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Forum name:
Purity Control, I don’t gig or commercially release material but there is a lot of my stuff on Soundclick and Youtube under that name.

Style of music:
Mostly dark electronic and early industrial, sometimes ‘Switched On’ arrangements of classical music, though I don’t mind reinterpreting works from other genres.

Synths/Keys:
Korg SP200, Roland Jupiter 6, Manikin Memotron, Doepfer modular
Effects: Lexicon MX300, Boss CE-20, MAM VF-11 vocoder, Effectrode tube phaser, Vox tube overdrive
Other: Spendor BC-1 monitors, Quad 33/303 amp, Mackie 1202 mixer, MIDI Solutions T8 & MIDI Merge, M-Audio Audiophile interface
Software: Oscillastation, Acoustica Mixcraft, Imposcar, Yamaha Vocaloid Prima

Workflow:
Usually compose on piano, practice until it’s something like then record the MIDI into Oscillastation, then break down the individual parts and use Imposcar while I work out the arrangement, though I rarely record with Imposcar unless it really does a particular sound better than anything else. Then record each track individually and mix and tweak in Mixcraft

Favourite gear:
Memotron, because it’s a good escape from knobbage when you’re feeling that way, sounds amazing and it’s a great keybed too, really just nice to play, also the modular, which is the opposite of an escape from knobbage but when you want or need a sound that’s totally bonkers, it’s just what you want. 4 audio oscs patched as duophonic into 3 parallel bandpass filters modded by two sequencers – no problem. :thu:

The Spendor monitors are an ex-BBC pair and still have the BBC badges on the back, which is very cool, I got them as a bit of a cosmetic fixer upper and am still working on them, originally they would probably have been used with AM8/12 amps, which were a custom mod to BBC specifications of the domestic Quad setup of that era that I actually use with them. The 3 pedals on the floor under the main keyboard rig are the piano sustain, filter cutoff for the Jupiter and hold/sustain for the same, held in place by my patent anti-pedal creep device (a bit of wood with string through it :lol: ). Mostly the Jupiter gets played from the SP200 unless I’m using that to control the modular at the same time. I keep debating moving the SP200 to another room and getting a pedalboard for modular control, which would let me condense everything down to being all in front of me at the same time.