David Kronemyer


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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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Mixing SPDIF Modules and Samplers to Logic 8

March 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: Over the years the studio where I produce many records has accumulated a variety of MIDI sound modules (“ROMplers,” so called because their sounds typically are stored on a single ROM chip) and samplers. The MIDI sound modules include older ones made by Roland, E-Mu, Yamaha and Alesis, together with others. The newer […]

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Rane – TubeTech 576 Channel Mixing System

February 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: The studio where I do a lot of work has a variety of synths and synth modules. As a matter of performance ethic we decided we wanted to keep all of them on, all of the time, and accessible via a master stereo buss. Over a period of time we attempted to devise […]

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