News: September 2020...

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 from this site 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 navigation 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 an early  microprocessor board 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.

 

[ By the way, if you find my music for free anywhere else on the web, it’s pirated !!!  If you have any respect the vast amount of effort time and money that goes into creating this music, please don’t steal it! ]

 

 Best wishes,

 

            Ron.

Site designed & maintained by Ron Berry, 1st posted 2002;     last updated  September 2020.

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REAKTOR DIGITAL ACOUSTIC MODELLING PATCHES...  String.zip (32KB, Gong.zip (61KB), Brass.zip (17KB,  Wind.zip (36KB). See acoustic modelling section for details of what these free patches contain.

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

!! New Album:”HETERODYNE” !!  This new album is now complete and available as a CD or both FLAC and MP3 (320kb/s) download formats. I have spent some time recently (well, spread thinly over the last few years) developing a new sound processing device for my studio which I call the “Spectrum Warper”, It can change the frequency spectrum of the incoming stereo signal in several different ways including inverting it or a selected part of it, The different processes, which can be patched together, are available simultaneously via an output mixing section.  In this album I used the device to radically alter the frequency spectrums of both improvised synthesiser textures and recorded speech from radio stations often turning their spectrum upside down. The album is called Heterodyne because it looks back to the days of analogue radio and tries to capture the spirit of it. By far the most popular radio design of the time used a technique called heterodyning to change the tuned in radio station band into a convenient fixed band of frequencies so the weak signal could be amplified efficiently and cheaply,  A part of the spectrum Warper is loosely based on this process. I aimed to create a really rich and unusual audio experience using this processor sometimes in conjunction with other sound processors mainly for delay effects.

Mists of Time is now available once again in CDR format. The tracks or mix have not changed, only the CD label has, which is now in colour.
Cherry Red Records  release “Close to the Noise Floor” is still available from them. It’s a very impressive and massive 60 track 4 CD compilation exploring the origins of electronica in the UK. There’s a track of mine on CD3.
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.