Friday, July 3, 2009


Progress marches on at the new FFS. The first synthesizer area has been populated. Of course, nothing has been plugged in and I'm still working on placement but it's starting to feel good.

For those gear heads out there that can't quite identify everything in the picture, I'll make it easy for you. Here's the list (left to right, top to bottom)...

Stand 1 - Moog Rogue, Oberheim Xpander, Kawai K5000s
Stand 2 - Moog Little Phatty, DSI Prophet '08. Alesis Andromeda A6
Stand 3 - Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue, Clavia Nord Lead 2, Korg Z1
Stand 4 - Korg MS2000, Korg Prophecy, Oberheim OB-12
Stand 5 - Roland RS-09, Korg DW-8000, Yamaha DX5

Now it's time to set up the second synthesizer area. It's as big as the first!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

There's a fungus among us!

Ok, if we can get past the phallic jokes for a minute, I'd like to share this picture of some unusual fungus growth that I spotted one morning at the new FFS.  Sure, FFS is "located within the shadows of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant" but, come on, that's just not right.  By nightfall, it had shriveled up (cue more phallic jokes) and died but it does make one wonder...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


After all of the equipment was gone, here's a pic from the old FFS.  Look here for the "before" picture.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So lonely...

My Zeta Uprite Bass is so lonely...  I need to set up my theremin, a nice custom built modular analog synth, and, of course, a baby grand piano to complete the formal music room.

So, does anyone have a baby grand that they want to get rid of?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ground Zero

This is where it all began. The Fiber family house in Shippensburg PA was the birthplace of my (and several others) music recording career and the setting for countless other childhood events. The Fibers (Larry Roy, Helen, Larry Lee, Lonny, and Dan "The Man") were my friends, hosts, participants, and progenitors of a musical movement which is still alive today.

That first recording was of a song called "Pung" and was recorded in 1985 onto a Tascam Porta One Cassette MiniStudio. The drum machine part was programmed by Lonny, Scott (MC2P4) recorded three separate keyboard parts, I laid down an electric bass part, and it was all mixed by Larry Lee. Here is that "landmark" recording...