Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: January 2006


January 31, 2006

God damn! I said GOD DAMN!

by Chris Randall
 



Man, if that doesn't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will. Inward Connections built this custom all-tube console for 16 Ton Studios in Nashville. There's a bit about it, and a couple more pictures in this thread at Gearslutz.


The old-school faders with new-school blue LEDs are my favorite feature. Man, I bet this thing sounds like heaven. I have a small amount of experience with the Inward Connections sidecars, and I can only imagine... ATC monitors round out the picture. Fuck. I mean, seriously.


Thanks to antiguru for pointing out to me that I should have noticed this.


 
January 31, 2006

A job opportunity...

by Chris Randall
 
 

If you have visions of becoming a sound designer, Ilio has a new service called Samplebase, which is an online library of samples with an integrated sample player plugin, and they're looking for sample bakers. Give it a shot, right? The worst they can say is "no," and you have to get used to that if you've got aspirations of being a professional musician anyways.

 
January 30, 2006

Speaking of Moog Cred...

by Chris Randall
 





Oof. For some reason, it's more impressive to see the backs than the fronts. (Thanks, rasmus_nyaker)



 
January 28, 2006

UB In the Hiz-Nouse, Beyatches!

by Chris Randall
 
 

That subject will look funny in your aggregator, no doubt. Anyways, today was a semi-momentous day, as we completed the first Universal Binary build of an Audio Damage product, the AU version of Dubstation. After some issues, which I would liken to fumbling about in a dark room with a pair of sunglasses on, using a flashlight in which the batteries have gone almost dead, we (and by "we" I mean Adam) got it built and working. Still some nonsense to deal with, but we're confident that we'll have all our AU plugs in UB as soon as there are hosts to use them in.


We're still a little stumped on the VST side; we're not sure what works where yet, and we're literally in the dark until we have a UB version of Cubase/Nuendo to test on. If you read the VST dev mailing list, you'd know that most all OSX VST developers are currently schtonked by Steinberg's decision to completely throw us for a loop. This should be entertaining.


 
January 28, 2006

Build your own cigar-box guitar...

by Chris Randall
 



This is an easy one, and almost certainly to good result. Cigarboxguitars.com has lots of information about how to build and play a cigar-box guitar, including making it electric via a piezo transducer or winding your own pickups. Serious fun here, especially if you're in to DIY effects and circuit-bending. Instead of a cigar box, use an empty Speak 'n' Spell case, and build effects in it. You'll be the life of the party.
 

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