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Music theory and music technology teacher based in London. Founder of Zeros and Ones.

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Music theory and music technology teacher based in London. Founder of Zeros and Ones.

Get Down Saturday Night is a classic 1983 hit by Oliver Cheatham written by himself and Kevin McCord, released on MCA Records. It peaked at #38 in the UK singles chart that year.  Continue reading...

There’s a whole variety of synthesis types available ranging from things you’ve probably come across like subtractive, wavetable and granular to lesser known techniques like additive, phase distortion, Karplus-Strong and vector.  Continue reading...

Guitar pedals were one of the catalysts for me getting into music technology. Through listening to various bands who created these non-guitar-like sounds I became fascinated in the guitar more as a vehicle for making weird noises rather than just being a traditional instrument.  Continue reading...

Next to Aphex Twin, there is perhaps no-one more synonymous with the cringe inducing term “IDM” than Tom Jenkinson, better known to most as Squarepusher. Part virtuoso bass player, part programming wizard, Squarepusher has had a fantastically eclectic career, wowing both bedroom producers and wannabe Fleas alike.  Continue reading...