Saturday, October 16, 2021

Gribadonk Barbinkular

 Laser pistols for pentathlon. 

The Barnegat Light.

Murnau's Faust

Dig Werwe. Steven Martinho is a friend's son and this album is pretty amazing. Also: mastered at West Westside Music. 

APA 7th Edition.

The Million Masks of God.

Neunaber guide

All-Pedal Klon Clone. Alceme

Gates and Triggers.

Discussions of Scampr.

Hannah Arendt The Life of the Mind.

Straight from an art department. 

Project M music visualizer.

VCO's just make sounds all the time.

Dig these animators. Ivana BoĆĄnjak and Thomas Johnson.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A cross-section of my reality

This is how I ended up setting microphones for a recent concert.


An earlier plan was to have a Decca tree, with a stereo pair in the distance. 

On May 1 of 2021, I actually had the "sound of the day" on Freesound.

The best number to get a hold of NJ Unemployment is 732-761-2021

Floppity flop

Look, I'm just askin' questions.

Erppy is a web site that makes psychedelic kaleidoscopic images. 

Modify an SM57 by taking out the transformer.

I seriously remember the one on the left, but it apparently never was that.

An analysis of the Klon Centaur. 

Thursday, August 26, 2021



I have a particular memory of Crazy Eddie. But now I'm confused by the timeline.

I must have been at least 17. I'm guessing it was between my junior and senior years of high school. I had a drivers license (which I'd actually gotten when I was 16, using my brother's address in Philadelphia.) But although I feel I vaguely remember having had the deck when I was a senior in high school, I may have in fact not owned it until the summer before my brief stint in college. Or I got it halfway through my senior year. 

Now, at the time (this being long about 1982* or so), there was exactly one "cheap" reel-to-reel recorder that would do what they called "sound on sound." It was an Akai. And they had them at Crazy Eddie's in East Brunswick fairly cheap. Or, at least cheap enough that I could get my hands on the money to buy one. 

Driving from my house in Metuchen to Route 18 going southbound is, and was, pretty harrowing. And I think this whole dumb thing imprinted on my brain because it was an early experience with the harrow of it. 

Anyway, I got the cash together, I drove there, I bought one (and probably some blank tape), brought it home and fired it up, only to discover that the tension arm just didn't work.

And it became immediately clear to me that it was not a new one and had been repackaged.

So I drove all the way back and exchanged it for a new one. And I remember thinking "Are they just going to keep re-selling this bad one until someone doesn't care?"

Man, everything was so much harder back then.

But I guess they just kept selling the same non-working one and then when someone brought it back they'd be like "Oh, may as well give him a working one. 'Cause he'll just be back again, annoying us, until he gets one that works."

I did do my first theater sound job using it. 

*Or, possibly, 1983

Friday, August 06, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021


 All-Pedal designs and manufactures guitar pedals. My fantasy about a guitar pedal is that it works like a Pultec EQ with both cut and boost at the same frequencies the way the Pultecs do. 

DIYRE does a Pultec-style 500-series but one of their prototypes was in a stompbox-type enclosure. There are lots of Pultec-style eq's out there and quite a few schematics. I think that whatever transformers one might use would likely have the greatest impact on the sound. 

Descript does transcriptions. 

Groovesetter is for real-time remote music collaborations. 

I should turn the Pandora Machine Wiki into a book on low-budget filmmaking. 

I made a super-simple oscillator

Guitar Pedal Parts also designs and manufactures pedals. 

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

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Various things

 Console 7 is a analog mixer simulator.

The ElectricDruid 4-second digital delay project

USPS (United States Postal Service) for mail or packages, use this address:
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It's been hot.

Here is a building in France.

It got hotter.
I'm not sure. About. 
Anything actually. 

So therefore:

Did I mention I got the sound of the day?

Monday, June 21, 2021

Nine Amazing Reasons You Haven't Been Tried For Xenocide

  1. Only thirty percent of your brain is used for motor function. You can ask for a reprieve but the gods have already bypassed that function in the list. 
  2. The singular reservations against concomitant sympathies were rescinded before the life force imbued itself upon you. Automated assessments are continuing but you may need a visa in any case.
  3. We sighted land at four thirty in the afternoon of the sixtieth day. The arch-nemesis extended the slow technical epistolary. 
  4. The private investigator hired by the family would spend his expense money on cheese sticks, which weren't terribly tasty.
  5. Profit.
  6. We have reviewed the evidence but have not established appropriate chain-of-custody.
  7. Hamster lydecker moot sliding partake in historicity. You know how it goes.
  8. Your execution date has already been set. The trial takes place afterward.
  9. Turns out, Earth was a prison planet all this time.