I’m used to books taking many years to finish, but lo-boy three has taken much longer than we expected when we laid down most of the tracks in the summer of 2004. “Six years in the making” is overselling and pretentious — especially since it spent most of those six years languishing on hard drives …
Category Archives: Music
For Synth Nerds Only (a small but significant portion of my readership)
My friend and colleague, Trevor Pinch (coauthor of Analog Days: The History and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer and tons of other Science and Technology books) finally got his old analog synth up and running. He gives Inverse Room a tour:
First Finches play guitar. Now the sun does: Explanation here.
Music Nerd Interlude
For all you computer musicians out there reading this, I learned of this interesting free plugin. It’s based on very simple principles but offers some cool sound-bending effects. I also like how simple it is–way better than some “special effects” plugins with dozens of interacting parameters.
More Than a Few Words on the Form of Music
This week I received a CD from Owen Chapman, my colleague at Concordia. Entitled Calling the Voice-O-Graph, it is an album of sample-based music though he also plays some of the parts himself. If you click the link to the online part of the project, you’ll see the idea behind it is pretty interesting: free …
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Finches Give Mark Ribot a Run for His Money
On Rediscovering Music-Making
First, open this page and play the song. Then switch back to this page. Last spring my 2004 G5 “desktop” (more like a “floortop” given its heft and profile) finally gave up the ghost. At the time I just switched to a laptop and kept writing. But its death had some beneficial effects on my …