Welcome to the home of Source Code. This is the electronic music
project of Dave Cornutt, an aerospace software engineer based in
Huntsville, AL USA.
About Source Code
My goal in creating Source Code is, quite simply, to explore what
I can do with the musical instrument that I feel most comfortable
with -- that being the synthesizer. The musical style of Source
Code is likely to be all over the place, as I have a variety of
influences house/techno/trance to classical and I intend to
investigate all of them. Like many synth players of my age,
I was influenced as a child by hearing Switched-on Bach, and
a few years later by the work of Edgar Winter and Keith Emerson.
In my teens, I was influenced by progressive rock, such as
Genesis and Yes, but also by the synth pioneers like Larry Fast
and Tangerine Dream, with some influence also from the more
experimental rockers such as Rush. The early 1980s were my
college years, and those were the years when synths started
becoming more affordable, resulting in the explosion of New Wave
with keyboards, and synth pop. As my musical tastes expanded,
I started paying more attention to classical, and soon found
myself pursuing some of the work of the Modernists like
Stravinsky and Cage. There's a little bit of all of this in
Source Code -- plus some circuit and software strangeness
that comes from my engineering and mathematics background.
What you will hear here: Some sequenced stuff. Some keyboard
chops, maybe a solo here and there. Some melodic stuff. Some
very weird and admittedly hard-to-listen-to stuff. Analog
synths. Digital synths. Software synths. What-the-heck-is-that
synths. Short songs. Long
songs. Pretentious multi-part songs. What you won't hear:
A lot of vocals (maybe later). A lot of cheese (hopefully).
A lot of politics. (Politics has its place. Art is generally
not that place.) Anything too terribly explicit or X-rated.
(Not that I have anything against X-rated stuff, but it's not
what I do.)
Source Code Studio and Gear
Source Code Music
M1000X, a patch editor runnning under
Macintosh OSX, for the Oberheim Matrix-6, 6R, and 1000 synths.
Mailing lists of interest:
SynthSights -- It's not
about the gear
SynthDIY -- It is
about the gear
All material copyright © 2004-2007 David K. Cornutt