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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

dark skies through treetops

[vimeo 15179865 w=400 h=265]

a silent video work created to accompany live musical performance – captured through a pinhole lens-cap

musical improvisation for acoustic guitar, shruti box, melodica, objects, 2880 and reel to reel tape (excerpt)

(try clicking play on both simultaneously)