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

Archives: September 2005


September 13, 2005

Nice...

by Chris Randall
 




Man, don't know how I missed this one. The Signal Arts MAP is a pretty sophisticated "analog" sequencer, with a whole slew of MIDI->CV features. A little pricey at $850 (you could get two Mobius.. uh... Mobii?) for that, and have some money left over for cables and lunch. But it has three gate outputs and three CV outputs, where the Mobius only has one of each.


What I don't get is the 8-step pattern format; I know you can chain 'em and all, but at $850, I don't think they should scrimp on the encoders, you know what I mean? Anyways, go forth.


 
September 12, 2005

Okay, then...

by Chris Randall
 

Sorry I wasn't the normal content provider you know and love this weekend, but I was up to my nipples in work. I still owe a couple Summing Mixer articles, and a special request for a large diaphragm (now, that's just about the dumbest word ever) mic roundup. All these things and more will be coming down the pike in short order, just so you know.


If you can't wait another second for something Cool, then I suggest you mosey (mosie? mosee?) on over to this site, and take a look at something you can't afford. This is the console that both Saturday Night Fever and Hotel California were recorded on, among many other incredibly played songs, and it is for sale. From the way things are written on that page, basically, if you own this console, you're going to be responsible for many, many tragic classic rock songs.


 
September 10, 2005

w00t.

by Chris Randall
 



The Great Mutron Bi-Phase hunt is now over. Thanks to everyone that wrote to help. We don't actually have it in our greedy little hands yet, but it is bought and paid for and on the way. Now to turn theory in to practice. (And that's the easy part, right?)

 
September 9, 2005

Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



Okay, this is one of the more ludicrous pictures I've come across. This Doepfer/Analog Solutions/Analog Systems/Wiard/Blacet/et al system comprises 27 (!!?!!) 3U racks of Euro and Frac-Rack modular. That's right. You're looking at over twenty thousand dollars of modern modular kit right there. The MS20 and companion sequencer sitting on top look almost like an afterthought in the midst of that monstrosity.


It should be noted that the picture is, if I have my math right, short at least one rack; the news section of the site lists another rack added just yesterday, if I'm correct. This system lives in Germany, and belongs to self oscillate. His parents, the Oscillates, obviously had a sense of humor. If my last name was Oscillate, I'd name my children "Sine Wave" and "Low Frequency," I think.


 
September 8, 2005

Feedburner...

by Chris Randall
 
 

I just added AI to the Feedburner service, so if that's your poison, here's the link. I'll have my webmistress put one of those stupid little chicklet things in the sidebar, just as soon as she's done cooking me dinner and rubbing my back.
 

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