May 1st, 2005


This is how I fall apart

So I was messing around the other night, working with Kontakt 2, and I tried out the new convolution reverb. I haven't found the impulse responses that supposedly come with Kontakt2, so I was loading random sound files. When I accidentally loaded an entire 35 megabyte song as an impulse, the CPU usage went insanely high, the keyboard and mouse stopped responding, and Cubase started making this sound.

Since the computer was wedged, and I didn't know how long it would be before it croaked entirely, I recorded it with my minidisc and stereo microphone, pointed at my studio monitors - you can hear me handling the microphone early on.

This isn't a track per se -- more like a collection of noises. If you want to sample it for something, knock yourself out. I didn't even save the cubase sequence.