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Synth Noise Resources:

Post by D/A A/D » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:36 am

So here is a link of resources for making "noise" with a synth, by noise I mean all the associated sub-genres:
Drone
Power Electronics
Doom
Old School Industrial
Etc.

Websites:
http://www.synthnoise.com/additional.html - Portland's Pulse Emitter is a great guy, and his website is boss!
http://www.maniacsonly.com/forum/index.php - The Maniacs Only Forum... Noise's last stand.
http://www.noiseguide.com/ - Great Gear resource, both the main site ands forum.
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/ - All things DIY.
http://home.comcast.net/~ijfritz/ch_over.htm - Ian Fritz, master of chaos.

Artists:
Pulse Emitter - www.myspace.com/pulseemitter
Carlos Giffoni - www.carlosgiffoni.com/
Head Boggle - www.myspace.com/headboggle
Damion Romero - www.poweracoustics.org/
Astro - www.myspace.com/astrojp
Angel of Decay - www.myspace.com/malsonus
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - www.myspace.com/pointnever
Demons - www.myspace.com/demonscool
Evenomist - www.myspace.com/davidnathanreed
Flux Monkey - www.fluxmonkey.com/
Panicsville - www.myspace.com/panicsville
Keith Fullerton Whitman - www.myspace.com/keithfullertonwhitman
David Scott Stone - www.myspace.com/sirdsssound
Nordvargr / Folkstorm http://www.nordvargr.com/
Control - http://www.crionicmind.org/misanthrope/
Raglani - http://www.kranky.net/artists/raglani.html


Manufactures:
Euro:
The Harvestman: http://www.theharvestman.org/
Make Noise: h[url]ttp://www.makenoisemusic.com/[/url]
Flight Of Harmony: http://www.flightofharmony.com/
Elby Designs (Ian Fritz's designs in Euro): http://www.elby-designs.com/panther/panther.htm
4MS - http://www.4mspedals.com/eurorack.php

p.s. if you want to add something, just shoot me a PM!
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Re: Synth Noise Resources:

Post by spbaker » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:14 am

D/A A/D wrote:
Websites:
http://www.synthnoise.com/additional.html - Portland's Pulse Emitter is a great guy, and his website is boss!
great list- working my way thru now- the dual feedback loop i built into my suitcase was based on Pulse Emitters schems- tis a great resource to be sure!
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things to listen to and look at:
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Post by felix » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:45 pm

Wow, I'm so into this genre and didn't even know it.

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Post by D/A A/D » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:03 am

More to the darkside! YES... :vader:

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:08 pm

yes! Nice linkage!

bookmarked :party:

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:11 pm

spbaker wrote:
D/A A/D wrote:
Websites:
http://www.synthnoise.com/additional.html - Portland's Pulse Emitter is a great guy, and his website is boss!
great list- working my way thru now- the dual feedback loop i built into my suitcase was based on Pulse Emitters schems- tis a great resource to be sure!
hey!!

thanx for the heads-up!! 8)
i've bread boarded an easy fuzz & i need to find an easy-ish feedback loop for it.... this might help.
plus, i notice some other stuff there too.

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Post by dougcl » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:36 am

Pulse Emitter posted this link here somewhere:

http://www.myspace.com/pdxnoise (Portland OR noise etc. calendar of events)

It would be great if we had more of these posted here for other places. San Francisco, Seattle, LA, for example.

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Post by Babaluma » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:03 am

you need links for whitehouse and nurse with wound!

(and coil? "constant shallowness leads to evil" is definitely noise).

what about melt banana?

merzbow?

throbbing gristle?

what qualifies as noise?

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Post by D/A A/D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:52 am

Babaluma wrote:you need links for whitehouse and nurse with wound!

(and coil? "constant shallowness leads to evil" is definitely noise).

what about melt banana?

merzbow?

throbbing gristle?

what qualifies as noise?
Well... I was talking more exclusively as noise artists who use synths. Merzbow used to use a Synthi but now is almost exclusively Max MSP, TG are industrial and are one of my favorite bands - but not synth noise.

Whitehouse - to be honest, I hate them - well Philip. Nurse with Wound is great too, but more cut-up/concrete.

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Post by parasitk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:18 pm

The latter half of Constant Shallowness... is absolutely synth based noise/drone (wave folders FTW!). But Coil is not a full out noise project, of course. Same goes for a lot of early industrial bands.

I think you should definitely count early Merzbow, even though he changed!.

Alex, one curious thing is that you refer to synth based noise, but also mentioned doom in the original post? If you're talking Sunn o))) type drone-doom, while synths are often used, it's definitely not synth noise! So maybe you have other bands in mind? Spill it! I wanna hear some synth doom! :sb:

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Post by D/A A/D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:38 pm

parasitk wrote:The latter half of Constant Shallowness... is absolutely synth based noise/drone (wave folders FTW!). But Coil is not a full out noise project, of course. Same goes for a lot of early industrial bands.

I think you should definitely count early Merzbow, even though he changed!.

