Red Echo

March 16, 2008

I went over to Michael H.’s place on Thursday for another evening of music-making. This time I brought my Repeater and some other gear along with the keyboard, so I could record multiple layers of sound and let them loop. This worked really well with Michael’s computer setup, and we jammed for about an hour and a half straight. It was fun. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes next.

I need to make my music system more portable. I have looked at various gig racks but they are all too big, too awkward, or too ugly. I decided that specific needs demanded a specialized solution, and spent the afternoon today building a custom console box. If I set it just above and in back of my keyboard, this will put all the most important controls right at finger’s reach. All the wiring will go inside the box, so I can leave all the devices connected to each other, and setting up somewhere will be a matter of connecting the keyboard, the audio output, and one single power cord.