April 5, 2006

Tube Porn Video...

by Chris Randall
 




A short movie made by Dave Pape about Theo Argiriadis, a British tube effect builder guy. Says Dave:


His workshop sublimates eccentric retro gear porn into a higher form,
something like gynaecological valve art - and after much pestering from me,
he agreed to assemble a little collection of units he's made over the past
few years for me to film.


I really want to hang out with this guy. He not only knows his business, but has really good hair. Check out this distortion box he made for Dave. Hit up his website for more info, and pay special attention to that stereo spring 'verb / valve amp. That is a thing of beauty.

 
 
 

6 comments:

 
 

 
Apr.05.2006 @ 12:42 PM
characterstudios
The flashplayer with the movie doesn't seem to load in the blog...

Have the latest version of flash installed, and tried it on 3 PCs.

Just to let you know.

Greetz,

Characterstudios

 
 

 
Apr.05.2006 @ 12:44 PM
characterstudios
Ah, ignore my previous post please!

youtube seems to be down at the moment...

Greetz,

Characterstudios

 
 

 
Apr.05.2006 @ 4:43 PM
inteliko
If virtual pages could get stuck together....
 
 

 
Apr.06.2006 @ 3:00 AM
kokoon
that's MADNESS! this guy is so cool and oh the boxes he makes!
 
 

 
Apr.06.2006 @ 1:18 PM
RexRhino
Does anyone here use tube equipment? I would be too frightened, myself... tubes are fragile, and expensive, and a lot are hard to find. I guess that may be part of the attraction, creating something that an ordinary person would not be able to create... but I would be too worried to be creative.
 
 

 
Apr.07.2006 @ 12:31 AM
Chris Randall
Actually, in 20-odd years of professional musicianship, I've found that good tube gear (as opposed to the Behringer Tube-O-Fax Pro 3000) is generally tougher and cleaner sounding than its solid-state sibling. I don't know if it's because tube gear is generally over-engineered, or what, but I just report the facts as I see 'em.

-CR

 
 

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