I got a new lens on the cheap and it doesn't have image stabilization but I love it anyway. zoom!
Had the opportunity to go to a really wonderful workshop last week on PEDAL BUILDING! Taught by Asenath, and assisted by their sibling Briana (Briana Marela, Jagjaguwar), and graciously hosted by Bar Francis.
About six of us made fuzz pedals -- soldered everything from scratch! It took us over four hours and not a peep of complaint from anyone the entire time.
A few photos below. *Not* difficult and so fun. Asenath recommends, if people are interested in electronics // DIY electronics and music, that people get
- Handmade Electronic Music (link here)
- "one of those 300 in one kits" (example here of a less-expensive "50 in 1" kit -- no soldering required)
- Electronics Projects for Musicians (link here)
- another common beginning book that might be a *little* advanced (definitely for my knowledge) is MAKE: Analog Synthesizers: Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way (link here)
thanks Asenath and Briana..!
Emily Beanblossom and I are starting a new band! We'll be touring the west coast May 2018... name TBD..!
The plan is: dissonant harmonies, faded nostalgia, cut-up and disassembled pop motifs with loop pedals and synths. I've been doing more than ever with pedals, synths, and learning max/MSP at Evergreen, so it's getting weiiiiird...!
wed 5/2 Seattle, WA
thur 5/3 Tacoma, WA
friday 5/4 Olympia, WA
sat 5/5 Portland, OR
sun 5/6 Eugene, OR
mon 5/7 CA
tues 5/8 Bay Area
wed 5/9 Bay Area
thur 5/10 Arcata, CA
friday5/11 Portland, OR
sat 5/12 Olympia, WA
photos are from Sarah Cass, K Records, back right before our last tour together as Ruby Fray..! too many years ago.. can't wait to share with the world what we've been working on. x