= Folktek Arts =

= Folktek Arts = The works of Arius Blaze, Ben Houston and co.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

check folktek on Facebook

like our folktek page. There are some thing coming down the pipeline and current news will be there
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Folktek/287085927970259

Monday, April 27, 2015

folktek May Sale


currently on sale until the end of may;

Materia; $150 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/symbiotic/materia











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Aether; $150 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/symbiotic/aether












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Complete triad; $400 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/symbiotic/aethermateriamentalis-triad-overview











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Illuminist garden; $200 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic/illuminists-garden












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Luminist garden; $100 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic/luminist-garden













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Sound Field 2; $400 off
http://folktek.com/instruments/electrocoustic/sound-field-2













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Notes and price changes are made on the folktek site.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Time Machine demo via player



a previous buyer, recently having received the time machine, made these fine videos;

and...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

composite standalone materia video




Though Materia is designed to function alongside and enhance touch-based works, it also functions as a tasty nasty click and pop and bassline synthesizer. standalone tricks and hops,

Here; the most basic of straight up patched, standalone Materia. no effects, no cv, no doodads, no nothing..
lil beats, lil bass, lil noise. Individual patch sessions, sonically unaffected clicks and pops and everything chops.

all recorded at the same tempo...but yes, it plays at all other tempos as well ;).
more info on folktek.com

straight to the materia page for more videos and such;
http://folktek.com/instruments/symbiotic/materia

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mentalis

Mentalis by Arius Blaze - part of the triad of works Aether/Materia/Mentalis now officially live on the site. An instrument designed for drone but capable of much more when used in conjunction with the other works or with any external CV. Also acting as the power hub of the triad and beyond.



Below are the first of videos to show just the basics - some drone and what it is to build a simple drone. The possibilties are endless. Future video will show Aether oscillators being processed via touch by Mentalis and the three instrument working together.





Additionally, the breakout has been officially added to the site as well - an attachment (one of many to come for the complete triad), which sends the entire breadboard patchbay to banana jacks and adds an audio input to allow audio to travel direct to the circuit for odd synchronization, modulation and filtration.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Materia breakout official

For the owners of Materia or the triad of Materia/Mentalis/Aether, the breakout for Materia is official on the folktek site.
The breakout sends the Materia patchbay to banana jacks, adds patchable knobs for greater control and adds an input which can be patched directly into Materia circuitry for odd processing and filtration. The box mounts to the back via custom 45 degree bracket - part of a greater whole which will continue to grow.





Friday, October 31, 2014

illuminist garden videos

It's interesting that the illuminist garden has set sail to musician and composer across the globe for more than three years and yet, there has never been an official video...not one.

So finally, as I sit surrounded by these beautiful and sometimes horrifically ugly things I've created, I feel compelled.

A small and very simplistic garden session was recorded, cut into bits and presented as 3 videos:








Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Triad breakout boxes; the first module additons of a greater whole


Two new additons to the Triad; Materia/Mentalis/Aether by Arius Blaze.
The breakout boxes for the Materia and Mentalis send all of the breadboard circuit, sequencer and modulation parts to banana plugs. In addition, the breakout for Materia also adds patchable knobs.

Of the Triad, Mentalis has yet to be officially released.

These breakout boxes are the first that will turn the Triad into a much larger multidimensional work. Aside from these breakout boxes (which are passive), all of the additions will be powered from the same source, all will be capable of acting as standalone units (either as controllers for modular works or as effects) encased in their own boxes.
Currently ten more additions are being prototyped and when complete, will fully surround the Triad. They will all, ultimately, come together to create a music and sound design workstation. 
These additions are pre-planned into the original design and can be added one by one with included brackets like a modular synthesizer. 
The plan is for each to be released over the coming year.
Alongside what's currently available, these will likely be the last synthesizer works created by Arius Blaze.

More to come as things come together.
More info on the Triad is on the folktek site;











Monday, September 22, 2014

Luminist Garden at ARS Electronica Center

via ARS Electronica;
"Short clip on the live performance of White Sample and Raum Null at the Deep Space of Ars Electronica Center on September 05, 2014. Visuals by Veronika Pauser aka VeroVisual and Peter Holzkorn aka voidsignal. Body Controller by Michael Platz.Video-Documentation: Michael Mayr, Veronika Pauser."