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Hans Tammen

$100 Guitar Project: "I Hate Zero Crossings" (Hans Tammen)

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"I Hate Zero Crossings": A metal ring between the strings near the bridge makes them vibrate slower, and the resulting low frequencies are fed into constantly looping recording buffers. The buffer length varies, and is set without any concern for zero crossings. Due to the long wavelength the cuts occur usually at random points on the cycle, causing loud clicks. Rhythms and loud square wave sounds are results of the various lengths of the buffers. Some sounds are played, of course, but there are also some noises amplified, and come from the guitar directly. The piece was recorded at Diapason's multichannel sound gallery, and is a stereo downmix of the 5.1 version.

Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O'Meara bought a $100 electric guitar, charmed by its no-name vibe and single bridge pickup that looks like an old radio. The guitar passed through the hands of numerous players, each of which recorded a piece with it, and passed it on to the next player. Show less
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