Sorry to hear that John Barry has died. I am a massive fan if JB and he always had a big influence on my music. His scores just seemed to have class. Especially when he started using synthesizers. The theme to ‘The Persuaders’ is still one of my all-time favorite pieces of music and I still listen to his albums regularly.
I’ve written a few Barry esq tributes over the years and feel compelled to put one out.
There are many pretenders to the throne but there will never be another film composer like Barry and he leaves behind an awesome legacy.
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I like to talk about analogue synths an awful lot, and then some. In this blog infested world, it makes sense then to write about them too so I shall…
Rather than focusing entirely on tech specs, oscillators and such (though there will be some of this), I prefer to talk about the creative and practical possibilities of the various analogue synthesizers that I regularly use or have owned over the years.
I should point out that I’m not an analogue snob (I’ve met a few). If I like the sound, I will use anything regardless of how shitty it is. And that brings me nicely to the Akai VX90 Analogue Expander!
What a find. I just stumbled across my first solo album from 2003. Recorded under the name Decadentwest, it took around 3 years to complete and was produced using an ancient Atari ST computer synced to a Korg D1600 Hard disk recorder. It was also the first time I sang my own songs….
I will try and upload it to Soundcloud when I get chance.