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Olive Kitteridge Music & the synchronicity of chord changes

The new HBO series “Olive Kitteredge” is great television, and the music, composed by Carter Burwell provides a lot of the moody atmosphere for the show.: [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/CarterBurwell-OliveKitteredgeTheme.mp3|titles=Olive Kitteredge Main Theme|artists=Carter Burwell] But I was sure that I’d heard the main theme music before, or something very similar to it. It nagged me all day and […]

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VOLCA JAMMIN

Sometimes you try something and it’s accidentally kinda compelling. The setup was Volca Beats Volca Keys Jupiter 6 Meeblip Anode Eventide UltraVerb on one send Audiodamage Dubstation16 on the second send. This is straight up tracky. It’s live mixing/tweaking. I actually added effects and the anode while recording. There’s minimal EQ-ing on the Volca Keys […]

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Iowa City September Night Noises Free Download.

About a week ago I liked the sounds I was hearing on the back porch of our hose, so I set my Tascam DR-05 out on the porch to capture a few minutes of sound. Then I forgot about it. The next morning I went out and the recorder had turn itself off, but it […]

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computers Music Software

Ableton Live — a Different Way to Swing.

I’m doing two posts in one day after months of silence? This just occured to me; I had to share. 1. Get a clip loaded. MIDI or whatever. 2. Click on the Groove hot-swap icon, and choose any groove: 3. Set Timing, Random, and Velocity in the Groove. 4. Set ‘Base’ to 16T. 5. Tweak […]

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Music Music Gear Synthesizers

Getting a good Korg Volca{Beats,Keys,Bass} AC Power Adapter

I’m sure I’m not the only person who got their new Korg Volca thing home only to discover that the power jack doesn’t fit any of the AC adapters you have laying around. This is annoying. I for one have a box with about 30 different power adapters to check through. But I have found […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2014-05-03

This is the last Noise Radio show of the Spring 2014 Semester. After a break, Vince Woolums will be back for the summer, and we aren’t sure what’s up for the fall. As Vince & Mike & I get busy, we’re having trouble finding other guests to help cover Saturday nights. It’s a tough time […]

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If you’re happy and you know it…

The Chicago Tribune posted an article on their website about the ’10 happiest states’ based on a Gallup poll. The Tribune article lacks any nuance, and reflects the lazy journalist’s unquestioning faith in surveys and statistics. Maybe it should be excused because it’s in the travel section, but still… After reading the original Gallup article […]

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KRUI Noise Radio Show 2013-10-26

This week’s mix focuses mostly on 3 new releases: Autechre’s L-system, Estroe’s Comfort And Closure, and FourTet’s Beautiful Rewind. Autechre is perhaps the most resolutely inacessible group to ever acquire a dedicated fan base; their music challenges listeners to find a new way to hear music. My thought while I was playing on the radio […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-10-12

Audio & Track List from my 2012-10-12 KRUI Noise Radio Show

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-07-13 DJ Mix

The 2 month gap since my last radio show means that a lot of new music has come out so this set has some ‘new’ stuff that’s a bit older than usual, and advance promos played after their release. No matter. The two releases that are of particular note to the summer’s mood are http://www.bordercommunity.com/?p=5240 […]

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Video Tutorials Seen As Harmful

There’s something that disturbs me about how people share information on the Internet — video. Particularly narrative ‘how-to’ type videos. 1. Low content per time invested — I’m not the fastest reader on earth, but for most videos, every ten minutes of video contains the same amount of information as a written presentation that would […]

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2013-05-11 KRUI Noise Radio

The only thing the end of a college term means to me now is that the grad students in my office are scarce for a week or two, and we get a break on Noise Radio. But I tried to end the term on a high note, or at least a loud one. I’ve noticed […]

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2013-04-20 KRUI Noise Radio

New stuff, including several skimmed off the top of the promo avalanch in my inbox. Some older stuff — the Microlife tracks were resurrected by someone from the ashes of MP3.com. In honor of the date, I brought Nancy Reagan in for a cautionary message. [audio:http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2013-04-20-Chaircrusher-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3|titles=2013-04-20 KRUI Noise Radio|artists=Chaircrusher] http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2013-04-20-Chaircrusher-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3 Nancy Reagan Diff’rent Strokes Speech […]

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computers

Windows 8 and Audio Performance: File History Kills!

I had Ableton Live’s audio get interrupted several times last night. The culprit was a nonsensical ‘warning’ to reattach my ‘file history drive.’ I had never set up File History, and certainly not set it up to write to an external drive. Grrr. Anyway — turning it off. Instructions on turning it off here. I […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-30

More specifically Techno & House than usual. Featuring new Shawn Rudiman on Detroit Techno Mlitia, new Cephax Acid Crew album Cro Magnox, Kommon+Appleblim, Trus’ Me, and things found trawling through my ITunes collection… [audio:http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-20130330-KRUINoiseRadio.mp3|titles=KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-30 Noise Radio|artists=Chaircrusher] http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-20130330-KRUINoiseRadio.mp3 Kommon+Appleblim Silencio Anika In The City Trus’ Me Me Tes une Pute Felix Lenferink First […]

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Sound Forge Pro + Windows 8 = Frustrating Frustration.

With the advent of Windows 8, Sound Forge users may run into a registration brain fart that can’t be fixed simply. I ran into this on two different machines. The symptom is that Sound Forge works fine, for a while, and then forgets that it is authorized, and refuses to re-authorize, either on-line or off-line. […]

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In which SoundCloud sends me a hilarious takedown notice

So today I got this interesting message from Soundcloud: Hi chaircrusher, Our automatic content protection system has detected that your sound “Rubber Duckie (Wub Machine Remix)” may contain the following copyright content: “Get Some Fruit (Wubstep Dubstep Remix)” by Anand Bhatt, owned by Favorecido Productions. As a result, its publication on your profile has been […]

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Live @ PS One 2013-03-19

It was cold and snowy and there wasn’t much in the way of an audience, but I got to try out some new stuff. Starting about 14:00 I have a section that samples (well, granulates) Milk & Eggs aka Jordan Sellergren. It ultimately bears only the most tenuous relationship to the original music which is […]

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KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-02

So it’s been a bit since I did a radio show, so I have a backlog of new stuff to work through. New Burial, Autechre, My Bloody Valentine, Alex Under, Ron Trent, Terrace, and of course Chaircrusher…. [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher2013-03-02-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3|titles=2013-03-02 KRUI Noise Radio|artists=chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher2013-03-02-KRUI-NoiseRadio.mp3 My Bloody Valentine Who Sees You Autechre Bladelores Alex Under Bola 7 Alex […]

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food

Making Whole Wheat Bread: Recipe and philosophizing.

This grew out of a discussion on Facebook about bread making. Kylie Buddin requested a recipe. Bread really seems daunting to many people who are otherwise confident cooks. My first advice to people is to lower their standards: Your lumpy, under-risen loaves will still taste better than store-bought bread. Don’t be afraid to fail, and […]