November 7th, 2015 + 11:11 PM  ·  mud


Harp + Dulcimer

January 6th, 2012 + 6:01 PM  ·  mud

Hi guys! I noticed the last song that I posted was in 2007, how time flys!

I'm messing around with building a browser based MIDI recorder, and as a result I finally got my piano setup to record MIDI. This song was recorded in GarageBand, but I hope to someday be able to record stuff like this in the browser (maybe even on, collaborating with other members as we talked about once).

The song is one take, split into two tracks; a Harp (tuned to 1/16th time) and a Celtic Dulcimer (tuned to 1/8th time), along with a drum (loop) track in the background. It's inspired by Tchaikovsky, and Caribbean steel drums Hope you enjoy!


October 22nd, 2007 + 6:10 AM  ·  mud

I've been working on this piano song for a few months now, on and off. It's has a few takes, so it's a bit fragmented, and my recording equipment may sound a bit hissy (it's my laptop microphone, so the fan is audible).

Do you guys have any ideas for how it could end? Or perhaps other ideas. Kinda got stuck.

iPod Nano + Washing Machine

October 21st, 2007 + 6:10 PM  ·  mud

When I got back from camping a few weeks ago I dumped all my clothes in the laundry. When the load finished I realized my I'd accidentally thrown in my iPod Nano! I thought for sure it was broken, so just set it under my bed for the past few weeks. Yesterday I plugged it into my mac, and to my surprise it booted! These things are indestructible. Apparently the Sure Ec3 earphones are waterproof as well (at least after they dry out). Now my iPod is fresh and clean.

BandAMP @ Burning Man 2008

October 21st, 2007 + 6:10 AM  ·  mud

I'm planning on building a large geodesic dome (about 20ft. tall in the center) out of metal pipes for Burning Man 2008. It should be sturdy enough to hold hammocks, or bungie cords for people to swing around, if they wanted. I may go larger (40ft tall), if there seems like there will be a lot of people coming. It would be a place where you guys can get together and jam. Maybe it could be setup for live concerts, with a continually rotating list of BandAMP members. If there are going to be a lot of people though, it would be good for some of you to bring your own tents, or if you want privacy, ect.

It might be cool to have solar to power the equipment. We brought a bike powered generator this year, which was dumb, because you're in a desert. I was at Burning Man this year on reconnaissance in preparation for 2008. It's a very creative environment, filled with interesting and enjoyable people; the perfect place for musicians to truly be heard, and perhaps found? Last years burn was amazing. The Oil Derrek burn... erm... explosion was the most impressive. I lost my camera, so we only got a few shots.

We built a hexi-yurt. We taped it together with duck tape, which was a bad idea, because the duck tape heated up in the sun, then sand got beneath it, and finally, the big dust storm! Our home was completely annihilated. But then, some friendly neighbors took us in, which was really cool, because they were great people. That's how Burning Man is, disaster strikes, your house blows away, your camera is lost, but who cares? You enjoy it all.

Oh, don't worry, the geodesic dome will be indestructible!

More info about geodesic domes: Desert Domes Pacific Domes Wikipedia

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