Posted on 24/05/2016

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Sonic Academy ANA Synthesizer

ANA is definitely a well-equppped subtractive synth, capable of producing all standard virtual analog flavours. Plenty of everything, and a large modulation matrix caters for some very complex possibilities. I acquired it mostly because of the randomizing feature, which is very much in line with my current generative music experiments. And ANA does deliver some wildly unpredictable […]

Posted on 17/05/2016

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Oblique Strategies – Extended

I have always been a big fan of Brian Eno‘s “Oblique Strategies” concept. The thought of letting chance influence on your work is very appealing, since it prevents you from being stuck in comfort zones and “business as usual”. The random concept was already put to use early on, e.g. on chord selections, and arrangement decisions. The […]

Posted on 12/03/2016

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Mix Randomization

In the last few months, I have created and experimented with a randomized mixing system, which provides a new way of interacting with the computer. The custom system has been created in Logic Pro X’s dreaded environment, which provides for very advanced ways of manipulating MIDI and controller data. Upon request the computer offers a random mix […]