A Journey Through Time
“The MatrixBrute is terrific.”
Radiophonic Workshop has created a sound pack for MatrixBrute, in their classic, original style.
“When I first saw MatrixBrute, the picture of it, it looked to me like someone had taken the MS20, supercharged it, and found a way to add a digital patch bay. You’ve got three oscillators, two LFO’s, and the patch bay, so you can within reason assign anything to anything. There are obscene, absurd modulations going on. Leads, pads, sci-fi zaps, it can do anything”.Download Now
Here you will find vintage synthesizer patches, sci-fi sounds, and experimental sounds of the 60’s which are still very usable in the modern day. Import into your MatrixBrute and create your own Dr Who influenced soundtracks.
In 1996 the BBC Radiophonic Workshop had been asked to close down, it had all become very affordable and Mark Ayres was asked to come in and archive it.
The kind of thing the Radiophonic Workshop started doing, which was tape music, and these rooms full of analog synthesizers were no longer necessary.
“One of the first big gigs I got was Dr Who. ”
“People still had an interest in what we had achieved, so we thought “why not put a band together and play some of our greatest hits?” The fantastic thing about doing electronic music the way we do now is we have this 50, 60 years of history that we draw on, we have the old analog sythesizers, those which still work, we have the digital synthesizers, we have the virtual synthesizers, trying to take genuine analog electronic music on the road should be interesting.”
“I spent two years writing incidental music for Dr Who. When Delia Derbyshire did the Doctor Who theme, the bassline is basically a plucked string, a single plucked string. She’d record the single plucked string onto tape, make a loop of it, then record that onto another machine and you’d have a whole line of these notes, but then you’d vari-speed the loop so to create all the pitches, then you’d record those loops all onto the other tape, so you’d have half an hour of D’s and half an hour of E’s and half an hour of F’s, and that’s the way you’d go through it, that’s how you’d make music, you’d cut your notes from a piece of tape.”