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AW: Fill my rack!

It's the same with uses of available technology as it is with art or
science. One genius thinks up a new thing. Then the not-so-geniusses
learn to perfect it for decades, until they reach a point where they
think everything has been done and nothing new is possible. Then a new
genius arrives.

And as you mention that this point in time is the swansong of dedicated
hardware, may I point your attention to cranesong? It will still be some
time until the people using these will replace them with software...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: mark sottilaro [mailto:marksottilaro@sbcglobal.net] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 27. Mai 2005 19:11
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: Re: Fill my rack!

Thanks for the condolences, but I'm fine.  More than
fine actually, really happy.  Some doors close others
open.  The interesting thing is early in the
relationship I saw the end so when it came I was all,
"Oh yeah, of course."  Sad as it may be, some people
seem intent on reliving past trauma and keeping their
life chaotic.

Back to the topic...

I'm seeing something that's very, very interesting. 
In my research I'm finding that it's as if we've
reached some kind of plateau.  When I started all this
madness so much was NEW.  Now it seems as if we've
reached the end of something.  Most modern hardware is
either digital emulations of the past (some very good)
or rehashes of the same basic effects we've had since
the 80s.  Most of you know this, but I used to work
for Laurie Anderson for a short time.  I saw her a few
years ago doing her Moby Dick tour, and (the show was
excellent musically) I thought, "There's nothing she's
going that can't be done with a computer and some off
the shelf software."

That's both exciting and sad.  Have we done everything
that can be done sonically?  How postmodern!  It seems
as if I've built the studio I always dreamed of.  Kind
of weird when you get to a point like this.  I've been
putting this together since 1980... and now it's over?
 Kind of cool.

On the other hand, it seems that there are some new
things coming out but they're software.  As much as
I'm a fan of dedicated hardware, I think this point in
time is it's swansong.  Perhaps it's time to keep this
space in my rack open and upgrade my G4 500 laptop to
something beefier.


--- ArsOcarina@aol.com wrote:
> Marko,
> So sorry to hear about the bustup. Try an Alesis
> Akira (big brother
> to the Ineko) as an antidote. Too much fun. It won't
> ease the pain 
> but it may distract you from it a little while -- or
> a Moogerfooger
> or two.
> Best,
> Ted
> In a message dated 05/26/05 20:49:33, marksottilaro@sbcglobal.net 
> writes:
> > Hey kids.  Let's have some fun!
> > 
> > Today I put my Antares AVP-1 up on ebay.  (vocal processor/pitch 
> > corrector)  I'd purchased it
> because I
> > thought I'd like to get back into vocal pop music
> and
> > my (now ex) wife was also talking about wanting to
> > sing and was very timid about her voice.  I
> thought a
> > little help might give her confidence.  Anyway, I
> > never ended up doing pop music and the woman
> decided
> > that a man named Randal was more her style. (in
> the
> > end a very good thing for me!) So that 1 space
> rack
> > unit was collecting dust for the last year.
> > 
> > To bury bad memories I figure I'll use the
> proceeds to
> > get myself a new toy!  It's been a while.  My
> > parameters are it's got to be in the neighborhood
> of
> > $400 and take up one rackspace.  I have most of
> the
> > conventional stuff covered, what I'm looking for
> is
> > something COOL, hopefully either a unique effect
> or
> > something very tweakable for a performance.  Could
> go
> > in front of a Repeater or in the effect loop of a
> > Repeater.  Have at it!  FILL MY RACK!
> > 
> > Mark
> > 
> "Different is not always better, but better is
> always different"
> http://www.pfmentum.com/flux.html http://www.CDbaby.com/cd/tedkillian
> http://www.guitar9.com/fluxaeterna.html
> http://www.garageband.com/artist/ArsOcarina
> Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at:
> Apple iTunes,
> BuyMusic, Rhapsody, MusicMatch, MusicNet, DiscLogic,
> Napster,
> AudioLunchbox, Lindows, QTRnote, Music4Cents,
> Etherstream,
> RuleRadio, EMEPE3, Sony Connect, CatchMusic,
> Puretracks,
> and Viztas. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Blah, blah, blah.
> So???
> "Just because nobody understands you doesn't mean
> you're an artist."