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by diurnalburdens
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Making "Endless" Cassete Loop Tapes
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Making "Endless" Cassete Loop Tapes

An amazing tool for tape looping is an actual 8-track cartridge recorder. Since they are inherently a loop and have thicker tape than a compact cassette it's easy to cut them to any length from seconds to minutes/hours :) and the recorders lend themselves well to cut-ups/punch-ins with additional p...
by diurnalburdens
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Best octave fuzz for noise
Replies: 18
Views: 3600

Re: Best octave fuzz for noise

Danelectro Black Liquorice / Black Paisley combine metal distortion and octave down and are amazing (tho a bit one-trick) for noise. I have a Black Paisley and can recommend it. Sounds great running tape players through it. Sounds pretty similar to the Black Liquorice except there is a lot more ton...
by diurnalburdens
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Octave/Pitch Shifter
Replies: 49
Views: 4375

Re: Octave/Pitch Shifter

Danelectro Chili Dog has the best octave/2 octave down sound. And they are pretty cheap. However there's a slight volume drop and it tends to cut off some of the high end of the original signal. Arion Octaver is damn good and pretty cheap. I remember really enjoying the Boss PS -5 though it doesn't ...
by diurnalburdens
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: wooden shaker boxes?
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: wooden shaker boxes?

I had an idea once to create an album using only wood and wood instruments, without by processing or effects, so in essence it'd be a hnw of trees falling, lumber work, clackers etc. The cover would be a defaced copy of one of The Carpenters' LPs Haha, that's brilliant. Do it! Possible title: Carpe...
by diurnalburdens
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Turntable

Play anything that isn't a record on it. Sanding disc, scrap metal, gluten free lasagne sheets, your parent's divorce papers.... Wire up another stylus to the original one and play the same surface in two different places. Fuck about. Spend little. Don't be precious about stuff. Practice. Get good. ...
by diurnalburdens
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Cut-up Noise For Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 7859

Re: Cut-up Noise For Beginners

I've always assumed cut-up noise referred to a micro editing process, making it similar to musique concrete. Cutting up recordings and re-arranging, like John Wiese, Evil Moisture etc... Well it does but you can do those things in realtime by switching between sources rapidly or using a sampling di...
by diurnalburdens
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Cut-up Noise For Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 7859

Re: Cut-up Noise For Beginners

I've always assumed cut-up noise referred to a micro editing process, making it similar to musique concrete. Cutting up recordings and re-arranging, like John Wiese, Evil Moisture etc...
by diurnalburdens
Tue May 30, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: passiv matrix mixer
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: passiv matrix mixer

Xiwi is closing in the next few days. Grab a discounted matrix mixer while you can!

https://xiwielectronics.com/collections ... trix-mixer
by diurnalburdens
Mon May 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New gear?
Replies: 60
Views: 6530

Re: New gear?

I love the sound of ms20 but it's too expensive for me. What's your budget? You can pick up an MS-20 mini for about £300 or so on eBay. Do you want an analog mono synth? You could probably sell your volca and put the money towards a decent analog mono synth. For a cheap all rounder, look at microko...
by diurnalburdens
Mon May 08, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New gear?
Replies: 60
Views: 6530

Re: New gear?

Korg MS-20 is a popular synth for noise/PE, but go with what sounds good to YOU.

Lots of people seem to love the Microbrute, but personally I think you can get more out a Mopho or a Novation Bass Station 2.
by diurnalburdens
Mon May 08, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New gear?
Replies: 60
Views: 6530

Re: New gear?

by diurnalburdens
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 0-cost
Replies: 19
Views: 2270

Re: 0-cost

I think it ran under windows 3.1 or something. Anyway it's mashing the parameters in real time that's fun, pseudo-analog. There's a single DATA ENTRY slider on the beast if we could have 16 or so of them, that would be more like the thing. Yeah, it's baffling how this never really became a thing. E...
by diurnalburdens
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: 0-cost
Replies: 19
Views: 2270

Re: 0-cost

Digitech PDS 20/20. Bought off eBay as 'working'. Didn't bloody work. Guy apologised and gave me the 'oh my mate said it was fine' routine and gave me full refund. Said 'get it fixed, it's yours'. I got it fixed super super cheap. Now it's one if my favourite loopers. Yamaha DX100. From a mate. Said...
by diurnalburdens
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: 8 track looping gaps in audio
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: 8 track looping gaps in audio

A pop sounds like a bias spike of other current shift through the record head winding when you switch out. Resolving that sort of thing might be as easy as employing a "pop free" mod like you'd do on a bypass switch, or it might need something more involved. If you can do audio on audio you have di...
by diurnalburdens
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: 8 track looping gaps in audio
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: 8 track looping gaps in audio

I recall 8 track carts have a metallic leader or some such to actuate head shift, maybe that's playing hell? A few posts up he says there's no leader.. much like the current state of the union I guess as a sanity check I'd try recording a continuous tone over a long section of tape.. then make a lo...