To bring it back (a bit) on topic: this NIN drum sequencer is called the echoplex. There is a simulation software here: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/08/18/echoplex-drum-sequencer/ There is also a video of the real thing on the page. Ben. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Walker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:37 PM Subject: OT NINE INCH NAILS in Concert tonight in Oakland: ASTONISHING LIGHT SHOW >I know this is a bit off-topic, but > I just saw a truly amazing show tonight: > > Nine Inch Nails at the Oakland Coliseum. > > I have to say that this show had the best, most modern, > glitchy and inpiring light shows I've ever witnessed. > > I'm actually more turned on by the Lighting Director as I am > by the crack band that Trent Reznor had assembled on this, > the 2nd to last show of his long current tour. > > > The guy did the whole show with thousands and thousands of > small LED lights. The design was just brilliant and frequently > it was interactive with the band. > > There was a huge LED array behind the band and then there was > a secondary LED array on a huge see through curtain that went > all the way across the stage so that you could see the band > THROUGH the light show. > > In one segment, the drummer came out and , by touching, > large white squares on a gigantic see-through curtain, the lights turned > red and he programmed a drum maching in real time for the piece that > was playing. > > I wish I could describe more of it, but I felt like I was watching the > future > of large scale concert presentation (especially, visually). > > .....and Reznor (who was in fine voice) didn't even introduce the L.D. >at > the end of the > night in his introductions. Shame on him (unless the guy didn't want >to > be introduced) > > The guy is a genius.