Is Dance Music Dead?
Thousands upon thousands of clubbers will tell you NO. The UK album charts are jammed full of dance music compilations so what’s this guy on about? Flashback Well, September last year I attended the BPM Show at the N.E.C. in Birmingham (UK). Strolling among the stands and checking out the DJs sets, I got to […]Read More
How Analogue is “Analog”
How Analogue is “Analog” OK I admit it – I’m more than a little bit pedantic so I get a little annoyed when people start talking about “analog” synthesisers being better than digital synthesizers. What is commonly known as “analog” synthesis is actually subtractive synthesis whether it’s implemented with transistors in an electronic circuit or […]Read More
History of Synthesis Part 1 – Back In The Beginning
Introduction In the last post in this series I suggested that the synthesizer is stuck in a keyboard / oscillator / filter mindset. Perhaps the first step in breaking this mindset might be to take a quick look at the history of the synthesizer. Well here is part one of that history. Pre Valves Imagine […]Read More
History of Electronic Music Part 1 – Pre Dance
Where To Start Obviously electronic music is as old as electronic musical instruments which, as you can read in my Musical Innovation blog, go back over 100 years. For much of this time, electronic musical instruments were only really of interest to music academics who tend to do their own thing so I’m going to ignore […]Read More
Welcome to Maverick!
Who Are Maverick Synth. Hi, I’m Chris Pidd, creator of The Pulsor. Welcome to this first post on the Maverick blog. In this post I shall be explaining what Maverick Synth is all about. Maverick Synth exists because MUSIC MATTERS. I believe that music should be exciting – music should have attitude. Music Matters I […]Read More