Wednesday, May 26, 2010



Songish & songlike, being songoid. Let's just call it a song. With very few lyrics. Not a chant. Tho' chantlike. No, a songlike song.

Like 33rd Floor, features the Kay acoustic guitar tuned to something resembling DADGAD except a semitone lower (C#G#C#F#G#C#). And voices, for that songlike song quality. And other usual suspects like feedback from the Dora the Exp. Karaoke Cassette Player and the Realistic Electronic Reverb. The Ashbory Bass. Oh, and a newcomer, the Stylophone.

(And now there's a music video.)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Herculoid Rumination

Herculoid Rumination

This time around it's all live and all hardware. A Realistic Electronic Reverb (aka cheesy PA delay) patched to feedback playing into a small old Realistic transistor amp miked by a Realistic mic into a Boss SE-50 set up for a looping delay into the oft aforementioned crappy karaoke machine with echo.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


WatUSpace, an instrumental hosted on DivShare.

Honestly, this is fun with faking. Depending on what you consider "fun" or "faking".

Or "real".

The synth heard herein is a plug-in called U-NO-60, a virtual version of the Roland Juno 60 polysynth.

Once upon a time anything electronically created, reproduced or enhanced would not be called real. Now circuits and hardware in the devoted service of analog sound creation have become things to be copied and rendered real by their replication. With a dead Juno 106 and no budget for its resurrection/replacement, I find far more fun in plug-ins than semantics.

And the tape delayish manipulations are thanks to the WatKat, a virtual version of the WEM Copicat tape delay. Of which I have a real one, just not patched into a computer & ready to roll yada yada.

Anyway, fun, remember?