LIMITER ıs your friend :)that brings us the question of how people use comporessors and limiters in impro based experimental music. any tricks, ideas?
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To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:59 PM Subject: Re: Strategies to Cover Onstage Equipment/User Failure
On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 12:36 PM, andy butler <email@example.com> wrote:As Rick says, much 'equipment failure' turns out to be user error when it's analysed.Oh so true! Here's the background to why I nowadays never fiddle with settings before a gig: I once forgot my Record Button in momentary mode instead of my usual toggle mode. The concert was a very intimate setting, kind of big living room style. I started out while two drummers were waiting to join in after I had established a funky loop. Playing an alto flute pitched down an octave I opened by playing without looping, trying to get into a groovy riff like Zawinol + bass on Weather Report's Black Market... you know. As I got the beat right I kicked the Record Switch to start snagging a two bar loop. But woops... what happened was that I snagged a loop of about 150 milliseconds length and it went DANG-DANG-DANG-DANG-DANG... sounding like a pneumatic drill on loudest volume. That was a scary moment. Luckily my face was already red and I was sweating after having played that funky flute solo (flute is not my premier instrument so my playing abilities suck quite a bit, especially in the breathing technique department). I picked up that machine beat DANG-DANG-DANG and danged along while pressing down the record button in a momentary way instead - so I ended up with making a completely different groove than was planned. The drummers could not play to that horrible thing so I started to substitute chunks to make it more musical. The facial expressions of the listeners were quite funny, I guess they took it for "highly advanced experimental music that you are supposed to dig if you are cool" ;-)) Some children did cover their ears in panic. Always trust the children :-) Greetings from Sweden Per Boysen www.boysen.se www.perboysen.com www.looproom.com internet music hub