audio journal + studio notes from composer + pink noises author tara rodgers aka analog tara

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x 30-sec mp3
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3rd July 2011

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keep the groove moving. audio curio found in family closet: one-fluid-ounce tube of oil for Hammond L-100 series organ, ca. 1960s, with some still in there. must’ve been included when we acquired the Hammond through a local newspaper ad years ago. found oiling instructions online, and this informative page on Hammond mechanisms, which explains that “depending on the model, about 100 spinning disks create the individual pitches.” the text reads: “Hammond organ generator oil… Order from your dealer or direct from factory… Manufactured for Hammond Organ Company, Chicago, Illinois 60618.”

keep the groove moving. audio curio found in family closet: one-fluid-ounce tube of oil for Hammond L-100 series organ, ca. 1960s, with some still in there. must’ve been included when we acquired the Hammond through a local newspaper ad years ago. found oiling instructions online, and this informative page on Hammond mechanisms, which explains that “depending on the model, about 100 spinning disks create the individual pitches.” the text reads: “Hammond organ generator oil… Order from your dealer or direct from factory… Manufactured for Hammond Organ Company, Chicago, Illinois 60618.”

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13th December 2010

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the hammond L-103 in action on this analog tara track ‘tumble dry’ from the 2002 album upper limits of normal. tumblin on the tumblr

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13th December 2010

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hammond L-103 sample by analog tara. i love the warm sound of the foot pedals, and how you have to kind of dance when you play them. and the loud motor noise…

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13th December 2010

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on the hammond

signs of life in the studio, after a long hiatus while finishing my phd. thrilled with my new recording setup: 2x neumann km184 condenser mics (which i became enamored of while doing the mfa at mills) running into a sound devices 702 digital recorder (highly recommended by my audiophile buddies). here, the glowing 702 records a hammond L-103. the L-103 was likely built in the 1960s, a cousin of the more famous B3. my folks acquired this one used, when i was a kid, through an ad in the old knickerbocker news. i remember visiting the house where we got it; the hammond seemed forlorn and neglected on a screened porch. it was bought for the other family’s daughter, 20 years before, who never took to it. i don’t remember how we got it home. maybe in the back of our oldsmobile cutlass wagon? this reminds me, i keep meaning to read annie proulx’s accordion crimes… also, check out owen chapman’s research on the history of the hammond organ

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13th December 2010

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hammond L-103 + sound devices 702 by analog tara

hammond L-103 + sound devices 702 by analog tara

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