Whereas before you might have felt powerless to fight off overly curious and annoying children, now you pull out your USB-powered hot glue gun and permanently attach a quarter (or a 50円 coin, in our case) to the floor - BOOM! You're free!
Move to southern Japan, become an English teacher, fire up the laptop and a USB mic, and then record & engineer your music in a shoebox apartment. That little slice of DIY life belongs to Branden Kirchmeyer, a son of Buffalo, New York. Here’s the tech, the music, and a bit of the story behind it all.