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Welcome to Acid Box Blues

Acid Box Blues is the home of dyLAB, a Melbourne based Acid Music Maker, I like to tinker with analogue boxes, and sounds that come out of them. I am an English born but Melbourne based acid music producer.  Over the past number of years I have crafted a solid body of music, releasing tunes […]

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Forever – for Mutley

On Saturday the 15th of March an old friend of mine passed away, he lost his fight with cancer and left behind a young family. I met Mutley in the early 90′s and got to know him over the years, as we were both regulars at warehouse raves, free festivals and squat parties at the time. […]

April 2014 Acid Pattern

The April  Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The April patterns (there were two this month) were from King Mental – the guy who looks after UKRUFF For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of gear used for each track, where the producer […]

March Acid Pattern 2014

March Acid Pattern

The March 2014  Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The March pattern was from my acid of cassette Bradford Kraft. 15 tracks give his 22 step pattern a good run for its money For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of […]

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February Acid Pattern

The February 2014  Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The February pattern was from acid legend Mike Dred. 25 tracks give his sociosexual acid pattern a good rinse out. For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of gear used for each track, where […]

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MICRORACK EP

I have a new EP out called Microrack on a new independent acid label out of Australia called Vict’ry Acid . This 3 track EP a big work out for my boss micro rack effect boxes and features the SH101 as the main sequencer and cv out from the 101 running the tb303. Its pretty […]

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Studio Setup 0.1 EP

Now I finally have a studio setup I have been exploring the audio possibilities of this setup. This EP is a collection of jams exploring my setup. Its free to download. Its primarily a drum machine based standing setup, with trigger outs running the SH101 & the Boss PC-2. All the other gear is synced […]

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Casio CZ-5000 Patches

This is my collection of patches for the Casio CZ-5000. Not quite as extensive as my TX7 or D110 collection. By contrast the CZ-5000 is easy to program and fun to play. It has some great sounds and capable of good percussive sounds as well as bass and pads. Also a big beast and good […]

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Roland D-110 Patches

The Roland D-110 is another one of those patch warrior type synths. Ideally suited to computer based patch editing this synth is capable of some great sounds , but patch editors for this are few and far between these days. This is my collection of patches for the Roland D-110 for download. You can grab […]

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Yamaha TX-7 Patches

The Yamaha TX-7 is a notoriously unfriendly beast to program unless you have a decent editor. Thankfully CTRL and others have made some decent up to date editors for this little box of FM goodness. But if you’re like me wading through screen of operators really doesn’t do it for you and you just want […]

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New Studio

I’ve just moved house so have had to take down my old standing studio. I’ve got a bit more room at the new place so it’s allowed me to get some of my old gear out of storage and rack it all up again. I’ve used the ikea stolmen shelving system from my old standing […]

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November Acid Pattern

The 2013 November Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The November pattern was from Manic D. 15 tracks of acid goodness, a mix of styles from some hard acid to some slow mellow tunes, even a bit of jungle acid from […]

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October Acid Pattern

The 2013 October Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The October pattern was from Guy A Williamson. 13 tracks of acid goodness, a mix of styles from some hard acid to some slow mellow tunes, even a bit of breakbeat For […]

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Live set from Creep

Thanks to the Creep crew for having me down to blast out some 808 action The party was in the basement of an old grain silo – concrete bunker – low ceiling and industrial waste everywhere This is the recording of my set. 808 – nto a yamaha MG12/4 mixer and a boss rrv-10 and […]

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August Remix Action

I’ve been busy working on some new tracks and some remixes. Here are some snippets of this months remixes. A variety of styles from house to extreme hardcore stuff. Its always good fun to try and expand the range of sounds used and try new styles I’ve not tried before. Also I’m always up for […]

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Roland MC202 patches from the wayback machine

I’ve been digging through my old bookmarks and have found some great patches for the Roland MC202 synth/sequencer. These are archived using the wayback machine. You can view the original patch data at http://web.archive.org/web/20030609174604/pages.citenet.net/users/shawnm/202/patches.html Funky Synth by Enigma LFO VCO Source Mixer Rate Delay MOD Range PulseW *** Square Saw SubOSC *** 5 0 5 […]

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Old Cassettes

I’ve uploaded some old cassettes to soundcloud, one was marked “hard as shit” and “pollution” – which is mostly from chilling fm circa 1993/4 the other was marked “spectrum” which is a mix tape probably around 1993 too. These are both downloadable, so have at them.

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Boss PC-2 Sample Set

I have just completed my Boss PC-2 sample set. The Boss PC-2 is a percussion synthesiser in a guitar pedal format. Its capable of some deep basses and some high pitched shrill laser sounds. I have recorded  5 separate patches at various pitch and decay modulations to result in a sample bank of around 300 samples. All samples were […]

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JAK IS BAK – EP10 – Seastorm / Stormcell

My remix for the latest JAK IS BAK release is available on soundcloud as a full preview of the origianl and all the remixes. JAK IS BAK: EP10: seastorm / stormcell originals by @Siesta Submarina converge@brainwavelabs.net | bwlr.net ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ This 10th release bringing deep vibrations with the original works coming from Trondheim, Norway – presents […]