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From: Slave Unit
To:   Aki Sasaki
Subject: Your Go mix @ the DNA tonight!!!
Date: August 6, 2009

Aki wrote:
Slave Unit wrote:
FYI - Billy's gonna play it soon.
Holy crap!
People seemed to dig it.

Transcript from the completely distorted clip Mike recorded on his iPod:

Mike: My iPod's recording right now. This is at the DNA right now, dude. At the show. They're playing your shit.
Billy?: Fuckin' a. Go Aki!
Mike: All right dude, I don't want to stand here looking like an idiot.

Sweet.

Speaking of, I wrote, recorded, and mixed down that entire remix in Reason 4... after chopping up the vocals in ReCycle. I have a shit ton of gear that's not being used right now. I'm going to give it some time to see, but I foresee some gear churn in the not too distant future. 'Cause there are new toys I want to play with.

Aki: Have you seen the APC 40? I haven't tried it, but that thing might let me play all the loops myself while I'm soloing.
Aaron: (laughing) You really don't want to deal with anyone else, do you?
Aki: ... No. No, I really don't.

[edit] Still really proud of being part of this cd, especially this remix. This is a rare and precious thing.

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[i: technical difficulties]

OH! So, Jason of We Got This Far told me he was having technical difficulties at the 16 volt show at the [profile] dnalounge, and he later found out that he was plugged into a lighting outlet. That they turn on and off. To control the lights.

...

This could possibly, maybe, potentially explain the technical difficulties I had at the second [profile] blacksnakemoan DNA show. Gah.

No, I mean it. Gah!


[ii: consumer whore, bass]

Continuing my consumer whore thread... I've kind of been lusting after a 5 string Status Graphite S2 Classic. With the front and side LEDs, of course.

The graphite neck is what I'm most drawn to. (And the LEDs. Ooh, shiny!) I've got a couple dead spots on my neck that wouldn't be as big an issue if they weren't both D, including the low D that I use so much.

Then I put the green neon tape back on my BTB and strung it with Power Slinkys... between the thick strings, 35" scale, and my 50¢ piece picks it sounds and feels good. And the dead spots aren't as noticeable when things are cranking.

A fix for less than $30, as opposed to over $4k? Sounds like Slave Unit to me =)


[iii: certificate of participation]

Speaking of Slave Unit, the remix cd Certificate of Participation is out now! It'll be available on CDBaby and iTunes shortly, but until then contact your local Slave Unit member.

It's comprised entirely of remixes from The Battle for Last Place, featuring remixes by Bloodwire, SMP and Cyanotic. And me! I did the Go and Etched remixes. Sorry in advance.

I'm not sure if the below is the final cover, but I'm posting it anyway.

... There. Three posts in one. Maybe I'm warmed up enough to do a work-related one.

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One night in Beijing:

Video filmed by Guardian photographer Dan Chung entirely on a production Canon EOS5DmkII and adapted Nikon and Zeiss lenses using manual focus. The camera was purchased to use solely as a video camera with existing Nikon kit.

The film was shot an edited in about twelve hours directly after picking the camera up from a Beijing camera store and charging the battery.

I've never been to Beijing; this video clip certainly sells it well.

Dan's quick camera review.


Reverie:

"This [prototype EOS 5D Mark II] is basically going to sit for two days doing nothing. Just let me borrow it for a few hours and I'll give it right back, so I can try shooting a sample movie."

-- from the interview, along with a short clip showing the Redrock Micro DSLR Cinema rig.

EOS 5D Mark II: Laforet on Reverie


Prism, A Three Act Play, and other EOS5DmkII videos.


The main drawback most people are pointing out is the inability to set everything manually in movie mode: ISO, aperture, shutter speed. The workaround is to point the camera at something and hit the Exposure Lock button, then use Exposure Compensation.

The other seems to be the lack of audio, but I've got two answers for that: first, Robert Rodriguez' El Mariachi. Second, I'm probably going to use these small video clips as either live visuals for shows or as abstract music videos for songs.

I seriously doubt my first fumblings will be anywhere near the quality of these professional phographers' videos, but I'm certainly excited to try.

!

Sep. 19th, 2008 01:05 pm
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*craps pants*

Something tells me I'm going to be spending way too much money -- on things I don't technically *need*, but that I, well, fuckit, I need it -- in the not too distant future.
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moog voyager

This is my new Keybord. It is Prety. But Sometiems the Lites hurt my Eyes. And it Only playes One Note! At a Time!!! But It makes a Good MiDI conptroller.


Ok, </tard>. I loves my as-yet-unnamed new baby. I have yet to record her, but that'll change, soon.

moog voyager

The rest are here.

K, off to record some basslines =)

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