Inauguration Ambient Media Mix


I can't simply watch anything anymore, no matter how anticipated or exciting. Such is my musical ADD that I can't listen to anything without mixing it with something else. You know you're a hopeless mix geek when you try to see if you can't plug more than one audio device into your car stereo at once.

So, when my workplace allowed us to watch the inauguration in the conference room, I decided to avail myself of my advanced (and largely unauthorized) A/V setup in my office to enjoy the proceedings in private.

I watched the inauguration on multiple web streams, usually listening to the audio of Democracy Now as it was the least inane by far. I routed all this through my little mixer and processed some of it with delay and other psycho-acoustic effects, as well as adding loops from my Buddha Machine.

I didn't think to record any of it until the very end, so this excerpt starts with the sound of Bush flying away in his helicopter and then contains highlights from the network streams as they were wrapping up. It also includes some appropriate branding from AT & T, courtesy of Fox News's webstream.

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