Equipment

Was able to get the Motu connected with either Audacity or CoolEdit, both up to 192k. The latter bricked a bit; I had to find a way around the settings, but it wasn't difficult. I'm using an ASUS gaming machine, Win7, and there haven't been any issues. The reverb can be set to swallow up anything. I recorded from a 1980s RadioShack multi-function radio, expanding and contracting the sound; I was listening to static. I learn more from static these days than from the religious programs that dominate sw. But the range was limited. I did better with the vibration meter raised several octaves; the next step, more difficult, should be to record VLF radio; I might just send the raw signal in through the mic input, set Aud back to 192k and hope for the best. The Motu needs a power supply; I'm going to look around RadioShack to see if I can find or build something that allows the whole load of stuff out into the field. That's getting to be around forty pounds, and probably for nothing, given the fury of the power grid here. I couldn't cut through it in Eyebeam. The next step though is with the multi-function radio, just listening at different places in Eyebeam, seeing what the radiations are. The Q is wide, should be easy to pick things up.

Probably boring to you, not to me. And the oud, ken bau, and hasapi sound beautiful - at least I'm getting what I've hoped for. The air, floor, earth, universe, virus, all vibrate; I listen since that's what will remain in the long run. Not these vibrations, but something. -

 
Tags: Mac, Motu, Marko