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Dream gear

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Halifaxsoundguy, May 23, 2007.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    If you had an offer to design a brand new not yet invented piece of gear what would it be, no limits??

    Mine would be called "intention". Its a 2 unit rack that has an input knob a brainwave receptor screen, a knob for intention and make up gain. The idea is that you plug in any music making or sound collecting device, then concentrate on what you want. As you think, your thoughts flow to the brain wave receptor. Then the device adds all the elements your thinking of. Use of the intention knob is for how much intention you need that you can't make yourself. The end result is a flawless sound that you imagined.
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    LOL, when you dream you might as well dream big! Nice
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Well, my device would have to be the "intention filter".

    This connects through the insert connections on the "intention" device. It allows the user to filter out random thought impulses generated by external input like touch or sight or smell.

    It can also filter out certain emotions...like for example, if you are trying to make a happy uplifting song, but in the middle of your session happen to think about your dead dog, the bad feeling/emotions brought up about that would be filtered out, keeping the song bright and happy.

    Then there's the subconscious knob. Turning this increases/decreases the amount effect the users subconsious affects the output of the intention filter. Adding more may introduce a bit of randomness to the tune. In addition there is the feedback switch which controls the amount of subconscious feedback allowing for some really amazing results.

    There is also an optional module allowing the "intention filter" to be hooked up to multiple users so a whole band could be able to affect/compose a song in real time. Each module has the ability to affect a certain instrument or frequency, giving each member of the band their own "intention instrument".

    OH...and it has tubes...because everyone knows tubes make things sound better.
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    In reality (not really) I want Shock Phones.

    Headphones that shock the wearer. After 30 takes to get one word right, maybe the right motivation the singer needs is 30-40 volts to the back of the ear. Of course this would be only controllable by the engineer.

    Actually this could be a whole line of products:
    Shock Producers Chair
    Shock Girlfriend Couch
    Shock DrumSticks - Great for keeping things in time.
  5. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    But in reality...

    I don't have any dream gear. I just want existing gear and some Dream Bands to record.
  6. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Another feature will be the Analog tape emulator. No wait it prolly would have included that because its so kick ass.

    It would have a ton of blinking led's that would always look cool.
  7. JessicaX

    JessicaX Guest

    Gary Larson popularized the "Suck" knob and I have used it extensively throughout my career of rokNRoll. It does wonderz to those wunder?ful bandz!

    Almost like RemyRAD has!

  8. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

    Will that intention knob work with my wife? If so sign me up for one along with a few spares.
  9. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    In the realm of the "possible" I would really like to see a program-dependant EQ that could intelligently follow the notes of a performance, boosting only those frequencies that were actually being played... not just 800Hz hit-and-miss sh-- that only takes care of 3/4ths of the notes of that guitar solo. It would be possible to automate this EQ in your favorite DAW via the VST interface (this is a hardware box with modern features), or send a MIDI stream to it to really tell it what to accentuate/cut. It would also be possible to connect multiple units with a serial cable so that they could communicate with each other and avoid (or create?) interfering frequency changes between instruments on different tracks within the same song. The audio path would of course be 100% discrete with high resolution (maybe 1024pt), digitally controlled motorized pots, and you would have maybe 5 fully parametric filters per channel (with a 100kHz bandwidth of course :D ). I think there is more to this, but it escapes me for now.

    It would definitely have to :lol:
  10. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    LOL !!!!

    But you forgot to add soft/hard knee and especially the nuke mod.

    Man, I was dreaming about the same device so many times. Mine is less humbly with the voltage (three steps: Hurry, Rambo, Jack Bauer, of course with 1073 red cap gain knob) and has the slit for electricity invoice tickets.

  11. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    I am dying waiting for the day when I can easily route, configure, interface and use all my analog gear without cables/wires or patchbays.
  12. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    thats a million dollar idea
  13. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

    And who doesn't want a "Keep-Your-Drummer-In-Timer-er?" With cool purple LEDs. There wouldn't be a knob for that, though, because it would always be on. But, there would be bonus knobs for "Keep-The-Hi-Hat-In-Sync," "Less Cymbals," "Fill-Tempo-Auto-Correction," "Instant-Double-Bass," and "Heavy-Hand-Subtraction," which would help the guy who plays like Animal from the muppets.

    I think, though it shouldn't be a rackmount. More like a cochlear implant...directly into the cerebral cortex.

    Actually, Zoom makes something similar. I have one. It's called the Rythm Track 123. (A drum machine.)

    Dry humor...is.


    Ooh, I almost forgot the presets:
    "Hard Rock"
    "Heavy Metal"
    "80s Metal"
    "Speed Metal"
    "American Death Metal"
    "Norwegian Death Metal"
  14. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member


    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  15. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    I've got the old analog outboard version of that (The Russian Draggin) but it has yellow, red and green LED's rather than purple.
  16. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

    Or the new A/B converter. Converts type-A personalities to type-B. Man, THAT one is useful beyond the stage and studio.

  17. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    I'd like the 2HE 19" Dreamcatcher XE so I can recall the ideas I sometimes have during my dreams. The other night I dreamt I was in a TV show singing with Van Halen to their new hitsingle, which I thought at that moment was a great song. I recalled a few shreds but not the hook and chorus.
  18. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

    So, now its, "so are you a Van Halen fan of David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone, or cfaalm?"

    Could there be an optional plug-in for "Dream-Maker" for those of us with lackluster dreamscapes?


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