David Kronemyer

Reconsidering Past Lives

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: I am quite skeptical of folk psychological entities such as spirits, souls and past lives. I recently started thinking, though, that we may have been giving them short shrift, and that possibly we should consider them more sympathetically. The analytical philosophy tradition in which I was trained taught us to question everything, and […]

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A Recent Experience in the Los Angeles Superior Court

February 21st, 2015 · No Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: The other driver made an unsafe lane change at an intersection, and basically wiped out half of my car. Fortunately, both of us were wearing seatbelts; no bones were broken, nobody was thrown through the windshield, nobody ended up on the pavement . I got out of my car pretty much as soon […]

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Hiwatt Amplifiers

August 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: This is a brief pictorial history of Hiwatt.  Dave Reeves started making amplifiers in the early 1960s.  In addition to trading as Hiwatt, Reeves also did work on a subcontracted basis for other companies such as Sound City and Solasound (which owned the brand name “Coloursound,” its most famous pedal being the “Tonebender”).  […]


Using a Moog Voyager as a Master MIDI Controller

July 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: We have a Voyager and wanted to use it as a master controller for a dozen or so downstream MIDI modules (MIDI to each of them distributed from the Voyager through a MIDI splitter/patch bay). We noted, however, that MIDI out on the Voyager affected most of the downstream MIDI functions, in particular, […]

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A Critique of EuroRack Modular Synth Enclosures

May 10th, 2010 · 8 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: There’s a semi-not-obvious issue with the now-popular Eurorack format, which is that while the modules may be economically-priced, the racks are expensive. And while they are amazing, many of the newer modules no longer are so economically priced. Doepfer’s dealer in the U.S. is Analogue Haven/Shawn Cleary. Shawn sells Doepfer Euroracks for $530 […]


AC Power to the Electronic Music Studio

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: It’s astonishing how many synth studios ignore the requisites of proper AC power.  Power behind the racks typically is an afterthought.  It ends up as a confused jumble of cables.  This not only is conceptually offensive, but also results in marked degradation of audio sound quality. Here is the solution we have implemented […]

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Publison Infernal Machine

January 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: The Publison Infernal Machine is a wonderful effects device manufactured by the eponymous French company in the 1980s.  It also has a great name!  There seems to be an issue on-line about the lack of availability of the manual.  Here’s a .pdf copy. Publison Infernal Machine – Manual Publison Infernal Machine


ElectroHarmonix Mini-Synthesizer

March 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: These ElectroHarmonix Mini-Synthesizers were pretty beat on arrival so I spent a pleasurable afternoon resoldering connections and cleaning up so they would work.  Particularly annoying is their cardboard enclosure.  My tendency in these matters is to over-improve so I briefly contemplated the fabrication of a new metal casing or perhaps even one of […]


Everybody’s Been Burned

March 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: “Everybody’s Been Burned” is a great David Crosby song recorded by one of my all-time favorite bands The Byrds. No doubt but that the early proto-psychedelic Byrds are the best and “Burned” illustrates some of the reasons why – crystal-clear guitars, jazzy chord changes and a wistful melancholic summer-hazy feel. Unfortunately the song […]



March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: One of my favorite bands right before the psychedelic era was Paul Revere and the Raiders. One of their best songs was the Barry Mann – Cynthia Weil composition “Hungry”. There actually are a couple of different versions of this. The original is energetic but sounds terrible. A remixed version appears on the […]

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