David Kronemyer

Capsule Review – John McLaughlin at Royce Hall

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments ·

John McLaughlin played the final concert of his farewell US tour last night at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It was billed as a return to the Mahavishnu Orchestra from the early 1970s. This was plenty of motivation for me to attend, as I saw them several times back then, and counted myself as a fan. The […]

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Capsule Review – Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

September 1st, 2017 · No Comments ·

We went to see Stephen Stills and Judy Collins last night at the Saban Theatre. Yes it’s hard to believe, but there were these two folk-rock legends actually performing together. Stills is 72 and Collins is 78 (seemingly younger than many of the attendees), and now they’re on a multi-city tour, they must really like […]

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Capsule Review – King Crimson at the Greek Theater

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments ·

We very much enjoyed last night’s King Crimson concert at the Greek Theater. Having been a fan of the band for a very long time, it was good to see them in their current lineup. One of the distinguishing features of this version is that it has three drummers on the frontline, with the rest […]

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Mike Fellows Archive

April 4th, 2017 · No Comments ·

These materials are from some of the people who participated in the Independent Study Program at Point Loma High School during 1967-1970, an educational experiment in unstructured learning. Most of the action occurs during 1970-1976 as the principals migrated from San Diego to Berkeley and other locales, acquired significant others, and otherwise engaged with life. […]

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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”).  […]

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Using a Moog Voyager as a Master MIDI Controller

July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments ·

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 […]

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AC Power to the Electronic Music Studio

January 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

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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