Notes from the Studio
So much to describe. I am to the point where older themes no longer even resemble older productions of them, and I’m adding new themes into them. Preparation is taking longer but I think it is worth it for the end result.
Livestreaming is now a thing. I guess it was a thing 11 years ago when I started livestreaming the Ephemera series, but given live in-person performance is off for this year as well as last year (my last live performance was in September of 2019) being experienced at it is rather helpful.
I finally tracked down the problem with the right channel to the monitor, it wasn’t affecting the radio stream but it was certainly making trouble for both my video feed and my own ears. I almost replaced the mixer (a 25 year old Mackie 1202-VLZ) but turns out it wasn’t the mixer after all, it wasn’t even the cable, it was just oxidation in the jack in the back of the interface (in the hardest place to crawl to in the studio, of course). But that means far better sound, and all balanced now.
Tonight’s music will be a mix of some very quiet and not so quiet vignettes. To describe it, I think it will be good, melodic, and I’ve put together a lot of backgrounds. Enough to look forward to playing it.
If you want to see me playing in RL, I will be broadcasting this show on twitch.tv, and playing virtually in the RadioSpiral HQ in SL and of course audio via RadioSpiral’s live stream. https://twitch.tv/edisonrex4 for the video feed, each broadcast is an improvement, hopefully this one will be as well. If you just want to listen in the background, that’s ok too..
2 Hours of Live, unedited improvisation and performance
The show starts at 3PM PDT/6PM/EDT/23:00 BST/00:00 WST
To listen, just click the play arrow on our widget at http://radiospiral.net or you can tune your media player (or browser) in to https://radiospiral.net/stream.mp3 (or check our site for more advanced instructions).
Please, if you’d like, meet us in the Radiospiral Slack chat room or in Second Life at the Orlov region (we can pick up a landmark to the Sci-Fi Con), http://radiospiral.life
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If you’ve missed shows or want to explore some of the past Ephemera performances, you can find them at https://aegura2.harriman4.com/ephemera.php which has the past few years of them. Beware, they’re all 2 hours long so there’s a lot to listen to (over 300 hours and climbing).