I don't know about this. I think a lot of people can get what you do if you use good analogies and don't get too technical. Last weekend I played a rave, and I had a woman ask if I had prerecorded my background tracks. I just told her, "In a sense, yes. I recorded them here and had them immediately play back. Kind of like being a DJ, but starting with a blank record. First you've got to put something on the record, then I use all sorts of computer gear to screw with that recording." I didn't get a blank stare at all. People can be open... if they care. I usually never go into what I'm doing if they don't express an interest. Give a brief overview, and "black box" the complicated stuff. If they want to know more, they'll ask. Mark Sottilaro RandomLFO@aol.com wrote: > Thinking of the intelligence of the public. Many people in the >audience > know much that I will not know. We as musicians that use specialized > technology to create our music, know things that most of them will never > know, or care to know. After the fact, I always chuckle to myself when a > listener has asked me a question like ..how did I get those sounds? I >start > to try to explain about Looping, Reaktor, Spektral Delay, CrusherX, >Granular > ReSynthesis, blah, blah, blah.... I find myself feeling like a complete >nerd. > Worse still the inquiring eyes have transformed into a blank stare. I >laugh > at myself for not having a clue as how to explain any of it to them.