Despite some organizational hiccups, Moogfest 2019 was well worth the trip. Would certainly come back next year.
Seeing Kimbra for the 2nd time, Kelly Moran, Dudadius, David Miller, JLIN, Richard Devine and many others play all in a weekend is really intense, tiring, and inspiring.
I spent the weekend with Lateef Dameer and FolmR so the vibes were good and music was made!
Kim Bjørn's Patch and Tweak book looks excellent. I dont have any modular gear, but figure an LFO is an LFO. More excited by the techniques I can pull from here.
only here. Casual outdoor patching.
this used to do something to make cigarettes.
I take pictures of storm drains and manhole covers everywhere I go. It's one thing every city has, usually says the name of the city, and is usually ignored.
Daniel Miller does a modular set.
Below is Steve Ellison of Meyer Sound demonstrating their 12.4 system. So, 12 channels of surround sound and 4 sub bass channels. Sounded incredible. I love how it delivers a listening experience that you need to be in the room for. Can't record it. You need to be there.
we missed the drone therapy session due to a schedule conflict, but we said hello. Nice people. I like this idea of music as a medicine very much.
another mind bender of a talk on spatializing sound. The stuff that got me was the talk of distributing a reverb across a 124 output speaker system as well as transducers that can get down to 13Hz.
Drum and Lace. Fantastic. Absolutely nailed a cover of Massive Attack's "Teardrop".
One of my best friends and frequent collaborators, Lateef Dameer. Playing the new Korg Monologue in the hotel room. Hell of a synth.
The Armory in Durham. Looks like an echo box, but the acoustics are actually great for electronic music.
FolmR messing around like usual. He's a really inspiring guy in many ways but also hilarious. I'm very fortunate to be able to work and hang with him.
second time seeing her, this time much closer. The things she can do live with her voice are ridiculous.
the Moog One. Want a spaceship thatll take you places? Heres your ride. Had a chance to play on it a bit. Kind of like a big, sleek modular. Seems that you can send anything to affect anything else.
possibly the only time you will ever see Lateef Dameer behind a gold MPC.
seriously considering this SSL box. Probably makes more sense to grab some monitors and front end first, but being able to sum mixes through this would be nice!
It took a lot of adapters, but we got headphone mixes for three dudes and all this gear in a hotel room. Recording happened. Need to go through the results tonight. Gear in play (left to right): korg monologue, mpc live, roland TR-08, Sledge 2, and I sent all that into ableton live over my little but mighty apogee duet.
a lot of the visuals in The Armory appeared to be VR generated. Then we notice a dude grooving with VR goggles on behind the mixing console driving them along. Sweet gig.