The Music & Work of Eric Beam
4×12 wired & ready for upcoming albums distorted synth tasks

Just finished wiring up the new 4×12 for the current album in the works. I’m going for a more “Live” heavy performance record this time around. Analog Synths, Bass, & whatever else I feel necessary via amps/speaker cabs in real-time; Something to push my drum performance hard. I’m wanting the transition from studio to stage to be one and the same. Next on the list is the Moog through a 4×10.

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DIY TB550A

Finished this guy up tonight (TB550A). Not the easiest of builds, as mentioned patience is key. I made a couple careless mistakes along the way, but all are resolved. TIP – Triple check alignment/orientations at all stages. For the time being I’ve loaded it up with a pair of 990’s & a CMOQ-2S. I might swap out the 990’s at some point, but I have to say it’s performing very well as is. Great EQ kit.

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Time-lapse video / optical synth control experiment.

While getting familiar with the d5100’s time-lapse & video capabilities, the idea of video controlled synthesis came to mind. I unsuccessfully scanned the net looking for a something to generate midi from video. While staring off into space a psychical solution was staring back at me. My Thingamagoop 2. I ended up using it’s photocell eye to pick up the changes of light from my video experiments.

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