The McLean Mix in concert and in play

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1994 Barton & Priscilla McLean
1994 Barton & Priscilla McLean

Kirkland Art Center in residence. Clinton, NY. Rainforest installation and concert.

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Priscilla McLean bowing
Priscilla McLean bowing

In Hill Hollow studio, Petersburgh, NY, c. 1990. Bowing bicycle wheel.

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Recording Barton McLean's Jubilee
Recording Barton McLean's Jubilee
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Barton and Priscilla McLean in B.C.
Barton and Priscilla McLean in B.C.

c. 1995, another summer hiking in British Columbia, this time in Glacier National Park. Summit of Glacier Crest Trail.

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Barton McLean setting up
Barton McLean setting up

2010 at Georgia College & State University in residency with concert and Rainforest installation.

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Barton McLean with Kyma
Barton McLean with Kyma

Barton McLean demonstrating Kyma by performing his Jubilee at Hamilton College, 2010.

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Barton and Priscilla McLean
Barton and Priscilla McLean

1990. In Banff Natl Park, Canada. Exploring sonic ringing qualities of 500 million year-old rocks of Burgess Shale in an improvised xylophone for Earth Music.

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McLean Mix performing at Williams
McLean Mix performing at Williams

McLean Mix performing Earth Music at Williams College, 1991.

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Priscilla McLean at Williams
Priscilla McLean at Williams

Priscilla McLeanperforming Earth Music at Williams College, 1991.

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Before computers and MIDI...South Bend and Austin

Barton McLean 1973 First studio
Barton McLean 1973 First studio

First McLean studio in 1973, South Bend, Indiana. A simple multitrack tape studio with Arp 2600 and Synthi AKS.

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Priscilla McLean 1973 First studio
Priscilla McLean 1973 First studio

First McLean studio in 1973, South Bend, Indiana. A simple multitrack tape studio with Arp 2600 and Synthi AKS.

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Barton McLean 1973 First studio
Barton McLean 1973 First studio

First McLean studio in 1973, South Bend, Indiana. A simple multitrack tape studio with Arp 2600 and Synthi AKS.

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Barton McLean 1973 in IUSB Studio
Barton McLean 1973 in IUSB Studio

Pioneering the first large scale digital sequencer in the US in 1973 with the Synthi 100 as part of the IUSB Electronic Music Studio

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Barton and Priscilla McLean in IUSB
Barton and Priscilla McLean in IUSB

Pioneering the first large scale digital sequencer in the US in 1973 with the Synthi 100 as part of the IUSB Electronic Music Studio

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Barton McLean w Synthi 100
Barton McLean w Synthi 100

Pioneering the first large scale digital sequencer in the US in 1973 with the Synthi 100 as part of the IUSB Electronic Music Studio

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Barton and Priscilla McLean
Barton and Priscilla McLean

Early (1974) promo photo showing current LP releases from CRI, Folkways, Orion

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Priscilla McLean w autoharp/Arp2600
Priscilla McLean w autoharp/Arp2600

First ever McLean Mix concert at St. Marys College in 1974, featuring Priscilla performing her "Ah-Syn!," consisting of an autoharp modified through the Arp 2600.

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Barton and Priscila McLean 1st perfo
Barton and Priscila McLean 1st perfo

First ever McLean Mix concert at St. Marys College in 1974, featuring Priscilla performing her "Ah-Syn!," consisting of an autoharp modified through the Arp 2600.

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In Petersburgh 1985-present

McLean Mix Studio: 1986
McLean Mix Studio: 1986

McLean Mix studio in Hill Hollow, Petersburgh, N.Y.1986. The core of the studio was the Macintosh Plus with all of 512 kb of memory, running Opcode Sequencer and two Prophet 2000 samplers, plus one, and then two TX 81 Z FM units, plus mixer, graphic EQ, a DAT recorder, and Tascam 8 track 1/2 inch tape recorder (not shown). Also seen throughout--the remnants of the Kincaid modules.

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Barton McLean 1995 studio
Barton McLean 1995 studio

1995. In Petersburgh. Wiring up the new studio interfacing with Mackie 32 input mixer

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McLean Mix studio of 1996-2013
McLean Mix studio of 1996-2013

The MIDI/computer studio of 1996-2013, with Macintosh Centris running Studio Vision, ASR 10 amdProphet 2000 samples, TX 81z and Korg Wavestation modules, Oberheim and Alesis keyboards, SPX 1000 delay and pitch shifting, various other modules. After 2013 switch to Mac Pro and MAX/MSP.

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McLean Mix studio 1996-2013
McLean Mix studio 1996-2013

The MIDI/computer studio of 1996-2013, with Macintosh Centris running Studio Vision, ASR 10 amdProphet 2000 samples, TX 81z and Korg Wavestation modules, Oberheim and Alesis keyboards, SPX 1000 delay and pitch shifting, various other modules. After 2013 switch to Mac Pro and MAX/MSP.

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Priscilla McLean w skull
Priscilla McLean w skull

1997. Priscilla McLean performing on buffalo skull as part of "Desert Spring" installation, Northern Arizona University. Piezo transducer on skull activated samples of desert sounds amidst a continuing desert drone tape.

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Priscilla McLean w skull
Priscilla McLean w skull

1997. Priscilla performing on buffalo skull as part of "Desert Spring" installation, Northern Arizona University. Piezo transducers embedded in skull triggered desert sounds.

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McLean Mix-Kyma studio 1
McLean Mix-Kyma studio 1

2015-present: Same room as previous studio , but totally converted to a Kyma/Pacarana studio. This is Kyma/Pacarana Studio 1.

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McLean Mix-Kyma Studio 2
McLean Mix-Kyma Studio 2

A second complete Kyma/pacarana studio resides in a former closet, allowing both composers to do work simultaneously.

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