing time! Quick gear porn video.

Pictures by Raul Pena

Alessandro Instagram

Critters, synths, Nails.

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My corner (and @treznor ‘s piano) from the Troubadour show. #nin2013 #prophet12 #tascam #nagra #elektron #soundplane #op1

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Art Direction : @rob_sheridan

Alessandro’s Instagram

TRASH_AUDIO Synth Event 13. October 27th. Asheville, NC.

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10-23-13
Facebook event page started: HERE!!

10-15-13
Hey. This is next week.

09-27-13
Alessandro Cortini added to the live performance lineup and Justin Mcgrath will be teching for him – this means the entire TRASH_AUDIO crew will be in attendance! How To Destroy Angels canceled their show at Mountain Oasis Festival and is giving us their leftovers.

09-24-13
Official announcement on Mountain Oasis’ site

Mountain Oasis is proud to partner with TRASH_AUDIO to bring you Synth Event 13 Sunday, October 27 live at The Apothecary from 1:00-7:00PM. TRASH_AUDIO is an audio artist collective comprised of four accomplished musicians and highly regarded sound designers- Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels), Justin McGrath (Nine Inch Nails, former Senior Sound Designer for Motorola Mobility), Richard Devine (Recording Artist, Sound Designer), Surachai (Sound Designer, Location Sound Engineer, Recording Artist).

Synth Event 13 will feature manufacturer demonstrations and hands on opportunities to interact with the products and people responsible for making them a reality. These demonstrations will be followed immediately by live performances curated by Richard Devine to close the evening. Come by and experience these incredible creations live thanks to TRASH_AUDIO.

Full details on participating manufacturers and live performances can be found below. TRASH_AUDIO Synth Event 13 will be open to the public, including all Mountain Oasis pass and ticket holders, free of charge.

The Apothecary
39 S Market St #B
Asheville, NC 28801

09-18-13
TRASH_AUDIO is confirmed for the Apothecary in Asheville, NC for October 27th! We’re working with Mountain Oasis Festival to make sure we get publicity and an audience. We’re currently reserving spots for manufacturers so if your company has not been contacted and you are interested, please e-mail trashaudio@gmail.com and we’ll work it out.

Following the template of the last few T_A events, Synth Even 13 will feature manufacturers for the first part of the day and performances curated by Richard Devine to close the evening.

Confirmed Manufacturers:
4ms
Abstract Data
Enclave Cases
Elektron
Keith McMillen Instruments
Macro Machines
Make Noise
Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation
ProModular
Steady State Fate
Snazzy FX
The Harvestman
Voltergeist

Performances:
Jason Butcher/Don Hassler
Carl Oliver
Richard Devine
Walker Farrell
Alessandro Cortini

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Record Release Party For Make Noise Records 003. September 8, Brooklyn, NY.

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Demonstration / Question & Answer with Tony Rolando of Make Noise.
3-5pm.
Control
416 Lorimer St #1R
Brooklyn, NY

Record Release / Performances
Robert A.A. Lowe
On A Clear Day
Nullsleep

9pm – 12am
The Silent Barn
Top Floor
586 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Nine Inch Nails 2013 Festival Tour Behind The Scenes

An interesting look into what everyone in NIN has been occupied with the past few several months.

Jeremy & Nat’s Synth Get-Together-Groove-Out and Swap Electronics Spectacular

Jeremy Lemos and Nat Ward are throwing another synth get together at The Hideout. If the last event is any indication on how it’ll go, it will be fun, friendly, and free!

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Jeremy & Nat’s Synth Get-Together-Groove-Out and Swap Electronics Spectacular

Get ready to geek out on some spectacular synths and mingle about. Maybe swap a thing our two. Come on out for a cool hang.

Sat, August 10, 2013
2:00 pm until 5pm

The Hideout ® 1354 West Wabansia Chicago IL 60642
773.227.4433 info at hideoutchicago dot com

FREE!!

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Alessandro Cortini – Resta from Forse 1

One by one, the individual tracks comprising Forse 1 are thrown into the wild. Forse 1 will be released on Important Records 2013.

“Wow. Say what you will about the limitless capabilities of software synthesizers, but Alessandro Cortini is about to throw down a knob-gripping gauntlet on behalf of the analog realm. Forse 1, his upcoming double LP for Important Records, showcases a series of his compositions for the Buchla Music Easel that tonally chew up and spit out the synth competition.

