Woob – Repurpose Origins Hard Copy Now Shipping

origins hc2Repurpose Origins Hard Copy shipping begins this week with some UK orders of the regular edition arriving as early as tomorrow. If you missed out there will be a few more SE and regular editions  available to order later in the week. Follow @woobhq for more. [Read more…]

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Woob – Repurpose, 2nd Edition CD, Now Available.

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Woob -Repurpose track (the last 5 minutes)

Mat Jarvis – Gas, High Skies Interview Part II – ‘Breeding Mutant Synthesis’

This is Part II of an Interview with ex-emitter Mat Jarvis who runs the Microscopics blog and records under the name High Skies. (Part I here)

S9: What are you currently working on?

MJ: I’m working on videos for some of the Sounds of Earth tracks. When I was writing them, images and visual ideas would pop into my head, so I thought I’d create them to make them real. I’m editing lots of glowing lights at the moment.

S9: You mentioned you dont use many softsynths but where do you see the future of synthesis? and what would be your perfect synthesised future?

MJ: I think the immediate future is more of the same, but more refined, so more VA softsynths and more classic analog synth recreations, but with more depth and more life. I think they’re already good and in a mix would be hard to tell from the real thing, but unfortunately a lot of my sounds are very exposed so the differences are more obvious.

In the long term I can see more resynthesis, so the starting point would be a sample of say a trumpet, which would be analyzed and the software would separate the trumpet from the vibrato and tremolo and envelope etc. Quite boring for recreating trumpets, but feed it with weird sounds and you could deconstruct sounds a molecule at a time, selecting which harmonics are used, or pushing the harmonics to sound more like glass or a vibrating steel plate. You could feed it an OBX pad and Moog bass and it would take elements from each, which you could select -kind of a Breeding Mutant Synthesis (BMS?)

My perfect future would be to have a few perfect analogue recreations but with one hardware surface that reconfigures to whatever you’re using, a Jupiter 8 one moment, a mixing desk the next.

The Microcopics Moog available from Microscopics.

S9: What do you listen to / what do you avoid listening to?

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Season 10.

Wow that was quick, a year 367 days of Season 9 already.

Here’s my top 5 favourite posts so far (not including interviews)

No.5 Build your own DeLorean

No.4 Light Stage 5

No.3 Woob Repurpose / Available Now

No.2 Voice Coder

No.1 The last v8

Special mention goes out to the post Russian tea which is second only to Woob posts to bring people to the site by way of google search.

Interviews are a recent addition heres the list so far.

Mat Jarvis – Gas/High Skies

Martin Jung – Kritzelmusic

Iloobia – Cinema Iloobia

There’s a part 2 of the interview with Mat Jarvis coming up later this week.

Woob – Repurpose.

A new Woob compilation – Repurpose, will be available towards the end of May on download and a very limited run CD. The spiritual successor to Woob 1194 this album takes a couple of tracks from Woob 4495 and various Em:t compilations that Woob appeared on. throws in a couple of new lengthy excursions and blends it all together into a new listening experience.

Originally announced in the March Woob update for release around now, the album has since ditched a couple of tracks in favour of more new material.

Check back here for the Trailer on May 1st.

Image Credit :Vincent Castello

Gas 0095 – Quotes

Matt Jarvis continues his 15th anniversary celebrations of Gas 0095 with quotes from a variety of electronic music legends… and me.

here’s the list, click the name to read the quote at the microscopics site.

Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

Alex Paterson (The Orb)

Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree)

Robin Rimbaud (Scanner)

Ian Boddy

Paul Frankland (Woob, Max & Harvey, Journeyman)

Richard Pinhas (Heldon)

Dylan (DF Tram, The Sound Capsule, Jump/Cut, Dylan McChillin)

Magnus Birgersson (Solar Fields)


Woob – Odonna

A  different mix of a track from the classic (hard to find) Woob 1194. Official website.