Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

studio | tech the joy of synth ; Challenging Covers I’ve never really understood the rationale of some artists who rework a particular classic almost note for note. I mean, what’s the point in replicating something that’s been done perfectly well already? This was the...
3 Moves in 2 Years

3 Moves in 2 Years

studio | tech the joy of synth ; …yet another house move. There are some who maintain that life has a habit of repeating itself, and I’m inclined to agree with this sentiment to some extent. It definitely rings true in the case of the somewhat nomadic existence...
Roland RE3 Space Echo

Roland RE3 Space Echo

studio | tech the joy of synth ; Roland Space Echo RE3 Let me introduce the latest addition to the alucidnation recording studio – the rather rare Roland RE3 Space Echo. Released in late 1988, it was designed to replicate as closely as possible the famed RE-201 Space...
New Gear

New Gear

studio | tech the joy of synth ; New Studio Gear For many years now, I’ve been complementing my wealth of outboard hardware with a small arsenal of software synthesizers. It’s taken me some considerable time to distill a reasonably large collection down to around 6 or...
The Joys of Analogue!

The Joys of Analogue!

studio | tech the joy of synth ; Joys of Analogue I do love working with old things. Now, maybe it’s because I’m advancing in years myself, but there’s nothing that really compares with the sound quality and occasional unpredictability that one tends to get from older...
Another House Move

Another House Move

studio | tech the joy of synth ; Moving to Underidge I’m getting to be a dab-hand at this shit… If you read this stuff, you’ll doubtless be aware that in March 2015 we moved from our base of 20 years on the lower slopes of Harrow on the Hill, near London, to a place...