Re: [LAU] Limiters?

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To: Paul Davis <paul@...>
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 5:30 am

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 05:47:59PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:

Hm, what about guitar feedback then? Or tube saturation distortion, for that matter? Or echoplex feedback?

There are at least a few cases where technological accidents-- or gear being pushed beyond its boundaries-- caused a very desirable, very musical effect.

I think it was Brian Eno who said the appeal of distortions like tube saturation, film grain, pixellation, tape saturation, etc., was that it gives the impression that the emotion or meaning is so strong that it strains or breaks the medium that's trying to convey (or contain?) it, and that's the reason it sounds or looks so exciting.

-ken
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[LAU] Limiters?, Gabbe Nord, (Sat Jul 9, 4:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, plutek, (Sun Jul 10, 2:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat Jul 9, 9:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Ken Restivo, (Mon Jul 11, 5:08 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Roberto, (Mon Jul 11, 7:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Hartmut Noack, (Sun Jul 10, 10:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Gabbe Nord, (Sat Jul 9, 9:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Folderol, (Sat Jul 9, 9:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Julien Claassen, (Sat Jul 9, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat Jul 9, 9:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, S. Massy, (Mon Jul 11, 7:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jul 11, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Folderol, (Mon Jul 11, 7:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Arnold Krille, (Mon Jul 11, 8:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, S. Massy, (Mon Jul 11, 9:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Arnold Krille, (Mon Jul 11, 9:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Hartmut Noack, (Mon Jul 11, 8:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Folderol, (Mon Jul 11, 8:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, fred, (Mon Jul 11, 9:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, fred, (Mon Jul 11, 8:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Ken Restivo, (Mon Jul 11, 5:25 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Joe Hartley, (Mon Jul 11, 2:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Arnold Krille, (Sun Jul 10, 3:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Jul 10, 4:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Arnold Krille, (Sun Jul 10, 5:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Jul 10, 8:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Hartmut Noack, (Sun Jul 10, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Paul Davis, (Sun Jul 10, 9:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Jeremy Jongepier, (Mon Jul 11, 6:42 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Ken Restivo, (Mon Jul 11, 5:30 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Renato, (Mon Jul 11, 10:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Paul Davis, (Mon Jul 11, 12:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Hartmut Noack, (Sun Jul 10, 10:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Julien Claassen, (Sat Jul 9, 9:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Ricardus Vincente, (Sat Jul 9, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Limiters?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sat Jul 9, 9:34 pm)