I’ve created a little project for myself to get out and take a photograph each day of the week; somewhere other than the local supermarkets or taking or fetching my daughter from kindergarten. Our half-deserted city and its #lockdown streets.


This (workshop?) window on Vesterfælledvej has always stuck me as having a strong Dada/Bauhaus quality – even more so in the picture I took of it last September.


I’ve recently experimented with the Partch 43-tone scale, here in the Wilsonic app, sending it over to the Audiokit SynthOne in order to play it with those sounds using the overlay I created for the Sensel Morph, and I was curious to try something similar with the Audio Damage Continua synth. Unfortunately there’s no easy way to send the tuning directly from Wilsonic to Continua but it is possible to go over to, to the scale workshop there, where the Partch scale is available as one of the presets that can be loaded.

I’ve set the base MIDI note to 60 and the base frequency to 261.626 Hz, which corresponds to an equally tempered Middle C. That can then be exported as a .tun file which can in turn be imported into Continua. And voila, the Partch scale in Continua.

The nice thing about Continua is that it offers MIDI MPE which means that you can alter the pitch the timbre of each note independently of the others. So, for example, I can alter the waveform of the 5th, or its pitch, or the root.

And so suddenly, in addition to the scale, you have a whole range of expressive possibilities at your fingertips.


Yesterday, while out for a walk to take my lockdown photograph for the day, I passed though a little park with a tennis court close to where we live. Given a different time of day the scene might have made for a good photograph, but in this case the sounds struck me as a good example of something more suited to a kind of aural photograph – where the sounds sum up the situation better than a photograph would.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my trusty Sony D-50 with me, so I simply made a recording using AudioShare on my iPhone SE. Not too bad, given the equipment. If only it had been in stereo. Here it is, unedited, but with a little help from Joel’s Audulus Stereo Utility: