Hey Dennis, > Also, what kind of "2 dimension beam infrared light controllers" do you >use? > And what do you think of them? > Flattery will get you everywhere! ;-) Thanks for the pos support. Love those d-beams!!! It is interesting even to me how this particular set-up has evolved. I've been through close to 40 synths and god knows how many fx processors. The Theremin was an attempt to become more"at one" with the sound. I'm trying to remove as many barriers as possible from having intuition/idea go more directly into sound. The concept is moving towards a what I call a "transparent Interface". The d-beams are videocassette-sized boxes that emit an egg-shaped (user can vary size), infrared (invisible) beam of light. The response to shape and movement in the beams is programmable: you can tie movement to midi cc's number (the d-beams have midi in and out). I try to load certain parameters of the synth (filter cut-off, etc) onto the beam's cc# and thereby modulate in real time, those parameters. The beams can aso be set to act like a virtual keyboard in space, where individual notes can be triggered on the synth. But I find that much like a Theremin in that it's harder to control (i.e., predict what you'll get!) So far though, its fab to simply reach out and "hit" a sound in the air in sequence or rhythm and record it in the 'Rang with beam modulations; makes for some really, really strange nuances. In conjunction with the Vortex with expression pedal.....whew! > Have you recordings? On-line samples? I'd like to hear this. Are you > interested in a sound swap? I haven't put out any work since 94 and that was pre-transparent interface work, so unfortunately I only have a few not-too-carefully-recorded concerts. I will hopefully get pro video footage thru a friend on Earth Day (the 25th) this month. Though I really haven't had the time or chance to tend to the whole sound on-line thing perhaps I'll get something up soon. Earliest I could send you something would be end of April. Its really heavy concert prep for this upcoming show. I will use the Boomerang though, and hopefully wow 'em with that and the 2 beams, Thermin, Vortex, and sampler, all thru multi-fx. Hope this helps (or at least interesting;-)) John Hunter Black Lotus Sound > Hi John! > > >My question seeks a recommendation on how to get the Boomerang to act > >regenerative, (or degenerative) as the more expensive Echoplex might... > > I'll leave other folks to answer your question since I'm not a 'rang >user and > I'm sure somebody else can answer it better. But your >performance/set-up caught > my eye... > > >... I use a Theremin, various outboard fx, a > >Boss 202 sampler, and 2 dimension beam infrared light controllers >(invisible > >beams tied to midi continuous controller #'s) on two synths. > > Dennis Leas > ----------------------------- > email@example.com > > -------------------------------------------------------- Cornerstone Networks Pure Internet! Tech Support: 804.817.7000 Fax: 804.817.7001 Local access in Charlottesville, Richmond, Louisa, Clover, Halifax and Palmyra.