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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2007, 02:18:31 PM »
A shot of my studio would be very dull - as I use very little hardware. However, here's an arty shot
of 2 things I use a lot - My Ebow and my lovely Tokai Les Paul copy.



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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2007, 02:31:37 PM »
Speaking of e-bows, I was surprised to see The Edge (from U2) using an e-bow on the Live in Paris video from 1987 on I think it was "The Unforgettable Fire". I didn't know the e-bow had been used that much for that long. - Jesse

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2007, 02:36:15 PM »
There never would've been a "Cocteau Twins sound" without the e-bow.  And I seem to remember Fripp and Adrian Belew both using them early on, and Bill Nelson.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2007, 05:11:46 PM »
I just read this wikipedia article - it's interesting...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-bow
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2007, 06:00:22 PM »


Anyway, the point is it doesn't take talent or a lot of money, just a lot of reverb.  Take me for example... I just alike all the blinky lights and pretend I'm Cap'n Kirk half the time.


Uh-uh, Jesse,

No WAY are you going to get away with insinuating that you have no talent! You are one of my very favorite ambient musicians EVER, & I think that your music is WON-DER-FUL! (Besides, it takes a HUGE amount of talent to make all those blinky lights & reverb sounds work for ya')!

(That is all. Beam me up, Scotty)... ;)

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2007, 06:12:59 PM »
nahhh he's right its the Verb !!!  ;D
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2007, 08:33:25 PM »
I just read this wikipedia article - it's interesting...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-bow


I remember first hearing about the ebow back in the 70s, I think it was even out of production for a few years.

Here's another cool one that is somewhat related. The Gizmotron:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gizmo



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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2007, 09:04:38 PM »


Anyway, the point is it doesn't take talent or a lot of money, just a lot of reverb.  Take me for example... I just alike all the blinky lights and pretend I'm Cap'n Kirk half the time.



Uh-uh, Jesse,

No WAY are you going to get away with insinuating that you have no talent! You are one of my very favorite ambient musicians EVER, & I think that your music is WON-DER-FUL! (Besides, it takes a HUGE amount of talent to make all those blinky lights & reverb sounds work for ya')!

(That is all. Beam me up, Scotty)... ;)


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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2007, 01:16:06 AM »
The Gizmotron was the creation of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley from the 70s art band, 10cc.  After they split from 10cc, they did a pretty wild 3 LP project called "Consequences," that was supposed to spotlight the Gizmo, but ended up blowing a huge budget in the process.  It's an entertaining album if you don't mind dialogue (Peter Cook does the voices), and even has Sarah Vaughn guesting on one track, "Lost Weekend."

I think the Gizmo is a little different from the ebow, in that there is more physical contact with the strings, but I never got to try one out.

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2007, 12:15:57 PM »
The Gizmotron was the creation of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley from the 70s art band, 10cc.  After they split from 10cc, they did a pretty wild 3 LP project called "Consequences," that was supposed to spotlight the Gizmo, but ended up blowing a huge budget in the process.  It's an entertaining album if you don't mind dialogue (Peter Cook does the voices), and even has Sarah Vaughn guesting on one track, "Lost Weekend."

Yes I have that album, I found the first side of the first disc to be interesting but after that not so much. My guess is they blew their budget making the first 20 minutes and then made the rest of the album with the money they had left.

I think the Gizmo is a little different from the ebow, in that there is more physical contact with the strings, but I never got to try one out.

Its different in that it uses spinning balls of rosin to make the string vibrate but its trying to do the same thing as the ebow. It had one big disadvantage in that its has to be attached to the guitar to be used, unlike the ebow.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2007, 03:22:28 PM »
I also heard that the little spinning/rubbing/bowing disks would wear out too
and it's kinda hard to get replacements.   E-bow = no moving parts!   :)
However... Gizmo = up to 6 notes at once
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2007, 05:59:31 PM »

(That is all. Beam me up, Scotty)... ;)


http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/transporter.mp3



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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2007, 07:13:03 PM »
You're in. We leave orbit on the first. The Next-Next Generation...

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2007, 07:43:27 PM »
When a) I figure out how to put a picture in the post and I get my *studio* area set up and gear on the desk I'll take a photo or two to show the layout. Maybe even sneak the guitar stand in there ;-)

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2007, 08:46:57 PM »
No recent full studio shots on my hard-drive now but here's a few images...

A shot I made to document some of my realtime Buddha Machineries manipulations earlier this year.


and the sounds that resulted:
http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/sidd.mp3    http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/kan.mp3


A shot of the controllers I'm using for live laptop performances. Recently a Kaoss Pad has replaced the small Doepfer.
It all fits on a board on an X-stand with the laptop out-of-frame on the left.



A shot of the corner of my small modular system taken when I was making an avatar for this forum.
My favourite module and my favourite knob.    ;D

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2007, 11:32:30 PM »
Bode frequency shifter, now that is nice.  8) The Moog modular I learned synthesis on had one of those. So how big a modular system do you have? I use to own a model 15 but I sold it about 14 years ago. It paid for two months of fieldwork in Bali that year.  ;D
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2007, 06:53:11 AM »
Bode frequency shifter, now that is nice.  8) The Moog modular I learned synthesis on had one of those. So how big a modular system do you have? I use to own a model 15 but I sold it about 14 years ago. It paid for two months of fieldwork in Bali that year.  ;D

Bali, even nicer.  :)   My system is just a modified model 15 with some additional Moog modules:
the Bode FS, envelope follower, the dual trigger delay and a high pass & coupler (which I've rebuilt into one module)
plus some Aries modules: dual LFO, VC phaser, S/H & noise plus some PAIA modules: 2 ADSRs, VCA, ring mod (surprisingly good),
sequencer and a wizz-bang digital noise module I built from a Polyphony or Craig Anderton article long ago.
It gets much less use these days, but can also be handy as an audio tool box of bits for other gear.
The 921 osc. is an amazing slow LFO to patch here and there, as you'll probably remember.

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2007, 10:39:03 AM »
Thanks to that big analog rig in Scott's post, I think that if ever I got around to recording anything, I would have to do so under the moniker "Squelch Threshold."
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2007, 02:46:56 PM »
Thanks to that big analog rig in Scott's post, I think that if ever I got around to recording anything, I would have to do so under the moniker "Squelch Threshold."

Good one!   I've had Frequency Shifter noted as a project title for a while now - but Squelch Threshold trumps it.   8)

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2008, 10:24:37 PM »
Ok, finally got the studio in order enough to take some pictures here they are:






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