MOTU 8pre combo socket replacement

Some years ago I bought two MOTU 8pre audio interfaces. Till today they have been a great solution for up to 16 channel audio recordings via FireWire. Even more often they served as analogue to ADAT interfaces, extending my Yamaha 01V96 VCM to a 32 channel mixing desk. This solution worked very well for a long, long time. At some point it became clear, that the XLR/TRS combo jacks were not designed for the continuous, on the road use. At the last several gigs the collection of XLR connector sleeves stuck in the interfaces became bigger and bigger. Continue reading MOTU 8pre combo socket replacement

Visual Music Project – Part 1

At the beginning of 2014 I worked with my girlfriend on a Visual Music installation for one of her courses at the Institute for Music and Media in Düsseldorf.

In a few posts I want to describe the technical part of the project. Above you can see the first prototype made out of cardboard. But before we go into the depth of electronics and programming, here is a small introduction about the project itself written by the artistic brain behind the build. Continue reading Visual Music Project – Part 1