News: June 2016...

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  extensively with most of this equipment. It has greatly helped me create my own brand of unique electronic music.   I’ve completed  15 albums so far, some of which have been released  by independent labels on  cassette and vinyl. Now all are available on my own label as CDs or  downloads. Full information  and sound clips can be found in the “Album Sales” section of this site. There is also a free album of demo and rehearsal tapes from “Out of Control” an electronic duo I jointly formed which was the first UK electronic band to  use a microcomputer  as a third member.

 

Many short demo MP3 sound clips are spread throughout the site to add extra content to the words, photos and graphics. These also cover my acoustic modelling work  plus downloadable patches  for Native Instruments Reaktor. I hope you find something of interest here musically, technically or even historically.

 

  Best wishes,

 

            Ron.

Sound clips and browser troubles !!....

Different Web browsers, I’ve found, unfortunately will treat sound clips and background music quite differently which is a pain so sound clips may not open a nice little box on your particular web browser. With the increasing use of tablets and mobiles, operating system types are increasing, which doesn’t help.  More info on this on my BLOG page.

Site designed by Ron Berry, 1st posted 2002;     last updated  June 2016.

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Native Instruments “Reaktor 4” digital replicas of some of my original analogue acoustic modelling patches, described (with sound clips) in the acoustic modelling section of the site, are available here for free download to Reaktor owners. These original pioneering models, created on a specially modified analogue modular synthesiser with  added special delay modules, date way back to the very birth of acoustic  modelling  synthesis in the mid 1980’s. These digital versions should work OK on later versions of “Reaktor” . Examples of  how they sound can be found in the digital part of the acoustic modelling section .... for comparison.

REAKTOR PATCHES...  String.zip (32KB, Gong.zip (61KB), Brass.zip (17KB,  Wind.zip (36KB).

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

Cherry Red records have now released their stunning 4 CD compilation of formative uk electronica 1975- 1984 called “Close to the Noise Floor.......... 60 groups and artists have each contributed a track (including one from me) to this hugely impressive collection of electronic music. Not only this but the whole compilation is beautifully package in the form of a CD sized hard-backed book. Inside, accompanying the CDs, there is a complete written section on each artist and a collection of related photos and images.  
Info from Cherry Red on this album can be found on their Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/closetothenoisefloor  . Their website can be found at... www.cherryred.co.uk

My latest album (CD15) can be found listed on the Album Sales page or via the above left link. Unusually it has a formula  (well, seemed like a good idea at the time) as its title but owing to the difficulty of using alternatives to text in many places like navbars etc. It’s also listed under the name Euler” (actually pronounced “oiler”). Like “Void” it’s from my more experimental path of creation but this time hopefully showcasing  what just a traditional modular synthesiser can do when allowed to be free!.
There is a massive resurgence  of  interest in modular synthesisers over the last few years. Many many new manufacturers of modules have sprung up  creating a wide variety of  devices from traditional item s to very strange ones. In Berlin recently there was a huge 3 day festival of modular synthesisers. Over here “Sound on Sound” magazine are planning a one day “Synthfest”. Info on this can be found here.... www.synthfest.co.uk .


All my albums are available  in high bit rate MP3, FLAC loss-less studio quality and CD form. From the “Album Sales” section, my albums can now be purchased  in any of these 3 formats. With each download, high resolution art work of the original CD covers is included . As there is no media duplication and artwork overheads,these savings are passed on to you so prices are considerably cheaper than CD.  The mini album of demo and rehearsal tracks on the “Out of Control” page is free by the way.
Online ordering:  either use  Paypal or e-mail me for an alternative.  Paypal Information, if you really need it...  here.