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by cretaceousear
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Readymade solutions for mounting a prefab PCB perpendicular w/ a panel?
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Readymade solutions for mounting a prefab PCB perpendicular w/ a panel?

I used to make them with a bit of bent aluminium. One end bent flat against the panel with a slot that fits under any suitable potentiometer shaft.
If there wasn't a handy pot for the top end I used araldite. Glue's ok for one end as the heavy work is done by the piece under the pot.
by cretaceousear
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: I died as a baby
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: I died as a baby

Thanks NB. I guess that's the trick - walking the line between structure and disorder, while skirting SIDS of course
by cretaceousear
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3

A Shiva Feshareki piece is featured in the second show, I've checked out a few more. Turntablism meets loop destruction.
She has a Soundcloud page - recommended. :tu:
https://soundcloud.com/shivafeshareki
by cretaceousear
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3

Great show, thanks for the heads up Tubgoat (we need an avatar showing the Tubgoat now).
Did you spot the show is presented by Gabriel Prokofiev? Only his grandson!
by cretaceousear
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: I died as a baby
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: I died as a baby

That's precisely what I thought too. It was an interesting listen NB - I let Soundcloud play several of your pieces and then listened to your other recent link. I then watched a French police drama (gritty - set in Paris) and for a few minutes found myself concentrating on the sound effects - your p...
by cretaceousear
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: (Artwork) - Asked my son for a drawing to put on my case
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: (Artwork) - Asked my son for a drawing to put on my case

Awesome! -Definitely needs to be on your gigging truck - you've got a truck and road crew for all your gear, right?
by cretaceousear
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Broadcast
Replies: 33
Views: 1322

Re: Broadcast

Another who's not heard Broadcast - maybe once or twice on late night radio. Listening now. I used to play Stereolab's Mars Audiac Quintet a lot but never really liked others of theirs. As a genuine old fart™ and German music fan I should have been familiar with Neu! so was quite surprised how much ...
by cretaceousear
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: "March of the Ants" with didgeredoo!
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: "March of the Ants" with didgeredoo!

Great stuff!
Put a smile on my face. Is that a real dulcimer or a sample? Reminds me a bit of Dead Can Dance
by cretaceousear
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 462

Re: Looking for crappy music

Not sure if it's bad - guerilla collage music - you'll need to listen to at least 20 minutes to get an idea of the territory it covers - and it's coming up to 50 years old.
by cretaceousear
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: diy partial-kit frustration rant
Replies: 54
Views: 1272

Re: diy partial-kit frustration rant

Lead spacing shouldn't be a problem - you can always have things connected with an extra tiny bit of wire or stand that component off the board. Yep, it's ugly. It's also easier on old style "plenty of space" boards - Euro format panel mount is so much less forgiving.
by cretaceousear
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Are there any modules with knobs that click as they turn?
Replies: 30
Views: 818

Re: Are there any modules with knobs that click as they turn?

I know what you mean. You could create the mechanism with a three-d printer and fix it between a pot and the panel. It's a cogwheel with fine indents - that's held within an outer ring and at a point in the ring there's a small spring pushing a tiny ball bearing into the cog edge. Bingo: clickety cl...
by cretaceousear
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Choosing capacitor max current
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Choosing capacitor max current

Pedantic note: current is amps, volts are volts - what you're asking about is the max voltage.
A current max value isn't directly relevant to small/medium caps though it's related to the capacitance value in a roundabout way.
by cretaceousear
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: to sleep, to dream
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: to sleep, to dream

Another of your pieces I like a lot.
Could be the theme for a TV or film drama - doomed love, French auteur.
I could anticipate the cellos kicking in towards the end too.
by cretaceousear
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Anyone with a Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6?
Replies: 53
Views: 815

Re: Anyone with a Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6?

There's always a big drop in voltage when AC current gets rectified - so IMO the circuit will be expecting more like 15 v DC.
by cretaceousear
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Super cool rock n roll music
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Super cool rock n roll music

Necro like - having an afternoon of idly listening to Your tunes here

Enjoyed those - sounds like Michael Karoli on guitar and vox!
by cretaceousear
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Another piano piece
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Another piano piece

Great stuff - very impressive. :tu:
Glass meets Chopin?
Particularly like the left hand adding that bit of sinister (haha) tension.
by cretaceousear
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Favorite Krautrock-er solo albums?
Replies: 54
Views: 3111

Re: Favorite Krautrock-er solo albums?

... But the archetypal bands like Can and Neu! I just don't enjoy listening to. You've not heard Can's Future Days? Their most symphonic album (but skip the track Spray). Or try side 2 of Soon Over Babaluma - the frenetic proto techno of Chain Reaction followed by the more cosmiche Quantum Physics.
by cretaceousear
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Indian Classical Music
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: Indian Classical Music

let me put this here
by cretaceousear
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Indian Classical Music
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: Indian Classical Music

Also Grant B I fail to see what the problem is with labelling some Nigerian (West African) music as classical - I'm thinking Toumani Diabate and other kora players. Isn't classical a short hand for courtly music, as opposed to folk music? You may see that as a false value judgement but it's just a w...
by cretaceousear
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Affordable gift ideas for teen getting into music production in 2020?
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Affordable gift ideas for teen getting into music production in 2020?

Younger teen or older teen?
A three octave keyboard with some drum pads might be fun though depends how happy she is with a 'proper' instrument.
Such a lot of good stuff to learn with something physical rather than an app!
by cretaceousear
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What's Brian Eno Playing?
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: What's Brian Eno Playing?

Wow thanks for the link to that documentary GrantB - wonderful stuff!
by cretaceousear
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What's Brian Eno Playing?
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: What's Brian Eno Playing?

You can only hear it in the last 2 seconds - not adding much it has to be said.
Andy Mackay very fetching though.
by cretaceousear
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.
Replies: 96
Views: 2636

Re: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.

when every tone and effect edit is destructive. anyone know if you can get reaper to do this? I use an older version of audacity when I need to do edits or some quick mixing, but the rest is on 4-track cassette. I use it because of the destructive edits, though there's undo till you close the progr...
by cretaceousear
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.
Replies: 96
Views: 2636

Re: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.

Why would anybody be complaining about a piece of free open source software that nobody is being forced to use? I think it's fine to complain if it doesn't work well. Consider it feedback to the developers. They chose to offer it - they need to know what's wrong. I've used multi track editors and A...

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