New Album: sfrecord~

I have recorded a few of the pieces I have been working on lately and included them in an album.


If you are familiar with Max/MSP, then you would know that the object known as sfrecord~ will record the audio input to a file on the hard drive. It is a simple way of retrieving the output of a patch. I have used this method to capture the sound from a few patches.

I intend to continue to use the concept of sfrecord~ for albums, as they demonstrate some of what I have been working on.

– Rhys Channing

Pärt Remixed

I built a patch to remix some orchestral music into more of an ambient style. In doing so it turned out as dynamic and complex as orchestral music.

I took six arrangements of Fratres by Arvo Pärt and played them simultaneously into some time stretching processing, and reverb and delays.


I plan on doing more remixes of orchestral or more traditional instrumented music. Also plan on rearranging a piece for kalimba.


– Rhys Channing

Next album

I have decided to create an album of some of the things I’m working on in Max.

Each track will be a simple recording of the output of each patch with minimal post-processing.

It is because of this that I have chosen the title…


One track is finished already, out of… I haven’t decided yet.

It is a first draft of an interdisciplinary performance idea I’m working on with some other Mandurians.


I will update when I have done the next track.


– Rhys

Studio – Day One

I got to the Pillbox Studio after midday and had lunch before I got stuck into it. The band who were in the studio previously weren’t courteous enough to tidy up after themselves, so I spent a lot of my time tidying up cables and such. Eventually I got everything where it needed to go.


I arranged all of my own gear and cables before placing microphones.

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Then I was finally ready to go into the control room and check the signals.


The patch leads are very colourful.


Happy with day one.


Days two and three will be recording tracks and starting the mixdown.

– Rhys