Index of Articles
Einar's articles from the NWCA Newsletter.
Important Note: These articles are history and all references
to upcoming meetings and contact addresses and phone numbers and other
things that change with time should be ignored. I decided to leave them
in for readability.
Hi! By the time you read this my wife will have had our second child
and I will probably be caught somewhere between wishing I could sleep
and fighting to stay awake. Those of you with children know what I
mean. Fortunately, I am most creative when I'm very tired. Unfortunately
I'm very clumsy and forgetful as well. I wish my brain had a MIDI
out maybe even a video send for dreams Ah, well...
Video to MIDI really blows my skirt up. I enjoyed seeing an ANALOG,
traditional artist sync in with some high tech. It gave another dimension
to an already dynamic artform. As someone who spends a lot of time
working with MIDI keyboards, I was suddenly hit with realizations
of why the alternate controllers that Craig and Brian have mentioned
at meetings are so important. I had never heard the result of a MIDI
instrument being played through means other than a keyboard. Fascinating
But not affordable.
The April Meeting...(Note - this is historical and the meeting was long ago!)
Which brings me to the subject of the April meeting. Sorry, but all
the portable MIDI equipment within our reach would not make an adequate
follow-up to the Video to MIDI show! So the focus has broadened. I
will still have my portable devices, and I still encourage anyone
with small devices or controllers to bring them in. The subject of
the demonstration is now The portable and AFFORDABLE MIDI
studio. We will have both PC and Mac based sequencers, Keyboard
workstations, rack mount stuff, both analog and digital synths and
Paul Wynia will be with me and we will demonstrate our setups individually.
I hope that anyone who has ever wanted to build their own home studio
will come loaded with questions for us. Considering the people I have
seen attending these meetings I think I can say that any MIDI
question you have ever had could probably be answered on the spot.
I also hope that this will bring back some of the electronic musicians
in this group. I paid to join NEMUS so that I could talk tech and
art with other electronic musicians in our area. I guess I want to
get that back.
So, no matter where you stand with MIDI - DSP engineer or poet - I hope that there will be
enough toys to allow everyone a chance
to jam together on Monday night.
And I still want to swap art with you folks.
Enough! Back to einar.com!
Einar Ask / firstname.lastname@example.org