Category Archives: Music Technology

Converting MP4 Video to DXV MOV format

We frequently need to convert MP4 videos into DXV (in an MOV file format) to play on Resolume.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to use MPEG_Streamclip from Squared 5. Version 1.2 is not compatible for direct … Continue reading

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Broadway Show Review – Dear Evan Hansen

Broadway Show Review – Dear Evan Hansen A few weeks ago we held had our annual trip to see several Broadway shows.  This is a review of the lighting, sound, and tech for “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Music Box … Continue reading

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Broadway Show Review – Great Comet of 1812

Broadway Show Review – Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 A few weeks ago we held had our annual trip to see several Broadway shows.  This is a review of the lighting, sound, and tech for “Great Comet … Continue reading

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Labeling Wireless Microphone “Shoe Bags”

Often in theatre, shoe bags are used to deploy body pack style wireless microphones, as well as small props.  One issue I’ve had is labeling the shoe bag pockets with the actor/character name.  Since I use cloth shoe bags, gaff … Continue reading

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Roland Aerophone AE-10 Wind Synthesizer

Roland just announced their new entrant into the wind controller (wind synthesizer) market.  This has on-board sounds, usb port, audio output port, and sax fingerings.  No point in re-typing what Roland has on their website: https://www.roland.com/global/products/aerophone_ae-10/ Here is a short … Continue reading

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Broadway Show Review – Matilda

A few weeks ago we held had our annual trip to see several Broadway shows.  This is a review of the lighting and sound for “Matilda” at the Shubert theatre.  I’m not going to review the overall show -there are … Continue reading

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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 2 of 2)

Part 2: It’s an ill wind that blows no good Part 1 offered simplified theory of why most stock synthesizer patches don’t work well with a wind controller, and summarized a few guidelines for making a patch wind-friendly. Part 2 … Continue reading

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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 1 of 2)

Part 1: It’s an ill wind that blows no good So…, you just returned from a musician’s yard sale where you scored a MIDI gadget that looks like Darth Vader’s clarinet. You plug it into your keyboard synth, select your … Continue reading

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Dual WX Case – custom build

As noted in an earlier post, when I gig, I always bring two controllers.  To make transportation easier, I built a custom case the holds two WX7 controllers, plus cables and other small items inside the lid. The foam inserts … Continue reading

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Bob Norton Wind Synth Gig Rig Update

From the editor:  Our good friend Bob Norton has updated his wind synth “Gig Rig”.  Ever searching for a lighter rack while still providing full equipment redundancy, Bob has switched to powered speakers, and took the amps out of his … Continue reading

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