Pulled my main synth out of the way and packed it up so I could try to focus on two discrete setups that happen to fit in its place. A friend of mine keeps nudging me to more fully develop some ideas that require only the Octatrack. I haven’t played a solo set on the OT alone in a long while, but I may try it again this winter/spring if I can stay on target.
The other setup is a smaller synth case that is intended to be very focused on small group improv and be decidedly more responsive/gestural with that end in mind. I also have the ES8 in there, so I can go back to developing my granular sampler/spectral filter patch I’ve tinkered with a year or more ago. A duo I do with a sound pal named Tim Barnes called mAAs may be revived using this setup and a duo with my friend Jim Marlowe from a weirdo punk band called Tropical Trash on horn may also be explored since we’re both into Braxton and his duos with Richard Teitelbaum. His interest in jazz is deep and, if nothing else, hope that I can nudge him back to more horn playing while he’s not shredding on guitar