Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bent Kush Jar





;)

2 voice synth i built and housed in this kush jar ;P



2 Voice
2 PW knobs
LED
1/4 audio out
Power switch

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mods and more



New sounds and tracks are brewing!
I have been hard at work creating new amalgamations of beats and sounds.
Hope to have some videos up soon.

- LoFi FreQ YouTube -

Toys Toys Toys! a*k*a Bending time!




My favorite gear of 2011!
Some photos of the studio set up and new modules.



My Tiptop Audio case is almost full!




intellijel designs - corgasmatron - Great Filter
The original circuit was designed by analog guru david g. dixon after carefully studying and analyzing the classic korg ms-20 filter. his work resulted in a completely original circuit based around ssm2164 vca chips. this design is capable of almost identical results but is far more versatile. this is not a clone, it is an entirely new and modern circuit with many enhancements

the corgasmatron's sound can range from ultra clean and precise, to extremely ballsy and dirty.the resonance is incredibly musical 'and is prime for all sorts of experimenting and sound design. the normalling, routing and cv options have been carefully selected to allow for a lot of control over the modules functionality and capabilities.

in addition to traditional filter and vco applications, the corgasmatron can also be used to create formant sounds, work in stereo (use the linked fm2 pots and switch the routing to parallel), fm percussion and so much more.

current: +12v@ 70ma, -12v@ 67ma




The Harvestman - Double Andore
dual A-D envelope generator and 2-channel VCA with digital curve shaping and VCA law selection.

Double Andore features a symmetrical control layout with two identical sides. The top section of each half is an A-D envelope generator. A trigger input is provided, along with "freeze" and "mirror" gate inputs. The former holds the envelope at its current position, and the latter inverts the position of the envelope within its voltage range. The envelope signal passes through a digital curve sharper whose selected curve is numerically displayed. Normally, each half of the module has its shape selection apply to both the Attack and Delay phases of its envelope, but you can enable an alternate mode where the left and right shape select controls instead select different curves for Attack and Decay. Two banks of envelopes are available.




4ms - atoner
atoner is a versatile device used for
* distorting/bit crunching audio
* generating poly-rhythmic cv clocks
* extracting lower harmonics from audio
* pitch shifting/jumping (downwards)

harmonics are extracted from an on-board oscillator or external audio signal and outputted as audio or clock pulses. the position knob sets the cut-off frequency, under which all frequencies will be stepped downwards along a harmonic sequence (octaves, 5ths, 3rds, etc) all the way to sub-audible clicking sounds. thus, a scale or clock signal can be generated from a single tone.

two cv inputs and their respective +/- vary amount knobs modulate the position cut-off. the mix of the two cv inputs plus the position knob is outputted on a cv jack, and another cv output jack provides a steady +10v clock pulse that matches the frequency of the audio output.




4ms - noise swash
noise swash is a chaotic random noise-maker and cv generator, generating its own sounds or working as an audio processor. as a stand-alone device it generates unpredictable continuously morphing oscillations on the audio output jack, and random cv fluctuations out the dual-direction "mood cv" jack. a second cv input jack controls the swash and noisegate sections with positive and negative cv voltage. an audio input jack allows for distorting an audio signal beyond recognition, or using audio to trigger and modulate the chaos. the swash knob is a 10-turn bournes pot for adjusting minor variations




My 1978 KORG MS-10
The MS-10 is a classic analog synth known for great bass and percussive sounds. Released by Korg in 1978, a single VCO is patchable using standard 1/4 inch patch cords to the VCF and VCA. It really is a powerful mono-synth with plenty of knobs and a compact 32-note keyboard. It is CV/Gate controllable.




Roland - Rs 09
The RS-09 is an analog string and organ synthesizer. The string sound and organ sounds are nice, fatty analog sounds. The organ and string sections can be played simultaneously or individually. An ensemble/chorus effect and external sound input.
There are three versions of this unit. The one shown above is a V.3




Busy Desk!
A Dave Smith / Roger Linn - Tempest sits next to an OTO Biscuit and an Octatrack by Elektron











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Saturday, November 12, 2011

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I have been working on a deeper sound and some new drum ideas.


hope you like em. feel free to share!
smokers-joints-clips
New dope lil demo beat ideas!


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- 1984 Roland Tr 626 Manual
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- 1985 Sequential Circuits TOM Operation Manual
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- 1983 Sequential Circuits Drumtraks Operation Manual
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Peace!
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tempest - LoFi FreQ


First Full day with the Tempest.


I have to say .... This Thing is a MONSTER!

Sequencing
Synthesis
Tone
Punch
Easy of Use
Swing
oh need i go on. . .

Save up kids, it will be worth every penny.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dave Smith & Roger Linn - Tempest - LoFi FreQ

I have the honor of designing and programing sounds and patterns for the unreleased Dave Smith Tempest.

Dave Smith Instruments introduced Tempest, a new analog drum machine, at the 2011 NAMM Show. Tempest is a collaboration between Smith and longtime friend and fellow instrument designer Roger Linn. Though they've consulted with each other on past projects, Tempest marks the first time a product will carry both the Dave Smith Instruments and Roger Linn Design logos. "If you're going to make a drum machine, who better to have in your corner than Roger Linn?" said Smith, referring to Linn's legacy as inventor of the digital drum machine.

Though Smith is also responsible for some fine drum machines—most notably Sequential's DrumTraks and Studio 440—Tempest is his first to utilize analog synthesis to generate the sounds. "We've designed a very flexible new synth voice for Tempest," said Smith. Linn added, "The design of Tempest reflects a rethinking of what a drum machine needs to be in the current era. It's not so much a drum machine as a new musical performance instrument for the creation, manipulation, and arrangement of beat-oriented music, with an intuitive and efficient use of human gestures."

