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Vortex live (long)
I played a gig last night in which a performance artist/painter was getting
a tattoo done on his spine, and my job was to take the close miked sound of
the needle, run it thru my EMS Pitch-To-Voltage Converter to drive a VCS-3,
which in turn was being fed directly through the Vortex and my SDE-330
Dimensional Space Delay. I had a long cluster echo on the Delay, and a
sweet variation on the Bleen patch on the Vortex which I was madly editing
in real-time just cycling away.
Since I have only owned my Vortex for a couple of weeks, I hadn't had the
chance to use it in a live situation. At some point, I was trying to
out which patch point on the VCS-3 was doing all this wonderful wailing
and spinning and it was then I realized it was the Lexicon talking. What a
You haven't truly experienced the Vortex until you've used it in a concert
There was also someone doing live video processing who at some point
generated some nice swirling patterns. I wonder why?...
Everyone got home safely, their hearing intact (no ringing) and their
organs only slightly crushed by the spinning subharmonics.
Just thought I'd share this with you.
D 4 V 1 D K R 1 5 T 1 4 N
Not always that noisy.