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(Synthtopia)   Wendy Carlos demonstrates the Circon Circular Controller by which the musician creates eerie music while twiddling their great big knob   (synthtopia.com) divider line 31
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2014-04-13 11:28:23 AM
Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) used to have a knob.
 
2014-04-13 11:51:55 AM
I completely freaked the fark out at 1:56.  I didn't notice the back half of the cat on top of the monitor, and when it started moving it looked like some weird alien thing.
 
2014-04-13 02:04:12 PM

Unobtanium: Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) used to have a knob.


Goddamn you.
 
2014-04-13 02:07:22 PM
It sounds an awful lot like a theramin.
 
2014-04-13 02:46:50 PM
Sure, but is she an EXPERT knob twiddler?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPsWHXzC044
 
2014-04-13 02:56:42 PM
But enough about big knobs

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2014-04-13 03:20:10 PM

LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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You forgot about:

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2014-04-13 03:26:36 PM
Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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No, I ignored those P-Model wannabees
 
2014-04-13 03:43:31 PM

buckler: It sounds an awful lot like a theramin.


My thought, too.

And I wonder if she is happy with her decision, after all these years.
 
2014-04-13 03:51:45 PM

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"Back in my day, vocoding meant something."

 
2014-04-13 04:14:44 PM

LewDux: Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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No, I ignored those P-Model wannabees


They were Devo wannabees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARgRGoY9G8

/Saw an awesome show in Denver. Hilarious and way too fun.
 
2014-04-13 04:22:46 PM
Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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No, I ignored those P-Model wannabees

They were Devo wannabees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARgRGoY9G8

/Saw an awesome show in Denver. Hilarious and way too fun.


No no no, Pevo were Devo wannabees
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2014-04-13 04:25:04 PM

Unobtanium: Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) used to have a knob.


I would hit that like the angry fist of God.

I am not joking, either - the way in which the music flows within that human being, is possibly the most attractive thing I've ever seen. She has the appearance of a savant, yet the articulation to describe the emotion behind her work.

/so hard would I hit that, you'd be feeling the aftershocks for years.
 
2014-04-13 04:27:01 PM
I discovered this album at the local library when I was 12. Mind blown.

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2014-04-13 05:22:04 PM
John Malkovich + Geena Davis = Wendy Carlos?
 
2014-04-13 05:34:04 PM

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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You forgot about:

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No, I ignored those P-Model wannabees

They were Devo wannabees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARgRGoY9G8

/Saw an awesome show in Denver. Hilarious and way too fun.


Do they still sell their sunglasses at the show? An obnoxious fat chick sat on mine some years ago and I have been wanting to get an authentic replacement.
 
2014-04-13 05:44:38 PM
I thought I'd look up some Switched On Bach on YouTube for the nostalgia, but apparently there aren't any, just tributes. Poop.
 
2014-04-13 05:44:59 PM
"What phrase do you never want to hear on your first date?"
"Born a man."
 
2014-04-13 05:52:28 PM

syrynxx: "What phrase do you never want to hear on your first date?"
"Born a man."


I would rather hear it on the first date instead of right after sex.
 
2014-04-13 06:28:58 PM
I actually have a spare copy, mint condition of Wendy Carlos' "Switched On Boxed Set".

If anyone's interested, bang me an email at mo­h­a­wk­ja­mes[nospam-﹫-backwards]liamg*com

/Know what it's worth
/No, I won't sell it for peanuts
 
2014-04-13 08:39:30 PM

Keyser_Soze_Death: Your Hind Brain: LewDux: Eerie

Your Hind Brain: LewDux: But enough about big knobs

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[userserve-ak.last.fm image 600x497]
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[www.2do2go.ru image 601x402]
[www.the-scene.ru image 600x388][t1.gstatic.com image 600x396]  [userserve-ak.last.fm image 449x623][upload.wikimedia.org image 450x669][static.guim.co.uk image 600x360]

You forgot about:

[livedoor.blogimg.jp image 467x700]

No, I ignored those P-Model wannabees

They were Devo wannabees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARgRGoY9G8

/Saw an awesome show in Denver. Hilarious and way too fun.

Do they still sell their sunglasses at the show? An obnoxious fat chick sat on mine some years ago and I have been wanting to get an authentic replacement.


I don't know. It was several years ago. Hopefully some fat obnoxious chick didn't sit on Kayo.
 
2014-04-13 09:46:28 PM
I only know of Wendy Carlos from this:

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2014-04-13 10:08:26 PM

buckler: It sounds an awful lot like a theramin.


Because it is... mostly..

it's a mechanical theremin.

in a air theremin, your hands work as planes in a plate capacitor... you quite become part of the instrument.. but.. the antenna controls, pitch, and the loop controls volume..

A mechanical theremin controls the pitch and volume oscillators directly

The beach boys used a mechanical theremin, not a traditional air theremin..
 
2014-04-13 11:17:46 PM

Rhett Khan: I only know of Wendy Carlos from this:

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I've learned a few things in my life about snails
They don't care for salt and they leave icky trails
It's pretty darn hard to tell one from the udder
And French people like 'em with garlic and butter
 
2014-04-13 11:37:54 PM

RodneyToady: I completely freaked the fark out at 1:56.  I didn't notice the back half of the cat on top of the monitor, and when it started moving it looked like some weird alien thing.


Glad I wasn't the only one.
 
2014-04-14 01:54:40 AM
Wendy Carlos is also an expert at solar eclipse photography.
 
2014-04-14 03:20:48 AM
And...video pulled over copyright claim.

FAIL.
 
2014-04-14 08:42:43 AM

Zombalupagus: John Malkovich + Geena Davis = Wendy Carlos?


Never have all three been seen in the same room with a zircon-encrusted dilator.
 
2014-04-14 11:28:21 AM

lohphat: And...video pulled over copyright claim.

FAIL.




I found it on Vimeo, so you can still watch it if you really want to.
 
2014-04-14 11:31:40 AM
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I'd rather not see her knobs.
 
2014-04-14 04:54:48 PM
Moog thread!  (Wendy must be a major copyright whore, because all there is are Legacy tracks and covers on youtube.)
 
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