Yesterday, we at Modulus Music released the full details about our upcoming 12 voice polyphonic hybrid synthesiser - Modulus.002. In conjunction with a whole new website, we also released an introductory video that was filmed and produced by Sonic State.

The response has been incredibly positive, and it has been picking up exposure on the likes of Sound on Sound, Create Digital Music, Synthtopia, and Stuff among many others.

Looking forward to getting this out to the world!

Just got back from the NIME 2014 conference held at Goldsmiths University in London, UK, where I was presenting my second ever academic paper. As per usual it was an extremely inspiring event and the reception to the AlphaSphere was incredible. Can’t wait to head to Louisiana State University for NIME 2015!

Click here to see the paper I co-authored.

Here’s the first teaser of an exciting new hardware synthesiser I’ve been working on over the past few months with new startup Modulus Music.

Here’s the first teaser of an exciting new hardware synthesiser I’ve been working on over the past few months with new startup Modulus Music.

Another hacky Sunday evening - this time using vibration motors to sustain/resonate the strings on a guitar, controlled wirelessly using a MIDI controller. 

This was done using the following things - vibration motors, a Spark Core board, and a custom JUCE-built app that receives MIDI CC messages from the Korg nanokontrol MIDI controller and converts them to UDP messages that are sent over WiFi to the spark board.

My first Spark Core project - connecting my desk lamps over the internet to my Ableton Live project so that they flash in time to music. 

This was done, surprisingly easily, using the following things - a Spark Core board, a Spark relay shield hooked up to a power extension, and a custom JUCE-built app that receives MIDI Clock messages from Live and sends commands to the the Spark Core using the Spark Cloud API.

Last night we did an AlphaSphere Webinar with Scan, providing an in depth look at how you can use the AlphaSphere and it’s software.

Last month we released a new AlphaSphere video that brings together clips of the instrument being using in studios and on stages across the globe, featuring Enter Shikari, Materia, Resinate, and more.

Thanks, Amazon!

Thanks, Amazon!

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in MIDI HACK - a 24-hour music tech hackathon that took place at the Spotify HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent the 24 hours prototyping a set of audio plugins that could talk to each other over Open Sound Control to improve the flexibility of MIDI mapping and parameter control within audio host application such as Logic Pro. Check out my presentation of this project above, or see the whole 3 hour presentation of all hacks here.

It was a really fun and successful weekend, and since coming back I have started developing the idea into something I hope to release in some form in the near future. Get in touch if interested!

Electronica mastermind Phaeleh approves…

Electronica mastermind Phaeleh approves…

I’m very happy to announce the release of my debut single under the electronica alias Fatework. It’s available to download now from Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and is also on Spotify. Enjoy!

The AlphaSphere got an incredible 9/10 review in May’s edition of Future Music magazine.
The popular magazine praised the “innovative format” of the device and surmised that it is an “enjoyable alternative to the MIDI keyboard”. Reviewer Martin Delaney called it a “well-built and executed” instrument that is “a great performance tool”, and recommend that “experimental-minded keyboard players, and percussionists, give it a try.” While he gave it an overall rating of 9/10, he also stated that “if we could score it for creativity or uniqueness, it would get a 10!”. Thanks Martin!

The AlphaSphere got an incredible 9/10 review in May’s edition of Future Music magazine.

The popular magazine praised the “innovative format” of the device and surmised that it is an “enjoyable alternative to the MIDI keyboard”. Reviewer Martin Delaney called it a “well-built and executed” instrument that is “a great performance tool”, and recommend that “experimental-minded keyboard players, and percussionists, give it a try.” While he gave it an overall rating of 9/10, he also stated that “if we could score it for creativity or uniqueness, it would get a 10!”. Thanks Martin!

The AlphaSphere got a 7.4/10 review in April’s edition of DJ Mag, calling it a “unique, innovative, multi-channel MIDI controller”.

The AlphaSphere got a 7.4/10 review in April’s edition of DJ Mag, calling it a “unique, innovative, multi-channel MIDI controller”.

A couple of weeks ago we (nu desine/AlphaSphere) were excited to announce the release of AlphaLive version 1.3.0.
This is a significant update to the AlphaSphere software and firmware, and it includes some great new features such as LED control and configuration, MIDI Dynamic Channel Mode, Pressure-Latch Mode, and MIDI Clock support.
See http://www.alphasphere.com/alphalive-version-history/ for more information.

A couple of weeks ago we (nu desine/AlphaSphere) were excited to announce the release of AlphaLive version 1.3.0.

This is a significant update to the AlphaSphere software and firmware, and it includes some great new features such as LED control and configuration, MIDI Dynamic Channel Mode, Pressure-Latch Mode, and MIDI Clock support.

See http://www.alphasphere.com/alphalive-version-history/ for more information.

This Saturday I will be doing my first ever performance under my new electronica moniker Fatework, performing at the first ‘AlphaSphere Sessions' night - an evening of live music and DJing all performed on the AlphaSphere, at the Goods Yard in Bristol. Free entry, so no excuse to not come along.

This Saturday I will be doing my first ever performance under my new electronica moniker Fatework, performing at the first ‘AlphaSphere Sessions' night - an evening of live music and DJing all performed on the AlphaSphere, at the Goods Yard in Bristol. Free entry, so no excuse to not come along.