Synth Band Dot Com (synthband.com) has COVID-morphed into an online virtualtime improvisational multi-instrumentalist sound collective using NINJAM. Thanks, COVID. SBDC soundmakers sit or stand near their internet-connected audio devices and poke and pluck away. Fun stuff.
Here's some verbiage about how we did things before the pandemic. (Wear a mask, you damn cave-dwellers.)
Synth Band Dot Com is an improvisational multi-instrumentalist sound collective in San Diego. Because we record direct to stereo, and like Judge Kavanaugh enjoy a beer or four while we practice our craft, most samples in this playlist are necessarily poorly mixed. No multi-tracking or post-performance mixing. Also, Dan is a mediocre-at-best producer/engineer.
Synth Band Dot Com’s improvisational sounds are predicated upon these premises: We don’t discuss sounds we’re about to make. Performers switch instruments between almost every track/session. Sometimes even in the middle of the session. (More recent uploads combine all sessions from an evening, omitting interstitial silence.)
A Synth Band Dot Com track from the 20180816 sessions was featured in a ridiculous Number Sign Productions film with a fitting, long-winded title. That’s fun. We’ll add the title soon. Promise.
People used these things to make Synth Band Dot Com sounds:
Electro-Faustus Drone Thing
Behringer DeepMind 12
Spring-addled thundertube thing
Guitars: 3-string cigar-box guitar, Gretsch BST1000, Sledgehammer Tele, and others.
Ibanez SR650 bass
Partial pedal list: Gnomeratron VTF, Judder, Super Pulsar, Freeze, Geiger Counter, DD-20, Avalanche Run, DBA Pinned, Synth 9, PH7, PW-10, jf-14, Tararira, M80, Space Verb, Jet Convolution, Purple Octopus, Eko, Super Disruptor, etc. etc. …spread out over four or five pedalboards.
Everything direct into a JamHub, recorded straight to its SD card.
- improvisational experimental