David Kronemyer


ARP String Ensemble, Logan String Melody, Freeman String Symphonizer

January 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: The first string synthesizer I recall was the Mellotron as heard on early Moody Blues and King Crimson records. This would have been around 1968. Of course the Mellotron isn’t a synthesizer at all. It ingeniously plays back tape loops like a gigantic cassette deck. There are two ways of mixing the Mellotron: […]

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Roland SH-1000, Roland SH-2000, Multivox MX-2000

January 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: Recently there has been considerable controversy regarding alleged similarities between the Roland SH-1000, the Roland SH-2000 and the Multivox MX-2000. In an effort to investigate the situation further we recently set up all three at a studio where I do a lot of synth programming, electronic composition and re-mixing.  The resolution of this […]

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Transformer-Based Processing Array

January 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: I keep getting asked questions about the transformer-based processing arrays I designed in the mid-1990s, so here’s the information. The line output of most synthesizer modules sounds pretty lame. It might be characterized as “thin” or “weak.” It lacks spatiality and dynamics. In the case of IC or chip-based samplers and romplers (ROM-based […]

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Roger Linn – Dave Smith Collaboration

January 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: I recently spent an afternoon at a colleague’s studio setting up the recent Roger Linn and Dave Smith instruments – AdrenaLinn I, AdrenaLinn II, AdrenaLinn III, Evolver and Morpho. The keyboard is a Midiman Oxygen 8; the mixer is a Midiman MicroMixer 18; and the patchbay is a Digital Music Corp. MX-28S. The […]

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January 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

DAVID KRONEMYER: Here is a song I recorded at a colleague’s studio entitled “Neurotica.”  It showcases the fabulous Resonator Neuronium designed by Jürgen Michaelis.  It all was performed live in real time (using a hardware MIDI sequencer) except the bass guitar part which I then overdubbed. The Resonator Neuronium comes in at bar 13 after the […]

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A Noisy Afternoon

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: A fellow noisician and I spent a pleasant afternoon creating interesting and unusual sonic textures with these devices by Arius Blaze – Folktek; Electro-Harmonix; and Roger Linn – AdrenaLinn III.  Here’s a link to the Flickr set: A Noisy Afternoon

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Logic 8 Issues

January 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: I recently spent an afternoon with a colleague assisting with a complicated audio mix in Logic 8. A lot of quadruple-tracked guitars going off everywhere, that sort of thing. We decided early on that it would be necessary to establish a very strict timing reference for the beats, if the song was to […]

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Agamemnon and Abraham

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: Ancient Greek civilization and that of the ancient Israelites are the templates for much of Western culture. Two of their patriarchs are Agamemnon and Abraham. I started to wonder what might have happened had they been friends. The first thing that occurred to me is that they both were called on to sacrifice […]

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Fade to Black

December 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

DAVID KRONEMYER: I am against the war in Iraq. Rather than set forth the reasons in a post, I decided to write a song about it, and here it is:

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Sharon Tate and Natalie Wood

April 5th, 2007 · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: I totally am into swingin’ chicks of the 60s. Two especially perfect iterations of the genre were Sharon Tate and Natalie Wood. They have several things in common, including: they both were beautiful; and they both met strange and untimely ends.  I wrote a song about them, which you can play right now:

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