News: September 2016...

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  extensively with most of this equipment. It has greatly helped me create my own brand of unique electronic music.   I’ve completed  15 albums so far, some of which have been released  by independent labels on  cassette and vinyl. Now all are available on my own label as CDs or  downloads. Full information  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 which was the first UK electronic band to  use a microcomputer  as a third member.

 

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

 

  Best wishes,

 

            Ron.

Sound clips and browser troubles !!....

Different Web browsers, I’ve found, unfortunately will treat sound clips and background music quite differently which is a pain so sound clips may not open a nice little box on your particular web browser. With the increasing use of tablets and mobiles, operating system types are increasing, which doesn’t help.  More info on this on my BLOG page.

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Native Instruments “Reaktor 4” digital replicas of some of my original analogue acoustic modelling patches, described (with sound clips) in the acoustic modelling section of the site, are available here for free download to Reaktor owners. These original pioneering models, created on a specially modified analogue modular synthesiser with  added special delay modules, 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.

Me at Sound on Sound Magazine’s SynthFest ,  Sheffield Octagon,  1st  October 2016
For anyone who might be interested I will be present at the “Modular Meet” section of this festival. There has been a big resurgence  of  interest in modular synthesisers over the last few years. Many many new manufacturers of modules have sprung up  creating a wide variety of  devices from traditional item s to some very strange ones. Because of this renewed activity and as a contrast to all the commercial stuff,  I’ll be  taking my old  self-built  modular system. It will be there much as it was when I gigged with it in the early eighties and  pretty much as you can find it described in the synthesiser section of this site. I hope it will add some extra colour to what promises to  be a great event.
“Sound on Sound” magazine’s one day “Synthfest” info on this can be found here.... www.synthfest.co.uk .

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 presented in a set of nicely matching sleeves, I can say without hesitation, truly is a lovely thing to  own. This also 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. I’ll put some images of the sleeves on this site in due course.

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

All my albums are available  in high bit rate MP3, FLAC loss-less studio quality and CD form. From the “Album Sales” section,.Online ordering:  either use  Paypal or e-mail me for an alternative.  Paypal Information, if you really need it...  here.