Pinning • The Context

How a blurry use case turned into a clear vision. Here is some context about which apps inspired me to get started with developing Pinning. What I like about them and what I still miss.

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Coffee & Synths I. It just happened.

We did it. Coffee & Synths #1 just happened. Great fun! :)

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Coffee & Synths. Questions & Answers

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  • Musical styles? Any. Noise, Hip Hop, Electronica, Glitch, Ambient, Chip Tunes, Dance, Soundscapes. Any.
  • Should I bring my own headphones? Yes, please. I’ll set up a small headphone amp. So you’ll be able to adjust your volume.
  • How is this recorded? Stereo Mix. Simple.
  • Will this be published? I’ll post the sessions here and on the event page. There won’t be any further “release” without your confirmation. If you prefer to stay anonymous, no problem, please let me know.
  • No Laptops, really? Yes please. It’s all about pushing buttons and seeing what you hear and not hiding behind a screen. However if you have a device that needs a computer as sound source (e.g. Maschine) it’s okay to connect your controller and put the computer somewhere aside.
  • Schematics? Schematics, schematics …
  • But … why? Because we really need to make more music. And because it needs to be easier to jam out with people, especially with all these ultra mobile music making tools we now all own.

Note: Sorry, it seems like I have serious issues drawing chairs.

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Coffee & Synths. In preparation of …

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I just prepared the tech setup for our next week’s coffee & synths session. Trying to keep it as minimal and portable as possible, plus: avoiding computers as point of failure and distraction. Currently all parts fit in a in small basket and can be carried around easily. So the only thing we depend on infrastructure-wise is access to a single power outlet. That’s it.


Main Parts

  • 8 Channel Mixer
  • 4 Stereo Channels Headphone Amp
  • Stereo Audio Recorder

During the session the mixer and the headphone amp will be accessible to everybody. All relevant connectors and channels are color coded so you will know immediatly which knobs to turn to adjust your input or headphone level.

I can’t wait. This will be great fun. If you are interested and haven’t joined yet, you can do so here.

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