Monday, October 31, 2005

woof

subwoofer

the new style of subwoofer. amazing. Gizmodo sez:

"Normal subwoofers pulsate a concave paper cone while also compressing air inside of a box and pushing it out through a small opening. The metal fans create an enormous cone of air essentially turning your room into the subwoofer box. This is capable of getting frequencies down to the 1Hz range, this is the same range you may associate with jet engines and nuclear explosions."

man, the Valve system was already making people vomit. This shit could melt you?

in a related note, the Meat Beat Manifesto / Havocsound/5lowershop/SPAZ party on saturday night was great, but I confess the earplugs a friend handed me (the way in bygone days smaller things might be palmed) were well appreciated.

Other bullet points from the weekend:
  • how happy am I that Havocsound are in the Bay Area? I have been missing promoters/music people/sound systems who are in themselves a pleasure to work with. Not about the money, but really good solid reliable people, down for all kinds of outsider noise, and sweet as pie to boot. Might start getting involved in throwing events again with these kitties around.
  • At the big ol' warehouse costume party, I was a pirate. I'm pretty proud of my costume, and of the fact that I handed out CDs of d*wnl*aded music. heh. mashups and remixes mostly.
  • we had pie. from the best bakery in Oakland (for treats anyway): bake sale betty
  • And on Friday, hit up Grime City for the one like the Joe Nice. He played an absolutely devastating set - all aspects of the dubstep sound, from wobbly bounce, to ominous clangs and swoops, to minimal squeaks and thuds. But the high point was definitely the shackleton remix of "Limb by Limb." OH NO! you wouldn't think I could stand to hear another version of that choon but damn it was heavy. Big up Ripple (the cat people always confuse me with when they see me on the flyer) from subscience for providing extra bass (nobody's got the $29,000 to drop on the little beastie up top for the basslines yet).

7 comments:

  1. That is nuts. Go science.

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  2. OK, I admit it. I used you're idea, and was a pirate giving out CDs on Halloween too. Thanks so much for letting me steal your idea. I went as Bootleg Billy, and gave out "unauthorized" copies of DJ C's "Boots" mix. Much fun. Big up!

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  3. you just pirated her idea.

    The woofer is great! I want to know more about how it technically works. Any links to more info?

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  4. Grime City was fun. Nice talking to you again. I'm missing WAY too many cool gigs. Keep those show reminders filling my mailbox!

    kinda ruined the home DJ experience with my small speakers though :-)

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  5. On a tangent...I have been looking for an article about the valve sound system making half an audience all throw up at the same time. I went to see valve at bristol academy and on more than one occasion I had to leave the room as the bass made my throat vibrate so much that it was making me gag! I wasn't the only one either there were quite a few people legging it for the other room. Does anyone know anything more about the frequencies etc?

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  6. this is quite interesting...http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/accoustic.htm

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