Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Vile Farm

Soon it will be time...

Monday, 2 July 2018

That's Shallot

I've harvested the remaining shallots this week. These Longor shallots look pretty good this year and they keep really well. They'll dry for a couple of days before I clean them again and then leave them to cure in the sun for a few weeks. After that they'll be ready to string up and store in a cool dry place

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Dial M For...

...Attenuation. I've been looking for some stepped attenuation for a passive recording interface, and after messing around with switches and resistors for a while I came across these lovely Painton Type M attenuators on eBay. I've cleaned them up and even found some ex BBC rubber sleeving for the wiring. Now I need to sort out the panel...

Friday, 22 June 2018

The Goddess Elektron

I posted this on Soundcloud two weeks ago and forgot to post it here. This is a feedback loop using the Tudor3 (details here) and a Roland VT3. It's a live take, and this is a warts & all extract. The Tudor3 is manipulating the feedback and the VT3 is interpreting the signal and outputting that ethereal voice. There's a Korg DL8000R over the output for reverb duties

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sunset Over 666

Been here years and didn't realise that...

Friday, 25 May 2018

The Courgette Set

My potted courgettes have just started fruiting - hurray !

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Pistols At Dawn

I discovered that my bat detector picks up processor noise from my Tascam DR44 so I decided to start work on a new microphone array - like a stereo bar, only wider. The grip is actually taken from an old grill pan. The shockmount is made from a drainpipe fitting, and somewhere in the workshop is a nice bit of aluminium for the crossbar