my new knobs-n-lights piece of audio joy...

Warwick Bassmonkey

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Wow... looks wicked... send us a clip then?
 

seuss

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heh

i really have to get my technique up to scratch... i'm still learning my way around the instrument (it's configured differently) and i'll need time to get back into playing properly.

but after that, sure!

i'd love to have this ready for next psycle's live set. if so i will be recording it & i'll find hosting!
 

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i dunno!

it was a birthday present - all my family in aus & my partner pooled their resources... there are some fantastic electric cellos out there, they tend to be more costly. this is an entry-level instrument, but i'll be using it for gigs which means it's ideal.
 

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Send it to circuit breakers and get them to put even more knobs on!!!
Hee hee!
 
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Ott^

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Wow - I'd love a go on that. I got to grade 3 on violin before my mum bought me a synth....
 

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Hey Seuss, that's a nice looking piece of kit!

I'm sticking on my Ed Alleyne-Johnson as I type - and no, it's not a novelty condom before anyone asks ... :hehe:

Oxford Suite rules!
 

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How does it feel adjusting from a proper violin to that...
got a friend who plays violin at diploma level and the first time he picked one up a couple of months ago in a music shop, he said the feeling was completely different as the touch and vibrations feel completely different?
Still... i can see some mad psychedelic pitch swings and bends being born of that :Grin:
 

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Rorymonster said:
Send it to circuit breakers and get them to put even more knobs on!!!
Hee hee!
fuck yeah... the only thing about a violin is that unless you're using some delay/verb/sustain you need both hands most of the time. but, in a vaguely heterosexual fashion, i agree that one can never have enough knobs :Grin:


Ott^ said:
Wow - I'd love a go on that. I got to grade 3 on violin before my mum bought me a synth....
i don't know you at all i'm afraid... but if you're ever in nottingham with an hour or two to spare, send me a PM and you're welcome to come play :Smile3: mi casa etc. etc.

theyellowbrickroad said:
My mate has a very good max patch which uses a electric violin to control a load of synthises stuff, mainly fft.

Do you want a copy? it is very very very fun!
YES! please! that would be superb...

Heaven and Earth said:
I'm sticking on my Ed Alleyne-Johnson as I type - and no, it's not a novelty condom before anyone asks ... :hehe:

Oxford Suite rules!
the man does do some funktastic things... great violins as well. actually if you like that you might enjoy nigel kennedy's remaking of five jimi hendrix songs, it's called 'the kennedy experience'. more reinterpretations than covers, i found it a really cool concept (and more importantly one well carried out).

BeatNik said:
How does it feel adjusting from a proper violin to that...
got a friend who plays violin at diploma level and the first time he picked one up a couple of months ago in a music shop, he said the feeling was completely different as the touch and vibrations feel completely different?
Still... i can see some mad psychedelic pitch swings and bends being born of that :Grin:
yeah adjusting is an issue. obviously the weighting and architecture of the instrument is totally different, and the varying body shapes affect weight distribution & where you choose to place the instrument on your shoulder. however there are real benefits - with this violin, i can reach higher notes on all 4 strings more quickly as my hand doesn't have to move out around a big empty soundbox :Smile3:

the vibrations are indeed different. because an ordinary violin puts out so much sound, you really feel some notes - and you learn sweet spots and resonance-heavy patches in your instrument. i'd hazard a guess that the hardest thing is not so much the jump from acoustic-electric (generally electrics are designed with ease of use / flexibility in mind) but simply the jump from 'your' instrument to a new one. diploma level means serious work - and when you've put in six or seven hour days for a decade, you become quite accustomed to your violin :Smile3:

really tho it's not much of a problem for me cuz i've not been playing violin much lately, mostly guitar. suddenly my once-nimble and delicate digits feel like they've been replaced with enormous cumbersome cumberland sausages :Wink3: so i'm re-learning everything.

you're totally right about pitchbends and stuff... will also be great for those upwards-ascending 'rising' buildup sounds.

bez23 said:
That's, like, totally from the future dude. Look forward to hearing it!
man i didn't see you or your set at psycle :Sad: gutted man... next time?
 
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