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VicDiesel
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Back to hardware
Thursday, August 17 2017 @ 01:54 PM CDT

I've recently posted a couple of tracks that were largely created in hardware, with Logic more or less as tape recorder.

Maybe people will find it funny to actually see me do that. Video #1 captures my upper body, so you don't see the pedals on the floor. Video #2 shows only the guitar pedal tap dance...


I Know Not from Oakensong on Vimeo.




Ambient Baroque from Oakensong on Vimeo.



Victor.

-- My CD.
Dadai.2
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Re:Back to hardware
Thursday, August 17 2017 @ 06:05 PM CDT

Love it, Vic!

What a great idea to record both top and bottom point of views...

You are the foot-loose and flutie-free master of MJ.

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Ed Hannifin
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Re:Back to hardware
Friday, August 18 2017 @ 08:12 AM CDT

This is truly awesome, Victor. I want to watch again when I'm hooked up to a better sound system than my MacBook Pro at work.

This is in the spirit of what MacJams used to be. Just seeing/hearing what you're doing nudges the sense of what's possible.

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting this.

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VicDiesel
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Re:Back to hardware
Friday, August 18 2017 @ 08:35 AM CDT

Quote by: Ed Hannifin
Just seeing/hearing what you're doing nudges the sense of what's possible.



I'm using a split signal path, where one path goes through a simple reverb straight into the mixer. That's for the solos.

The drone is complicated: in the second video I'm using an infinite reverb setting on the H-9. The white expression pedal shortens the reverb time to less than infinite, meaning that it basically flushes the drone. The black volume pedal goes into the H-9, so if it's up there is no new signal and you just get infinite sustain of some drone.

So every time you see me do something between the two pedals it means I'm flushing the drone and freezing a new drone into place. (The pink box is a Danelectro octaver. Cheap box, but very accurate.)

In the first video I'm doing something similar but the drone comes from the EH superego, which is unused in the second video.

Before I play something like this I spend considerable time just staring at the floor wondering about the signal path :-)

Victor.

PS the H-9 is amazing.

-- My CD.
particledots
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Re:Back to hardware
Friday, August 18 2017 @ 08:52 AM CDT

very inspiring....

excellent

thanks for sharing
Vic Holman
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Re:Back to hardware
Saturday, August 19 2017 @ 08:23 PM CDT

great idea on the dual POV. very entertaining to watch and a impressive effect signal chain. plus the music is a trip.

well, you don't see that everyday
VicDiesel
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Re:Back to hardware
Tuesday, August 22 2017 @ 09:16 AM CDT

My newest track uses sort of a trance gate / glitch generator in the H-9.

My octaver is glitching though. Maybe get a getter one.

Victor.

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Skean
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Re:Back to hardware
Wednesday, August 23 2017 @ 11:00 AM CDT

Fantastic performance, love it thanks for upload it.

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