•September 14, 2014 • Comments Off
Hey y’all – major update here. Ok a couple. First off, our daughter arrived 9 days early! It’s been an adventure. Lots of hospital stuff and appointments and all that, but I’m happy to report that both mother and daughter are doing fine. This dad is exhausted, but I’ve discovered that the Sleep Sheep that my co-worker picked up for us is as awesome as he said it was. Tiny stuffed sheep + noise generator = yours truly fast asleep. It’s like a Buddha Machine but fluffy. Recommended.
Other stuff. As promised in the previous post, little tidbits of data. On that note, here’s the second VF demo from the editors at Guitar Player, this time featuring the Platano Verde.
Also, as a bonus, here’s a quick vid of Baltimore guitarist Marc Miller of Microkingdom and OXES doing his thing with a Gold Standard – proving, among other things, that the box only sounds better in the hands of a capable guitarist. Look, listen, repeat. More on the way. (t)
•September 6, 2014 • Comments Off
Hi all – a week and a half looms between now and the birth of our daughter. Pau’s parents flew in last night and there’s a mountain of stuff on my desk that I should probably take care of before we’ve relegated to three-hour feeding shifts for a few months. First up – video demos! I actually just stumbled onto this earlier this morning – proving that I really don’t google my name all that often and I’m probably one of the only-non rabid bloggers who thinks it’s a good idea to post things at 7 am. Pau claims there’s a science to virality – that if you post at certain times of day you’re able to generate more of a buzz for your post. I probably believe it, but at the moment the current lifestyle has the whole posting thing earmarked as one of those things you do in your free time. So here I am, at 7 in the morning, writing. Soon I’ll make coffee, but since the in-laws are 2 time-zones behind us, I’ll be courteous and wait. But, rambling aside, check this out: a few months ago I sent a care-package of pedals to Guitar Player Magazine to great success and results. Two months ago one of our pedals was mentioned in a review of a guitar. Then this month there’s a product spotlight on the Gold Standard. And now this – 30 seconds of racket as demoed by the editorial staff of said magazine. More on the way, but supposedly one of the things you’re supposed to do while posting things is to feed your audience bite-sized factoids instead of a complete data-dump. Or so I’ve been told. Either way, talk soon. (t)
•August 26, 2014 • Comments Off
Things one can do at the end of summer while waiting for the birth of your daughter: design and build tiny noise devices that prove that cute and control voltage can be harmonious together. Folks, these be Eyecillators. They’re kind of like last year’s Little Furry Oscillators, but with an additional oscillator and a control voltage output for integration into larger, modular arrays. Granted we’ve traded the fur in for a nice, powered coated enclosure, but hey, progress and industry, it marches. Not to say that we won’t still cover things in faux fur from time to time but that will be contingent on finding a decent fur supply – not so much of that on the Mason-Dixon, unfortunately. So yeah, Eyecillators. They do stuff. Examples and purchasing info = here. That is all. For now.
•August 18, 2014 • Comments Off
Hey Gang – Just a heads up that our Gold Standard pedal was recently featured in the Product Spotlight section of Guitar Player Magazine. Check the link out here. Similarly, for more information on the Gold Standard itself, this would be the appropriate link: http://vauxflores.com/electronics/gold-standard/. Remember, tell your friends and all that.
•August 10, 2014 • Comments Off
Not gonna lie – things are busy. Full time job, electronics busy, baby-prepping and art excursions all wear down on one’s ability to post coherently within relevant timeframes. So before I forget or end up in some sort of catatonic stupor inspired by jet lag and gaps in scheduling, here’s two clippings from San Francisco about my recent Hydroprinting performances. As a heads up, I’ll be doing the piece again at the Pyramid Atlantic outside of Washington D.C. (Silver Spring, officially) on August 23. After that, we’ll be putting the 2014 art season to bed in preparation for our expanding family. Not to say that everything will come grinding to a halt – things are already in motion for the next incarnation of the Hydroprinting piece – involving lasers. Because lasers are awesome. More on that soon. In the meantime, here’s some articles.
•July 15, 2014 • Comments Off
Hey now – another place on this planet where you can pop in and jam our wares and not just take our word that they’re extremely worth it and totally cool. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re happy to announce that VauxFlores is now available at Robotspeak in San Francisco, Ca. For those that don’t know, this store is awesome. But then again, every brick and mortar carrying our boxes is totally awesome. What can I say, we strive for consistency. Ala address, you can find said shop at 589 1/2 Haight St. in San Francisco, Ca. Check it out!
•June 8, 2014 • Comments Off
It’s with great pleasure that we announce that VauxFlores-brand electronics are now available at Outpost Music on the Avenue in Hampden, Charm City, USA. It’s a cool store in a neat location and is only a few blocks from our house – Jessie’s a real stand-up guy to boot. We’re hoping to have Outpost be our home base in Baltimore for any and all on the home front interested in our devices, as well as a place where one can pick up the occasional custom-build and special edition coming out of the workshop – Psyched! For those lacking the coordinates, Outpost is located at 846 W. 36th St. in Baltimore and is open 7 days a week – come visit, yes?