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  1. :hmm: About time for another Computer Music release... 

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    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Gotta be early 80s, Apple II with a TV for a monitor. Pr0n and computers, like choclate and peanut butter. ;)

    3. Charles Shriner
    4. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Thinking of sneaking it out during the lost Day Light Savings time hour tonight. :ninja:

  2. IAM on a Terry Reily binge...

     

  3. :ohyeah:

     

    1. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      Thats how its done :word: :ohyeah:

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Making me want a 2nd KP3 and a TB :drool:

    3. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      I know really Its still on my list but now two also:listen:

  4. A heavy dose of kosmische is in the new "Bergen" video from FAST RAILS.

     

    1. Ian Craig

      Ian Craig

      Lovely stuff Jack. May I ask what the source of the video footage is and can it be used by anyone (namely me) or is it copright controlled ? :D

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Thanks! Yes, It is in the credits, from the NRK Slow TV Project - http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen

       

    3. Mystified
  5. HOW did I never use the Kronos Sequencer before?

    1. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      I don't know either.In my opinion its almost a requirement or next to impossible not to use. I've used the OASYS sequencer a good percentage of the time which is the same sequencer however you have the nice drum track :bounce: It making the thing completely self contained.

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Yeah, its so simple. Chose a track, sound and record. I will be doing a lot more sketches this way.

    3. Jack Hertz
  6. Just posted today! The levels is awesomeness cannot be denied. <3

    I wonder who made that, KDM or KS? - http://www.klaus-schulze.com/

     

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    1. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      They started using it last year. I always assuned it was made KDM?

    2. Jon Johnson
    3. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      It's funny because last year it said Merry Klausmas in the news section :D

  7. Tomorrow will be as happy as music...

     

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Wow, thanks for sharing, Mr. H!  There's a lot I could say about this one...  The beach in the opening scene is the same beach that appears in the last scenes of Planet Of The Apes...  hmmmm...  that's foreshadowing...

      And "Dad" -- WINK MARTINDALE, waow, how did the host of Tic Tac Dough get a gig as an astro physicist botanist?!  "Mom", of course, is Marj Dusay, who all Star Trekkers remember as the ditz who needed to put on a helmet to become intelligent enough to remove Spock's brain.  I'm a little surprised that there wasn't such a helmet in this Philco Ford foreshadow of the future...  Mom sure understands how to program the food synthesizer, although obviously is stuck in the past when it comes to her fine art technique.  Of course, I'm sure that all the Encyclotronicians are particularly interested in the synth duet that Mom and Sonny play near the end of the show -- jamming around with that old-timey muzak is still, here in 2017, something I personally love doing to this very day!

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      This one is quite impressive. Surprising how much of it has come true, though not in 1999. I queued the video link at the Synth part. Go back to 00:00 and see the kitchen. Its wonderful.

    3. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      I love that they are having a party and watch the music video. I was thinking the other day, it would fun to do music listening parties again.

  8. Horrid casio music on bank hold / wait...

    1. Charles Shriner

      Charles Shriner

      Casio versions of Kenny G!!!!!!

       

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Ha, just muzak this time. :dbot:

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Hmmm... this is interesting.  I see that Mystified has accomplished this feat too...  I note that this is an actual "archive.org" site, which means the archive hosts this unique mixing spot, right?   This sort of thing is definitely outside of my archive awareness, thanks for doing it and for bringing it to my attention.  I'm sure I will mess with your sounds as the month progresses, and perhaps even learn the secret of this sort of post as my curiosity unfolds.  Once again, Encyclotronic has taught me a lesson!  Keep up the good work JH.

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Indeed, I was a bit surprised to find they would source the .html as a page alone. Thanks to HTML5, we can have some fun. Feel free to grab the player.html and hack it up for your own needs. I am interested to see what comes from all this. I left off any instructions on purpose. 

  9. It begins tonight...

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    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Huh, didn't know about this.  The description I read online says a bunch of "high end" speakers in the Victoria Theater, composers "shaping" the sound live with the audience sitting in the dark.  This sounds very much like what they do over at the Audium every weekend.  The Audium Audium at Bush and Franklin streets in SF might be a good topic for a review by some Encyclotronician...  I'd review it myself, but I haven't been there in at least 25 years... I used to go all the time back in the 1970's/early 1980's. 

      Also, regards this venue, the Victoria Theater in the SF Mission District.. it was the main venue (among many) during the Inter Dada Festival in 1984.  -Ing (a TAPE MUSIC project that did live Frippertronics-style loop compositions) played it's final gig there (an affair filled with all sorts of challenges which had some bad effects on the performance, but which went off with considerable audience support nonetheless).  Audio documented here in beautiful Lo Fi:

      -Ing Live At Inter Dada '84

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      They pack that little hall with 25+ speakers mounted all around and above and play stuff in 16 channels with the lights turned off. Its totally tantalizing to the ears and brain. I always get the festival pass and go to all of them if I have the energy. 

      Audium is still around. I do plan to check it out one day, and most certainly will post about my experience.

      Cool, you mentioned that before. I will check it out for sure. I love it when these roads traveled, cross paths.

  10. 2012-03-01 - 5 years ago today my album "TIme" was released on the Free Floating music label. This has been one of my most noted recordings. Sincere thanks to Brad, and all you who have supported this endeavor. You don't know how much it means to me. read on.

