The Den of Smallitude: Big Noise, Tiny Space #MusicMonday
Most of us have been forced to make more with less this year. Musicians who are accustomed to recording in studios with perfect acoustics and plenty of space have gotten creative. Wayne Keller has put together a place he calls the Den of Smallitude, with “A tiny collapsable/ folding/ sliding workspace with absolutely atrocious acoustics, zero daylight” and has turned it into something special. Here’s more from Wayne:
I built all the sketchy, moveable stuff out of busted Ikea shoe rack, Dodge Dakota hood hinges, Honda Civic cam gears and random scrap metal. Tetanus resistance a bonus. Trying, and failing to look like one day shoot. 5 months or so, off and on. Assembled in Ableton and Lumafusion. One, occasionally two notes at a time on very temperamental, second hand (or more) used equipment that each have their own set of personality/ functionality disorders : Roland Aira tr-8s, MX-1, TB-3, JD-Xi, MidiFighter Twister, Korg Microkorg, Boss rc-50, Casio PT-80, DigiTech rp-355, Boss LS-2 line selector, Pioneer DJM 600, Technics 1200s and a few looping records with tape on ’em ( Kink style). Audiokit Synth One (free, unbelievably awesome) on IOS device. Most, if not all notes are A, G & F.
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