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New Vinyl! K1203

Released: June 2015
K1203, the third vinyl release from Chicago’s K-rAd, features tracks that are dj-friendly, with positive, melodic strains. 119.78Modular2 and 120Strings will lighten and rejuvenate your after-hours as you share a glorious sunrise.

119.78Modular2 features analogue modular synth sounds from K-rAd’s latest build project. The, “bleep bloop melody sounds nostalgic to my listeners,” says K-rAd. He also notes that fans should expect more from his analogue synth project in future solo releases.

120Strings offers an elegant vehicle for dj’s to bring an orchestral string crescendo into a set. As is customary, K-rAd engineers a thoughtful intro and outro for smooth transitioning.


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The Bread Continues!

With the help of Expert Sleepers Silent Way and its calibration loop, I was able to get a decent range out of this really simple circuit. A little flash light trickery goes along way with this light sensitive lo-fi oscillator.


Yes this bread board is the lead synth in this track. Silent way + motu ultralite gives the osc voltage and gate voltage to make the 74C14 osc circuit change pitch and turn on and off. The black tube blob is a homemade opto-coupler(an led super-glued to a photoresistor with heat shrink tubing around it). Most of the ideas came from this book and a bunch of other books and tools. It suprises me how few components were necessary to get something to happen.


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Who cares what it sounds like…my laptop is telling it what to do and noise is coming out on the beat. Yay!
120Bread.mp3 In case you DO care.

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401K-rAd is now available on the Download page (if you scroll down a bit).

Released: Oct 2012
A new yet classic full length album from the freaky minds of Mark Hardy and Chris Grabowski.
Download 401K-rAd now!

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Johnny Armstrong for Dinner

Our good friend Johnny Armstrong came over to the pAd for dinner. We fed him chopped salad, squash, fish sandwiches and curried potatoes. Then he fed us this sweet all vinyl set from his crate of tasty wax. Thanks Johnny.

Allow enough time to download this big .WAV file.

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2 hour K-rAd mix on RTS.FM

Check out the K-rAd_RTS.FM_080911 set. Broadcasted from pAdK-rAd.
This set came out nicely. I played slower 116-120 BPM. Since I was at home I could use all my stuff at the same time. There are a few moments when there are two Ableton machines and one Impulse Tracker machine all going at once plus moog and turntable ahhhh! Yes…all the tracks are originals.
Here is the .WAV of the set: K-rAd_RTSFM_080911.wav

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Signals Treats CD available now free

Signals Treats is now available on the Classic page. We made this CD as a demo for a record label in New York. They strung us along for a bit then never put anything out. They were upset because we were putting our music out independently.

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