    Time - Jack Hertz

    That said, its worth sharing the real story behind this album - one that I have not shared with the public before. In September of 2012, I was all set to fly to the East Coast to play the Electro-Music fest, Sonic Circuits fest, and other shows. When just two days before. I found out my cat Boo had terminal Cancer. I was devastated. Not knowing how long we had left. I didn't want to give up 2 weeks on tour to be away from her, so cancelled everything. I work from home, so the next few months were spent with her 24/7. Doing everything I could to make things comfortable, knowing that another day was not guaranteed. In those last 2-3 months, the tracks for this album were recorded. Every one of them is about our "Time" we had left - Drawn from the intense despair, and love that I had for one of my closest friends. Her name was "Boo" and she was such a brave, darling, sweet cat, with a heavy proclivity for mischief. I once found her up in the tree in our backyard, hanging out with two Raccoons, if that tells you anything. I will share a photo in the comments below for you see her.

    Please download a FREE (required) copy for yourself before "Time" passes by. Think of your loved ones when you listen, and be with them in the now, for me and for Boo. 

    https://freefloatingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/time

     

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Listening now, quite thoughtful moods, very nice, thanks for sharing.  I very much can relate to the experience too.  My friend Loofie (a cat who lived in my neighborhood for years, whom I often fed and sheltered and doctored, but who could never be anyone's "pet,"), was suffering  similarly during the recording of my Electric LeLe Land album (the electronic ukulele Hendrix thing).  The album notes include this paragraph:

      This collection of recordings is dedicated to all the deceased souls who have ever offered inspiration to living artists, especially to Loofie The Cat, whose loving last weeks were very much a part of this album.

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Oh and here's my baby girl, Boo. She was a real beauty.

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  11. RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland. :(

    1. Jon Johnson
    2. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      I bought his biography a long time ago. haven't finished it yet. It's pretty comprehensive of his life and at times not very appealing. i haven't gotten to the Roland stuff yet. He was a survivor through a horrible time with tuberculosis while being and learning to be an engineer. Which is where i left off. Plus he had to deal with some of the WWII bullshit as a child. He put a B/W pic of one of the first NAMM's in 1965 in an LA hotel lobby. There's like 10 vendors or so all hand written signs too.

  12. Wait for the little creatures to come out...

     

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      A tripod set up at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve perhaps???  Lovely music, Love the crabs!

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      :omg: Precisely! Cannot put anything over on you.

      :hmm: <goes back to drawing board>

  13. Two whole days off facebook - a Chinese finger trap for the ego. I can feel the happiness coming back already. Less fake, more real is good for the soul.

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      I'm not a preacher on the subject, but I've been a member of the Church Of Unfacebook all my life.  The internet carries a lot of germs, diseases, and other such detriments to good health.  I still suffer from exposure to much of its virulence, but I refuse to submit my love for Big Brother.

       

       

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      You are a wise man. It is not worth the effort. I have a robot setup now to do my posting. 

  14. Gentlemen, start your...

     

    1. Ian Craig

      Ian Craig

      Love the rhythmic approach Jack. Inspiring

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Thanks! Its mostly Korg Wavestation.

  15. Moby's selling his drum machine collection. 😲

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    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Of course "is part of the private collection of Moby" is calculated into the price somehow, but 'twould be interesting to actually see and hear this collection in person -- quite a museum of unique items.  I think all of us who've been around for a while own something that was owned by someone whom is known for his or her commercial successes.  (did I get that grammar right?)  I've got a couple of fancy digital delays that once made Joe Satriani's guitars go ZZINNNNNNNG!  And, a distrotion pedal that got the rhythms of White Punks On Dope ka-chunking in the hands of Bill Spooner too...  What amazes me is how many of Moby's ancient devices that are non-functional have actually been sold.  Are there still really that many people out there who are capable of repairing such things, or are these purchases only for showing off as antiques??????  Thanks for sharing, Jack!

       

       

    2. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Hahah, I have some celebrity gears too. I thought the prices were pretty fair, considering. And I too noted many of them were dysfunctional. Believe it or not, you can still find people to fix those relics. For a price, what else.

  16. Been meaning to try this. Posted from my phone cam just now...

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    1. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      Great shot Interesting cloud pattern.

  17. I do not know what I am doing. I do know what I am not doing. :zomg:

    1. Jonathan Ewald

      Jonathan Ewald

      "When I don't know what I'm doing, I'm doing research."  -- Werner Von Braun

      "When I'm doing research, I don't know what I'm doing." -- me

       

  18. Ensoniq booth at the British Music Fair (1987).

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    1. Jon Johnson

      Jon Johnson

      I want wall paper like that :bounce:

  19. <3 :drool: :zomg: 

     

    1. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Just like the 70s. They keep getting cheaper, smaller AND more digital. :bounce:

  20. The guy has a room full of gear, replaced by the lil' ol Phenol <3

     

    1. Kevin Martin

      Kevin Martin

      Modulate the modulator that's modulating the modulation ?

  21. PURE awesome :rocks:

     

    1. CIIIGoff

      CIIIGoff

      Quite a pair of key twiddlers here for sure.  And I love the Emerson sparkle curtain too!   I wish the dude who had the problems firing up that tremelo bar synth thing would have played it a little more before shooting off his rocket and unfurling his flag -- reminds me of a biofeedback machine.  Wow.

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