News: August 2017...

This web site contains, hopefully, some interesting stuff on my electronic music and my unique equipment designs.  

Over the years I have both gigged and recorded  with most of this equipment. It has greatly helped me create my own brand of unique electronic music. I’ve completed 15 albums, some of which have been released  by independent labels on  cassette and vinyl. They are available on my own label as CDs or  high quality FLAC/MP3 downloads. Info. and sound clips can be found in the “Album Sales” section of this site. There is also a free album of demo and rehearsal tapes from “Out of Control” an electronic duo I jointly formed nearly 40 years ago. This I believe was the first UK electronic band to  use a microcomputer  as a third member. OOC story here.

Many short demo MP3 sound clips are spread throughout the site .These also cover my acoustic modelling work  plus free downloadable patches  for Native Instruments Reaktor. I hope you find something of interest here musically, technically or even historically.

 

  Best wishes,

 

            Ron.

Site designed & maintained by Ron Berry, 1st posted 2002;     last updated  August 2017.

Site: General  Information...

ACOUSTIC MODELLING OF REAL WORLD INSTRUMENTS..

Native Instruments “Reaktor 4” digital replicas of some of my original analogue acoustic modelling patches of real world musical instruments can be found in the acoustic modelling section of the site. The original models were, created on a specially modified analogue modular synthesiser with  added special voltage controlled delay modules, They date way back to the very birth of acoustic  modelling  synthesis in the mid 1980’s. These digital versions should work OK on later versions of “Reaktor” . Examples of  how they sound can be found in the digital part of the acoustic modelling section .... for comparison.

REAKTOR PATCHES...  String.zip (32KB, Gong.zip (61KB), Brass.zip (17KB,  Wind.zip (36KB).

A web site promoting the unique electronic music of Ron Berry; an English musician who builds and designs his own synthesisers and recording equipment.

VOD Records have released a superbly presented 8 LP boxed set collection of British Synthesiser artists on Vinyl, which I’m very pleased to say, includes my first album “Where Dark Forces Meet”. The huge boxed set of 8 12” vinyl records is presented in a set of nicely matching sleeves. I can say without hesitation, truly is a lovely thing to  own. This is the first time my first album  has been made available in Vinyl. It can be purchase separately if desired. The boxed set is called “British Cassette Culture Recordings 1975-1985”. Follow the link to VOD Records for info.
Cherry Red Records  have now released beautiful 4 CD compilation of formative uk electronica 1975- 1984 called “Close to the Noise Floor.......... 60 groups and artists have each contributed a track (including one from me) to this hugely impressive collection of electronic music. Not only this but the whole compilation is beautifully package in the form of a CD sized hard-backed book. Inside, accompanying the CDs, there is a complete written section on each artist and a collection of related photos and images.  
Info from Cherry Red on this album can be found on their Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/closetothenoisefloor  . Their website can be found at... www.cherryred.co.uk
Tape Leaders is a new book authored by Ian Helliwell. It is a compendium of early British tape music composers. Containing a wealth of information, it covers the period  from  the start of tape recording to around 1970. It is an impressive and thoroughly well researched book containing  sections on so many early tape composers, both famous and obscure. Also featured are many really interesting rare photos from  the period.  It can be purchased from “Sound on Sound Magazine” here.