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Pulsewave, this Saturday June 17th NYC!

I’m super stoked to be playing this show with Orange Drink and Swamptalk this weekend in Manhattan at Babycastles. If you’re in the area, come check this out. Pulsewave knows how to put on events. There’s going to be a chiptune open mic before the bands, and rad visuals by Claire Kwong!

Pulsewave June 17th

Ghost Image (Haunted Halloween Special!)

Over the past few months I noticed things being moved around at night when I wasn’t at the studio. I set up some security cameras and what I captured is pretty shocking!

I created all of the music and video in Ubuntu Linux 16.04LTS. The music sequence was composed in LMMS then exported stems to Mixbus 3.6 where I mixed it and recorded the drums. I mastered the track in Audacity and edited the video in Kdenlive.

Drum setup:
2015 Tama Imperialstar Bob Kit Hairline Blue finish
Gibraltar floating tom mount system
Tama Iron Cobra hi hat stand (main hats)
Vintage Olympic hi hat stand (trash hats)
Ludwig flat base straight stands (crashes)
PDP boom stand (ride)
Vintage Nuvader Nickel Silver 15″ Hi Hats
Meinl HCS 8″ Bell
Kasza 17″ Dirty Bell crash cymbal
Vintage NuVader 22″ ride cymbal (Nickel Silver)
Meinl HCS 16″ Trash Crash / Generic 16″ brass crash bottom (trash hats)
Vintage Camber 18″ Crash Cymbal (Brass)
Aquarian Studio X on tom batters
Tama single ply clear tom resonants
Aquarian Studio X Dot on snare batter
Tama thin clear snare resonant
Aquarian Response 2 Coated kick batter
Remo Vintage Emperor w/ Kickport 2 on kick resonant
DW 6000 kick pedal (sucks, I want a new pedal)
Vintage flat base Slingerland snare stand
Vintage MIJ canister throne

Low Level Festival Starts Tonight!

Low Level 2016

I’m incredibly excited to be playing this festival that’s happening this weekend in Bushwick/Brooklyn, NYC!

Facebook event

Friday, August 19th

  Music Visual
6:00 PM doors
7:00 PM Tate Gregor Ohhinaifu
7:50 PM Demonic Sweaters mrghosty
8:40 PM Fashion Zoo 68krew
9:30 PM Zen Albatross Enerjawn
10:20 PM DZZ Party Time! Hexcellent!
11:10 PM Makeup + Vanity Set Magical Grill
12:00 AM Chipzel Turnt Shoujo

Saturday, August 20th

11AM – 3PM
Gallery hours
Family friendly
Free to all!

2PM
Artist Talk with
composer Chris Burke

Music Visual
6:00 PM doors
7:00 PM Little Paw Magical Grill
7:50 PM Ghost Cop Enerjawn
8:40 PM Warez Waldo mrghosty
9:30 PM Fearofdark Party Time! Hexcellent!
10:20 PM Mitomoro Turnt Shoujo
11:10 PM Trey Frey Alex Luna
12:00 AM Ducky Ohhinaifu

MANIFESTO

As time proceeds through the modern age, past once futuristic milestones like the turn of the millennium, and dates of apocalyptic prophecy, we look back on the years that have passed and wonder where they leave us. Neither shiny, idyllic utopias nor grim post-collapses have truly materialized, so we wonder now what future we have left to expect. What tale of tomorrow is left to be told by a world that should already be there?

Existing works of media, common purveyors of what may arrive next, are themselves couched in their own respective timeframes. Due to specific technological tools, or in-vogue stylistic techniques, most creative works telegraph the era in which they were made, even when depicting a hypothetical future. These means and methodologies were typically discarded when the next big thing came around (arguably, before their potential could be fully explored), further entrenching the identifiability of when something was produced.

More recently, this trend has started to reverse. The rapid advancement of easily available tools, along with anachronism itself becoming a motif, has lead to imitations of the past becoming common-place. This, combined with the Internet’s ability to preserve, catalog, and analyze our memories, has led to a sort of temporal compression of culture. The content of creative works has begun to disassociate from the context in which they were originally formed.

Rather than fight against this phenomenon, it is time to embrace it. Treating the past as off-limits makes little sense, as it has begun to act not just as inspiration, but more like its own type of material. By combining, retooling, and synthesizing these elements, a better understanding of time may arise.

We believe that the retro-future is still ours to create.”

MilkyTracker Drummer 2

I made another song in MilkyTracker, then recorded some drums to it. I created most of the samples in this one directly in MilkyTracker. I’m really happy with this one, especially the drum sound.

I only had 4 inputs for drums so I miked up the kick, snare, a single overhead, then used a behringer line mixer to run two dynamic mics to one channel for toms. In the mix I painstakingly cut every single rack tom and floor tom hit and put them into their own channel so I could pan them separately. With the single overhead, I duplicated it, changed the eq on the copy and offset it slightly with the original, then panned them LR to give it a pseudo stereo image.

This is actually the second version of this video I made, the first one had some lag in the transitions, so I redid the whole vid in Sony Vegas and it came out much smoother.

Chiptune artist Dr. Zilog releases hilarious promo video for his new cassette

Dr. Zilog and friends made this infomercial type promo vid for his upcoming cassette and it’s pretty damn hilarious. This lead me to checking out his music, and I love it. So check it out. If you wanna hear some of Zilog’s chippy stylings, see below!