I recently designed a bank of 16 patches for the Arturia MatrixBrute. They are available as a free download on the Arturia website.
Welcome. My name is Chris Stack. I have had the good fortune to work in some interesting corners of the electronic music world. ExperimentalSynth is my way of sharing ideas and techniques I’ve picked up along the way. The core of what I do here is to create videos that delve into under-explored areas of electronic music production.
Below are my newer ones, mixed with a few old favorites. Start one up, click the fullscreen icon and enjoy. More are curated under the “Videos” menu above, and even more are available on the ExperimentalSynth YouTube Channel.
“The best work of artists in any age is the work of innocence liberated by technical knowledge.”
– Nancy Hale (b. 1908), U.S. writer, editor.
in Mary Cassatt: A Biography of the Great American Painter
It can’t all be about experimentation… You have to leave the lab every once in a while and put it into practice. Xenography was created to not only scratch a creative itch, but to put into practice the techniques I’ve learned over the years.
“…an album of inspired soundscapes. Feel free to stream it first if you have any doubts. Rest assured that mere seconds into the first track, you will know that you are in capable hands.” – Ted Stahl
On “Xenography” synthesizers, piano, nylon string guitar, Moog Guitar, shakuhachi and voices pure and processed, come together to give you, if nothing else, a grand tour of the inside of my head.
NEW MUSIC – THE KRELL SUITE
“The Krell Suite” EP was inspired by one of Make Noise’s Patch of the Week videos, a demo of their 0-Coast version of that abstract electronic music staple, The Krell Patch. Based on Louis and Bebe Barron’s ground-breaking soundtrack for the movie “Forbidden Planet”, a krell patch (usually) uses a modular analog synthesizer to create a self generating soundscape. [more]
My ExperimentalSynth YouTube channel contains over 200 videos.
Check out the Videos menu above where I’ve curated the best of them.
The Eaton-Moog Multi Touch Sensitive Keyboard
In addition to my time as Marketing Manager at Moog Music, I also did printed circuit board design work for Bob back in the 90s. The Eaton-Moog Multi-Touch Sensitive Keyboard is the main project on which I worked.
Billy Cardine :: Moog Lap Steel
Mix cutting-edge electronic vibration control technology with an instrument born on a train track, put it in the hands of musical omnivore Billy Cardine and the result is music with one foot in the past, one foot in the future and both ears wide open.