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AW: Website: www.jo-jena.com

@kris: yeah, acoustic guitars are great! For me some kind of
romantic passion... Do you know any good recordings of
manipulated or looped acoustic guitars? I´m very interested in that!


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: johannes hätscher [mailto:haetsche@stud.uni-frankfurt.de]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2005 12:38
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: AW: Website: www.jo-jena.com

check this out: http://www.clavia.se/products/nordmodular/software.htm

Here you can download the NEW Modular for free: In this Demo version,
not the DSP of the hardware unit is needed, but the DSP from your computer.
is no MIDI, no polyphony, no Effects and - as I believe (sad!) - no Audio
in the Demo. BUT - you can generate and save! - self generating patches.

Check out for examples (this examples are from the old modular geration 1,
the patches can NOT be used for generation 2):


And with this demo it´s for free (the original unit is really expensive).
Unbelievable, isn´t it!? (Don´t forget to check out all the nice filter
and the sequencing - modules)



-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Hartung, Kris [mailto:kris.hartung@hp.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2005 12:26
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: RE: Website: www.jo-jena.com

Nice to see you were drawn to the acoustic guitar, J.J. There are a few of
us on this list here, myself included, who play primary acoustic out live.
I think it is a wonderful instrument to loop, but also to modify in terms 
tone. Occasionally, I take out my electric guitar to a gig, but I always 
up going back to the acoustic.  It's the tone, the dynamics of the
instrument, the resillance, etc....after 25 years of playing the electric
guitar, I never thought I would hear myself say that the electric guitar
sounds sterile to me now. It was a strange transformation that happened to
me a few years ago after all that time of not giving the acoustic a chance,
only having a nylon string classical guitar in the corner of the room that 
picked up once in a while. I still use the electric in the studio though,
because it is convenienet to pick up and play at 3am and not waking anyone

Nord Modular...interesting looking unit:



-----Original Message-----
From: johannes hätscher [mailto:haetsche@stud.uni-frankfurt.de]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:06 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: AW: Website: www.jo-jena.com

Thank you very much for your kind comments concerning my music. I really
appreciate it!
@Kris Hartung: On 3.1. - "entrance to gresham" I don´t use a slide at all.
There are several
cubase recorded notes of "d" by the guitar, being played backwards. Then, a
Nord - Modular - "noodle", selfgenerating several d - notes is added. But
I´m using a regular metal slide on "drone II" and "drone III". "Rhythm I"
was done in a jam with willi kappich, a german tabla player. Here I fed my
regular t.c. - g - major delay unit with some guitar sounds. Again, a nord
modular self generating patch is heard in the background (it is actually a
granular synthesis - adaption, as it can be found in jim clarks advanced
book for nord modular users - somewhere online). When it comes to looping, 
really experimented a lot with the InaGRM "shuffle" Plug - In. Here, I
recorded little harmonic and rhythmic tracks with 3 - 5 overdubbed guitars.
Then I fed the plug - In with that soundfile.
I recorded the slider movements that worked and added other sounds to it.
Equipment: Fostex D - 80,
Mackie 1202, tc m 300 and lexicon mpx 100, tascam us 224, Pentium II (333
MHZ!), Strat, Yamaha DG - 20 Midi guitar and then very important: Nord
Modular. Well, I sold this great instruments and bought myself an acoustic
guitar: I wanna come back to the guitar. Still I´m very much interested in
looping and odd meters. Generally, I - personally! not generally - do not
believe in live electronic. Live I prefer improvising with bandmates
(regularly, jazz - wise). I prefer jamming with others in a studio
environment (with lots of techniques), but the useable structures in my 
were at about 10 Percent of the Material.
In traditional Improvisation, it is even more. And when composing (I lack
the skills, to be honest) I believe in 100 Percent. Accidents and
spontaneous inventions are interesting, but you never know, when it comes,
and this is not, what an audience payed the price for (to play "hazard").


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Hartung, Kris [mailto:kris.hartung@hp.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2005 11:45
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: RE: Website: www.jo-jena.com

I'm listenign to Nr.3 now....very captivating and intriguing.  Nice job,
J.J.  Are you using a glass slide on that song?  You manage to produce some
tones and a feel that I don't hear too often, not just in looping music, 
in music in general...either because it is 3:36am here in the US for me, or
for other reasons, your music is very calming,  yet thought-mood provoking.

...just now getting to Rhythm 'n Drones....beautifully clean guitar on the
first tune...almost a "jazz" tone.   I'll think of your music this evening
at my gig where I'll be playing the tablas over my guitar loops.  I'll be
inventing of some ways on the spot to lay down soundscapes so that I can 
the guitar down, sit on the floor, and solo on the tablas.

Would you mind telling us what sort of instruments and gear you are using?
I'm surprised not to see your name at the Loopfestival Zürich.

I'll be adding you to my favorite loopers list on my website.



-----Original Message-----
From: Per Boysen [mailto:per@boysen.se]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:29 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Website: www.jo-jena.com

Hi Jo,

That's some fine music you posted. Thanks! Will return many times for more
listening. It's also cool to see someone using the Creative Commons

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com (international)
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
--->  iTunes Music Store (digital)

On Jun 29, 2005, at 0:30, johannes hätscher wrote:

> Hi there!
> My Name is Jo Jena and I´m a musician from Frankfurt, Germany.
> You can download my guitar music at www.jo-jena.com for free (the
> english text info still has to be edited by a native speaker: but that
> follows soon, sorry for that). Well, I totally fell in love with the
> GRM Shuffle Plug In and my t.c. delay, so on Files like "drone II",
> "Drone III", "drone IV", "Nr.1 - 4"
> (Soundscape Series), "instauration", "rhythm I", "rhythm IV"
> and "heisse Luft" there is really a lot looping! I would be very happy
> to reach more people interested in this topic with my music!
> Thank you very much for your patience!
> Sincerly Yours,
> J.J.