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Mixer problems

My Spirit 328 digital mixer is having problems. These mixers were plagued with power supply problems, and mine has always been a little quirky, occasionally resetting (an early symptom of the problem) after it’s been turned on for about fifteen minutes. Last night the 328 didn’t want to power on at all, so I assumed it was dead, and I was very very unhappy and frustrated. Then, a few minutes later, it randomly decided to turn on… since then, it’s been chugging along, so it’s staying powered on 24/7 until everything is recorded or it completely dies.

I haven’t decided whether to send the mixer in for repair (cost will be about $350) or just get rid of it and buy something new and improved. Unfortunately, digital technology is very much about disposing of the not so old in favor of the oh so new, unlike older analog equipment that aged very well and in fact sometimes became more valuable with age. This thing is only about eight years old and it’s already outdated to the point where I’m considering junking it rather than pay a few hundred bucks to fix it, which is kind of depressing. Bleh.

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Album of the Day, May 11th – Space & Time


Space & Time by Move D & Namlook, 2006

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Album of the Day, May 10th – Drukqs


Drukqs by Aphex Twin, 2001

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Album of the Day, Mar 1 – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts


My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Byrne and Eno, 1981

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Week 3, Day 5 – Feb 3rd

I got the power supply for the tape echo today, so it’s up and going. So far I’m liking it, you can watch the tape spin around as it goes, it definitely has a particular sound to it that I like, and it sounds especially good as you change the tape speed. Negatives are: 1) it’s mechanical and thus a little noisy 2) it has a weird thing where it stops recording when you don’t put anything in for a while which is fine except there’s a pop that gets echoed when it starts back up 3) there’s definitely a lot of warble, which is cool but I might also like there to be a bit less sometimes… I bought it used so I might just need to change the tape.

I recorded one more part for “Stuck” using the tape echo, I like the result but I took too long playing around to get it. Need to be more productive… still need to spend more time in the studio.

Tomorrow I need to record multiple parts, do a rough-but-closer drum recording, and run five miles.

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Today’s To Do List – January 31st

- Work on “Stuck” Nord Mod sequences
- Work on “Stuck” effects chains
- Figure out what “Stuck” is missing
- Work on installation proposal

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