The modified VL-1 has turned up on eBay. Here are the pictures:
According to the eBay write up the modifications are:
“WHEN USING THE MACHINE FOR THE DRUM PATTERNS AND SOUNDS THE TWO WAY SWITCH WILL WORK AS A LOW AND HIGH PASS FILTER, THIS PERFORMS AT ITS BEST WHEN USED RHYTHMICALLY
THE SWITCH ADDS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF BOOST TO THE SYNTHESIZER SECTION WHEN IT IS FLICKED TO THE RIGHT, USE THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ADSR CONTROL TO MATCH SOUNDS FROM SOME OF THE BIG SYNTHS OUT THERE IN THE MARKET PLACE”
It does sound great. At the time of this post it was going for £23, but it has until Friday, so I bet it will go up quite a bit before then.
According to this page at Future Music the Kaossilator will be going for £117, which is not bad at all I think.
Is the music you write on the go different from the music you write with regular tools on the desktop / laptop? If it is, why? I often wonder if it is the ability to be mobile that can change the nature of what you write. Maybe I’m wrong?
I wonder how the environment you’re in changes what you’re doing, or the fact that you’re on the move for that matter. I remember one of the responses to the questionnaire I sent out back at the beginning of the year wanted an application that gave you the ability to make music in response or reaction to your surroundings. I like that idea.
I wondered whether it would be like making a track and then using an X-Y pad to adapt it as you went along. Something like that anyway.
Does this make any sense anyway or am I just rambling on?