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cv slime 800
Low Frequency Wiggler


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

"It's amazing that you understand what you are doing"

My reply: "Sometimes I do. Sometimes it's just about turning knobs."
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mckenic
pew!pew!pew!kthnxbye!


Joined: 06 Aug 2010
Last Visit: 22 Dec 2014

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Location: Limerick, Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Best comment was after a warm-up show for some friends. Me on guitar, me mate on bass and some backing loops. Twin Peaks type stuff.

Barman puts on CD, looks at us packing up our gear and comes over - Says, 'Is that you guys on CD?'

I was so happy - it was Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros!

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emdot_ambient
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 15 Oct 2009
Last Visit: 21 Dec 2014

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Location: Frederick, Maryland USA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Somewhere around 1985 a friend and I were gigging at the all night party celebrating another friend's (very short lived) first marriage. I was just using a JX-3P and TR-606 but my band mate was using an Alpha Syntauri running on an Apple IIe computer with a green screen monitor...probably the first computer music system anyone there had ever seen.

While on a break this dude comes up to my buddy and says "How do you make that DO that?"

My buddy opened his mouth to answer, realized how impossibly broad the question was, shut his mouth and just walked away. hihi

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Bob Borries
Wiggling with Experience


Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Last Visit: 22 Dec 2014

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Location: Whittier near L.A.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Touring in Pico Rivera, Montebello and Downey Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It wasn't from an audience member, but a from a former band member, you see we practiced the live set for weeks, but he never mentioned the titles of the songs. We did a one time gig in Whittier, where there was a microphone and I couldn't shut the guy up.

The first song was called "Bucky Balls" I presume it was a song about Buckminster Fuller's testicles. Then we went on to "Home Toy" which made the overly buzzy solo sound make sense. Then there was "Dolly Pop", I said, "You know there's children in the audience don't you!" He went on to say we were on tour in Pico Rivera, Montebello and Downey. (musically insignificant local cities)

I never wanted to crawl up and hide in my modular any more than that.
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ripit
Pasta-far-I


Joined: 25 Jan 2011
Last Visit: 18 Dec 2014

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Location: BX-Hell

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

i had so manies... but i guess this enthousiastic guy in Rotterdam told me after my set "woa it's so great, but how do you dance on that shit ?"...
(i was playing that pre-breakcore mahyemic beats with a grindcore friend screaming on it... far to be gabber)

Before that, playing some sizzling frequencies and speed beats in a warehouse near Nantes (fr). Some dude came to us and yeel "you don't know how to play good hard-techno, i'll bring my records and show you how to"... yes but it was an live-set only party, so no turntables...
Same night at a certain moment, 5 cops came in to try to stop this 3000 hungry ravers illegal free party and came to my friend who was playing his set askin him his ID card (i guess they thought he was the guy in charge)... Someone came to the cops and explain that for the security of both them and the crowd the way to the exit.

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Babaluma
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the classic one for me is:

me: "i make electronic music"
geezer: "oh, so you're a dj?"

or this stunning variation:

me: "i'm a mastering engineer"
geezer: "oh, so you're a dj?"

an even after i've explained shit to them, they'll still introduce me to new people who claim an interest in music like this:

"oh, gregg's a dj..."

the fact that i've never mixed two records together in my life, nor even in software, doesn't seem to deter them. wink

another variant, reversed, i meet a dude into music:

me: "so what do you do?"
dude: "i'm a producer"
me: "oh, like sir george martin/steve albini?" [delete as applicable, and yes, i know steve albini doesn't like to refer to himself as a producer...]
dude: "nah, i make phat beats on my mpc"
me: "oh, ok..."

rant over!

lol
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OurDarkness
Common Wiggler


Joined: 19 Aug 2010
Last Visit: 12 Nov 2014

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Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

A friend wanted to buy an Eventide H8000-FW and he asked me for some advice on the unit. He finally bought it and had some troubles with the drivers under Windows. He couldn't fix it so he sent me an email where he was like: "man, you need to help me with this because I hear MSN alerts through diatonic ultrashifters, bathed in cavernous reverbs..."

hihi
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Super Deluxe Wiggler


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: The things people say Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

electronicpresskit wrote:
Nothing against the kaoss pad, but running $25,000 of analogs through a $400 processor doesn't make much sense.

Wait...but isn't $25,000 in modular synths like 80-something modules that each sell for $200 - $400? If it's not OK to run it through a $400 processor, then I guess it's not OK to run it through a $400 digital delay pedal like the El Capistan...or pretty much any pedal effect or analog phaser/delay or even the typical VCF module...right? seriously, i just don't get it

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JRock
InterGalactic Barbarian


Joined: 23 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I was just wrapping my BGB up
BGB
And taking it for a little test spin...
A guy from the bar next door (a little drunk) came over and thought he was so clever

" I thought you were playing a Didgeridoo... you know What a Didgeridoo is?"

"What. do you have some tubes back there? That would sound great with tubes in it!"

d'oh!

Real fuckin' Clever. DickHead. A Didgeridoo with Tubes? Dead Banana

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ex_dead_teenager
Electro-Busker


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Location: Dangerous Hinterland, British Columbia

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

electrobusking I get some of the oddest questions sometimes more than once I've had people ask me if I was playing a radio!

I get a lot of people wanting me to make specific sounds for them.

but mostly I get "what's that thing?" "where's the sound coming from?"

one time I had a guy try and convince me that Andy Mouge was the inventor of the synthesizer.

my favourites though are the odd people who actually know what a synthesizer is and have intelligent things to say about them.

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Bishop Dust
Veteran Wiggler


Joined: 24 Jan 2010
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Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

One of my modular gig, two men were talking in my back, one asking to the second : "wooww what's this, it looks complex ! " the second answered : "oh not as much, i think all the music you hear come form a tape" confused
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reppiks
Obscure Intergalactic Destroyers!


Joined: 12 Nov 2010
Last Visit: 22 Dec 2014

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Location: Tokyo

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I played my first modular gig last week, noise stuff.

A Japanese girl was talking to me afterwards about my "i don't know what you call it, is it a machine?", and said that "some of it was too noisy" but there were also sounds of "praying and conversations". When I left she said, "thank you and please keep being creative"

Pretty sweet.
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Zenn
Hired Geek


Joined: 20 Sep 2010
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Location: Den Bass, NL

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

About 10 years ago we did quite a lot of spaced-out tekno livesets in squads and freeparties. No moldulars back then, but between the 3-5 people we had about 2 big mixers, 2 MS20, 2 101s, rythemboxes & drummachines, a shitload of effects, DIY stuffs etc.

So we had been jamming for hours in a dirty corner of rather small room somewhere a squad, and for hours this huge hooligan looking guy had been tripping to our noise. At some point we realized our tempo was >180, 190 bpm, so STOP. tempo back to 120 bpm... couple of faders down... PLAY.
The big guy snaps out of his trance, walks over to us before he said anything my buddy says "So you want us to speed up again?" and the guy says in a heavy local accent:
"No! No! But could you please put back some of that crackleshit? I really like that."
(in local dutch: "Hedde nog wa van diene kroakshit? Da von'k wel goaf")
So we put the MS20 fader back up and he gives us a thumbs up instantly slips back into his trance and hung around for a couple of more hours nanners
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m0rb1d
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

hahaha this thread is amazing
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jjclark
Professor Wiggler


Joined: 01 Apr 2009
Last Visit: 22 Dec 2014

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Location: Montreal

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I think mothers probably make the best comments. From mine, upon listening to my teenage self playing my shirt-button-keyboard PAIA 2700:

- can't you tune it?
- play something nice.
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