I hope all is well with you and yours.
I am on a new audio adventure, and the results have been far more interesting to me than the last 3 years of floundering through sound design and “music”
Over the last month or two, I have been working on a new concept project where all of my performances and recordings will be electroacoustic and in natural settings way out in remote areas.
(Photo of test run)
Currently, my mobile field kit can power my iPad Pro, 32bit field recorder, 48v binaural ASMR microphones, and portable speakers for about 5-10 days on a single charge.
All audio is going to be captured in a single binaural stereo file, and it will be processed live with effects in my iPad.
However, I had a much better idea, provided I can find a solution.
I will be packing a particular drone synth with me (JMT LD-2), and I am rpowering it with a 9V battery+power banks.
Seeing at it can be CV sequenced and manipulated, I want my MDX to become an audio processor/modulator for the LD2 before it hits the microphone in. This will allow me to have independent audio processing control over the drone, and use the iPad to process the stereo mix.
The audio from the LD-2/MDX will be played through a stereo pair of 40W speakers set a distance from the microphone on low volume. I have tested the theory of this concept to great success, and now will be pushing forward into the wilds.
This recording was done in my kitchen (my wife was cooking) as a test, with all audio recorded through the mics.
Has anyone used their MDX on battery?
it’s no biggie if not, as I can always snag a mobile 300 watt power station with actual plugs to use. It’ll just add some weight I’ll need to pack into the locations I’ll be performing in as the “Abyssal Pantheon”
if this project sounds interesting, or you want to follow along, my Elk Wrath channel will be doing all the behind the scenes videos of the Abyssal Pantheon Project.