Hi everyone, I’m Nick. sometimes people just refer to me as 'brown shoes". I operate the brownshoesonly lineup featured in this sub-forum : https://community.lzxindustries.net/c/news/brownshoesonly
I never filled out this page so I’m gonna take some time to introduce myself and my history alongside LZX.
I started with a LZX Visionary system in 2011, I slowly built that system up to a rippling size of between 12u and 15u until just recently when I sold my longtime instrument and started new with a 6u Vessel and the Expedition Series.
Around 2012, with the help/encouragement of Lars(lzx) and Shawn(analoghaven) I put out a Triple VCA module and turned the brownshoesonly name into a synthesizer company. Previously the name was my wifi password, which came from a weird sign I made for the pile of shoes at my door after a night of shenanigans. Since then I have released a number of modules and am currently working on re-branding and revising those.
I currently build the following modules. Video Mixer, Video Soup, Triple LFO, Hexadirectional Crossfader, Video Grip.
In the works are Scanner(s) V2 (codename Cronenberg), a Quad Digital lfo with wipe, quadrature, and other modes, component/composite distribution amplifier, sample and hold, and the rest are just ideas with no physical progress so I won’t mention.
As far as my performance goes. I started early with simple keying procedures. .lots of keying. As my system grew I was able to move towards a generative style with more video generators at my disposal. Ive had a good history with doing contract video work both live and content generation for tour grown through relationships with touring lighting designers and creative directors. Lately ive seen my styles change again due to this growing community. I’ve been inspired more and more by other lzx artists lately because the wonderful work lzx has put into driving this community.
here’s a blurry photo from this past week when I had the wonderful opportunity to play alongside the Sun Ra Arkestra at the Art Institute of Chicago. (go there)