Been a little too quiet with the site over the summer months. No worries though. Rain clouds are moving in, the sweet scent of decay is in the air and I no longer need to feel like golem for staying inside slaving over a hot CRT. Let’s get this fall started off right with a bunch of demos. I’ve got a lot of new stuff on the horizon (as always, as always) but also long over due have been demos for some of the basics. Here we see a lot more Premium Cable coverage and AVE5 CV coverage. Still need to get better documentation for the Touch Deluxe and the……. Zola.
This October I will finally be offering mail-in Edirol v4 upgrades. I’ve got two tiers of mods at two different price points. When it comes down to it the modified V4 has three effect types; channel corruption, illustrative chrome looks and 2 buffer trails modes. This video gives you a sneak peak of what to expect from some of the radical channel corruption effects. For this video I’ve mixed an HDMI camera signal with the V4 via the Roland V-1HD.
Not only is this a solid glimpse into what’s possible with the Premium Cable but it highlights the affect TBC has over computer capture. I’m using a Black Magic Intensity Shuttle and capturing the Premium at 1080i. The video on the left has a Sima SFX9 with a built in TBC providing us with a drop-out free capture. The video on the right has no TBC in place and is serving up a little intermittent drop-out. You’ll also notice I don’t push some effects as far as they go on the right as it will results in an extended period of lost signal. While the Premium Cable is totally still awesome and sufficient without TBC in conjunction with computer capture hopefully this video shows you a bit of what’s lacking when capturing sans-TBC. Mostly what you lose is the rich scrambles and hot moments of frame drift. A lot of blurs, posterize looks and edge feedback looks still shine through.
Had a good rainbow day the other day. This video stresses the importance of experimenting with different makes and models of CRT when it comes to the scrambled signals. Until I began working with DIY CRT-walls I did not realize that a TV’s circuitry & size affects it’s interpretation of corrupted signals. This 18 inch Sony Trinitron I found on the side of the road a while back really produced some eye-popping results in link with the Premium Cable. While the Premium Cable normally produces rainbow feedback (it can take a little work…. you have to get just the right knob combination) I found that this TV just made it pop like no other. Maybe I was just high. Either way, experiment with displays. Nuff’ said.
People often ask me if there is much difference in between the effects on the AVE3 & the 2 channel version, the AVE5. Let’s just say there are more similarities than not. The wipe effects are really what set the two apart. The AVE5 is like having 2 AVE3s under one roof plus a bunch of rad transitions and less onboard effects. This just as easily could be an AVE3 CV demo but it’s not. It’s me feeding function sweeps (as always) into one channel of the AVE5 CV and having a damn good time doing it.
Finally. A proper AVE5 CV demo. As stated above so much can be done with this little guy and only a handful of modules. Over the course of this video the AVE5 is receiving up to 6 different CV sources. Various eurorack parameters are being controlled via oscillators and such to perform sweeps. All of the looks were created and patched with only video in mind. I know a lot of people have massive audio rigs and are looking to sync everything up to visuals but I have experimented very little with this. That stated who knows what my CV sources sound like here…. they sure look great though. 🙂