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 this home designed and built
equipment. It has greatly helped me create my own brand of electronic music. I’ve
composed and recorded 15 albums, some of which have been released by independent
labels on cassette and vinyl. They are now all available on my own label as CDs
or high quality FLAC & MP3 downloads.
In the eighties I pioneered the simple physical modelling of several musical instruments,
not with a big mainframe digital computer but using my unique extended analogue
synthesiser. For comparison, I’ve recreated the models digitally in Native Instruments
Reaktor. Details and many sound clips of both versions can be found in the acoustic
modelling section on the above nav bar.
“Out of Control” was an electronic duo I jointly formed nearly 40 years ago. I believe
it was the first UK electronic band to use a microcomputer live as a third member.
Today computers aid live performances everywhere in many many ways. OOC story here.
I hope you find something of interest here musically, technically or even historically.
Site designed & maintained by Ron Berry, 1st posted 2002; last updated August
A web site promoting the unique electronic music of Ron Berry; an English musician
who builds and designs his own synthesisers and recording equipment.
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 is highly recommended and can be purchased from “Sound on Sound Magazine” here.
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.