Thursday, 10 December 2009

i thought she was dead

but she was just hiding under a culvert, foraging for earthworms.

an atari punk i made then auctioned off at a gig came back for a visit last week, originally painted by hicks x

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

lazy....don't watch that

live (drunk) on toms phonic fm show


and more gratuitous bleep action

Saturday, 24 October 2009

badboy_casio_dj


The week that microsoft release windows7. I release a camphone recording of me dj'ing with 2 early 90's casio keyboards, edited on windows movie maker running on xp.
yeah royee

Sunday, 18 October 2009

if this blog was my girlfriend she would be long gone

but it, and she, are not. and i am here.
so is this song;

recorded with my man bigtoe.the last happy times at happyland studio

we're getting a set together for a few gigs with bigchill in november.

happylands gone, and i've got this place for a few more weeks
then i'm off for another round in georgia.

*EDIT*

elizabeth duke played a casio set at the acoustica fest, only evidence is visual.for the best really.


and, i rocked the casios in a dj style for ollie 'badsector' at his surprise party.
also finished the last hicks box, now a SGMK hall effect. fingers x'd for A/V.



and thanks to SGMK and Uwe 'component king' for their forthcoming support for workshops in georgia.

Uwe and Jordis's kulturgueter-schuppen, and SGMK in Swiss Italy;



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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Friday, 31 July 2009

WTPA?

brooklyn?, my pants?, your mum?
new music by me up on the virb





aand, i built a 'where's the party at?' 8-bit sampler





and thats how i roll.
will be off with the swiss for a bit
bunch of K√ľnstlers :#

Thursday, 16 July 2009

the gay way

god only knows what i've been doing. wattsfest i guess, missing the woman i love, and being brilliant.
this song is for billy barrington. its called billy


Monday, 22 June 2009

Boss DR-110 drum voice mods



I get more requests for these mods to the DR Rhythm than anything else, and well, i finally found them. Originally from Dave Magnusons resonant frequency site and tweaked a little by me.

Boss DR110 Tone mods;
all potentiometers linear unless stated

Kick Decay - Replace R70 with a 1k pot (try something smaller/and maybe logarithmic as mine has a lot of travel to get to the sweet spot)
Snare Snap - Replace R81 with a 47k pot
Snare Impact (tune) - Replace R76 with a 100k pot
HI Hat filter - Replace R12 with a 1k pot
HI Hat Decay - Replace R20 with a 1M pot
Cymbal Filter - Replace R16 with a 1K pot
Cymbal Decay - Replace R44 with a 1M pot, in series with a 1K resistor
Clap Pitch - Replace R114 with a 47K pot
Clap Decay - Replace R113 with a 100k logarithmic pot.

feel free to share around and let me know what you discover, more 110 mods here,
and no i didn't do BD pitch, should be easy enough to find with some poking around :#



Sunday, 21 June 2009

this is what i do, i do it for you........x

live-o @ klub klanny, exeter. 19/06/09

Nanoloop 1.3 + 1.5 on GBA's. Zoom rhythmtack, alesis bitrman, nord micro-modular, and me :#

Monday, 8 June 2009

Machina!



Video from the my machine installation, exeter castle 09.



Saturday, 30 May 2009

'there is no why'

i've been away in georgia, having fun. i made a solar insect for Garikula





i made 1 whole song. up on the virb


+ also been awarded an exeter phoenix incubator space. a new home to make my fun things. more soon.



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Saturday, 28 March 2009

virb

ok, i seem to be on a bit of a roll, so i've created a virb page for my new music and eventually photos as i've filled my flickr.
while you're over there, be sure to check out samandtheplants
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Friday, 27 March 2009

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

SOZ!

Public apology. I am bad. I stood you up and left you hanging. Alex and Pat, will you ever forgive me?
What if I wrote you a song? What if it was wicked?
Soz

Friday, 20 March 2009

My Machine

well, i did it. just packed up the 'my machine' exhibition in London. so far there are pics from london and exeter on my flikr page, and a couple below. audio and video to follow.




thanks to hicks, gonch, steven keith, max and david, gabe + london, what a dump.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

DOINK!

a potential clue, for you and for me, to what we will make, in our workshop machine

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Smells like fish, tastes like honey

My modified behringer bsy 600 bass synthesizer pedal. now known as the acid face re housed with added feedback and envelope range controls.sounds triggered by the casio mt65 seen below.




Sunday, 1 February 2009

Yamaha portasound pss 470

As used by Chris Randall!

My bent portasound. Not pretty or tidy, just good.





Ext and internal pics;

Friday, 30 January 2009

live and indirect, the sound of the fun box

Part2 of same gig, supporting Damo Suzuki



Gear - Acitest, Ugly-face, Vl-tone, simms watts echodek

just what is a fun box?


George Lazenbleep
Originally uploaded by bad_sector
So what is a fun box? well, here's what one sounds like,

live, played by me,

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Fun Box part Deux!

Sun 22nd March 09
Exeter Phoenix - £10
A Vibraphonic Festival workshop
Bookings - 01392 667 080

Create, modify and have fun with a portable DIY synthesizer and amplifier. Make, modify and decorate this rather unique electronic noise-making machine. The workshop will involve basic electronics, soldering and sharp objects.

Part Deux! is the fourth reprisal of the fun box workshop. A 6 oscilator synth is combined with a 1watt amplifier and speaker to create a crazy, portable battery powered noise machine.

Limited to 20 places, so please book ahead
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

My machine!

Sat 14th March 09
Exeter Castle, Exeter, UK - Free!
A Vibraphonic Festival and Transition exhibition workshop

A rather fun workshop. Inspired by kaspar from the DIY festival we will be taking over a former cell at exeter castle and attempting transform the space into an instrument capable of self generated sound and modulated feedback.

Using found junk, sound generators and the physical space, we will construct diy electronic and mechanical instruments, using the room as one resonant space. Using microphones and spy pickups, furniture, fixtures and junk will be turned into sound generators. The signals will be mixed and fed back into the room until the room resonates continuously, and is modulated by human intervention, accidental or otherwise. Additional sound input will be created with childrens toys, circuit bent devices, random noisemakers and sonic pollution from participants.

Junk will be provided, but please feel free to bring anything that you feel will interact with the room.

The workshop is scheduled for Sat 14th March 09 from 12-5pm. however the space will be open in the week leading up to this, with many other installations and exhibits in the cells. during this time i hope to start building the machine, and any drop-in guests are welcome.

i went to the zoo, they had images of me and you, like coo coo ca choo

For content and Nihilism here are some pictures of me. Live at DIY Fest

Gear; Roland SH10, Nord MicroModular, BossDD20
and live at Wattsfest
Gear; Akai MPC1000 JJOS2, GameboyAdvance Sp with Nanoloop2, GameboyColour with Nanoloop 1.3, firestarter sync, Boite Diabolique, Uglyface, Casio Vl tone, casio Mt200, Novation Drumstation, alesis bitrman
both were wild and out of control, with long stories about triumph in the face of adversity, broken equipment and winning the crowd over with love and comedy. any audio or video evidence would be welcome.
In other news, there is a HigherQ version of my DIYFest video on my vimeo page
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