Category Archives: Analog Circuits

Onitod – 04152000_98 [ Album: Analog Circuits ]

This track is unamed, it features a Korg Poly800, Roland TR-909, Juno-6, and Juno 106, MKS-30, EMU Morpheus, Ultra Proteus, and Audity 2000.

The Album is called Analog Circuits, as the music contained is all very analog and very vintage in nature.

This is part of the original recordings that were on Tascam DA-88s. The TR-909 was on a master, that was mis-produced, so this is the content that was salvaged from the DA-88 master.

The cosmic etheral sounds, remind me of the analog circuits of old, that were put together, back before quality control, and they were often different from each other. We live in a day that is far from the technical difficulties that I faced in 2000. When computers were barely fast enough to run a few tracks of audio in real time.

Today our technology is so fast and quick, I can record 100+ tracks and it barely flips the meter on the thunderbolt interface. Back then I had megabytes of space, today we look at terrabytes. I remember when I could only hope to have all the equipment that I needed to store and access all the music I wrote. That possibility came in 2007, and today, its is my smallest pile of data.

Analog Circuits is a step back in time to think about when things used to be so hard and difficult. Part of the difficulty culminated in patience and persistence. It was evolution in a way. Only  those who persisted would be able to get by in a world that was so unpredictable, and chaotic.

In the days of digital, things have become so much easier, but at the same time, we have lost our way in the pursuit of the nature of those things which allowed us to grow that patience, and persistence. In a world filled with right now, and the “latest”, we have no end for discovering character in cold digital world.

In truth the character of the analog circuits, especially in the musical world, was that often the design had unpredictable effects. The Massive Passive EQ, that was made by Manley, was better left unset. As just passing sound through the unit, without adjusting it, had a pleasurable sound. Many of the analog consoles, such as the Soundcraft, or SSL, or Midas, the sounds between the channels interacted on the voltage of the bus, which allowed the sounds to be combined in a way which was not possible with digital. What used to be seen as a bad design, crosstalk, was now in the digital age a sought after feature.

In our pursuit to go to better, and better, and better, within our lives, and within our selves. We often face a dilemma, of wondering if we made the right choice, or how was it then, or is it better now.  Truly when applied to ourselves, the answer is quite simple. A practice of regular self-reflection and attaining a greater awareness of oneself, is always a place to start. In this way, you can be more sure to not pass by moments, that you were too distracted in, to realize what was going on in front of your eyes. Be well my friend, and take care.

I have put together some preview tracks. I am about to publish 16 albums, from content that was created between 1997-2014. For the next batch of music tracks, they will feature PREVIEW on the splash screen, and so that means that this track, is one song of an album-in-progress. The track may or may not be in its final mastered form. During this preview promotion, you will get to hear a good many different styles that I produced over the years, and will get a feeling for what is coming down the pipe. All the songs are copyrighted their original content year, and the albums will be formally published in 2015. Once published I will update links on the videos to the iTunes and Amazon, and other places that they music will be available. If you would like to use the music for commercial purposes, you can contact me, and we can talk about your needs and find something that works.