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

Archives: August 2006


August 6, 2006

Wheezebox...

by Chris Randall
 




Witness the awe-inspiring musical powerhouse that is the Magnus Electric Chord Organ. It has two sounds: "wheeze" and "slightly louder wheeze." They're fantastic. Can't get 'em anywhere else. Hard to record, though, you know? You pick up the sound of the motor.

 
August 6, 2006

Fucktard Of The Week... (c. 1985)

by Chris Randall
 




Meet the Johnson Five, featuring five different ways to suck. Thanks to Gerald Stevens for inflicting this on us all.


 
August 6, 2006

Why I Love This State...

by Chris Randall
 

Take a close look at the last line.

 
August 5, 2006

A little story 'bout Reverence...

by Chris Randall
 




You might recall a few weeks back when I asked for a front panel photo of a Lexicon 200. Much speculation ensued, both here and at KvR, about the nature of such a request, and what it might mean. Of course, it's now known that most of you were right, and the next Audio Damage product is indeed "inspired by" the Lexicon 200. It is called Reverence, and a screenshot is above. Click the image for a full-sized one.


It isn't an exact clone of a Lexicon 200, or any Lexicon 'verb, for that matter. It is a modern (and thus more usable) rendition, for the 99.9999% of us that don't earn our bread and butter doing Scritti Politti mixes. It has that same thickness of the early Lexicon plate simulations, without the brittle overhead or the noise. Obviously, it runs at modern sampling rates instead of the 11kHz neck of the woods that the original ran at, so it has significantly more headroom. That said, I think Lexi 200 owners will be happy with the result.


It will be US$39.00. We're just finishing up the Windows version, and will start the OSX versions this week. I am hesitant to give an actual release date, but ads for it start running at the end of the month, so it would be wise for us to have it out in August. We're not going to rush it out, though, so there's a chance we'll slip a bit. Unlikely, but I'm obligated to mention it. We'll be happy to field any questions or comments in this thread.


 
August 3, 2006

Rubber Johnny...

by Chris Randall
 



I never get bored of this. You've probably seen it, of course, but it's a good time waster. Aphex Fuckin' Twin and Chris Cunningham.

 

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