Toronto, Ontario, Canada
i am minisystem. i like analogue hardware. i like vinyl records.
i have an album, madingley, is out on noise factory records
also, my first vinyl release is a track on a compilation on unrecognized
this is my website.
i also have a myspace page
i make infrequent and mundane posts on twitter
analogue keyboards, modular synths and drum machines. some new, most vintage. i\\\\\\\'ve finally been converted to ableton live for production.
Electronic Music personal: my new life
Written September 29 2009
things are about to change. my wife is going back to work the day after tomorrow and i'm going to be a full-time stay-at-home dad to my 10-month old son.
we moved into a new place and have been enduring over a month of renovations. my studio is going to be in what was traditionally the dining room. it's a condo/flat/apartment (depending on what country/municipality you live in!). hopefully the floors are thick enough. most of the residents are old, so there's a good chance my neighbors will be hard of hearing.
i'm still a month or so away from getting my studio set up again. back in june i presented some new material that was part of a remix project. the story is long and complicated, but to put it most succinctly, i got a bunch of modern classical and electro acoustic material that needed turning into dance music. the neatest thing (for me at least) was that i got to remix a piece by mira calix called nunu wadudu. it's on my myspace if you're interested. i'll soon get around to submitting it as a proper release here.
also, i'm excited about my first vinyl release ever: link
it's a 6 track compilation ep that i contributed a song to.
also, also, psyingo is building a x0xb0x for me. i sourced all the parts last summer, but being a dad in the middle of moving/renovations, only got part way through building the power supply before i realized i seriously didn't have the time for it. he also put all new sliders in my arp odyssey and did the potentiometer mod on my prophet '08. assuming he hasn't left town, i say that he is most awesome.
Good luck with everything!
Make sure you post some pics of your studio when you get it set up. I always like looking at pics of your modular.
hey jeff, super late congrats on your boy! wow, it's been that long already, sigh. how's life as a daddy?
congrats as well on the remix + vinyl + new place. sounds like life is going well. only have my laptop speakers to hear your track but it sounds like i'll hear much more with some proper headphones (in the mail!) so i'll give it a relisten then.
hey, speaking of your myspace i saw you+prhizzm released something, what's he up to these days?
Nice to hear good things are brewing...stay at home daddery is great.
Also, congrats on the vinyl! That's awesome.
hey that's a nice chirpy smiley kid there. I've tried the same chlli you've got there. Really good stuff!
yes. he is a good boy.
we were at a dumpling restaurant, hence chili in the background.
congrats !! so cute.
psyingo was making a box thingy for me too... but it's been a loonnnggg time... hope he didn't take my $ and run
his life seems to be pretty chaotic. at the moment i think he's living without furniture!
I don't have any furniture either, just gear. link And it used to be in my living room!
My sister has one daughter, and her husband was often gone, so I know from hearing her experiences, that it can be a tough, yet rewarding experience. I'm sure you'll cherish it. Mebbe you can get him in there to tweak that Modcan!
I just traded one of my synths for a x0xb0x from jarvis, link so I guess I beat the waiting list. I'm actually kinda stoked, as my TB303 always intimidated me, with its ultra-shitty sequencer interface. I can't understand why they didn't at least put a 2 digit LED on the 303 to show the step number. The SokkOS, in the x0xbox I'm getting, allows you to step-edit, rotate/shift the pattern forward or backward, and randomly shuffle the pattern steps, all while the pattern is looping, plus all the other neat features the standard OS has.
I hear as long as the x0xb0x is built with the adafruit kit parts, and you use standard electrolytic capacitors, it's nearly a dead-on clone.
i was/am a stay at home dad...it is great fun.
it takes up a large chunk of your time, but it's all completely worth it the first time your kid says " i love you daddy"
i also know about the remodeling, as i am currently starting on remodeling my 2nd house.
if you have any questions about kids or tips or whatever emmail me.
Sounds cool man. I would love to do that. I'm sure its definitely not like a vacation, but its nice being home nonetheless.
rad! i can only imagine you will be merging fatherhood and modular noodling time into a healthy mix for your son!
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