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Joe Strummer of The Clash, by Sheila Rock

via

Joe Strummer of The Clash, by Sheila Rock

via

This Blog May Disappear

I was browsing zombiesenelghetto and saw his post about an email from Tumblr concerning copyright infringement and the possibility of blog termination. I got worried so I opened gmail and saw the exact same thing:

We’re writing to let you know that, due to repeated uncontested notifications of copyright infringement against one or more of your blogs, your Tumblraccount is one more uncontested notice away from termination. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS A FINAL WARNING.” (August 19, 2014)

I can’t do anything about it except stop posting pictures. It’s very likely I’ll receive another warning, so in case I suddenly disappear you’ll be able to find me at http://slavesofvenus.tumblr.com/, a Joy Division blog I created earlier this year but haven’t used so much. I’ll still be active reblogging stuff (not the same amount of fun though).

(Source: post-punker)

Ian Curtis of Joy Division at Rafters, Manchester, June 30, 1977

Ian Curtis of Joy Division at Rafters, Manchester, June 30, 1977

Ian Curtis and his sister during Christmas, 1964

via Joy Division Club on VK

Ian Curtis and his sister during Christmas, 1964

via Joy Division Club on VK

Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols wearing the infamous “I Hate Pink Floyd” shirt.

Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols wearing the infamous “I Hate Pink Floyd” shirt.

Iggy Pop backstage after a Stooges gig, USA, 1973, by Michael Ochs

Iggy Pop backstage after a Stooges gig, USA, 1973, by Michael Ochs

I took a break from building synths to study the theory behind them. If you want to follow this route (which I highly recommend if you want to create things instead of copying from the web), buy or download the book Microelectronic Circuits by Adel Sedra and Kenneth Smith. Chapter 12 is about signal generators and waveform-shaping circuits (aka “synths”). You don’t need to buy the latest edition, I use the third (early 90’s) and it has everything you’ll probably need. It’s really useful.

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Post-Punker Mixtape: 80’s Minimal Synth

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Post-Punker Mixtape: 80’s Minimal Synth

Tracks:

  1. The Cabinet - Das Kabinette
  2. Destination Moon - Solid Space
  3. Pure Delight - Martin Dupont
  4. Svetlana - Xex
  5. Speed - Daily Fauli
  6. Brazilia - In Trance 95
  7. A.G.N.E.S. - 1000 Ohm
  8. U-Men - Front 242
  9. Dance - John Bender
  10. Cardboard Lamb - Crash Course In Science
  11. Stop! Dance! - AK-47
  12. No, Nothing, Never - Dark Day
  13. J’ai Perdu Mon Oiseau - Vitor Hublot
  14. Coitus Interruptus - Fad Gadget
  15. Underpass - John Foxx
  16. Ringing In The Sane - Ceramic Hello
  17. Der Räuber und der Prinz - Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
  18. Twinkling Stars - Nine Circles
  19. Grey Skies - Turquoise Days
  20. Come On Dance - Snowy Red

Link: http://8tracks.com/felipeclemente/80-s-minimal-synth

(Source: post-punker)

A week ago I built a simple synth (a basic oscilator) from a 70’s electronics magazine, but when I plugged it in I was only able to hear a buzzing sound like the static noise of a TV. I was 100% sure I followed the instructions correctly so I decided to analyze the circuit based on the theory I learn in college. Turns out it generates signals from 41.92kHz to 601.7kHz. The human hearing range is 20Hz-20kHz.

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