Tempest's 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads are arranged in an 8 x 2 array to facilitate both real-time and step entry of beats. Two pressure- and position-sensitive Note FX slide controllers provide a unique new method of performance and control.

"We're very excited about Tempest," said Smith. "It's an instrument with a lot of personality and it's great fun to play. It has been a long time since there has been anything new in the drum machine world."










Just got the box in the mail and I am excited to start programming!

I have a feeling i am going to fall in love with this monster of a drum machine!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Heart On July 2011 - Dj Dusty Fingers

All was good in the temple of bass.

If you did not make it out to Heart On July 2011
This is a little of what you missed.....


Clip 1


Clip 2


Clip 4


Clip 5


http://lofifreq.com/


www.facebook.com/DustyFingers ^

http://soundcloud.com/lofifreq


http://lofi-freq.bandcamp.com/


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bookings@lofifreq.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Crews Get Dusted


A deep trek into a world of mellow shattered beats and space synthesis.
Texture and style change as this new creation is set free.

Crews Get Dusted

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Electric Sound Company TOUR Santa Monica May 11th


DJ Vadim and The Electric w/ Deru + Righteous Trash

Wednesday, May 11, 2011@ The Central
1348 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA (United States)
8:00 PM (7:00 PM doors) / 21+


DJ Vadim, the renowned DJ, producer, record label impresario and air-miles millionaire, known for traveling the globe in search of the perfect beat, has once again united a collective of superb individualistic artists; Chicago rapper Pugs Atomz and UK Songstess Sabira Jade, to make a truly international super-group – The Electric. Their sound which combines hip hop, soul, electronic beats and dubstep has been electrifying crowds wherever they go.



Vadim’s varied and playful production style takes influences from iconic sounds of the 70s, 80s, through to the present and beyond, yielding a futuristic sound that is tinged with vintage dust. It’s got big drums, cranking vintage synths and Moogs, dark moody passages, upbeat moments and some straight-up bugged out-ness too and the songs speak from the heart whether they’re sung, rapped or spoken. This isn’t a throwback to sounds from ages past; The Electric embodies a passion, and Pugs, Sabira and Vadim have molded a futuristic, next level amalgam of their fire to create the warmth in your chest when you hear a song that speaks to you.

2011 will be Electric.

Official website: http://www.electricsoundcompany.com/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/electricsoundcompany

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheElectricSoundCompany

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theelectricsoundcompany

Twitter: http://twitter.com/electricsoundco

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zaptra - "The Wise" Music Video




Zaptra - "The Wise" Music Video | MTV

A lonely sorcerer conjures up a spell to summon female companions but an accident results in a journey beyond his wildest dreams. Music by Zaptra (www.zaptra.com), directed by Danny Kim, produced by Distortion Productions (www.distprod.com)

Artist: Zaptra - Art Paz
Director: Danny Kim
http://vimeo.com/channels/distortion

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dj Dusty Fingers aka The LoFi Freq

Some info for gigs and events

My Live PA Show - Lofi Freq
Lofi Freq embodies the crossroad of contemporary electronic music, marrying the classy underbelly of hip-hop lyricism and turntabilism with the ingenuity of modular synthesis and sound design. Taking his roots from the Houston rave scene, LoFi Freq’s sonic viability swells beyond the boundaries of genre and time signature. To typify him as an experimental electronic musician would only hint at the span of his musical exploits.

The music LoFi Freq produces is about subtlety and innovation. Influenced as much by circuit bent Casio keyboards as by modular synthesizers, LoFi Freq’s sinuous beats create bubbling soundscapes that unfurl and modulate into an often base-heavy broken beat pulsing with the saturation of gritty effects and supple layering. A heady combination of old school finesse and new school filtering, LoFi Freq is just as interesting to watch live as he is to listen to.

LoFi Freq leaves no I/O patch untried or frequency unaltered.
An idea of the FreQ Sound



*** My Dj info ***

Dusty Fingers reveals a well-rounded electronic musician that transcends LAs niche underground noise scene to dwell at the cross section of genres. Enriching tracks with unlikely combinations of breakdowns and samples, Dusty Finger’s remixes bridge the timing gaps of dub step, tech-house, glitch and trip-hop. With over 15 years of turntablism notched on his musician’s belt, Dusty Fingers can scratch, drop and layer tracks that would school the new wave of DJs.

Free MIX 3-2011 The Movement!






Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Robot Koch & LoFi FreQ





Robot Koch and I had some fun in LA

He is on Project moon circle a dope new record label blowing shit up!

We played some video games, took some cool photos & made some samples.

I think its safe to say that... Robots Don't Sleep!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hum..

Dubstep can be a useful tool in a skilled dj's arsenal.

I have been hearing Dubstep for years now. ( we used to call it the breakdown in jungle music ) and its a shame the quality of the productions are for the most part "plastic / digital" sounding in the last few years. Only a FEW artists really capture the raw element that is Dubstep correctly, or even blend the organic and synthetic.
:(
( i know im not fucking putting out stacks of wax or anything..
but sitting online listening to all the Wack dub step kids really wears thin. )

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New songs up - LoFi Freq

www.lofi-freq.bandcamp.com

my band camp is up and running

I have a new album in the works .... might be ready for digital linking
around MARCH!

www.lofifreq.com has been getting around 3,000 + hits
a month! Thanks all!

NAMM 2011 went good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4-L_HjlFY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzsEblbiZyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVWG59xP3eM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiNFS8_86Bk

Enjoy