Nice .. now I better find some patch cords over the weekend .. I only have 5 strips instead of 8 .. but otherwise the very same mixer .. but then again almost any mixer with a hand full of channels would work .. oh thats five
Reminds me of one ofthe first "instruments" (after the obligate recorder) I've played .. which was a tube amp with some feedback wires and some coils and caps & stuff _________________ Jan
also .. could someone please turn down the thermostat a bit.
Joined: Jul 07, 2007 Posts: 2059 Location: Berks County, PA
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Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:07 pm Post subject:
Love that first instrument! Mine was a portable keyboard organ which my kid brother won as a loaner + trial lessons. He didn't want them so I took them, but when my parents said they couldn't afford to pay for lessons, I gave it up.
The first instrument I fell in love with 6 or 7 years later was the 5-string banjo at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1971. Went home and cut the two bass strings off my electric guitar, re-tuned the others so I could start learning banjo chords until I could afford to buy an inexpensive one that year.
I also love the zero-input mixer. Sarah Belle Reid didn't get into putting fx in the feedback loop, or post-mixer signal processing. I like using granular fx in Live downstream from the mixer, seems like the mixer waveforms lend themselves nicely to granular processing. She also didn't mention beats of two fed-back mixer stereo channels that are slightly de-tuned. The final mix happens in the air, and I find I can get much better beat signals there than within the electronics. Usually the channels just average, or one channel dominates, if you bleed L and R together in the mixer. Better to tune them a little apart and mix them in the air.
When I played behind Howard & Bill's Chez Mosc two Augusts ago (time flies), I mostly mixed up pads that harmonized with their leads. I should lay down a conventional melodic track with other instrument(s), and ZIM over top of that. That would work for an EM webcast, although it may be New Year until I have time to do one. September with school starting back up is very busy.
I just found out that I got a grant proposal funded to bring the Princeton Laptop Orchestra to our planetarium on December 2. Not sure whether to advertise - may fill the 85 seats with students & faculty. Anyway, I plan to run this video of the first movement of From the No World that I performed in the June 2016 Solstice Webcast and visualized last November. I don't usually play prerecorded material, but it cries out for the planetarium dome, and I figured out what to play at performance time: Spatialization. Since it is a stereo recording I can start out simple and split the room in half (6 or 8 speakers arranged in a circle around the edge of the room), but then I can rotate those halves. More interesting thing to try is to use bandpass filters on each of the two stereo channels, and split them into bass, tenor, and soprano parts. _________________ When the stream is deep
my wild little dog frolics,
when shallow, she drinks.
Joined: Nov 25, 2018 Posts: 68 Location: California
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Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:53 am Post subject:
Thank you so much for sharing this!
That’s cool… this reminds of back in the 80’s in the studio. Take a simple sound source on a tape loop and run it through a Slap Back echo on Record fed into and out of 8 successive mixer ports and then play with faders … crazy unexpected heaven and hell could come forth… eventually the tape would start to degrade and you get this warm analogue version of a bit crush like distortion…
Those were the days…
I’ve only recently been introduced to ZIM (also on this forum) and that video inspired me to give it a try!
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