Hey Gregg...Gregg Juke wrote:Total aside/thread hi-jack here, as I'm unlikely to fund/buy one of these in the near future
(boutique amps will not make me sound any more like a guitar player, which is a fool's errand), but I just read through and wanted to say:
1) Great read; it's always cool when a designer/consultant/person involved with a product responds to a thread like this (not counting cheesey shilling; does that sort of chicanery still go on on the Internet?)
2) I am a David Torn fan as well; are you a composer (of the film variety), or just an afficianado of well-played Beck/Summers/Fripp/Manzanera/Holdsworth-y type soundscape stuff? I've dug Torn's playing since the Everyman Band, and enjoy his film work as well... (sadly, there's a Lou Reed connection there too).
Well, what David does resonates with me on most all fronts...I'm a guitar player, so I love his raw playing (you owe it to yourself to listen to him just "messing around" with minimal processing on his Soundcloud page). I'm into expansive soundscapes and textures, and he is an originator/innovator of that kind of stuff. And I have done *some* scoring, and I am a hack engineer, so I appreciate his work in those fields, too.
So, I guess he's just one of my favorite musicians, all around. Have you heard the Splattercell album "OAH"? It's brilliant.