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Today I got new red hot device!

Вообще-то лень создавать список всего оборудования, можно начать с другого края, например, сегодня приехал новый агрегат. Korg Monologue. Красненький. Новенький, что впервые для моей студии собранной из старого хлама. Новый аналоговый синтезатор, модель запущена в последних месяцах прошлого года, у моего серийник имеет лишь четыре цифры.

Пока не разобрался со всем, но первое впечетление очень хорошее. Понятный интефейс, легко создавать пресеты. За две минуты легко сделал забавные звуки и шум из них. Есть 16ти шаговый секвенсер с возможностью записи автоматизации любых четырех параметров. Можно создавать свой строй или пользоваться пресетами. Кстати, пресеты в числе прочих писал Apex Twin, который, типа,  пользуется микротюнингом на скевенсере Cirklon, ибо не все инструменты и секвенсеры позволяют создавать свои музыкальные настрои, а тут пожалуйста.

Не последняя деталь в юзабилити – наличие маленького ч/б экранчика, который объявляет название пресетов, показывает пункты меню настроек и обычно показывает осциллограммы звуков в реальном времени, говорят, ему ещё на вход можно подавать сигнал и мучать его фильтрами и смотреть на это дело через этот осцилоскопчик.

В целом студия шкаф выглядит теперь так. Думаю немного подвигать тут кое-что, так что фото документ пусть будет. Надо будет секвенсер поближе куда-то прислонить, может вместо драм пэдов а их можно будет ставить, например, на пол, при необходимости настучать дикий ритм отчаянных аборигенов.

My plan to update this blog with the list of all equipment of my studio does not look very realistic at the moment. So I’ve decided to start it not from begging, but from the end, which is now. Begining there and we are here. Now. Today I’ve received new hot red device. Korg Monologue. Fresh model from the end of last year. Mine has serial number four digits long.

My first impression very good. Analogue synth sounds fat and juicy. Digital part easy to understand and use. Just in two minutes I’ve  manage to create sound and 16 step sequence with four automated parameters. That’s exactly what you have here  – 16 step sequencer with any four parameters automation. Plus we have micro tuning and tiny oscilloscope b/w display.

Lovely. See you later – going to study my big sequencer and research about native African scales  . What scale has mbira? Need to know soon!

Latest News: 3 cops, 2 civilians to be charged for Kentucky Kid’s death — Coroner’s Inquest

Kentucky and Krii

Kentucky and Krii

Jamaica Observer reports:

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Coroner’s Inquest into the death of entertainer ‘Kentucky Kid’ (given name Robert Hill) has ruled that three police officers and two civilians be charged with murder.

The inquest into the controversial shooting death of the 37-year-old entertainer began on September 28, 2010 in the Kingston and St Andrew Coroner’s Court and ended yesterday, Tuesday, August 12, when the Jury gave the verdict.

Presiding Coroner, Patrick Murphy ordered that warrants be issued for the arrest of the five — all of whom were absent at the time of the verdict.

Hill was killed at his home in Kingston on December 9, 2009 by the police who claimed that he was fatally injured in a shoot-out when they went in search of him.

Before his death Hill made several complaints to a number of bodies including the Police Public Complaints Authority (PPCA) and Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) concerning incidents involving the police and expressed fear for his life and the safety of his family.

He also posted online videos which he claimed showed abuse against him at the hands of the police.

Hill pleaded for help alleging that elements in the police force were conspiring to intimidate him in order to dissuade him from pursuing complaints against the police arising from a motor vehicle accident in Spanish Town, on July 11, 2009.

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Spiritjack (meroro)
Ignat Gorazd (brew)
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Ignat Gorazd autumn Dancehall chart

V6 Riddim – Popcaan and Vybez Kartel versions
XXX Riddim – all released versions
Cariac Strings Riddim – all released versions incl versions of Alaine, Cecile, Jah Cure and Christopher Martin 🙂
Bling Riddim – Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Chris Clarke version etc.
12 to 12 Riddim – Beenie Man’s Informer, Bramma ft Elephant Man, I-Octane and Khago
Steppa Life Riddim – Aidonia, Tony Matterhorn, Black Ryno versions
Street Riddim – Blakk Ice, Cush Ishent
to be continued

Dj C – Umami


Party scientist & beat producer DJ C is known far & wide for his Boston-bounce sound, but he’s now called Chicago his home for the past 4 years and the influence of that historical home of house music, those fertile fields of footwork & juke, that booming base of booming bass, has seeped stealthily into his subconscious. Add this new layer to DJ C’s eclectic signature sound and this album equals an irresistibly fresh sonic flavor. From dubstep & club bangers to ravey dancehall anthems; from balkan to bhangara to baile, DJ C mashes it all into the deliciously varied and delectably danceable Umami.

We must stop Ecocide in Latvia

The Baltic nation of Latvia is blessed with some of the most beautiful forests in the world, millions of square kilometres of pristine woodland that support a complex biodiversity of rare species of animals and plants. But with the Latvian economy in difficulties and the need for money pressing, those trees are being cut down at an alarming rate.