In the Field
I’ve been putting off publishing any of the things I’ve recorded for some time now. In an effort to end this in 2020, I’m starting a new project called In the Field.
The project is composed of field recordings I collect from the world around me and the music I’m creating—mostly with my modular synthesizer. I tend to record music directly into my Zoom H5 rather than into a computer where its easier to edit. This has the pleasant property of forcing me to embrace the mistakes and imperfections in the material, because I’m directly involved its performance.
As part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, I’ve been hard at work with KamranV, Involve Audio, and dublab to build a free DAW plugin for mixing/mastering quadraphonic content called QUARK. It aims to provide a workflow for musicians to create quadraphonic mixes that can be distributed through normal stereo mediums. The project just entered beta so you should check it out. 🤘
JP Powers and I designed and 3D printed a stand for my 7U Make Noise case. The files are published on Thingiverse.
Shaden at GopherCon 2018
I gave a short demonstration about my quirky modular synthesizer, Shaden, at GopherCon 2018.