I am sitting in a tank

 

 

Tank-FX is offline and the website has disappeared…
So if you didn’t check it out before here is a fun experiment I did with it back in 2009…

Billed as a ‘non-virtual’ plugin, basically Tank FX was a large echo chamber that you could upload sounds to & then wait as they are played into the reverbant space, re-recorded & then converted for you to download. How large scale? Well the chambers are two concrete water tanks 11m high and 7m in diameter.

The system was run on a unix server & made use of two JBL Control One speakers and a pair of Rode NT-5 mics. When I used it the right channel was not working, but even in mono it is fascinating…

As per the title of this post I fed the first sentence from Alvin Luciers work; ‘I am sitting in a room’ into TankFx… And then iterated, uploading the TankFx processed version again and again…

A wikipedia explanation of Luciers work is here
Ubuweb has a 1961 recording of the work here

Here are my TankFX iterations:

 

 

 

 

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