Check out our first taste, “Resta,” below. Revel in the thick, juicy oscillations of its central chord progression; peep those gentle little upper-register chirps; try to hold back your smile as the cutoff opens up and the piece escalates into beautiful distortion (I’ve just been sitting here playing it over and over for a while). In the composer’s own words: “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.” I agree, man. Damn.”

Entire Review on Tiny Mix Tapes

Make Noise Records – Surachai Preview

We at Make Noise Records are currently working on, and very close to, releasing Robert AA Lowe’s (MNR003) contribution to the Shared System Series on Make Noise Records. Keith Fullerton Whitman’s (MNR004) release is scheduled immediately after. Surachai’s (MNR005) release is the “last” of the series but you can preview the entire release months before its release. You’ll just need a Make Noise System…

AEON
Dual Prismatic Oscillator
DPO Final -> Optomix
DPO OSC 2 Square -> Phonogene Shift
DPO OSC 2 Sine -> Echphon in
Optomix
Optomix Channel 2 in -> Echophon out
Optomix sum output -> Echophon in
Optomix Sum output->Moddemix Aux In
Phonogene
Phonogene Audio Out -> Wogglebug Ringmod In
Phonogene Audio Out -> Moddemix channel 1 Carrier (left input)
Pressure Points
Pressure Points Channel 4 Gate -> MATHS Channel 1 Trigger
Pressure Points Channel 4 Gate -> Phonogene Record
Pressure Points Channel 4 Gate -> moddemix channel 1 modulator (right)
Pressure Points Sequencer 2 output -> DPO Channel 1 v/oct
MATHS
Maths Channel 1 -> Phonogene Gene Size In
Maths Channel 4 Cycle Mode -> DPO Angle In
Wogglebug
Wogglebug Ring Out -> Modemix Channel Two Modulator (right)
Wogglebug Stepped VC Out -> Phonogene Slide
RENE
Rene XCLK -> Wogglebug Clock out
RENE QCV -> DPO OSC 2 v/oct
RENE CV -> Maths Both Channel 4
RENE Gate X -> DPO Strike
Main Output -> Moddemix Sum output

BELIAL
Wogglebug
Heart In -> Echophon Clock Out
Ringmod In -> Echophon Feedback Out
Stepped CV Out -> DPO Fold CV In
Stepped CV Out -> Echophon Echo CV In
Stepped CV Out -> ModDeMix Channel 2 Carrier (left input)
Stepped CV Out -> MATHS Channel 4 Fall CV In
Random Clock -> RENE XCLK In
Clock Out -> RENE YCLK In
Woggle CV Out -> MATHS Channel 1 Fall In
Woggle CV Out -> Phonogene Gene Shift In
RENE
X-CV In -> MATHS Channel 3 (Negative Voltage)
YMOD In -> MATHS Channel 1 Out
Y-CV -> DPO Channel 2 Sine Out
QCV Out -> Echophon Mix CV In
QCV Out -> MATHS Channel 2 input (Negative Voltage)
QCV Out -> DPO FM Bus CV In
CV Out -> DPO Angle CV In
CV Out -> DPO Channel 1 1V/oct In
G-X Out -> DPO Strike In
G-Y Out -> MATHS Channel 1 Trigger In
Pressure Points
Channel 1 Pressure Out -> DPO Channel 2 Expo CV In
Channel 2 Pressure Out -> DPO Channel 1 Expo CV In
Channel 3 Pressure Out -> Echophon Depth CV In
Channel 4 Pressure Out -> Echophon Freeze In
Channel 4 Gate Out -> Phonogene Rec In
MATHS
Channel 1 Both CV In – > MATHS Channel 4 out
Channel 1 Out -> Phonogene Slide CV In
Channel 1 Out -> DPO Modbus Index CV In
Channel 2 Out -> Echophon Echo CV In
OR Out -> Echophon Feedback CV In
Channel 3 Out -> DPO Shape CV In
Channel 4 Out -> MATHS Channel 3 In (Negative Voltage)
Channel 4 Trigger In -> Echophon Clock Out
Dual Prismatic Oscillator
Channel 1 Triangle Out -> ModDeMix Channel 1 Modulator (right input)
Channel 1 Saw -> Phonogene Gene Size CV In
Final Output -> Optomix Channel 2 In
Final Output -> ModDeMix Channel 1 Carrier In (left input)
Channel 2 Expo In -> ModDeMix Out 2
ModDeMix
Moddemix Channel 1 output -> Echophon Audio In
Moddemix Channel 1 output -> Optomix Channel 1 Audio In
Optomix
Aux In -> Echophon Mix Out
Sum out -> Phonogene Audio In
Main Output -> Phonogene Out

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