Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time Marches On.

Yup in the famous words of the Jungle Wonz, it seems my birth date is once again upon me. If you're in my zip code, please stop by to hear Dj's Speculator and Morelli do what they do best. The bar also just got brand new 1200's and some new speakers. Oh and there's a really cool car race video game at the bar too.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Los Massieras EP out soon!

Just heard the mastered MP3's of this new release on Bananamania from Berlin. Trust me, you need to keep a look out for this one... 
A1. Boogity Boogity Boogity 
B1. Bananamania 
B2. Shroom Heaven 
LOS MASSIERAS do not exist in your time 
or universe! LOS MASSIERAS are a reality 
only in your 70s boogie state of mind! 
This re-edit project formed by two well 
known Berliner DJs aims to bring a fresh 
approach to the art of bastardization. 
Boogity Boogity Boogity is their first EP, 
which also launches the new (velvet) 
underground label BANANAMANIA. Each 
track is quite different, from the floor- 
oriented boogie title track, to the mutant 
disco of “Bananamania”, to the 
psychedelic delirium that is “Shroom 
Master,” which has already gained instant 
fans such as Lovefingers. 
ARTIST Los Massieras 
TITLE Boogity Boogity Boogity 
LABEL Bananamania 
CAT NO. NUT-001 
DATE 1 March 2010 

What a pile of crap.

So last night I was at the secret underground Grackle studio trying this out. TOTALLY LAME. Don't waste your hard earned money on this "voice box". What ever happened to the good shit Electro Harmonix put out: Small Stone, Big Muff Pi, Electric Mistress, Holy Grail and Q-Tron. Sure these are still being made in a new housing with a number of newer versions, but COME ON. The vocoder needs to be hooked up with the mic via XLR's as well as 1/4" Jack in and outs for the keyboard of your choice. Sounds awful, with virtually no parameters to change the sound. You're stuck with a high pitched tinny sound. You won't be doing a version of Freestyle "Don't Stop the Rock" with this. The other effects also fell way short in what I thought would be achievable. I have to say, if you want (or wanted) one of these, try it out first. Just go buy a used Microkorg for $200. Sorry EH, but this was the worst box I tried in years. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

A lot of gear for sale in the New York area.

Lately I've noticed so many different cool synths and drum machines for sale in the NY area (as well as Jersey.) It seems that people don't want their old synths. Lately looking at craigslist (and spending way too much time there), I've seen some great things poppin up. Such as a SCI Prohet 600, Yamaha CS 01, CS 50, Moog Rouge, Arp 2600, Roland Jupiter 6, Roland TR 808 & 909. Just to name a few. So keep your eyes peeled. Let's give these machines nice new homes. Here's a photo of my chaotic current studio set up. Might put up some tracks very soon. KEEP BUYING ANALOG!!!