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March 12, 2006

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Rhapsody in Blue

I've been asked to contribute to an Electroplankton-based musical compilation. They're fine with letting me sample my bass, and I can do anything in "studio" that I need to do. Most of the other pieces are apparently going to be very electronica in nature, so I'll probably stand out--this is my chance to put my money where my mouth is with all of those guides and see if I can actually make some music with it. It'll be distributed by torrent--I'll put up more info when I've got it. This post is partially to motivate myself, because I've been putting it off.

You may remember that my Composing series kind of ground to a halt, after I wrecked the microphone input. I have tools now to get better access to the guts of the DS, but I'd rather not use them, and the headsets I brought back from France are basically useless. As far as I can tell, they actually connect both mike contacts to the same wire, which leads to a nasty high-pitched hum. However, someone drew my attention to the fact that the iPod third generation wired remote has almost the exact same connector, albeit with more sleeve contacts on the 3.5mm plug. Unfortunately, Apple sells its remote for the mind-boggling $40, so it's a bit hard for me to get one for experimentation. If anyone has one and can just verify for me that the plug does indeed fit, I'll see if I can score one off eBay.

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