[AH] few more pics from AHCali yesterday

From synchro1
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few more photos at:  http://tinyurl.com/3p84m

Again, thanks to all who made this happen.  I had an excellent time.  I 
really did bring a SunSyn, FR Revolution, AKS, and Doepfer modules with the 
ribbon controller, even if no pictures (including mine) seem to show any of 
them.

The space was excellent and it amused me that it seemed just the right size 
to handle what showed up.  Highlights for me:

- speaking with Roger Powell and talking about the first time I met him 
about 30 years ago at BSEM as he was composing some complex rhythms using a 
tape click track and an EMS Sequencer 256.  Even better, he was totally 
into his kit-built MOTM system and is eager to compose again.

- Doug's Wiard has grown since the Hayward gathering.  The lights amaze; 
the sound and patches are incredible.

- hearing the next The Love Makers CD is coming out next spring with some 
label support.

- the Metasonix 4 voice all-tube polyphonic synth monster.  I thought it 
was a glorious mess and got lost in the sound for quite some time.  Of 
everything there, this beast spoke to me (loudly and with great 
aggressiveness).

- Modcan/Cyndustries - love the look, wish I had more time to sit down with 
it. Next time?

- Peter Brown, the Aries modules, and the rest of that setup.

- Cary Roberts at the end demonstrating the strange Digitech guitar pedal 
effect that made everything sound like it came from God...

- way in the back was a small setup with some Simmons drum modules and a 
home made aluminum case with a modified Tama circuit playing a kick drum 
sound.  It was the finest bass drum sound I have ever heard.  I did not 
catch the name of the person who built this and although he tried to tell 
me what all the extra knobs did my mind lost track. We spoke for a few 
moments but then I spent the remainder of that time with the headphones on 
hitting the trigger over and over.  Anyone else have more details?  It 
really was awesome, including the power supply inside a Kodak plastic film 
canister (UL approved?)

- letting people play the Synthi AKS while trying not to 
interfere.  Concentrated expressions with headphones as they wander around 
the knobs and pins.  Close to the end I had the chance to show a few tricks 
(making the output channels and EG turn into VCOs, using the ring mod to 
create a bowed cello effect, making the filter HPF instead of LPF) and the 
whole educational approach I used to do for a living gave me a buzz.

I didn't get very many photos, I spent a decent amount of time helping 
folks play the Synthi and hear the Revolution.  The locale was a night club 
and the lighting was great for encouraging conversation but not so goo for 
photos.  Anyway, I used the stupid ISP template again to share a few pics 
since it would take me forever to actually put them up on my own.

We should do this again, sooner rather than later.  It was a cool 
environment and attitude.  Nobody spilled a beer into a module, nothing 
broken, nothing taken, just folks enjoying a shared passion.  Except when I 
almost left with one of Cary's custom patch cables made by Larry Hendry 
(honest, it really looked like on of mine).  I took down some email 
addresses and/or land info and I will send the schematics and manuals I 
wrote down.  But if I forget someone, drop me a line and remind me. 
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few more photos at:&nbsp;
<a href="http://tinyurl.com/3p84m" eudora="autourl">
http://tinyurl.com/3p84m<br><br>
</a></b>Again, thanks to all who made this happen.&nbsp; I had an
excellent time.&nbsp; I really did bring a SunSyn, FR Revolution, AKS,
and Doepfer modules with the ribbon controller, even if no pictures
(including mine) seem to show any of them.<br><br>
The space was excellent and it amused me that it seemed just the right
size to handle what showed up.&nbsp; Highlights for me:<br><br>
- speaking with Roger Powell and talking about the first time I met him
about 30 years ago at BSEM as he was composing some complex rhythms using
a tape click track and an EMS Sequencer 256.&nbsp; Even better, he was
totally into his kit-built MOTM system and is eager to compose
again.<br><br>
- Doug's Wiard has grown since the Hayward gathering.&nbsp; The lights
amaze; the sound and patches are incredible.<br><br>
- hearing the next The Love Makers CD is coming out next spring with some
label support.<br><br>
- the Metasonix 4 voice all-tube polyphonic synth monster.&nbsp; I
thought it was a glorious mess and got lost in the sound for quite some
time.&nbsp; Of everything there, this beast spoke to me (loudly and with
great aggressiveness).<br><br>
- Modcan/Cyndustries - love the look, wish I had more time to sit down
with it. Next time?<br><br>
- Peter Brown, the Aries modules, and the rest of that setup.<br><br>
- Cary Roberts at the end demonstrating the strange Digitech guitar pedal
effect that made everything sound like it came from God...<br><br>
- way in the back was a small setup with some Simmons drum modules and a
home made aluminum case with a modified Tama circuit playing a kick drum
sound.&nbsp; It was the finest bass drum sound I have ever heard.&nbsp; I
did not catch the name of the person who built this and although he tried
to tell me what all the extra knobs did my mind lost track. We spoke for
a few moments but then I spent the remainder of that time with the
headphones on hitting the trigger over and over.&nbsp; Anyone else have
more details?&nbsp; It really was awesome, including the power supply
inside a Kodak plastic film canister (UL approved?)<br><br>
- letting people play the Synthi AKS while trying not to interfere.&nbsp;
Concentrated expressions with headphones as they wander around the knobs
and pins.&nbsp; Close to the end I had the chance to show a few tricks
(making the output channels and EG turn into VCOs, using the ring mod to
create a bowed cello effect, making the filter HPF instead of LPF) and
the whole educational approach I used to do for a living gave me a
buzz.<br><br>
I didn't get very many photos, I spent a decent amount of time helping
folks play the Synthi and hear the Revolution.&nbsp; The locale was a
night club and the lighting was great for encouraging conversation but
not so goo for photos.&nbsp; Anyway, I used the stupid ISP template again
to share a few pics since it would take me forever to actually put them
up on my own.<br><br>
We should do this again, sooner rather than later.&nbsp; It was a cool
environment and attitude.&nbsp; Nobody spilled a beer into a module,
nothing broken, nothing taken, just folks enjoying a shared
passion.&nbsp; Except when I almost left with one of Cary's custom patch
cables made by Larry Hendry (honest, it really looked like on of
mine).&nbsp; I took down some email addresses and/or land info and I will
send the schematics and manuals I wrote down.&nbsp; But if I forget
someone, drop me a line and remind me.</body>
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