Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Photos from ACRE

Recording from Sunday's show

Lady Rollins was invited to play a set this past weekend at ACRE, in beautiful Steuben, WI (pop. 131). It was a total blast-- thank you to everyone involved, and especially to our friends Xina Xurner for putting us on the bill!

The sound guy taped the proceedings with a pair of decent microphones, but it might be a while before we get a copy of that file, so... in the meantime, here's our digital dictaphone recording of the event:

Live at ACRE, August 21, 2011 by Lady Rollins

Caroline, aside from occasionally singing, was projecting a video piece of hers that Jess, Devin and I were playing along to-- once we get the "real" recording from the ACRE folks, I'll post a compiled A/V video here so you can enjoy something closer to the experience of actually being there.

This is what we played:

Devin-- prepared guitar, bow:

Jess-- Thingamagoop, pedals:

Peter-- cassette tape loop, pedals:

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Amp kit ver 1.1

Now with a battery holder (and reorganized parts)!

Version 1.1 and 1.0:


Monday, August 15, 2011

First Eagle-to-prototype PCB

One of my projects for the summer was to learn Eagle and design/build something with it. Luckily, this dovetailed with a work thing-- redesigning the PCB for a mono-in/stereo-out headphone amplifier kit.

The prototype was etched yesterday:

...and drilled, populated and tested (works!) earlier this afternoon:

I have a feeling this is going to make the hobby-to-addiction leap fast.


Sunday, August 07, 2011

Behind Santa Rosa