Alex, one curious thing is that you refer to synth based noise, but also mentioned doom in the original post? If you're talking Sunn o))) type drone-doom, while synths are often used, it's definitely not synth noise! So maybe you have other bands in mind? Spill it! I wanna hear some synth doom! :sb:
Ok, ok... I give... Synth doom list coming.

And yes, Coil, Merzbow and TG are all awesome and gravy. The list above was mostly recent "noise" artists who are all killing the synth tunes with maximum prejudice. :hyper:

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Post by parasitk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:48 pm

D/A A/D wrote:Ok, ok... I give... Synth doom list coming.

And yes, Coil, Merzbow and TG are all awesome and gravy. The list above was mostly recent "noise" artists who are all killing the synth tunes with maximum prejudice. :hyper:
Gotcha - and that's awesome, thanks!

Hit me with that sweet synth doom! :rock:

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Post by D/A A/D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:53 pm

I am working with a guy on a doomed out black metal project that is yet to be named as well, Berzum style riffing with D/A A/D style synth doom.

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Its going to SLAY.

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Post by amnesia » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:02 pm

yeah I wouldnt call

Coil Nurse or TG noise, more industrial.

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Post by amnesia » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:02 pm

oh and Merzbow uses both VCS3 and MAx nowdays

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Post by D/A A/D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:34 pm

amnesia wrote:oh and Merzbow uses both VCS3 and MAx nowdays
Cool, that's good... I know he bought your old one - didn't he??? For a while there he was 100% max, then he was using this crazy noise stick and max.

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Post by amnesia » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:47 pm

he ended up with my VCS3 in 1994....he then went computer in early late 90/s early 2000 and now is back using both and why not I say:-)
He is also playing drums too lately :-)

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Post by flippantminister » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:03 am

D/A A/D wrote:Berzum style riffing with D/A A/D style synth doom.
Dr. YES!

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Post by D/A A/D » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:54 am

flippantminister wrote:
D/A A/D wrote:Berzum style riffing with D/A A/D style synth doom.
Dr. YES!
Yeah man, neither of us have ever heard ANYTHING like this before. It escapes all the cliche ambient black metal crap. I am rocking my AX80 on these tracks, so I can chord and play "actual" notes. I am using my modular for drones and processing however.

I don't want to sound cocky, but this shit is going to blow peoples heads wide open! If you like BM guys you should check out Frank's band Pagan Hellfire:
www.paganhellfire.org/

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Post by flippantminister » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:27 am

D/A A/D wrote:Yeah man, neither of us have ever heard ANYTHING like this before. It escapes all the cliche ambient black metal crap.
i totally look forward to this. any idea when some traxxx will be available?

will check out pagan hellfire!

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Post by SoundPool » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:58 pm

man, no mention yet of Bastard Noise??
dudes have bigger and badder home made tube synths than anyone I know
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2302/250 ... 9ff8_o.jpg
http://www.trogotronic.com/

and according to Mike from F/I/T/H, yes they have lugged around the Flying Fish in a padded crate while in Japan. can you imagine getting that thing on a train there??

theres also Unicorn, Geronimo (could that be considered synth doom?). Torso is a dude who I haven't heard much from but what I have is very much in the style of BN with a doomier vibe. he also has a sludge band called Ventt. 2673 is also a good one to check out for people into that style. did a tour with him last year- absolutely ear piercing. he blew a PA the second night of our tour with his Trogotonic gear.

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Post by D/A A/D » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:29 pm

SoundPool wrote:man, no mention yet of Bastard Noise??
dudes have bigger and badder home made tube synths than anyone I know
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2302/250 ... 9ff8_o.jpg
http://www.trogotronic.com/

and according to Mike from F/I/T/H, yes they have lugged around the Flying Fish in a padded crate while in Japan. can you imagine getting that thing on a train there??

theres also Unicorn, Geronimo (could that be considered synth doom?). Torso is a dude who I haven't heard much from but what I have is very much in the style of BN with a doomier vibe. he also has a sludge band called Ventt. 2673 is also a good one to check out for people into that style. did a tour with him last year- absolutely ear piercing. he blew a PA the second night of our tour with his Trogotonic gear.
BN and Unicorn use mostly function and audio generators, not synths. Same goes for Torso - Sandy and I are friends, he lives here in Halifax. He and I played with BN and Unicorn 2 years back, it was fucking intense. Torso has a colab with BN coming up at some point.

Fire In The Head, Control, Morbund, Bloody Minded, Grey Wolves, Prurient are some other great power electronics acts that use mostly synth.

Mike from F/I/T/H is one of my favorite people in the whole world.

I am going to have to update that fucking list I guess.

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:25 pm

D/A A/D wrote: Bloody Minded
i've known Mark Solotroff for many years, cool dude...don't keep in touch or anything, but i saw BM about four years ago, it was very vox oriented i thought...

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Post by D/A A/D » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:37 pm

ross g wrote:
D/A A/D wrote: Bloody Minded
i've known Mark Solotroff for many years, cool dude...don't keep in touch or anything, but i saw BM about four years ago, it was very vox oriented i thought...
It may have been but the heart of BM is 2 x mc202's... Mark is an awesome guy and a BRUTAL vocalist!

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