In the spirit of John Cage’s amplified cactus work, here’s a Puremagnetik version of an amplified Barrel Cactus.
It was set up with a short shotgun mic and a dual pickup system from Trance Audio with a customized preamp. The shotgun mic’s response was unenthusiastic. The contact mics however, revealed a series of richly detailed stereo sounds.
They are separated here into two Ableton racks – plucked.adg and scraped.adg.