suspend, renew

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condition: (as determined by the sixth junto project) select one distinct element from each of the three following recordings (1,2,3) and construct something new from them. (do not add any other sounds, though certainly use any sorts of processing that you might choose.) keep your finished piece to between two and five minutes. all three tracks are archival songs originally released on antique edison cylinders in the late 1800s and very early 1900s.

all audio selected from these antique cylinder recordings:

http://www.archive.org/details/colnyp-15132
http://www.archive.org/details/edba-3871
http://www.archive.org/details/ind-986

a conversation with the past, in three passes (one for each recording)

for edison cylinder recordings, electronics (effects pedals) and 1/4″ tape.

meandering

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modified my cassette 4 track further to incorporate a potentiometer to punch in and out (for smoother transitions). the following was recorded while giving the new modification a test run.

kara andree: melodica
david andree: acoustic guitar, 2880, modified 4-track w/ cassette tape loop

modified (for quiet)

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in creating quiet/subtle sound works there are many times one can run into the problem of stage volume not masking the sound of foot-switches, which can take away from a work. to minimize the noise of switch clicks, i modified a selection of my electro-harmonix pedals (2880 foot controller, stereo memory man with hazarai, cathedral reverb) by installing momentary click-less soft-switches when possible. this modification is an easy drop-in replacement and would be beneficial to anyone using these pedals who desires a lower noise level for recording or live situations. i’m interested in cusack’s tbs2 for replacing noisy 3pdt on/off switches next.

edit: i already had a couple people ask about the toggle on the stereo memory man + cathedral. that was a separate modification allowing you to record/layer or freeze the reverb without having to keep holding the switch down. a post regarding that modification can be found here http://www.davidandree.com/blog/?p=572