Singing Circuits: Who Needs Synths When a No-Input Mixer Sounds This Gorgeous? – Create Digital Music

Hypnotic and chant-like, this Christian Carrière composition hums and vibrates with what sounds like a chorus of electronic synthesizers.But that’s not what you’re hearing. It’s actually all a “no-input mixer” – a rig that makes use of controlled feedback rather than any other source of sound. It is, as Montreal-based composer Christian describes it, the sound of the circuits inside the mixer singing. And while you may associate feedback with angry distortion, here it’s beautifully tranquil, the rich tones of the circuitry themselves transformed into oscillators. The patterns and layers are all made with a looper.

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Can You Own a Birkin Bag and Still Be a Minimalist?

I have very little understanding of these brands, but I get the concept; I like it.

Imagine yourself in my make-believe Louboutins. If you have a bunch of other stuff lying around, filling up your home, adding to the clutter, how can you value your Birkin when it is surrounded by other things that are vying for your attention, removing your awareness from this object that you adore so much?The point is to remove all the extraneous stuff so that you can have the space – literally and figuratively – to focus all of your energy on the things that you value the most. There’s nothing minimal about this shift. It’s simple, it’s small, but it makes a world of difference. It has the capacity to encourage an expansion, not a contraction, of how you view your surroundings.

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The making of the Roland Junior 106, a chopped down 2 1/2 octave mini Juno 106 synthesizer

This page was created to show what can be done with a Roland Juno-106 if you have some time over. This is not intented to be a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Junior-106, but instead to briefly show how I created mine, together with some notes on caveats and cautions.

The making of the Roland Junior 106, a chopped down 2 1/2 octave mini Juno 106 synthesizer.

Studio layout (tables, stands, racks, etc.) – Harmony Central

A few solid ideas here:

So: I’m looking for ideas. I’d like to have access to at least 2 keyboards and a PC, sitting, with the keyboards in a comfortable playing position. Secondly I have about 2 dozen rack spaces worth of rack gear that I’d like easy access to at the same time. I’d prefer to not have to wheel around, because my floor is carpeted. All of this combined is probably not really feasible, so I’m looking for workable compromises.

Or, in other words: How do YOU fine folks have your gear setup? Tables? Stands? Do you play standing or sitting?

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